Alternative Name: Case
Bag containing spare parts for German MG (Maschinengewehr) 08/15 machine gun. The bag, with paper components, was made in Germany during World War I and captured during war-time.
Paper was used as a substitute - 'ersatz' - by Germany during World War I, 1914-1918. This bag was acquired by Museum Victoria in 1924 from the Australian War Memorial - State War Torphy Committee. The Australian War Memorial holds other German 'ersatz' material from World War I.
Spare parts bag with paper components. Secured by buckles and leather straps. Blue-grey colour. Contents: tongs, brush, two spanners (one with hammer head), tin of parts, tin of grease, oil container and spare fusee spring.
Transfer from Australian War Memorial (AWM), Victoria, Victoria: State War Trophy Committee, 1924
On metal box: 'M.P. & Co.'
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