Couple of interesting Jerry Cans to Share

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Couple of interesting Jerry Cans to Share

Post by Hammerhead » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:18 am

The first is a '42 Monarch Water Can with the dished in lid. It has a lot of it's original paint and Unit Markings which are very interesting. The two "angle" marking is on both sides and the 255E on the rear. Not sure what unit though. Also it is one of the early Water cans with the extra valve at the top. Only one I have with that early feature.

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The second can is one of the "Mystery Cans" that I got at an MVPA Show. Absolutely no manufacturer stampings on the top, side or bottom that I can see without disturbing the original paint. When I washed off the accumulated dirt one can faintly see the painted markings "H.T. GAS". On the other side it has it but also painted vertically "NO OIL". I wonder if they meant "Halftrack" by the H.T.?

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1943 White M-3 Halftrack, 1944 CCKW 353, 1945 MB, 1944 Bantam T3,
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Re: Couple of interesting Jerry Cans to Share

Post by gerrykan » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:49 am

Another possibility is that a long time ago, high octane premium gasoline was referred to as "High Test".
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Post by AZ Jeff » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:46 pm

Bottom one is probably early USMC.

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Re: Couple of interesting Jerry Cans to Share

Post by Hammerhead » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:33 pm

Thanks for the input Roy and Jeff!
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Re: Couple of interesting Jerry Cans to Share

Post by tipdog » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:48 am

It's early USMC if it's galvanized and has a round spout.

It's most likely a WWII-era can made by Conco - might have even been made post-war.

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