Small collection of cans

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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by Steve Webb » Tue May 29, 2018 12:55 pm

No I have an 18 gallon tub I use rebar in the 4 corners and acorns with bare #6 copper for my ground ring. I looked around for specific washing powder and never really found anything but Borax has the ingredients and it works well. I have a few posts on the Gee with my derusting set up. I restore a lot of cast iron cookware. Will have to keep your tub idea in mind in case I get into bigger items though.
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:21 pm

I added this '41 dated NESCO water can to my growing collection today. Still has the original 2 lug cap.

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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by Silly's MB » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:10 am

Nice can Jason, has a great looking original patina !
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:58 am

Thanks Roger. Gotta love those '41 water cans!
I've added a couple of new cans over the past few weeks.
Most recently this '43 dated SAMCO. Unusual can with the stamping on the top, under the handles instead of on the bottom.

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A couple of weeks ago I found this 5 Gallon USAAF drum. A '42 Wheeling.
Loads of stenciling on the side, but it's just faint enough that I can't clearly make it out.

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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by gpw_42 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:19 am

Mud,

You had a great score with the Air Force marked 1943 can, and the 1946 dated Coleman 530 stove. I think the can is more unusual, but I'm sort of a stove junkie, so....does the stove run? If not, check www.oldcolemanparts.com for whatever you need to get it running right. Usually just a leather pump cup and the "pip" to go in the bottom of the plunger assembly. If you can work on a jeep, these Coleman stoves are simple.

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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:38 am

Thanks Steve! I've been looking for one of these stoves for a while now. For $30, I couldn't say no.
It was full of fuel when I bought it. It took a bit of coaxing, but after a few minutes, it was running like new (with whatever fuel is still in there)!

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