"The Hills Bros. Company" Type II kit

What you see is what you get!


The Hills Bros. Company kit is of the K Ration type II kind. This type was produced only from Februari 1943 until May/June 1943, but was still in stock and issued until the end of the war (albeit less common). This composition is representive for the early production with three sugar tablets in each unit.
The sleeves for the cans are of the late type, but can easily being cut to make the early version (see "Reproduction" chapter).
As of now the sachet for the Soluble Coffee powder is a late style, but I'm working on an early version.
No cellophane sheets are included for overwrapping the fruit bar or cigarettes.

None of the kits will contain any foodstuffs, cigarettes or matches.

This kit only cost $10!
12 kits of the same type are only $100!

(After 2017 the price will be $15 a set, $150 a dozen.)

For ordering go to the contact form below and send me an email requesting which kit(s) you want and how many of these.
Please include the country where you live for the shipping quote!  If there are any special request please ask.
I will send you a reply with the total, including shipping, and once you confirmed the order I'll send you an invoice for payment thru PayPal.
Worldwide shipping for one kit will be $15. For more kits I will check and give you a quote.

Shown here in the photo below you can see what the components look like when assembled and filled. The only things missing are the biscuits and cans to make the ration complete.

Hills Bros kit

I just noticed that I put the boxes in the wrong order. It should be, from left to right, Breakfast, Dinner and Supper. My bad.


The outer cartons are of the "tuck-in flaps" type. Although they can be carefully opened and reclosed, the flaps are of the locking type and opening will probably damage them. These boxes are designed for using them only once.

The inner cartons are uncoated and should be coated with wax once they are filled and sealed.

Hills Bros


The outer and inner boxes and the components are shipped flat together.

This is how you will receive the unassembled components. Read the complete "Reproduction" chapter for tips how to fill these wrappers and packagings.
You will need glue for the wrappers and boxes, and a hair straightner for sealing the pouches. The matches only need a staple.

Hills Bros components


Here you can download a PDF file to print a simple "what goes where" instruction sheet for the Hills Bros. kit.

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