Small collection of cans

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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by Tom Wolboldt » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:12 am

The 41 water can used a 4 ear straight tab cap and the 41 gas can used a 2 ear straight tab cap. Both used non rubber gaskets ( the kind you don't lick or try to smell - think brake linings ). I have both styles available for $22.50 each including the shipping in the Us if anyone is needing any .
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:53 am

I added a nice '43 CHATTANOOGA can to my growing collection over the weekend for just $7! Someone had used it to hold oil, so the inside is in remarkably good condition.
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:25 am

I was able to add another can to the collection this weekend. $7 got me this '41 dated Nesco screw top water can. Usually the paint doesn't stick to these galvanized cans too well, but that's not the case here. Heavy white stripe around the can to ID it as Water, but someone has used it to hold fuel at some point. Also has the incorrect cap.
Some additional yellow stenciling on the base.
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:34 am

$10 yesterday got me this '45 dated NESCO fuel can. Still has some gasoline in it, so it's leak free! :D

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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:14 am

$7 at last week's flea netted me this W /|\ D '51 dated fuel can. Inside is nice and useable. I'm putting this one back to work!

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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by Hammerhead » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:44 pm

Great finds!!
You'll have to change the title of your post soon! Not such a small collection now! LOL
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:47 pm

Hammerhead wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:44 pm
Great finds!!
You'll have to change the title of your post soon! Not such a small collection now! LOL
Thanks! Yeah, you ain't kidding! :lol:
This '51 dated RHEEM can followed me home today.... :o

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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by d42jeep » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:52 pm

Nice can, Mud. When was the QMC marking discontinued?
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:48 am

d42jeep wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:52 pm
Nice can, Mud. When was the QMC marking discontinued?
I'm not really sure, Don. I've got a can from the late 60's with just U.S. stamped on both sides.

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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:11 am

3 can in 3 weeks. I just can't leave a good can behind! :roll:

I visited the local recycling yard yesterday and came home with this '51 and '52 dated Radio Steel and M.C.C. stamped fuel can. Leftover parts that were used a year later? I think I've seen this dual stamped can discussed on here before...

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