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Kanisters of OTHER than the Wehrmacht

Article about: There is a thread on the German Field Equipment forum for the humble jerrycan so I thought we could start one here? Here is a grouping of mine - US and British WW2 ( German pattern dated 194

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    The only British one I have is a WD 1942 - I belive it was DAK loot jerry - 2 layers of yellow on it - the main paint is mustard yellow. It was found here in Hungary, saved from the junkyard. (since no British army fought in Hungary, probably left by Germans)

    Cheers,
    Fabe

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    sorry for the sideway pics - no idea why it happend - maybe an admin can fix it? THX!

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    My mistake, I also have another British one - a WD 1944 - probably another loot can - with "Petroleum" and a letter "H" (for HEER?) - this is from Berlin (German ebay)

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    Very nice can René! You can see the GSW of General Steel Wares on the bottom...
    Cheers Mate I never noticed that before!

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    I have 5 or 6 that are American and from the 50's.

    The one on my jeep was given to me by a friends father
    who found it at the dump and knew I was doing a
    restoration. Just happened to be a '42 - made
    the same year as the Willys.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Fabe View Post
    The only British one I have is a WD 1942 - I belive it was DAK loot jerry - 2 layers of yellow on it - the main paint is mustard yellow. It was found here in Hungary, saved from the junkyard. (since no British army fought in Hungary, probably left by Germans)

    Cheers,
    Fabe

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    Thst would be interesting Fabe - copied by the brits & pinched back by the Germans! I wonder if they compared quality? ...."nein, not as gut as our ones"......
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    The quality is the same as they are nearly identical, the swapping around of the jerry cans was fairly common

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    Quote by Fabe View Post
    The only British one I have is a WD 1942 - I belive it was DAK loot jerry - 2 layers of yellow on it - the main paint is mustard yellow. It was found here in Hungary, saved from the junkyard. (since no British army fought in Hungary, probably left by Germans)

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    Fabe

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    That's a terrific can Fabe! I'd love such an early British-made one like that! I wonder if the brown paint was for the desert campaign?

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    Here is the only petrol can in my collection and it is a 2 gallon 'flimsy' can. I restored it last year, as it was in pretty poor shape.

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    It has a War Department Broad Arrow and is dated 1935. The lid reads "PETROLEUM SPIRIT HIGHLY INFLAMMABLE" and the brass cap is marked "PRATTS" for Pratt's Motor Spirits. I don't know if the lid originally went to this can, but it is interesting to note that in 1935 the Anglo-American Oil Company replaced the brand name Pratt's with Esso, to align with other products such as Essolube, Essolene, etc.

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    The bottom of the can is marked "VALOR 11 35", which denotes that the can itself was made by the Valor Company, Limited of Birmingham in November 1935.

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    Quote by karkee View Post
    Here is the only petrol can in my collection and it is a 2 gallon 'flimsy' can. I restored it last year, as it was in pretty poor shape.

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    It has a War Department Broad Arrow and is dated 1935. The lid reads "PETROLEUM SPIRIT HIGHLY INFLAMMABLE" and the brass cap is marked "PRATTS" for Pratt's Motor Spirits. I don't know if the lid originally went to this can, but it is interesting to note that in 1935 the Anglo-American Oil Company replaced the brand name Pratt's with Esso, to align with other products such as Essolube, Essolene, etc.

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    The bottom of the can is marked "VALOR 11 35", which denotes that the can itself was made by the Valor Company, Limited of Birmingham in November 1935.

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    Excellent flimsy, I have one with a Esso lid dated 1942, a bit rougher shape than yours however!

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