British made cans

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Re: British made cans

Post by Rustman » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:50 pm

There is a lot of information on these cans in the Jerry Can Forum on Facebook. Great discussion group and the original yellow has been discussed and documented quite a bit.

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Re: British made cans

Post by David V » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:47 am

I'm not on Facebook. I know I would spend my life on it and just become too distracted. What's App is bad enough.
Any yellow refs would be helpful though.

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Re: British made cans

Post by Rustman » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:19 am

Take a look at RAL1024 'yellow ochre' although some cans appeared to be an even brighter almost lemon yellow. There's a Krylon paint in the US "Matte Wild Honey" which seems to match pretty well.

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Re: British made cans

Post by David V » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:29 am

Thanks. Actually that's pretty close to the original paint on the j-can. That's put me on the right track.
Interesting typing RAL1024 in Google images so see such a range of the "same" colour .

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Re: British made cans

Post by gerrykan » Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:59 pm

David,
It won't really help on the exact shade of color, but if you search the LIFE photo collection ( http://images.google.com/hosted/life ) there are some WWII colour photos from the Arabian region showing large stacks of sand/yellow jerrycans at a petroleum facility.
I had links saved on a previous computer, of course that is of no help to either of us now.
Happy hunting if you decide to look.
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Re: British made cans

Post by REG » Fri May 08, 2020 11:42 pm

Check this video which demonstrates how frequent they were http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675 ... d-supplies
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Re: British made cans

Post by David V » Sat May 09, 2020 2:14 am

Sacrilege ! treating those poor cans like that.
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Re: British made cans

Post by REG » Fri May 22, 2020 12:28 pm

It is upsetting and, I would hasten to say, rather reckless
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