Looking for a date on spam can Lot E.C. 25812

Dear all,

I am looking for a date on the following spam can. Would anyone happen to know what plant E.C. is and when this can was made? Should be a WW2 produced can as it came from France, but I’m not 100% certain. Thanks in advance!

Best regards
Kenneth

Hi Kenneth,

It was made by Evansville Ordnance Plant in 1944; brass case lot.

Regards,

Fede

Thank you for the information!
Best regards
Kenneth

Such Spamcans were Repacks from Wooden Crated Ammo as originally deliveredby Factory.
EC Evansville Chrysler, and ECS, Evansvilke Chrysler - Sunbeam…over 1 billion rounds of Steelcase .45ACP produced durin WWII…repacking done late 45, Post-War.
Also used for .30 Carbine and Cal 30 M2. PACKETS OR CLIPPED BANDOS.
DocAV

DocAV, that information is not correct, this is not a repack. It was packed this way at the factory during 1944. No more manufacturing or repacking was done at this plant during 1945 or after the war.

Regards,

Fede

For future reference, here’s a can that appears to pre-date mine by a few hundred lots. It’s clearly dated May 1944.
Thanks again. !

WW2_45_Auto_Spam_Can

Best regards,
Kenneth

This .45 Ball M1911 lot number dates from 1943, while May 1944 is the repacking date.