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Fuel can markings. Thread starter John Shipley Start date Apr 20, Steel Soldiers is supported by:. John Shipley New member. Good evening Can anyone advise what the proper markings were for 5 gal "jerry cans" during the Korea era? Best regards, John. In the Korean War, from what I understand, paint markings or stencils weren't commonplace on jerry cans.
There weren't a lot of diesels in the military in the early s, so it wasn't that important to tell the difference. It wasn't until the s when the cans started getting confusing with GAS and DIESEL and other things, so if you're going for an early M43 ambulance, a plain green can marked with the "G" imprinted in the side of the can is fine.
You've been very helpful, and I'm lucky: the cans are embrossed with a "G"! I can remember no pun intended when we had jerry cans with the top painted red and "MOGAS" stenciled on them.Email: sales debellajeepparts. These axes are made in the USA. Made to the correct specifications to fit your Jeep. They are all a little shelf worn, but still have original paint on the handles and some black cosmoline coating from the original packaging.
This is a exact reproduction. This is a nice reproduction of the cooling kit that was mounted in front of the grill, it comes complete with all brackets and hardware.
This is the best quality cooling kit on the market toady. This is a replacement hose for all WWII tire pumps. Also includes the special fitting for blowing air. This is the nozzle located on the end of the hose where the the air blows out of. This kit is for repairing the internal components of your Tire Pump. Cut and crafted right here in the USA. These make great gifts for the holidays. These reflectors have the correct No.
Round Reflector Options. This is the bracket mounted under the dash for the first aid kit. Another high quality reproduction. Also used on other WWII military vehicles. This is an exact reproduction. You will not believe how good this one is. Satisfaction guaranteed. MP Antenna Mount Bracket. This is a nice reproduction of the WWII hold down rope. This is the Conduit and Cable for the radio junction box. This is commonly found on 43' and later models for hooking up the radio.
If something does not have a button to click for ordering then give us a call or send us an email. This paint was developed by Paolo, who spent many years of research to ascertain and duplicate the correct color for WWII vehicles. I feel this is the closest anyone has come to the color and texture of the WWII paints.
This 92 page illustrated manual by Paolo Batisti is a must have item if you are doing a restoration.By woa2April 1, in Other Chatter. I tried the Jerrycan book, but no luck. I tried to post earlier, but this site seems to time out before I can finish. Now I have come across postwar cans with RTB on.
I noticed some letters on the Cans on the outside of Fva and they had initials like mentioned after the WD and date. Not all of the manufacturers of the WD jerry cans were based in the UK, and even those there were 'based' in the UK may have had manufacturing plants outside of the UK. Particularly in war time it is fun to see where some British companies had operations. Rio Tinto for instance was a London based mining company that operated Zinc mines in Spain.
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By HQsignals Started January 19, By AlfRim Started 1 hour ago. By Red Rimshot Started 17 hours ago. By daleheywoodtanks Started April 5. Other Chatter Search In. Recommended Posts. Posted April 1, Many thanks. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. The marking might indicate Ronald Trist Metal Pressings? All 3 are from the 50's so next time will take a note of letters.
I might be wrong but all 3 could be different manufacturers initials???? Posted April 2, Posted April 4, Join the conversation You can post now and register later. Reply to this topic Insert image from URL. Go To Topic Listing.Jerry Cans were produced by the millions, in many countries, for a period of 50 years or so. Therefore you may find cans with odd markings that do not conform to what you have heard here or from anyone.
It will be very difficult to ever have "the whole story" on Jerry Can markings, but this page will give you the most common patterns and a lot of other information you can use to evaluate cans you may see on eBay or elsewhere. Jerry Cans for gasoline are marked on the bottom like this typical example. Markings on British 5 gallon gas can.
Jerry Cans have always been marked. The German cans, the original design, were called "Wehrmachtskanisteren", and were stamped with a date, starting in the late s. The word "Wehrmacht" was stamped on the side. Additional markings were painted on to indicate contents, unit owning the can or other requirements.
Later in the war, German cans were stamped with embossed letters reading "Kraftstoff 20L" Fuel 20 liters or "Wasser 20L" Water 20 liters. These cans had the same small diameter spout with lever cap that set it apart from the US Jerry Cans. Typical stamped markings included the British government "arrow mark" representing a sword, WD War Departmentinitials of manufacturer and the date.
British cans of WW II vintage will be painted with the khaki or tan sand color of British equipment while the German cans will be dark green or sand color. Water cans were sometimes painted with a white cross as an additional precaution against mixing.
To the left is a British can, typical of more recent production, marked with the arrow and "" above the center, then "BSC" over "CPW" in the center of the cross. Starting with the original World War II production, US gasoline cans were made of steel, were painted olive drab, and were marked on the bottom with a pattern similar to the one in the top photo above or to the right.
In addition, there will be a large "G" stamped on both sides near the top. The "QMC" was dropped sometime in the s. If the can was procured by the Marines, "USMC" will be one of the side stamped symbols, near the bottom edge. The information on the bottom will usually be three lines, something like the above photos. The first line is the standard the can conforms to, the second is the name or initials of the manufacturer, and the third is a date line, usually of the form "". This means 20 liters-5 gallons, made in and not "May 20, ".
Markings on US 5 gallon gas can. The manufacturer will be one of many who made cans in the war years or afterward. It is USMC that causes the most confusion. Rather the initials stand for U. Metal Container Company, of Miami, Oklahoma. The company is still around, owned by the Elmburg family since The basic can was the same size and shape, but the pouring spout was similar to the British can with a cam-lock lid. One reported can has markings similar, but not identical, to the usual pattern:.
This commercial modification was made so they would be more leakproof than the US-style screw on lids. Searching the Internet and examining ads on eBay or militaria dealerswill turn up many other examples such as these:. You will find many styles and types of markings painted onto Jerry Cans. Water cans will have "WATER" or just "W" on them, at least until the late s when the plastic water cans were phased in.
In some zones of World War II a white cross was painted on water cans, in come cases following the lines of the X molded into the can body. See USMC photo above. Other stencils might include the unit designation, a personal name, a symbol for the unit or other purpose -- in short, almost anything.
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Unlike the gasoline cans that are marked on the bottom, the water cans were almost always marked on top, under the handles. This photo has been modified to bring out the markings of a steel water can from the s.
The stock tag, wrapped around the handle and stapled, reads:.No used material other than production residues or regrind from the same manufacturing process may be used unless approved by the Associate Administrator. The packaging must be adequately resistant to aging and to degradation caused either by the substance contained or by ultra-violet radiation. Any permeation of the substance contained may not constitute a danger under normal conditions of transport. These additives must be compatible with the contents and remain effective throughout the life of the packaging.
Where use is made of carbon black, pigments or inhibitors other than those used in the manufacture of the design typeretesting may be omitted if the carbon black content does not exceed 2 percent by mass or if the pigment content does not exceed 3 percent by mass; the content of inhibitors of ultra-violet radiation is not limited.
Drums and jerricans with larger openings are considered to be of the removable head type 1H2 and 3H2. Closures for openings in the bodies or heads of drums and jerricans must be so designed and applied that they remain secure and leakproof under normal conditions of transport. Gaskets or other sealing elements must be used with closures unless the closure is inherently leakproof.
Gaskets must be used with all removable heads unless the drum or jerrican design is such that when the removable head is properly secured, the drum or jerrican is inherently leakproof.
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Members Profile. Post Reply. Howdy all, I have two metal jerry cans that have rust on the insides,but do not leak water. Is there a decent sealer on the market that will NOT fill my fuel filter with sealer? That was my experience many years ago with my Model A tank.
Jeep junkie. I do not get the question. They do not have fuel filters on them. Yes they have a sealer that can seal the rust on jerry cans. Get it at a good automotive supply store. Ed, if I read it correctly he's just wondering if he can seal the cans well enough that when he uses them to fuel his jeep they won't pour debris from the sealing process into his tank. Thanks to you both, I apologize for not making myself more clear.
Rocnroll had it dead on. Counter people are often very inexperienced and of little help. Can you get your hand in the top? Sand paper will take care of any crud, wash out, then just add rustoleum and shake. As a disclaimer I do not have any jerry cans yet, but plan to go plastic for just that reason. I would suggest going to Google and do a search for fuel tank sealers. By doing it that way you will get both manufacturers of the product and also results that will be different forum postings and discussions that you will be able to read and form an educated opinion.
Have heard good results with the POR 15 products but there are other very reputable products too. Read a little on some of the old car forums and also the old tractor guys are knowledgeable on the subject. I've used the tank sealer from Eastwood and the one from POR Both seemed to work real well I've used the Eastwood fuel tank sealer and it seems to work very well.
No crud leaving the tank, stays attached to the tank and seals it. I'm happy with it so far. Not sure about sealer. Mb modified 47 cj2a Nice original 47 cj2a Basket case 48 cj2a. Also i carry gasoline in mine which has saved me a long walk a couple of times. Took the gravel from the driveway. The POR uses a 'cleaner' that dissolves the rust. Having used both the 'shake something around inside the take' and a chamical solution, my experience is that the chemical solution did a much better job.
Oh - it'salso a LOT easier on the back and knees, for those of you To back up PORs capabilities: We've lived in our 29 foot motorhome for the last several years. When we bought it, the rust in the tanks was so bad it couldn't be driven. Then cut small holes in the top and vacuum the loose rust out.
The 35 gallon auxillary tank had over three inches of rust in the bottom.One is called a fuel can and the other is a "blitz" can The blitz can has a "W" and a "D" on it and I thought that could stand for water but that doesn't seem correct. The other can has no markings or lettering. The "WD" marked blitz cans are British.
WD stood for War Department. There were fuel and water cans which differed by their opening covers. Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account. Login or Register. COM Enter keywords or a search phrase below: Search. Order Ascending Order Descending. Another question: Is "jerry can" the correct term for US 5gal too? Screw cap fuel can.
Pop cap water can. Gino P. Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 11, AM. Very informative Gino, thanks! Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, January 11, AM.
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