Chuck Lutz wrote:Luca....
Answer one simple question.....The ICC required the information about fuel containers carried over the road be put on them.
The early standard American gas can has that info.
How would the makers of the Mystery cans have been able to make them without it? After production with the stamping had begun.
That's going backwards, and would be illegal.
Chuck Lutz wrote:
But who knows, we can't PROVE that, we just have to trust to some LOGIC. On the other hand, maybe your mystery can was made after the war?
So unless you have a WWII gas can dated 1941-1945 that does NOT have the ICC stamping, I think that pretty much settles THAT issue of the mystery cans being produced BEFORE the standard American gas cans were.
Set a German, a British and a a standard American gas can next to each other....put a USMC gas can like Mark's in there if you have one...
The little holes on the face of the handle....which are NOT found on German/Brit cans but ARE found on the mystery cans and later USMC and standard American gas cans (one or two are found).
The hole in the cap tab. On the German/Brit cans, it is off to one side. On the mystery cans it is centered. On the USMC gas can Mark posted the pic of....centered.
Now I also know you have a "European Mystery Can" to compare, would you be so kind as to list the findings when you compare what I have pointed out to your can and to actual German/Brit cans?
I wonder if the "mystery can" you have is an early prototype of one of those? Surely it isn't a later output? You don't think anyone as regimented as the German Army would allow anyone to start making gas cans with no info stamped on them after the WaffenAmpt inspectors told them to put them on do you? Heck, they'd of ended up making uniforms in some concentration camp probably!
Maybe you should have said it's the only example I am aware of... Subtle difference, but still a difference.Chuck Lutz wrote:Luca....so far I think the kind of mystery cans found in the States are primarily as I described. As far as I know, if Carter has a can with no hole in the tab on the cap, it's the only example there is....
Instead of ignoring the manufacturing characteristics and how they relate to German/Brit cans vs the standard American gas can....get a grip her Luca, I'm not bragging about a miserable seven gas cans I own, I'm trying to get you to line 'em up and COMPARE the details and post the FINDINGS, not just say you have, compare them step by step as I asked.
Perhaps you choose not to compare the characteristics and either choose to ignore them because they punch some holes in your Euro-can theory, or because you didn't understand what I wanted you to compare....(hopefully the later). Either that or you are looking for an opportunity to brag about your collection of gas cans?
Why the hell should they send overseas the cans they had received from overseas to copy? With the amount of valuable shipping space necessary for other more important items, they would rather send overseas the jerrycans? Mmmmh....Mark's ICC info is what I have read/heard also.....but when the US Gov't received the examples of the German gas cans to copy, they were FIRST for military use or for sending overseas. Overseas sales would not require the ICC stamping.
As I stated, the cans that as I described that are the ones found here in the States were made in the States...
Would you mid posting your own answers to these two simple questions?
Lutz wrote:I will be happy to let them speak for THEMSELVES.
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