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Object ID # 1955.012.013ab
Object Name Case, Cartridge
Title German Cartridge Case from the Great War
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Year Range from 1914
Year Range to 1918
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Likely Germany
Description A First World War German soldier's cartridge belt case. It is made of tanned leather and is brown in colour. There are brass and silvertone metal fittings. The case is somewhat rectangular in its shaping, with a curvation, and has a stitched leather lid. The lid's hinge is made of stitched and rivetted leather. The exterior leather has a honeycomb-style texturing to it. It was donated along with a clip of cartridges. It has leather straps that catch onto brass posts at the sides. The interior has a metal dividers insert. There are some rivets. The interior of the lid has a couple of faintly-stamped marks (they have rectangular margin lines) and what might be someone's signature, in black ink.


Function: An item worn by a German soldier to hold a supply of cartridges for his firearm.
Makers mark The interior of the lid has a couple of faintly-stamped marks [have rectangular margin lines] and what might be someone's signature, in black ink.
Provenance This item was a souvenir of the Great War (later called the First World War, 1914-1918).
Most likely collected by Arthur Clifford Husband who served overseas in World War I.

Subsequently owned by his mother, Mary Husband (neé Fraser) who died not long after her son's death. Last owned by Alice Husband (neé Gilbert), the second wife of Charles Husband.
Collection Military, 20th-c Collection
Material Leather / Metal / Brass / Thread
Found Kemble, Ontario/Kemble, Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
People Husband, Charles
Husband, Arthur