German ammo box?

This box is in the Military Communications and Electronics Museum in Kingston, ON. It is a part of WWI display. Why not to throw? It is air tight, maybe it had ammo?

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Vlad, definately not WW1! The one here was WW2 standard.
The missing label on the side would have told about the content. And like in almost all armies boxes were standardized in size where ever possible.

Not throwing?
Well, basically no equipment should be thrown. No matter which. In particular no ammo or other sensitive equipment and instruments etc.
And depending on the equipment inside that box it seems that it was neccessary to be marked accordingly.

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Thanks. Does “Oben” mean “Top” of the box?

My understanding in this application normally used to mean “Up” but yes you could say top.

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Luft dicht…air tight… probably a sealed zinc liner.
Doc AV

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I have one like this, was loaded with bakelite fuse containers.

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“OBEN” is indicating that this is the upper side or better it has to be on top when opened.

The “Luftdicht” here applies to a zinc liner and a rubber seal.
This is not hermetically sealed as such though.

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