German Military Small Mouth Jerry Can

German Military Small Mouth Jerry Can

German Military Small Mouth Jerry Can

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The jerry can trace its foundations to Germany, where it was invented, mass-produced, and stockpiled since the beginning of 1937 for the battle of Europe during WWII. This sturdy and trusted tool has been deployed nearly everywhere worldwide and has been the most relied upon liquid storage solution for nearly 8 decades. If you invest a little time and planning, you can clean them up with a wire brush and add fresh coat of spray paint, you have essentially a brand new tailored can at a fraction of the price. 5 Gallon (20 Liter) capacity. Measures 18” high x 13”  x 6” Pairs well with any NATO style small mouth spout or maybe a U.S. G.I. 1 Quart Flexible Funnel. Used, good condition. May show signs of weather and storage marks on exterior bust still perfectly functional. Genuine European Military Surplus.

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What were these used for, type of material on inside?

Based on smell alone, and some labeling, these appear to have been used to store diesel. They also appear to have been rinsed out. Letting them air out with the top open for a few days in the sun allowed the water droplets to evaporate, with gasoline added later.