H024680 TWENTY LITER, "JERRY" WATER CAN. (Wasser Kanne)
BACKGROUND: The classic "Jerry" can design was originally adopted by the German Armed forces in late 1936 or early 1937 and was so successful that the allies valued captured cans and based their own on the same design. After the successful occupation of Czechoslovakia in March 1939 the German armed forces soon began utilizing all forms of Czech industry to make up for short falls in German production and the Czechoslovakian Sandrik firm began producing the "Jerry" cans for the Germans.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Roughly 46cm tall, 35cm wide and 14cm deep, magnetic sheet metal can with three welded tubular handles and raised pour spout to top. Top has dual "steps", resulting in the pouring spout being positioned lower then the carrying handles. Each side of the can has a large impressed strength reinforcing "X". The can was constructed of two halves and has a central, recessed, vertical, seam with a raised welded bead. The pouring spout has a hinged cap with dual, extended, locking arms which slide into two raised, welded, retaining loops. The interior rubber seal is still intact. The top interior of the spout has a hollow air access tube to facilitate ease of pouring. Can has impressed script to one side, "Wasser 20l 1941" and, "Wehrmacht". Can has been over painted in a red/brown.
GRADE *** 1/2 PRICE $149.00
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