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Military Rucksack

Accession Number

626.2008.1

Object Name

Military Rucksack

Created

08/12/2008

Creator

Hermione Cooper

Accession Date

08/12/2008

Brief Description

'A' frame rucksack. Canvas with metal frame and canvas straps and metal buckles. Large pocket in front and two deep pockets at sides.

Materials

canvas, metal

Dimensions

46(l) x 42(w) x 17(d) cms.

Number Of Objects

1

Inscription Description

Union Jack sewn onto front. Name and address handwritten on back.

Colour

khaki

Provenance

The War Department - as it was called at the time - contracted various companies to make gear for the war effort during World War Two and we assume that the markings ‘^ ME Co 1944’ that we see on this rucksack are the initials of the company and date of manufacture with the military arrow ^ prefixed.
Lots of gear found its way into the government surplus shops after the war to be eagerly purchased, cheaply, by the outdoor fraternity.
We are not sure who ‘R Thornton’ was - see picture opposite - but we do know that Davie Lockhead kindly passed it on to us - thanks Dougie.

Acquisition Method

Donated by Dougie Lockhead

Acquisition Date

08/12/2008

Condition Check Date

28/04/2009

Rules

Spectrum : UK Museum documentation standard, V.3.1 2007

Modified

28/04/2009

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