Vintage Jerry Can, 44 Cavalier, US Army WWII, Distressed Steel, Brown & Dark Green, Chippy Paint, Gas and Water, Home Decor, Industrial Art

$291.60 $364.50

The collectible U.S. Cavalier 44 gas and water jerry can is in good condition. While the can could be used to hold gas, it is being offered in this listing as a decorative collectible. According to references, these cans were used for either gas or water and would often be transported in a military jeep. Under the three parallel handles made into the top, there is a "U.S." with a "CAVALIER" in the center and a "44" just below. While the information under the three parallel handles has actually been stamped into the steel, there is a "C 216" spray-painted in white on the back end. Along with this, the distressed and aged brownish dark-green color has a chippy-paint appearance with slightly rustic accents where the paint has worn away. Also, it is important to point out the intact lid opening mechanism. The lid still opens and shuts with very little - if any - slack in the closed position. In addition, the large stamped X shape on each side not only adds strength to the steel, but it is also aesthetically attractive. All of these gorgeously aged and distressed features work together to give this U.S. Cavalier 44 steel gas and water jerry can a wonderful industrial-military charm.

Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual. Also, even though the can has been washed out with soap and water, it still has an odor. While there are ways the interior could be cleaned much more extensively, it is not recommended for drinking water.

There are no breaks, cracks, holes, or repair places on this collectible U.S. Army steel jerry can. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on this super cool U.S. Cavalier 44 jerry can - mainly in the form of distress, dings, and dents. Also, there are some rustic/surface rust spots on the can - mainly on the edges and/or corners. As can be seen in the photos, the light colored interior has an orangish-copper tone from fuel being transported and stored in the can. While the empty can has been cleaned both inside and out with soap and water, there is still a fuel stain on the interior. Even though the lid mechanism opens and shuts very well with little-to-no slack when closed thereby creating a good seal, it may be desirable to use a different cleaning method for the interior to remove any remaining fuel odor.

The decorative possibilities for this collectible U.S. Army WWII gas and water jerry can are many. The display case or open collectibles shelf would be enhanced by the addition of this gorgeously aged and distressed military jerry can. Also, the man-cave or den would welcome this U.S. Cavalier 44 steel gas can for its distressed chippy-paint surface and industrial-military charm. In addition, the growing collection of militaria memorabilia would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this U.S. Army Cavalier 44 WWII gas and water jerry can.

The collector will appreciate this distressed and rustic brownish dark-green Cavalier 44 WWII gas and water jerry can for tis good condition, intact lid mechanism, industrial-military charm, and aesthetically attractive appearance.

The distressed and rustic brownish dark-green U.S. ARMY WWII Cavalier 44 steel gas and water jerry can weighs approximately 167 oz.

The collectible U.S. Army Cavalier 44 WWII gas and water jerry can measures approximately 18.5" tall x 13.75" in length x 6 5/8" wide.

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Vintage Jerry Can 44 Cavalier US Army WWII Distressed Steel Brown & Dark Green Chippy Paint Gas and Water Home Decor Industrial Art

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