Examine photos closely for condition. Region of Origin: United States. Country/Region of Manufacture: United States.
Condition: Great condition for its age. In 1940, the United States War Department began the contracting of liquid containers through commercial companies.This liquid container followed the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) standards for marking and regulations for construction. The 5-gallon liquid container was developed as a copy of the German container, nicknamed the "Jerry Can" or "Blitz Can". Container was constructed with minor changes from the German container, which suited the American manufacturing practices. These changes were three piece construction: a center section, and top and bottom section. The German container was made in two halves and welded together. The 5-gallon liquid container for gasoline was produced with a screw cap opening that could be fitted with a flexible nozzle. The gasoline container is marked with a G on both sides of the container and U. For United States Army, on one side and Q.
For Quarter Master Corps on the reverse side. The 5-gallon gasoline container was also used to transport bulk oil and engine coolant.A 5-gallon water container was also produced, matching the gasoline container in manufacturing style, but the container had a large clamp fitted cap to aid in filling. The water container has a large W for water, marked on the container. The water container interior is lined with spray-on porcelain paint to prevent corrosion. The 5-gallon gas and water container had three handles attached to the top so two containers could be carried in one hand, side-by-side. WWII Military Vehicles were not delivered from the factory with a liquid container mounted in the vehicle carrier.
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