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gtractorfan
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:16 pm    Post subject: Old 5 gallon can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Has anyone seen a can like the unpainted one and know about its brand or if it had a special use? Nothing's on it to identify it. I'm thinking of having a buddy paint it similar to the refinished one.


 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Old 5 gallon can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sorry I can't answer Your question.
But why cant they make them like that anymore?
Handle top and bottom, perfect spout for pouring.
I would clean it and use it!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Old 5 gallon can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would leave it like it is, the other one looks like its made of plastic.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Old 5 gallon can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I remember the gas delivery guy would use a can something like that to fill a 55 gal barrel carrying it from the truck to the barrel.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Old 5 gallon can Reply to specific post Reply with quote


we had 2 55 gallon barrels on a stand, the gas delivery guy would use a can like that to fill them, had to clime up a ladder to fill them. the tank truck had a number system on it to keep track of the cans dumped.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:45 am    Post subject: Re: Old 5 gallon can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

lme wrote:
(quoted from post at 04:40:15 11/19/12)
we had 2 55 gallon barrels on a stand, the gas delivery guy would use a can like that to fill them, had to clime up a ladder to fill them. the tank truck had a number system on it to keep track of the cans dumped.

You nailed it. It's called a transfer can.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:57 am    Post subject: Re: Old 5 gallon can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for your responses, think I'll leave it as is. One thing different from new cans, all the joints are soldered.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:14 am    Post subject: Re: Old 5 gallon can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Check that can, for RR markings. if you find any on it, sell it on ebay, make some christmas $$$
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:51 am    Post subject: Re: Old 5 gallon can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The federales do not allow the sale of useful fuel cans anymore.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:59 am    Post subject: Re: Old 5 gallon can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Exactly, It needs to take a minimum of 3 hands to dispense and dribble slow enough to get you tired of holding it up before you actually fill something to qualify!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:18 am    Post subject: Re: Old 5 gallon can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I used to have one but the spout wasn't quite as large. We used to call them coal oil cans. Been to many years ago, but I think they were used to fill the tanks on old oil burning stoves.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:31 am    Post subject: Re: Old 5 gallon can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I used to envy the delivery man who usd one of those to refill Dad's barrels. Times were tough back then and I knew that Dad couldn't afford to buy one of those so we made do with whatever can was available. Using cans for fuel also required emptying the sediment bowl often and cleaning the screen - or the gas line if it didn't have a screen.

I remember my uncle fueling his TD14 with "Jeep" cans - which caused quite a few fuel problems.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:34 am    Post subject: Re: Old 5 gallon can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dad bought motor oil in 5 gallon cans which was our gas cans to transport gas to the fields. The only 5 gallon cans with the bottom grip that I remember was on the gas/fuel truck when I was a kid. Didn't have that kind of neck though. I never saw the gas man use it. My brother and I hung around the gas truck when it came because when the driver made out his bill he would give us candy suckers.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:43 am    Post subject: Re: Old 5 gallon can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Last can I bought I'disabled'/removed the "safty"stuff.Mow it POURS!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Old 5 gallon can Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dean wrote:
(quoted from post at 13:51:37 11/19/12) The federales do not allow the sale of useful fuel cans anymore.

Dean

Is there a law that prohibits the sale of used fuel cans? Even if there is he could sell it as a decorative piece. They're sold every day in the petroliana hobby.
 
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