Emergency Flying ration pack Type 0.2 : wax vesta tin

Accession Number REL32576.007
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Foodstuff
Physical description Tin, Wood
Maker Bell's
Place made Australia
Date made 1939-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Tin with a hinged lid and impressed striking plate stamped into base. Printed on the lid in green and blue is "BELL'S / WATERPROOF / WAX VESTAS". Inside are approximately 150 wax vesta matches, each about 27 mm long with a blue head. Included with the matches is a card, 16 x 68 mm on which is printed in red: "HELP THE WAR EFFORT / SAVE THIS TIN AND REFILL WITH / Bell's Waterproof Plaid Vestas / MADE IN AUSTRALIA." The tin was originally wrapped in greaseproof paper which has been torn to access the lid.

History / Summary

Included with RAAF Emergency Flying Ration pack, item S1/2 E27/8.

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