The M1910 Haversack ration was one component of the early combat rations.
The Haversack ration contained enough salt, pepper, sugar and coffee for one soldier for one day. According to the 1909 Buffalo Express, the coffee was compressed under 12 tons of pressure and reduced to a third of its normal size. The article indicates that such compression was a new concept in food preparation. It’s unclear why the haversack ration failed, but it was ultimately replaced by the condiment tin.
This Haversack Ration box is empty and contains no food products. The unwaxed box comes open on both ends so that you can choose to fill the box with your own ration ingredients.