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ON9181

Original British WWI Military Issue S.R.D. Rum Jug - Maker Marked

Regular price $225.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a classic trench item from WW1! These Rum Jugs were supplied to the troops on the Western Front to raise morale. Actually in cold weather alcohol is not the thing to take to keep warm but maybe it keep one's spirits up.

Marked on the bottom:

PEARSON & CO.
THE POTTERIES
WHITTINGTON MOOR
NR. CHESTERFIELD

Also marked S.R.D. across the top. For years there has been speculation what these three letters stood for, perhaps "SPECIAL RESERVE DEPARTMENT" or "SERVICE RUM DILUTED". The soldiers used to refer to them as meaning:

"SOON RUNS DRY" or "SELDOM REACHES DESTINATION"

Standing 10" tall and 5 1/2" across these contained approximately an Imperial Pint, somewhat more than the U.S. pint we are all used to. In great original condition ready to display or even use, bottom's up!

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