Manufacturer I.D. U.S. Jerry can

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Re: Manufacturer I.D. U.S. Jerry can

Post by Robin » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:10 pm

Here's my TEX can. It has the R on the bottom as well. Also under the octane tag is what I believe to be a Westinghouse logo.
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Re: Manufacturer I.D. U.S. Jerry can

Post by Chuck Lutz » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:52 am

Wow...I missed that other the Magnatex mystery seems to have been sorted out and the BENNETT style can reinforcement seems to be seen on that Magnatex example. Over here we do see a lot of the regular British cans but I have never seen a Magnatex one around here. Being on the West Coast means a lot of what has been shipped back to the US like M201 stuff and British gear isn't as prevalent as it is on the East Coast from what I have seen.
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Re: Manufacturer I.D. U.S. Jerry can

Post by Silly's MB » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:08 am

Thanks for posting those Pics Robin.
So it looks like the blanks for Magnatex were made by more than 1 manufacturer and more than 1 size of "TEX".
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