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Imperial army housewife kit


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Hello,
Has anyone seen one of these tins before?
Can it be dated and were they actually used by soldiers or did a needle and cotton manufacturer just happen to call his product Deutsches Armee Naehzeug?
All thoughts are very much appreciated.
Tony

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Hello Tony

Yes as far as I know they were sent from home in personal parcels, nice artwork very nice. I don't see an issue individual kit in the tornister view but my German is not good either. through the years all I've seen are small cloth folds again some embroidered sent from loved ones and family, like this one.

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I've never seen any evidence of an issue sewing kit (aka: housewife). They don't appear in the lists of issued items. With most units having a tailor and a cobbler, my guess is that a soldier would just have them make repairs.

Chip

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