German Jerry Can markings

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Parsons GPW
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German Jerry Can markings

Post by Parsons GPW » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:39 pm

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Found this Jerry can yesterday and picked it up. Does anyone know if the painted markings are original or not? There’s a “20” in red paint on the front then a “D” in yellow for diesel with two yellow bands on top. The maker is Nirona.
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Re: German Jerry Can markings

Post by egdod » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:30 am

Hi, the number 20 in red is certainly original as it refers to the filled weight can’t say on the D

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Re: German Jerry Can markings

Post by Parsons GPW » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:27 am

Excellent, thanks egdod.

I think certainly one of the yellow bands looks late, but I’m not sure if the German army used yellow paint to denote diesel or not. Here’s some other close-ups.
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Re: German Jerry Can markings

Post by Rajeee » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:17 am

Thats Diesel but post war paint scheme on an original war time can. Very nice

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Re: German Jerry Can markings

Post by Hammerhead » Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:15 am

Great find!!
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