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Old 24-09-07, 00:44
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I took the family for a drive to see the beauty of the change of seasons. The drive past Rockland, Ontario along the Ottawa river was beautiful. A lot of yellows and some red tints to the local countryside.

We came upon a flea market and decided to stop in. At one booth I found these two items:



Since the C Broad Arrow peeked out at me, I had to buy them. the bags are canvas, about a foot deep, and the straps are about a foot long each. There are two soft metal strips riveted along the opposite lengths of the bags.

I really don't know what they are for, but they are vintage Canadian military items. Anyone out there with some ideas???

The tag is a shipping tag with almost all of the ink faded out.

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Old 24-09-07, 00:49
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Rob, are they perfectly round, or half-moon, or what? With the steel you can bet they're designed to take weight... carrying some sort of dixie perhaps?
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Old 24-09-07, 00:58
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The bags are cylindrical having round openings and bottoms. The straps join at the ends (typical army tab and clasp arrangement) and of course are adjustable. The metal stays are very pliable and I guess they are there to keep the bag from collapsing.

The 10 inch by 10 inch stones provide some proportional representation.
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Old 24-09-07, 02:19
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hi rob

just a shot in the dark so to speak, but they remind me of the bag used to carry the larger sized earns/ thermos , made by g.s.w. during the war.
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Old 24-09-07, 04:15
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hi rob

just a shot in the dark so to speak, but they remind me of the bag used to carry the larger sized earns/ thermos , made by g.s.w. during the war.
Mike,

Do you have a photo of said urns etc...?
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Old 24-09-07, 18:52
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hi rob

attached is a picture of one of these urns, manufactured by g.s.w. i found, and borrowed this pic from the QMSTORES website for illustration purposes only. if these bage turn out to be for these, QM has a stock for sale. they are located in digby. hope it helps

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Old 29-09-07, 04:34
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The 'urns' are actually Insulated Food Containers and here is a photograph of the web carrier.



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Old 29-09-07, 15:22
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Haven't seen you about for a dog's age, Ed; I trust you're keeping well?

I was going to make a smart-ass comment to the extent that 'you've got one of everything the Canadian Army ever used, dont you?', then I decided not to, but what the hell... I wouldn't be surprised if you do, after all that!

That pic you sent me quite a while back, the one of you in a chopper - that was in Bosnia, wasn't it? Mind if I post it?

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Old 29-09-07, 15:41
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They remind me of feed bags for horses!
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Old 29-09-07, 16:00
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They remind me of feed bags for horses!
They are, Ian me lad, they are... only these packhorses were two-legged!
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Old 30-09-07, 01:11
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They remind me of feed bags for horses!
I tend to agree. I liked the urn theory, but the metal stays along the side of the bag would be redundant. So, horse feed bags it is. Would this make them WW I or pre WWII items?
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