Tent, Wall, Small (No Stakes or Poles)

Regular price $ 1,600

Tent, Wall, Small (No Stakes or Poles)

This tent appeared in the Company Streets as well but was used mostly for headquarters and other specialized purposes. These tents are authentically made 14'x14.5'x12' for the large and 8'x9'x10' for small, using the well known odorous FMWR #12 Od canvas, cotton or jute ropes, and metal wire slips. Both large and small tents include the Od canvas fly.

Special note when sourcing wood poles and stakes for the Large Wall Tent:  Uprights for the large wall tent are historically 11'0" for the ridge support and 4'9" for the corners.  These dimensions are of the wood poles themselves and are not inclusive of the steel spindles.  The modern military surplus GP large uprights are 12' tall and are a suitable substitute for the center upright and would require the simple cutting down from 12' to 11'.  GP small and medium uprights are 10' tall and thus are too short for use with this tent.  The corner poles can be cut to size from modern GP corner poles.  Modern military surplus oak stakes are exactly the same design as used during WWII.  The sectional ridge pole measures 14' long and the spindle distance is 13'10-1/2".  Sectional GP ridge poles can be retrofitted for use by cutting and drilling to size a piece of 4x4 lumber.  The edges of 4x4 should be bullnose rounded 1/2" rad. so as to avoid damaging the canvas.  Rounding is best performed by a router with a 1/2" rounding attachment.  Holes should be drilled with 3/4" butterfly bit.  Ends of the lumber can be reinforced with galvanized metal plumber's pipe hanging strap.  No sharp edges should touch the canvas.

Special note when sourcing wood poles and stakes for the Small Wall Tent:  Uprights for the large wall tent are historically 9'0" for the ridge support.  This tent was not designed for use of corner poles.  These dimensions are of the wood poles themselves and are not inclusive of the steel spindles.  The modern military surplus GP small uprights are 10' tall and are a suitable substitute for the center upright and would require the simple cutting down from 10' to 9'.  Modern military surplus oak stakes are exactly the same design as used during WWII.  The sectional ridge pole historically measures 9' long and the spindle distance is 8' 8-1/2".  Ridge poles can be made for use by cutting and drilling to size 2x4 lumber.  Holes should be drilled with 3/4" butterfly bit.  Ends of the lumber can be reinforced with galvanized metal plumber's pipe hanging strap.  No sharp edges should touch the canvas.

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