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Old 19-09-20, 04:53
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Default Petrol Tin

Seems to have been quite common.

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Old 19-09-20, 10:03
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But! aren't they officers?
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Old 19-09-20, 12:19
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You really don't want to be using a potable water can as a condenser can for a Vickers - there's enough contamination inside the barrel water jacket to make the tea taste disgusting. (So I'm told, at least.)

A MMG is not a suitable tea-making appliance - using a mess tin and plastic explosive[1] is faster and a lot quieter.

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[1] strip the paper wrapping off, roll it out into a pencil-thick sausage and arrange in a spiral on a metal sheet with a bit projecting over the edge. Light the end and follow the flame with the water-filled mess tin. Silent and it even works in the jungle when everything is soaking wet.
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Old 25-09-20, 03:59
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Default Vickers Water Can

This photograph shows the more conventional can being used with these Vickers.

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Old 02-10-20, 04:48
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Default A more unusual 2 gal. POL tin

While watching a walkthrough of U-995 (the last surviving Mk.VII German U-boat) on U-tube, l saw this in the rear torpedo room:
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Old 02-10-20, 09:57
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Just fueling up the torpedos?
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Old 04-10-20, 06:25
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Just fueling up the torpedos?
Entirely possible! There was a pic on the Old MLU Forum of a 2 gal POL can with "Torpedo Fuel" embossed on the top.

Of course, why a Canadian made Torpedo Fuel can would be fitted to a U-Boat is another matter.
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Old 04-10-20, 12:05
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I guess along with us, there were German kleptomaniacs as well?
(said in jest)
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Old 04-10-20, 17:37
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That sub was used in Norweigen service until 1965. It's possible it was added post-war by Norway using what they had.
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Old 04-10-20, 19:32
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Entirely possible! There was a pic on the Old MLU Forum of a 2 gal POL can with "Torpedo Fuel" embossed on the top.

Of course, why a Canadian made Torpedo Fuel can would be fitted to a U-Boat is another matter.
I have one if anybody needs one to go with their torpedo...
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Old 05-10-20, 06:25
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Harry, just for the "porpoises" of this thread, could you post a pic of the top of the can? Another variety to look for.
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Old 21-10-20, 04:35
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U Boat Torpedoes had batteries and electic motors .... Germans pionnered that technology . Torpedo fuel ? Could it be a trademark ?
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Old 21-10-20, 04:58
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This adds a whole new meaning to 'gas operated'.

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A Rifleman introducing the Air Force to a ground gun. . .
anyone notice the Vickers steam hose entry point into the 2 gallon container?
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Old 21-10-20, 05:18
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Very nice picture Michael R . Interoperability before it’s time and a proper «*petrol can «* postwar holding water and condensing steam for the MMG.
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Old 21-10-20, 18:21
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Looking closely at the photo in post #133 I think that the petrol can does not have two filling points but one where the hose goes in and the cap has been placed on top on the opposite corner. Got me going though !

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Old 23-10-20, 07:46
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U Boat Torpedoes had batteries and electic motors ......... Torpedo fuel ? Could it be a trademark ?
US torpedoes ran on an Alcohol liquid fuel:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torpedo_juice

Today, it would be called "Hand Sanitiser".
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Harry, just for the "porpoises" of this thread, could you post a pic of the top of the can? Another variety to look for.
I'll get one for you!
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Old 24-10-20, 06:10
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Old 25-11-20, 02:29
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I recently got this 2 gallon can. It started out as a Canadian GSW 'Petroleum Spirit' (gas) can dated 1940 and painted standard khaki. Then it received a very well done coat of red paint with the lettering in metallic silver stenciled on one side as shown.

I read:

.R.C.O.C. (iffy on the "O")
- M ? - (second letter not round, maybe T or P but very illegible)

So is this a military painted can to the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corp or some post war civilian repaint? If military I would refinish it as-is. Otherwise it gets painted khaki and loaded into a vehicle rack.

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Old 25-11-20, 03:25
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Whatever the markings represent, IMO it would be a shame to refinish or even repaint it.
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Whatever the markings represent, IMO it would be a shame to refinish or even repaint it.
Sorry Ed, to clarify by refinish in its current form I mean clean and stabilize. If it is from some post war gas station I really have no interest in preserving the markings and hope no collector of such memorabilia ever finds out.

For my vehicles I need 15 2 gallon and 4 1 gallon cans so it's quantity over quality.
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Old 25-11-20, 05:21
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Bruce.

Somewhere in the Niagra Region of Ontario during the Cold War, there was an entity known as the Regional Operations Communications Centre. Its reason for being, what it actually did, and where, I do not know.

I would put money on the odds that can is connected to that organization rather than the Canadian Army.

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Old 25-11-20, 05:33
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Bruce.

Somewhere in the Niagra Region of Ontario during the Cold War, there was an entity known as the Regional Operations Communications Centre. Its reason for being, what it actually did, and where, I do not know.

I would put money on the odds that can is connected to that organization rather than the Canadian Army.

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Thanks Dave. The third letter is may be an O but not a C. It might work if the organization was the 'Regional Communications Operations Centre'. The quality of the paint and application tells me this is not a local gas station job.
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Old 25-11-20, 05:44
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I am a Twit, Bruce, and it is wayyy past my bedtime!

The organization I am thinking of is indeed, the ‘Regional Communications Operations Centre’. The rest of my other post is correct. For some reason in this section, my fingers were apparently already in Neverland!

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Old 25-11-20, 06:12
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I am a Twit, Bruce, and it is wayyy past my bedtime!

The organization I am thinking of is indeed, the ‘Regional Communications Operations Centre’. The rest of my other post is correct. For some reason in this section, my fingers were apparently already in Neverland!

David
Google is no help on this but your suggestion makes sense. I can't see the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corp having the need to mark their gas cans in this fashion. A lot of cans I've seen do sport post war paint and even unit or squadron/company markings but these latter are usually very crudely applied.
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There are a few alternatives to choose from??
https://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/RCOC

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You have a dilemma Bruce. Paint or not to paint , that is the question ...
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