Can for chemicals

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Can for chemicals

Post by Old Dodge Guy » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:17 am

Hello all, first post in this section.
The other day I was cleaning out some of my "leakers" with high pressure hot water before repairs. I hit this red painted can and blew off a lot of the loose red paint, and lo and behold, there was stenciled lettering! I carefully blew off more red and this is what I uncovered. I had never seen this before, and thought I would share

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the wording on top is white on black, the lower the standard yellow.

The top caption reads:
Warning
Chemicals only
Do not use
For Gasoline
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The below is a bit more complicated:
Container for chemicals
Do not use for gasoline
Stock ???-1-156
Insecticide ??? Concentrate I missed this the first time, added in an edit
5 gal 52 LB ??? 1.1 cu. ft.
Cont. ??? QM 294?
Order 1???? Packed 1945
Pacific ??? Los Angeles
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There are also 2 sloppy painted green triangles, one on each side.
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I know there are a lot of pictures, but it is an oddity that I thought you might like to see rather than read about.

Has anyone seen one of these before? Definitely new to me!
Last edited by Old Dodge Guy on Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Can for chemicals

Post by Silly's MB » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:01 am

Nice find and good approach to re-finishing, always good to investigate the original paintwork first.

I have never seen a chemical can marked up before. The green triangle is a shipping mark which means it was shipped as an individual container not as part of a bigger package.

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Re: Can for chemicals

Post by Old Dodge Guy » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:59 am

Thank you for the information!
That explains the green triangle, and a great example in your threads. Mine looks just like the one in the other pictures.
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Re: Can for chemicals

Post by Rustman » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:45 pm

That's really cool. Guess you'll be leaving that can as is now? I would imagine a Marine/Pacific Theatre collector would be interested in a piece like that for their collection if you ever go to sell it.

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Re: Can for chemicals

Post by majmacs » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:49 pm

Very nice,
Perhaps “mixed 1945” rather than “packed”?

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Re: Can for chemicals

Post by Old Dodge Guy » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:38 pm

majmacs wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:49 pm
Very nice,
Perhaps “mixed 1945” rather than “packed”?

Patrick
looked today, definitely "packed"
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