WW2 German Army water bottle ?

Discussion in 'Germany' started by arebi, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. arebi

    arebi Junior Member

    on our last deep dive expedition on the SS Achaia wreck in Libya,

    we discovered a German army water bottle, as we lifted up and clean it, we found a code number on the cup.

    the code is : ESB 40.

    what could this code reference to?

    appreciates your comments….


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  2. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    Afaic ESB stands for the name of the producer (Ed. Sommerfeld, Berlin) and the year (1940).

    *edit* You'll find a (incomplete) list of producers here.
  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    Hello and welcome to the forum.


    I wonder what the WMF stands for?
    I think it could be the Wittenburg Metal Fabrik, which is still going strong to this day, with shops in most German High streets.

  4. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    I think it could be Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik. What is it stamped on? And is it 'WMF' or 'wmf'?
  5. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    Centre image on the cup strap holder. WMF is clearly stamped.

    Yes you are correct with the Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik.

    They produced a lot for the army etc and also for the SS from what I have seen on the internet.


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