Pre war milk can

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Pre war milk can

Post by jesse » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:45 am

What kind of markings were on the pre war milk/water cans?

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Re: Pre war milk can

Post by Chance » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:58 pm

I’d be curious to see a picture of what you’re talking about


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Re: Pre war milk can

Post by doctordirt » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:50 pm

Cannot say how they were marked, but they certainly were used.
102nd Cavalry mobilized in 1940 and was sent to Fort Jackson for training.
Pictured are troopers peeling potatoes and putting them in milk cans.

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Re: Pre war milk can

Post by Chance » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:24 pm

Hard to tell but they look like they’re painted as well with some paint scratched off/worn off.


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Re: Pre war milk can

Post by gerrykan » Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:54 pm

jesse,
Near the bottom of page 6 of the following thread there is a photograph of some pre-war milk can markings.
Hopefully the link opens on page 6, then you can just scroll down: viewtopic.php?f=108&t=136177&start=75
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