WWII 8” M2 Howitzer Powder Can
AUTHENTIC PERIOD ITEM
These metal cans were used to transport the powder charges from the ordnance factory in the US to the artillerymen on the battlefield. They contained the charges used to propel the projectiles fired by the heaviest field artillery used by the US Army in WWII. They had to be weather tight to protect the powder so they seal with a spider like screw down lid. The handle of the lid is actually solid brass. The can is clearly stenciled and dated both on the side and on the inner edge by the lid. The majority of these were naturally scrapped decades ago so it remains a very rare ordnance item today. These would look great on your military vehicle during parades or in your office as a decor or storage.