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Chatanooga can

Post by Alasdair Brass » Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:47 pm

Hi Guys,
Just added a nice '43 Chatanooga can to my collection. This is the first I can recall seeing. Is this brand a little rarer or have I lead a sheltered life?

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chatanooga (sp)can

Post by Tom in Iowa » Sun Jul 06, 2003 4:12 pm

Al,
I've got about 50 cans and just got my first two Chatanooga(sp) cans a few weeks ago at a farm sale.
They are the first I'd seen.
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Post by P.VanTine » Sun Jul 06, 2003 9:10 pm

I dont have that can but I do have a JR TOY company can

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Another manufacturer?

Post by lucakiki » Tue Jul 08, 2003 11:01 am

JR TOY.? Would you also tell us the date,so if it is war time it can be added to the Manufacturers list?
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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 P.VanTine » Tue Jul 08, 2003 1:57 pm

Im getting a list of all the gas/water cans i have and there all war time


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Post by P.VanTine » Tue Jul 08, 2003 2:59 pm

Heres the list of 27 gas/water
maker year G=Gas W= Water
1)U.S.A Wheeling 1941 G
2)U.S.A Wheeling 1941 G
3)U.S.A Wheeling 1941 G
4)U.S.N Wheeling 1942 G
5)U.S.A Moblittsparks 1942 G
6)U.S.A Moblittsparks 1942 G
7)U.S.A Moblittsparks 1942 G
8)U.S.A Wheeling 1942 G
9)U.S.A Bennett 1942 G
10)U.S.M.C Conco 1943 G
11)U.S.M.C Conco 1943 G
12)U.S.A Samco 1943 G
13)U.S.A Rheem 1943 G 14)U.S.A Conco 1944 G Marine Corp stile top but marked
15)U.S.A Wheeling 1945 G
16)U.S.A Wheeling 1945 G
17)U.S.A Wheeling 1945 G
18)U.S.A Wheeling 1945 G
19)U.S.A NESCO 1945 G
20)U.S.A NO MAKER 1945 G
21)U.S.A Jr Toys 1945 G
22)U.S Nesco 1942 W This can is a coffee can
23)U.S.A Samco 1942 W
24)U.S.A Monarch 1943 W
25)U.S.A Monarch 1945 W
26)U.S.A Monarch 1945 W
27)U.S.A Monarch 1945 W

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Post by lucakiki » Wed Jul 09, 2003 3:43 am

I guess that by coffee can you mean the water food can with the large cam lid fitted with the pressure relief brass valve tap. These were produced,as far as I have seen,only in 42,as I have never seen a can with the tap with a later date,and I have seen 42 dated ones without the tap.It is called a water -food can.I f Bob Notman is reading this,maybe he will post something about this issue contained in his CD book.This jerrycan forum is slowly giving some results,and I am grateful to Ron for the space.
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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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Re: Chattanooga can

Post by lucakiki » Fri Oct 10, 2003 8:40 am

Alasdair Brass wrote:Hi Guys,
Just added a nice '43 Chatanooga can to my collection. This is the first I can recall seeing. Is this brand a little rarer or have I lead a sheltered life?

Best regards
Al
Al,re-reading the summer 90 issue of Army Motors,a letter from Ray Cowdery states that Chattanooga Stamping Co. was among the four companies awarded the first contract to build jerrycans.I though tyou might be interested.Chattanooga cans are now scarcer then Wheeling or Nesco(both among the first bidders),whatever the reason.And for sure the name sounds "nicer " regardless of scarcity,an asset they indeed have.anyway :)
Luca

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
Way too many WWII military tools,hopefully thinning down,and way too many posts...

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