Funny gas can

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Funny gas can

Post by Robin » Thu Jun 05, 2003 11:16 pm

I found a funny gas can a few years ago. It's made by NESCO in 1941. What's funny about it, is that it was put together upside down. All of the markings on the sides are upside down. Some one in the factory must have been in a hurry to go to lunch.

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Post by lucakiki » Fri Jun 06, 2003 3:32 am

What about a picture?
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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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picture

Post by Robin » Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:52 am

I don't know how to post a picture, but if someone is willing to post it, I'll send them one.

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Post by Casey242 » Sun Jun 08, 2003 9:13 am

Robin,

If you email me the picture i will be happy to post it for you when i get home tonight at about 8pm

Thanks,
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Post by Casey242 » Sun Jun 08, 2003 8:16 pm

Here are the pictures of the Jerry Can Robin sent me to post.

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round can

Post by Robin » Sun Jun 08, 2003 8:46 pm

I would also like to know more about the round can in the picture. It is Army Air Force 1943 marked on the bottom. 5 gallon.

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Post by rebernigg » Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:56 pm

Casey242 wrote:Here are the pictures of the Jerry Can Robin sent me to post.

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Enjoy,
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:roll: Hi Casey. The PICS dont open Peter

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different

Post by lucakiki » Thu Jun 12, 2003 9:54 am

41 Gas cans are not common at all,but this is for sure very unusual. I know that coin or stamp collectors go nuts for this kind of things,and I would not be surprised that the same applies to can collectors.A unique find,Robin!As for the drum or barrel shaped container,according to my friend Silvano,the jerrycan guru here,it is meant for oil,and there where more than one manufacturer,Conco being one of them.On the bottom there usually was the same ICC-5L 20-5... stamping as on gas jerrycans .Check yours.
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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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Round can markings

Post by Robin » Thu Jun 12, 2003 9:59 pm

It is marked on the bottom as follows: CENTRAL CAN CO. CHICAGO ILL. 22-5-43 ICC 5 PROPERTY AIR FORCES U.S.A.

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