U.S. GAS JERRYCAN MANUFACTURERS LIST (41-45)

Manufacturers, production numbers, configurations, etc.
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U.S. GAS JERRYCAN MANUFACTURERS LIST (41-45)

Post by lucakiki » Sat Apr 05, 2003 10:00 am

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WillysMB#344142 6-19-44 Navy N.S.Blue Grey
45 Bantam T-3 #57248 1-10-45
42 Willys MB-T #13560 11-42
43 Willys MB-T # 25417 4-43
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US QMC jerry cans

Post by Ross » Fri Apr 11, 2003 5:14 pm

Thanks for your interesting list of manufacturers. I have one additional:

Rudy.....20-5-45.....no other markings

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Post by Alasdair Brass » Sat Aug 09, 2003 4:20 am

I would be interested to know how many cans had the manufacturers name and other details pressed into(actually out) the can under the three handles. I have one like this. The brand is N.S.I. and it is marked 43. I wonder if someone read the "ISN" upside down on the list above. I have checked to make sure I have it correct and as there are full stops (periods) between the letters, I feel I am correct.

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Post by lucakiki » Mon Aug 18, 2003 6:23 am

To my knowledge the data stamping on the top of the can,as on water/food cans,was done from some manufacturers only in 1943.I did post on this subject with a list of the known makers somewhere on this forum or on the technical knowledge forum.I am far from my computer right now but when back n town I can recheck all this.
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WillysMB#344142 6-19-44 Navy N.S.Blue Grey
45 Bantam T-3 #57248 1-10-45
42 Willys MB-T #13560 11-42
43 Willys MB-T # 25417 4-43
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Post by lindyp38 » Thu Aug 21, 2003 6:56 pm

i have a water can dated 1944......its on the top..if u want..i can take a pic..and foward to ur email address...i dont know how to post pics here yet.....mario 45mb(COOKIE)
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Post by Brent Delaney » Wed Sep 10, 2003 12:55 am

Hello everyone,

I just got my very first water can :D
It has Samco stamped under the carry handle on one side, on the other side it has W then U.S. and 42 below the U.S.
The can is in good condition for its age.
Still has green paint on the cam lock handle, can has surface rust but will clean up with a light sandblast (low pressure of course) :roll:
Is this a rare can as far as water cans go :?:
Quite excited as I have only ever seen pictures of these cans up to now.
Have been collectiing for 25 years and never come across any water cans :o
I would say that they must be quite rare in New Zealand.
Will have pride and place on the right hand foot step of my GPW 8)

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to Brent...

Post by lucakiki » Tue Sep 23, 2003 8:18 am

Brent,yes you can be proud of your water can.I always suspected,and some other might confirm or deny this,that some particular year or manufacturer could be rarer in one area,and more common in another.For sure here in Italy,where water cans are not that common any way,Samco is not very often seen.The most common I have seen is Cavalier,and Monarch after that.Of course it might be a coincidence...As for gas cans,the more often seen brand is Wheeling,of which I have all possible WW II years...
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WillysMB#344142 6-19-44 Navy N.S.Blue Grey
45 Bantam T-3 #57248 1-10-45
42 Willys MB-T #13560 11-42
43 Willys MB-T # 25417 4-43
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Post by Mighty Eighth » Fri Oct 10, 2003 9:52 am

Do some cans have month and date stamps? :wink: gary
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1945 GEMCO T-1 #316
1947 CJ2-A 94837
1948 CJ2-A 208725

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Post by alain simonin » Wed Oct 15, 2003 9:21 am

Hi,
I am very happy to have found this last week end a USN jerrycan with this other manufacturer :
DAVIS
WELDING & MFG Co
dated 43
Thanks to all for your infos
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Another gas can maker

Post by Robin » Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:19 am

I found a can that is not on the list yet. Marked on the bottom: ICC5L USSPC-B 20-5-45. This can I inherited from my grandfather. He used it for years for lawn mower gas. Now I use it on my Weapons Carrier.

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Re: US QMC jerry cans

Post by Jon » Wed Nov 05, 2003 5:28 am

Ross wrote:Thanks for your interesting list of manufacturers. I have one additional:

Rudy.....20-5-45.....no other markings
Just above that I have seen ICC-5L
Just sent Luca some pics of that..

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Post by lucakiki » Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:37 am

That ICC is almost always stamped on the bottom,regardless of manufacturer,and refers to the Interstate commerce commission.
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WillysMB#344142 6-19-44 Navy N.S.Blue Grey
45 Bantam T-3 #57248 1-10-45
42 Willys MB-T #13560 11-42
43 Willys MB-T # 25417 4-43
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maker mark

Post by Robin » Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:14 am

ICC stands for Interstate Commerce Commission. The maker mark I am refering to is USSPC-B. I don't believe that one was on the list.

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Post by Jon » Thu Nov 06, 2003 4:22 am

lucakiki wrote:That ICC is almost always stamped on the bottom,regardless of manufacturer,and refers to the Interstate commerce commission.
Good thing I posted you that pic of the Rudy can Luca..... as you can see..... on that one......it's above......... :lol:

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Arvin-Moblittsparks

Post by Robin » Sat Nov 22, 2003 5:52 pm

It appears that the Arvin and Moblittsparks cans are made by the same company. I got a 1943 water can today that is marked Arvin Moblittsparks Ind. Inc. 1943.

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