Early WW2 Evansville Chrysler 45 ACP Cartridge Wooden Crate, originally held 1800 Cartridges in (2) 900 Cartridge cardboard boxes. This is the first change to the original Wooden Crates from the 1910’s – 1930’s that held 2000 Cartridges which was considered too heavy. This version with 1800 Cartridges was quickly changed to a Wooden Crate holding 1200 Cartridges in (2) steel tins which each had some black tape inside to “re-seal” the tin as needed.
This particular case follows the same pattern as the earlier 2000 cartridge case with plain wood and a red stripe to indicate the type of ammunition – Ball. This was changed with the next version of crates. Ink stamped information and color stripe which is very nice on sides showing some wear but still legible. It is complete minus the lid and fasteners to hold the lid on, still displays very well. Much less common than the 2000 Cartridge Wooden Crates.