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British 4 gallon Flimsy Cans
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Posted: Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 11:32 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly takes a look at a set of British 4 gallon Flimsy Cans from Accurate Armour.

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Posted: Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 03:27 PM UTC
Good review. Thanks.

It may be possible to reverse the cans and just add a cap and handle rather than try to remove molded handles.

Best wishes,
Grant
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Posted: Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 09:14 PM UTC
Hi Grant,

Not really as the base has to be cut off. The handles just need the film cleaned out, you just need to be careful as the top rim is quite delicate.

Al
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Posted: Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 01:38 AM UTC
Alan,

Nice review! I know these were phased out when jerrycans became available, but is there a firm date beyond which they shouldn't be used? (And did they have a "second life" afterwards holding other liquids? Just fishing to see if they could have any uses say in a NWE setting...)

Tom
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Posted: Sunday, December 26, 2010 - 04:28 AM UTC
Hi Tom,

With so many being manufactured they were still around when I was a kid in the late 50s early 60s. I remember my Dad had a couple to keep the fuel for the lawnmower in.

I would guess you'd still find them around here and there in the later war, but I don't have any pics I can recall that show this. A half or quarter can would make a good Cooker I would think.

So yes, I would think the odd one or two would pop up even after the Jerry Cans came into being but I can't say for sure. 43 seems to be the change over period, but I'm not positive if there was a specific date or they were just phased out.

Al

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Posted: Monday, December 27, 2010 - 01:28 AM UTC
Thanks!

Tom