Pre-Jerry Fuel Cans

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Pre-Jerry Fuel Cans

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Here's some good details of the fuel cans they were using before adopting the Jerry style can. A couple of good photos of the transition old and new fuel cans. One photo shows the old style can mounted on a VC running board. These photos where taken at various maneuvers in 1941.

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EJO, have you or anyone you know seen these old cans around in recent history? Don't think I have noticed any, but, then again, I didn't know to look for them. I wonder how many of them I might have see on old farms and ranches from the 50's to 70's! Must have been a good surplus item after the war?
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I've seen similar but none quite the same. Most I've found are missing the handle on the top and are not flat on the top. Usually have a raised portion where the cap is on the top. I'd like to find one like the photos though!

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I now have a new item to search for! Anyone have any really good, detailed photos of these old cans?
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It looks like the guy in center of the second photo was used to a desk job before he joined the army :)
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Here's one of the round cans mounted on a half ton. It appears to be unpainted galvanized.

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Not to get off-topic, but did anyone notice how tall that fellow is standing beside that WC open-cab? He must be 7' tall!

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Now that you mention it....He does look tall.
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Wow, great eye. I copied the photo off and enlarged it thinking it may be some sort of illusion. Nope. That guy is really tall! I didn't notice that the other day when I was looking at the photo. Very interesting.
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What I noticed, for us who grew up in the early 70s. The guys putting fuel in the Piper cub. Remember putting fuel in the Cox airplanes with the .049 motors? That is the same spot.
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hi, does anyone know how they are mounted on a truck ?
because I just bought 1 of those fuel cans today and I'm planning of putting it on my dodge.

I took some photo's of the can.
it's date 22-5-43
don't know what the markings mean jet.

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wannes wrote:hi, does anyone know how they are mounted on a truck ?
because I just bought 1 of those fuel cans today and I'm planning of putting it on my dodge.

I took some photo's of the can.
it's date 22-5-43
don't know what the markings mean jet.

http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... 564db0.jpg
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... bffab2.jpg
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... 239146.jpg
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... 02223d.jpg
http://i1249.photobucket.com/albums/hh5 ... c8ac6d.jpg

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thank you.

and that's to bad, I thought I bought 1 of those fuel cans.

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I finally scored one of the early fuel cans at Tower Park yesterday :thumbup:

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