Jerry can

Last week or thereabouts, I went to the local metal re-cycling yard to drop off some scrap and I came away with two finds. A nice section of 6″ stainless pipe (will be body of homemade muffler project) and this kinda cool jerry can. At first, and this is an excusable mistake as I am not a jerry can expert :), I thought it was a fuel container. But the internet came to my rescue and I identified it as a water can. Lots of info on jerry can can be found here. As far as I can tell, it is a water can, designed by Cavalier and made by McCord (the McCord part is a guess of sorts). I think 44 refers to the date, 1944. Anyhoo, the can is in pretty good shape and I wonder if I can’t use it for fuel (and use funnel). But I wonder if the inner coating will be affected by gasoline. Anyone know?

  1. #1 by tim healy. on February 8, 2014 - 1:56 pm

    Saw a jerry can cut in half with hinge on and fitted out as a bar. Included an oak quadrant bar top.

    • #2 by albell on February 8, 2014 - 2:48 pm

      Hi Tim,

      Funny, I saw something similar recently, amybe it was on the 80-90 forum. Red jerry can with hinged door revealing a little bar set up.

      It would be fun to brig that along to an outing.



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