Ammunition box

Country
Australia
State/Province
Victoria
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Object detail

Description
Ammunition box.Rectagular pine box with sliding lid and morticed corners. Used by the Colonial Ammunition Company of Footscray Melbourne to transport ammunition. (Probably First World War era.)
Classification
CH classification MILITARY Army
Production place
Measurements
L 610 X W 200 X H 150mm
Media/Materials description
Pine box
Steel screws
Rope remnant
Signature/Marks
<EXPLOSIVE\ CLASS VI DIVISION 1\ COLONIAL AMMUNITION COY. LT. \ NOT LIABLE TO EXPLODE IN BULK>
History and use
he Colonial Ammunition Company produced .303 ammunition for the Australian Army in the First World War. The Company operated fron 1888 until 1926 when it was purchased by the Australian Government and became the Small Arms Ammunition Factory No1.
A company of the same name operated in Auckland NZ.
Registration number
H49444

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