05-15-2015, 01:51 PM
Thank you for that Danmark, however as I remember them, they seem to be somewhat different than those,
Next time I get down there I will take photos of them, or I will ask my friend to send me photos when he can.
05-15-2015 01:51 PM
05-24-2015, 10:27 PM
06-11-2015, 04:46 PM
Last edited by Fabe; 06-11-2015 at 06:26 PM.
06-12-2015, 02:02 AM
Could have been painted anytime in the last 70 years Fabe - but it does look the part!
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06-12-2015, 07:59 AM
06-12-2015, 08:55 AM
As of the quality that you mention here... A couple of years ago I entered a half fallen barn in Crete. Among other ww2 items I found two canisters. One German and one british made! The German made one is very solid and can still hold fluid. The british one is a complete mess wioth the metal being very rusty and parts falling off making big holes! You could say it is in very relic condition!
Oral witnesses from Crete say they used to use these canisters until some years ago and they prefered the german made ones for that very reason!
Do we know why the inner cap area was painted red?
06-12-2015, 12:13 PM
06-12-2015, 12:18 PM
Thanks again guys, some fine, varied examples being displayed on this thread.
LizardKing, the orange/red coat of paint visible was a primer coating, applied hot to all cans in order to prevent corrosion.
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06-23-2015, 04:00 PM
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