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Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:54 pm

A couple of these have been posted here in the past.
I pick them up every time I see one. Over the past few years, I've come up with four WWII cans and a several post war.
Here's some pics of the cans and what I think is a period correct spout.
The 'Co A' marked can is a '51 Rheem. Included it for the stenciling.
A colorful bunch.
Left to right is '41 PSD Co, '44 Bennett, '45 Nesco, '45 Wheeling, and '51 Rheem
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'51 Rheem
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The spout has a long breather tube attached.
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Thanks for looking.
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by roblenzz » Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:01 pm

Very nice collection of cans! Especially that '41 can. Very clear sharp markings 8) Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:17 am

roblenzz wrote:Very nice collection of cans! Especially that '41 can. Very clear sharp markings 8) Thanks for sharing.
Thanks roblenzz!
I was able to add a water can to my collection today. I gave $7 for this '44 dated Cavalier!
No smell of fuel inside and the inside looks very nice.
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3RD Section...?
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by REG » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:18 pm

Sweet Cavalier can! Well done to fond the inside looking so fresh!
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by gerrykan » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:28 am

Regarding the 1941 can, PSD is Pittsburgh Steel Drum, if you didn't already know.
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:17 pm

REG wrote:Sweet Cavalier can! Well done to fond the inside looking so fresh!
Thanks REG. With some stenciling to boot! I was pretty excited to find it. :D
gerrykan wrote:Regarding the 1941 can, PSD is Pittsburgh Steel Drum, if you didn't already know.
Thanks gerrykan, I think you mentioned it when I originally posted that can! :wink:
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by Ralph » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:29 pm

Hi Jason,
Nice set of cans there.I like the'3rd section' stencils...a section,with regard to US Army anyway,is a sub-grouping formed-or added to- from Battalion,usually Weapons-whose numbers differ from a Platoon or squad,i.e.,Mortars,MG,etc.,..Fireteam has somewhat supplanted this term,I'm pretty sure..it was utilized around the Korean war & before more so than present day.
Hope to see you in Spring,hope your search is going ok..
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by lucakiki » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:01 am

Nice cans! I only have doubts on the two eared cap of the 44 Bennet.
Possibly, it has been swapped in an unknown moment.
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:55 pm

Ralph wrote:Hi Jason,
Nice set of cans there.I like the'3rd section' stencils...a section,with regard to US Army anyway,is a sub-grouping formed-or added to- from Battalion,usually Weapons-whose numbers differ from a Platoon or squad,i.e.,Mortars,MG,etc.,..Fireteam has somewhat supplanted this term,I'm pretty sure..it was utilized around the Korean war & before more so than present day.
Hope to see you in Spring,hope your search is going ok..
Thanks Ralph! And thanks for the explanation for the '3rd Section' markings. I'm not sure how much service this water can has seen since it's in such nice shape. It may have been liberated from service early on! :lol: I like the cans with stenciling, they seem to add to the authenticity and overall patina, you know?! :)
lucakiki wrote:Nice cans! I only have doubts on the two eared cap of the 44 Bennet.
Possibly, it has been swapped in an unknown moment.
Thanks Luca! I agree on the Bennett can. The chain isn't even attached. BUT, the '41 PSD co can I have, has a tab welded to the lid, so I may switch them.
If I recall, the '44 can should have the 4 rolled ears, correct?
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Mon May 16, 2016 6:10 am

I was able to add another can to my small collection over the weekend.
This '43 MONARCH water can followed me home. One of the more expensive cans I've bought at $15, but the seller wanted $25, so I did alright.
The liner inside is toast and it's been used to hold fuel, but I wanted it because of the deep dish (BLOOMFIELD) lid.
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Sat May 21, 2016 8:56 pm

Two weeks in a row that I get to add another can to the collection. :D
This one is a beat up '44 dated <NESCO>.
Some stenciling on one side and it's all bulged out like it got way too hot at some point.
The NESCO stamp on the bottom is very faint and different from the '45 NESCO posted up thread here.
And, if you look closely, the second 4 in '44 is a larger/different font.
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:11 pm

3 weeks in a row! I'm a happy camper.
I netted this galvanized 1941 dated NESCO this weekend for just $5! :D
Overall condition is fantastic. I could probably fill it with fuel right now. A few very small dents but otherwise unharmed.
A nice survivor.
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Unusual lid on this one.
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Different NESCO stamping than the '44 from my last post.
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:51 pm

I've been fairly lucky so far this summer on the can front.
Today I got another one. This is a first for me. 1941 dated NESCO screw type water can. :P
Does anyone know anything about the caps on this can and the one I found last week. Both NESCO cans, and both have non standard caps. Period correct or postwar replacements? I'm guessing replacements, but strange that they both have odd shaped caps. :?:
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Here's a pic of the caps from both cans.
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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by rjbeamer » Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:28 pm

Mudbox those are the type of lids or bung caps that are used on 55 gal. drums. They use the same thread size as GI cans

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Re: Small collection of cans

Post by mudbox » Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:21 am

Excellent. Thanks for the info. I had to ask because I saw another '41 Nesco can on eBay that had the same cap as the one on the left.
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