Vintage US Jerrycan 5 gallons / 19 Ltr.
Vintage US Jerrycan.
In a good used condition. Great vintage find! Vintage US Army Military 5 gallons Jerrycan.
Vintage 5 gallons / 19 liters US Army Military Jerry / Water / Fuel Can. This green army Jerrycan is in an overall good vintage condition. The cap opens and closes as it should. This item would be an excellent addition as an extra for your Jeep Renegade or other 4X4 SUV.
And what a tough eyecatcher to decorate your vintage interior!
- Height: 47 cm.
- Length: 35 cm.
- Width: 17 cm.
A jerrycan (also written as jerry can or jerrican) is a robust liquid container made from pressed steel. It was designed in Germany in the 1930s for military use to hold 20 litres (4.4 imp gal; 5.3 US gal) of fuel.
The development of the jerrycan was a significant improvement on earlier designs, which required tools and funnels to use. Today similar designs are used for fuel and water containers, some of which are also produced in plastic. The designs usually emulate the original steel design and are still known as jerrycans.
The history of the jerrycan is notable because the German design was reverse engineered and subsequently copied, with minor modifications, by the Allies during the Second World War. The name of the jerrycan refers to its German origins, Jerry being wartime slang for Germans.