Vintage Ministry of Food Milk Tin
Here we have a little bit of British history, a Ministry of food Dried Milk tin with ration book.
Rationing was first introduced on 8 January 1940. Initially people were permitted one egg per fortnight, and three pints of milk a week, but later dried eggs and dried milk, known as 'household milk', became more common. Each tin of household milk was said to equal four pints of liquid milk when water was added and, for most of the war, every family was allowed one tin a month. Children under one, and later two, years old were entitled to National Dried Milk, a full-cream product much nearer the real thing than household milk.
This tin is in good condition with the added bonus of having a printed lid, which is quite hard to come by. It also comes with it’s own ration book.
COLOUR: Cream and Blue
DIMENSIONS: (H) 18cm (D) 11cm
FLAWS: Chips and scuffs due to its age
Maker: The Ministry of Food
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