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    Posted 1 year ago

    paulasolds…
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    This beast has been in my yard forever. Not sure how old it is. At least my age. Not sure how I will utilize it, yet!

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    1. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      I think it's a 1940's or so, Jeep gas can. The x on the side is a design that Jeep used on the taillights of it's newer Jeeps also! :^)
    2. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Here's a link talking about the Jeep Renegade taillights, I don't know if it says that the old gas can is where Jeep got the idea for the x but it's just what I heard! :^)

      http://www.wranglerjlforum.com/forum/jeep-wrangler-jl-exterior/945-x-design-taillight-design-2018-wrangler.html
    3. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      And here's a gas can similar to yours on Etsy:

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/543147860/vintage-us-military-green-metal-jerry?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_a-accessories-other&utm_custom1=39e42e59-1c75-47f7-bb2a-5d153159a8ec&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzZKU_M7G2gIVCdbACh1UggFiEAQYBSABEgLpufD_BwE
    4. paulasoldstuff59. paulasoldstuff59., 1 year ago
      Cool! Thanks so much!
    5. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 year ago
      These were/are also known as "jerry cans", but I don't know why...?
    6. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      Here's Wikipedia's definition! :^)

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerrycan
    7. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 1 year ago
      This is the history of the Jerrycan from Wikipedia, from the link above:

      The history of the jerrycan is notable because the German design was reverse engineered and subsequently copied, with minor modifications,[clarification needed] by the Allies during the Second World War. The name of the jerrycan refers to its German origins, Jerry being wartime slang for Germans.[3

      I hope this helps! :^)
    8. paulasoldstuff59. paulasoldstuff59., 1 year ago
      You guys are all wicked awesome. Thanks so much. Finally..I can yell the names of my so called "JUNK" at my husband next time he is Bit%#ing about all my old stuff!
    9. drumguy, 1 year ago
      If you look on the bottom of your fuel can, you will likely find a manufacturers name and year of manufacture. Various US manufacturers made them for the military, and they continued to use/manufacture these well after WWII.
    10. antiquerose antiquerose, 1 year ago
      Love this ...... We had some on the farm. The good old Jerry Can!!

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