Can anyone identify this can?

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LGO72
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Can anyone identify this can?

Post by LGO72 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:55 am

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bCD2xo ... p=drivesdk
(Note: copy link to view photo)
I found this can in an old storage building on my property...it appears to be labeled as benzene, so that's concerning.
Also, the can has a raised 'X' pattern with a square in the center of it on its sides.
Thanks in advance!

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Re: Can anyone identify this can?

Post by Klaas » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:20 am

Benzine is Dutch for Petrol / Gasoline.
A picture of the side would be helpful.
The can is post-war.
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Re: Can anyone identify this can?

Post by gerrykan » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:29 pm

It is most likely a post World War 2 Swiss can.

The placard in the bracket can be easily changed and it may not reveal the true substance in the container.

Also the legend on the can states Benzin, not Benzene.
wikipedia wrote:"Benzin" (German, in English: Gasoline or Petrol)
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzin
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