Canvas with German writings on it wonder what this is.

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Canvas with German writings on it wonder what this is.

Post by RedCross184 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:29 pm

Here is my last mystery with these canvases and what the heck does this fit? For I do not read German and was wondering if anyone could tell me what this could fit as vehicles go and thanks for taken the time to look at my post and helping me with this mystery have a great evening and may your life be full of blessed things...
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Re: Canvas with German writings on it wonder what this is.

Post by Ian Fawbert » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:26 pm

I`m sorry I cant help with the canvas ID, but if you decide to sell one, or have some in too poor condition, i`d love the buckles and straps off one to repurpose onto another project for my MB and GPW.

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Re: Canvas with German writings on it wonder what this is.

Post by RedCross184 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:29 pm

Well if I decided to get rid of this I will let you know for sure here, and I mean are you looking for any type of canvases that have buckles on them? Just curious and thanks...
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Re: Canvas with German writings on it wonder what this is.

Post by Ian Fawbert » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:33 am

Hi mate,

I`m really after just the specific buckles to make the repro canvases top and straps on my MB and GPW more accurate.

If it helps, i`m after either of these buckle types- either the rounder wire type or the cast squarer type! Note in my last photo they are very diferent to the repro buckle shown in black.

If looked like there was some of each on this german canvas.
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Re: Canvas with German writings on it wonder what this is.

Post by RedCross184 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:11 am

Thanks for taken the time to posting what you did, as I see in the images I have learned a lot by what your were going after. And I send you a message in your inbox as well. Thanks...
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Post by W. Winget » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:17 am

The German writing is merely the manufacturers name and textile company, they are/were a major manufacturing company for the German Army going back to before WWII. The part may be a cover for an open top carrier or 40mm gun perhaps due to size of the hole, or the hole may be where it goes around a hitch assembly covering the piece of towed equipment. Nothing came up with an NSN, but the Germans may have likely used a different numbering system. It was made in September 1960.
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Re: Canvas with German writings on it wonder what this is.

Post by RedCross184 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:28 pm

What a history about this and thanks for the input about it. And it is amazing how you can figure a time period like you do...
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Post by W. Winget » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:28 pm

I think the long number ending in 60 is the contract date (3/30) and the part was made 9/60 bottom number.
Likely local procurement by supply from German manufacture for US equipment, hence the contract (long number) starting with "US"
It's sometimes much cheaper to get things made in local area than through govt. procurement back in the US for delivery.
Could have fit some radar or radio piece with an antenna hole as well.
Hard to say without lifting it up at the seams to see a shape.
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Re: Canvas with German writings on it wonder what this is.

Post by RedCross184 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:02 pm

Thanks again for all the details that you shared with me so far about this canvas. I mean it is a good size canvas and I will try maybe to unwrapped it again to getting more shape for you if possible. But I know there are so many canvases for different things out there when it comes to equipment, but thanks for taken the time to sharing this once again with me...
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