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Old 26-12-20, 19:16
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Remaining images from from previous post. The last image of the die-cast pourer for the 4 gal drum originally had a flexible rubber hose attached with an external spring-like wire for strength and stiffening.

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Old 27-12-20, 02:49
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Thanks for posting Mike . Very interesting !!
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Old 28-12-20, 17:06
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My cans are dated from 1941 to 1944 . No 1945 . I also have a brand new 1951 dated 1 Gallon can .
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Old 28-12-20, 19:41
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Found a 1940 dated one somewhere else in the cache.
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No 1945 dated ones in my collection either; just 1940 to 1944. But here's an oddity from my collection; 1941 dated with "PETROLEUM SPIRIT HIGHLY INFLAMMABLE" embossed in the top. Question: when did the Canadian manufacturers stop putting that warning on top of the 2 gallon cans? I thought it was 1940, but this suggests otherwise? Paint is non-original, BTW.

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Now thatís a good question Owen . I will have a look at my cans next year ..... ( tomorrow ) ..
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4 gallon flimsy can acquired today. B.M.B. 1939 example. Not sure about the paint, probably re-painted over a sandy color. These seem to be quite rare.
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How late were the 2 Gal cans manufactured for the military?

I have a few W^D 20lt jerry cans from the early 50's, and had thought that these superseded the 2 Gal types.

But on Ebay UK at the moment is a 1955 dated 2 Gal can (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-...YAAOSw8b1gSKcV)

Were they made much later than the mid-50's?

Meanwhile, yet another listing on Ebay shows and ad for an Australian Oil Company from 1949 promoting surplus British 20lt cans filled with engine oil.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ampol-Mo...QAAOSwQwZaVsqe

So by 1949, the British Army was already disposing of surplus 20lt Jerries, but was still making 2 Gal cans in 1955.
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How late were the 2 Gal cans manufactured for the military?


But on Ebay UK at the moment is a 1955 dated 2 Gal can (https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINTAGE-...YAAOSw8b1gSKcV)

Were they made much later than the mid-50's?


So by 1949, the British Army was already disposing of surplus 20lt Jerries, but was still making 2 Gal cans in 1955.
Tony,
That can on Ebay is actually a WD Water can as it does not have the 'petroleum' script embossed on it. I have a new unissued one dated 1950's era painted in gloss Deep Bronze Green with WATER stenciled on the side. There were still vehicles in service at that time, that had stowage for 2 gallon cans but not for jerricans.

As for the Ampol jerrican, over here in UK a friend recently bought an old jerrican with Shell logo and oil grade on it, so they were obviously utilised after the war when there was a shortage of steel.
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Thanks Dusan , Tony & Richard , amazing information . Keep it coming !
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I think what Dusonn has is not a "Flimsy" I have one and they are much heavier with a screw cap. Mine is dated 1940 and it has been suggested that they are a food container? (Soup-Stew etc)

My 1942 "Flimsy" is just that! Very flimsy by comparison with a pull off cap (like a ring pull) Ron
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