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Old 10-16-2018, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default Triangle tan canister

Hello, I have this canister, complete original including marking. Is this some kind of civilian canister captured for Wehrmacht usage or original type made for special purpose?
I found one old thread here, where the owner writes "triangular early type". But having in mind the colour and year of production of mine, it's weird.

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Old 10-17-2018, 12:46 AM   #2
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I think its a spare tank, like the half circeled you saw in a Kubelwagen. And wartime.

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Old 10-17-2018, 01:32 PM   #3
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Yup,

Early pattern can, however I was told that some vehicles had a particular storage for that pattern. Presumably manufacture continued in line with requirements for the vehicles.

Then the jerry can appeared on the scene that was undoubtedly more practical, but would not reasonably fit into some existing racks.

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Old 10-19-2018, 01:15 PM   #4
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Early? It seems to be marked 1943...

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Old 10-19-2018, 02:32 PM   #5
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Early? It seems to be marked 1943...

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Its indeed marked 43!

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Old 10-20-2018, 01:01 PM   #6
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Yes I know it is marked 1943...........I said it was an early PATTERN can that they used prior to the jerry can ( jerry can introduced in 1937)

I suggested that they continued manufacture due to need etc. The early can did indeed fit into strange shaped vehicles, however a triangle can is very bad when you want to carry lots in the back of a truck.........hence the more "normal" jerry can becoming king.

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Old 10-20-2018, 01:15 PM   #7
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So what year was the triangle can introduced in your opinion? Whats the earliest production year you`ve seen?

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Old 10-21-2018, 01:48 PM   #8
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Hello Sonnenwende,

In answer to your question, I have absolutely NO idea when it was first introduced. I was rather surprised to see the one dated 43 as the rectangular jerry can is so superior in design I would have thought they would have stopped making the triangle ones.

I have a love of the german and brit prewar vehicles so in cruising the net looking at photographs of early vehicles I have noted these cans either on various vehicles or included on the picture elsewhere. The earliest physical example I have seen here in UK was dated 39 (which does not help much I confess)

If others have an earlier example feel free to post as it would be an interesting comparator (especially if in early 3 colour paint scheme)

I shall continue to dig to see what I can find.

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Old 10-22-2018, 09:04 AM   #9
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Hello, Me again,

Had a look through some photo,s I have stored and so far the earliest that has a defined date with the early can in evidence is an exercise photo from 1935. I wont post it as its lifted off the web and may be copyright. Have a couple of others that MIGHT be earlier from the uniforms and kit etc but as their are no dates with the pics I cannot say for sure.

A simple image search on the web will bring up vehicles from the Weimar period or use riechswhere (spelling??) I am sure you will find some with the cans on the images.

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Old 10-22-2018, 12:20 PM   #10
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Thanks. I think probably the two types of cans served different purposes as well and are more a compliment to each other than the Kanister taking over the role of the triangular can, with the triangular can slowly being phased out and perhaps only used as a spare can for smaller vehicles at the end. Seems there where different types of triangular cans with different volume as well.

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thank your for your help.
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Thanks. I think probably the two types of cans served different purposes as well and are more a compliment to each other than the Kanister taking over the role of the triangular can, with the triangular can slowly being phased out and perhaps only used as a spare can for smaller vehicles at the end. Seems there where different types of triangular cans with different volume as well.

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Totally agree on your comments Sonnenwnde, even the 2 we have on this thread are slightly differing, although I think both are 20L capacity, bottom one has a top filler cap and the one on the armoured car has more of a pouring style of arrangement. No army would just throw them away in a war, and the troops would always find a use for them.

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Old 10-23-2018, 02:07 PM   #13
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Triangular shaped can were in use already at the time of the WW1.
Capacity varied from 5 l to 25 l.
I have many of them from various nations but I can't send pictures.
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Anyone has an idea what would be its price? I haven't found any for sale. thanks
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