"Federal Enameling and Stamping Co." Cook Set (1951, USA)

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  1. Tony Press

    Tony Press Australia Subscriber

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    I picked up an unused "Federal Enameling and Stamping Co." Cook Set made in the USA (1951). I wanted it for the specific purpose of housing an Optimus 99.

    Think the big Trangia cook set for comparable size.


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    The saucepan handle locks the set together
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    "Federal Enameling and Stamping Co. 1951"
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    With the Optimus 99in place.
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    Cheers

    Tony
     
  2. kerry460

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    looks just like mine .
    not sure about the make .
    kerry
     
  3. ulysses

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    These were a US Army issue pot set, designed during WWII and produced at least through the 1960s and beyond and called the "Mountain Cook Set". It was designed to hold the M-1942 stove, and issued to special units like mountain troops and paratroopers. I keep an 8R in my cook set too; it fits nicely.

    Paul
     
  4. snwcmpr

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    I just got a '53 from @bajabum estate.
    It's cool that the tab, opposite the handle, holds while the handle, when folded away, locks the other side for a snug lock.
    I let @ArchMc have the M1942 stove from the set, I wanted the pots.
     
  5. ArchMc

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    Yes; thanks again for that, @snwcmpr !

    This pot set was designed by Bestor Robinson for the U.S. 10th Mountain Division as a mate for the M-1942 stove. The pot set is also designated M-1942. When the M-1951 stove was developed as the military's next stove, it was designed to fit into the same cookset, so the M-1942 cooksets were produced for a much longer time than the eponymous stoves. As with much military equipment, the actual manufacturing was done by a number of contractors. Now we know that Federal Enameling and Stamping Co. was one of them.

    ....Arch