Scarce WWII USAAF Type E-17 'Bale Wire' Survival Kit Flask
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Scarce WWII USAAF Type E-17 'Bale Wire' Survival Kit Flask

Code: afpg30029bwf

$60.00

Product Description

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OUT OF OFFICE: September 15 through September 22 2019.

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Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: Scarce WWII United States Army Air Forces Type E-17 'Bale Wire' Survival Kit Flask. The orange Bakelite flask features a steel bale over the top that secures the lid and the bottom features a pin-sized drainage hole. The front of the Survival Kit reads:

"DIRECTIONS"

"Chocolate Rations – Eat slowly as desired.

Chewing Gum – Use as desired.

Bouillon Powder – Dissolve contents of one envelop in hot or cold water. Shake well and drink.

Razor Blades – Use as desired.

Leader Kit – Use gut leader for small fish and steel leader for large fish.

Fish Hook Kit – Use as desired.

Fishing Line Kit – Use as desired.

Sewing Kit – Use as desired.

Compass – Use as desired.

Saw Blade – Use as desired.

Prophylactics – For waterproofing purposes.

Sharpening Stone – Use as desired.

Matches – Use as requires, keep lid tight, conserve.

Flask – Remove contents to pocket, and use as water container."

"NOTE: WHEN NO LONGER NEEDED, DESTROY OR HIDE FLASK AND ALL WRAPPERS."

VINTAGE: Circa WWII

SIZE: Approximately 5-1/2" x 3-7/8"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Bakelite, steel, paint

ATTACHMENT: Bale wire

MARKINGS: (See above description)

ITEM NOTES: This is from a USAAF collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VIM16 LFJX3/16

CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): The flask shows moderate wear, contents are missing, nearly all the painted details remain intact, overall very fine condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.