MC-Marked Water Can

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MC-Marked Water Can

Post by Bob M. » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:16 pm

Has anyone ever seen a water can marked with "MC" on the bottom? I can't find any date markings or anything else on this can (other than the "US"). Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: MC-Marked Water Can

Post by gerrykan » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:05 pm

Bob M,
If you combine the US and the MC,

It could stand for United States Medical Corps, or US Metal Container Company, or something else.

Cans made for the United States Marine Corps had periods between the letters....U.S.M.C.

I don't remember anyone posting any solid evidence regarding cans marked liked yours.
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Re: MC-Marked Water Can

Post by Mark Tombleson » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:21 pm

I would like to see a photo of the bottom and the top of the can please.

Nothing like this on the bottom?

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Re: MC-Marked Water Can

Post by Bob M. » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:52 pm

Hi, Mark,

I couldn’t find any other markings on the top or bottom of the can. That said, I haven’t cleaned it, nor looked in good light. I’ll take some pics as requested, and post them by the end of the week, hopefully. Cheers!

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Re: MC-Marked Water Can

Post by mudbox » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:13 pm

It's a water can. Probably from the 70s. The marking will be under the handles. Sometimes very faint. You may need to sand some paint away to see them.

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Re: MC-Marked Water Can

Post by Bob M. » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:18 am

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Re: MC-Marked Water Can

Post by Bob M. » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:19 am

I just posted some more pics of the can. There sure doesn't seem to be any markings on the top or bottom.

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Re: MC-Marked Water Can

Post by Mark Tombleson » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:25 pm

Well... I'm not sure you will get much help now.

Here is the water can site on Dino!s page... http://ww2jerrycans.com/htm/canuswater.htm

He has US MC listed but no date...

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Re: MC-Marked Water Can

Post by AZ Jeff » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:09 pm

I now have two of these crazy things since I found one years ago... Both semi gloss olive. I'm leaning towards foreign-made, c. 60s-70s, although finding them "here" (and particularly SE-AZ!) makes that improbable.

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Re: MC-Marked Water Can

Post by Bob M. » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:04 pm

Well, if nobody here can shed any light on this can, then it must be fairly uncommon. It’s nice to know there are still mysteries out there. Thanks guys!

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Re: MC-Marked Water Can

Post by tipdog » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:51 am

There are no markings under the handles? These would be fine lines, almost look like they were engraved not stamped.

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