British made cans

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Re: British made cans

Post by Akiss » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:33 am

gerrykan wrote:Akiss,
The only picture of this type W^D can that Philippe Leger shows in his book is dated 1943.
Roy I took a picture with a macro lens and I think I see a 4 and an A, have a look at the photos. if you want a higher res. sent a pm with yr email.. Thanx
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Re: British made cans

Post by Johan WILLAERT » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:52 am

Do the markings on this 1945 W&W made British JC make sense to someone???

Seems like:
??-OC-605 (or something to that effect...)

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All info appreciated, thanks!!
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Re: British made cans

Post by Pvt TJ Maytag » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:14 pm

Question, for British gas can folks, not necessarily to revive this post but for information. I have a Brit can marked "W/BroadArrow/D 1942", but no other visible markings. Where do I look for these manufacturer markings, as I see none.

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Re: British made cans

Post by David » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:48 am

I have never seen one of those, I guess it cold be very early example... Nothing stamped at the bottom or under handles?

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Re: British made cans

Post by lightningdivision » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:44 am

There are some British cans without a manufacturer name or logo on the can.These were made by a governement owned company.

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Re: Some more British cans

Post by 3.6rs » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:29 am

West Aussie wrote:
Tue Sep 09, 2003 8:05 pm
Out of my collection of 70 different Jerry cans, could I add to the British manufacturers already mentioned........ SEM. FM. ABL. ABP. RG. NG. FKF.(?) PSC. W&W. RTB. RTB,CP&F.
Brose & Co Coburg. (?)

I have collected cans dated between 1940 & 1968, from some 30 manufacturers, information on these manufacturers would be interesting to me

BMB = Stands for Beams Motor Bodies, an English car company (?) W&W = Willow & Willow tinware makers
ABL = Armee Belge / Belgisch Leger = Belgian Army. What year is it ?

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Re: British made cans

Post by John Neuenburg » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:01 pm

Anybody have a 1942 marked British jerry can for sale? Gas or water. Or 1942 or earlier Wermacht cans? I have cash or 1943 or later cans or a 1941 U.S. Wheeling water can to trade. FYI I will be at the Camp Petaluma West Coast MV Swap Meet and Gathering in late April, in California.
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Re: British made cans

Post by REG » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:36 am

John, good luck with the 192 British cans as they are very rare.

You'll probably get more luck looking for the German ones as they had been in production for 4-5 years and the market in Europe has seen many more appear in recent times.

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Re: British made cans

Post by John Neuenburg » Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:35 pm

I'm not a can expert and didn't know a 1942 British jerry can existed until reading this forum. US and German is fine for my British Special Air Service jeep replica. I have some '43 British on there which seems OK since the desert war went to May '43. Jeep carries 15 cans in racks and hood brackets - a mixture of US, British, mystery can, and a '41 German can Chuck Lutz decided to part with. Plus '38 2-gallon stashed in the back supposedly for oil. On a SAS desert jeep with a 4 can rack on each rear fender one never sees the sides of 4 cans, so nearly anything in a proper color works. But 11 cans have one side visible until I hang stowage over a few before a display.

SAS supposedly got an early, lend-lease batch of jeeps that went to the Middle East in June '42, and there are photos of some carrying all US cans. I assume shipments of '41 and '42 US cans arrived with the jeeps, but some could have gotten over there earlier. Hard to date many of these photos. The Long Range Desert Group started in late '40 and I am not enough of a student of them to know if they only had flimsies to start but likely they had some priority for captured German cans when available, and grabbed them when in their travels behind the lines. They ferried gas in large drums to their remote operating bases using large trucks.

The Germans came into Libya in February '41 but if they shipped cans to the Italians before that, they would have left many behind when the British routed them during Operation Compass Nov '40-Feb '41.
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Re: British made cans

Post by Chuck Lutz » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:10 pm

John...I think I have a Brit can in the garage but I'll have to dig it out and check the DATE on it. If you are interested, let me know.
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Re: British made cans

Post by Chuck Lutz » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:15 pm

John... I have a Brit can in the garage but it is a 1944. If you are interested, let me know. Its pitted but could use a good blasting and paint job.
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Re: British made cans

Post by John Neuenburg » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:04 pm

Chuck Lutz wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:15 pm
John... I have a Brit can in the garage but it is a 1944. If you are interested, let me know. Its pitted but could use a good blasting and paint job.
Thanks Chuck but I will pass for now. But if you drag it to Camp Petaluma I might weaken. Or it should sell to someone else.
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