Cover for WW1 field bottle 0,8 liter

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Description

The material is light gray-brown felt. It has the right thickness and a carefully selected "late" color. This is not woolen cloth, but felt. The cloth has a braided structure and does not stretch. Felt is a pressed natural pile, it can be stretched in any direction. That is why felt was used for round-shaped covers, and cheap copies can be made from similar cloth, do not get caught! The thickness is approximately 2 mm.

The buttons have a good deep "stars" on face. Upper part is painted black. On the inside there is an simple marking: stars (***), no modern inscriptions like "super star", "strong" or "xiao myao". These buttons exclusive production of "Replika" shop! We also sell buttons separately and have wholesale price for them.

The peg is steel, riveted on a steel washer, with a leather gasket on both sides and with a piece of felt so as not to scratch the field bottle. So it was in the original. The loops are sewn with white threads, black threads ceased to be used with the beginning of the war. The edges of the leather are not painted, they stopped doing this with the transition of the German economy to military rails. Leather-lining (on the inside of the cover) natural (beige) color.

How to install the cover?

The cases are delivered flat, and at first glance they may seem small or large (field bottles from different manufacturers are slightly different in shape). Before installing the cover, you need to wet it and pull it over the flask. Felt (wool) is a plastic material without a structure (hats of different shapes are made of it), it can be molded for any field bottle. Distribute the cover over the field bottle so that the leather straps and the peg at the bottom stand exactly in the center, do not be afraid to move and pull it, work as with clay or plasticine. To remove the folds or narrow the cover (for example, in the neck), it is enough to wet it with hot water and let it dry, it will cover the flask and take its shape.

Historical reference.


An example of a German field bottle of the First World War in such a cover. Photos from the website malcolmwagner.co.uk.