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    Just curious as to what shape of gas can was popular around 1950? Military? Square? Round?

    Doing some searches on google, I've seen some interesting designs, but nothing pointing to an exact year.

    '50 Champion Starlight
    '71 Swiss 404 Unimog

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    Check out Ebay too. You'd be surprised how much of the old stuff is still around. Ebay can be a great reference even if you're not looking to buy.

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    Tom - Valrico, FL

    1964 Studebaker Daytona

    Tom - Bradenton, FL

    1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
    1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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    • #3
      Check out Ebay too. You'd be surprised how much of the old stuff is still around. Ebay can be a great reference even if you're not looking to buy.

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      Tom - Valrico, FL

      1964 Studebaker Daytona

      Tom - Bradenton, FL

      1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $2514.10)
      1964 Studebaker Commander - 170 1V, 3-Speed w/OD

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by Bob

        Just curious as to what shape of gas can was popular around 1950? Military? Square? Round?

        Doing some searches on google, I've seen some interesting designs, but nothing pointing to an exact year.

        '50 Champion Starlight
        '71 Swiss 404 Unimog
        I remember round ones of 2.5 and 5 gallons.

        You are few days late if you want a round 2.5 gallon gas can. I left one in the garage of my father's house that I closed on this past Tuesday. I would have given it to anyone that wanted it for postage. I saved about 50 cartons of old stuff from the house and garage, but I couldn't save everything.

        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by Bob

          Just curious as to what shape of gas can was popular around 1950? Military? Square? Round?

          Doing some searches on google, I've seen some interesting designs, but nothing pointing to an exact year.

          '50 Champion Starlight
          '71 Swiss 404 Unimog
          I remember round ones of 2.5 and 5 gallons.

          You are few days late if you want a round 2.5 gallon gas can. I left one in the garage of my father's house that I closed on this past Tuesday. I would have given it to anyone that wanted it for postage. I saved about 50 cartons of old stuff from the house and garage, but I couldn't save everything.

          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
          Gary L.
          Wappinger, NY

          SDC member since 1968
          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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          • #6
            For what it's worth, my parents moved to their place in the country in 1950, and the gas can Dad bought for lawnmower gas was red, round, 2 gallons in size, and had GASOLINE painted on the side of it about 2 inches tall. I know this for sure because we still have the can! That stuff was built to last back then.

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            • #7
              For what it's worth, my parents moved to their place in the country in 1950, and the gas can Dad bought for lawnmower gas was red, round, 2 gallons in size, and had GASOLINE painted on the side of it about 2 inches tall. I know this for sure because we still have the can! That stuff was built to last back then.

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by Blue 15G

                For what it's worth, my parents moved to their place in the country in 1950, and the gas can Dad bought for lawnmower gas was red, round, 2 gallons in size, and had GASOLINE painted on the side of it about 2 inches tall. I know this for sure because we still have the can! That stuff was built to last back then.
                The clue is a WOOD handle, not plastic!!

                Craig

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by Blue 15G

                  For what it's worth, my parents moved to their place in the country in 1950, and the gas can Dad bought for lawnmower gas was red, round, 2 gallons in size, and had GASOLINE painted on the side of it about 2 inches tall. I know this for sure because we still have the can! That stuff was built to last back then.
                  The clue is a WOOD handle, not plastic!!

                  Craig

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                  • #10
                    For what its worth, the pictures of that Plymouth being buried in Tulsa, shows what appears to be a round gas can as part of the accessories.

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                    • #11
                      For what its worth, the pictures of that Plymouth being buried in Tulsa, shows what appears to be a round gas can as part of the accessories.

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                      • #12
                        My dad liked the WWII surplus gas cans. They look almost exactly the same as the ones commonly available now (except in California).


                        Lotsa Larks!
                        K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                        Ron Smith
                        Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                        Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                        K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                        Ron Smith
                        Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                        • #13
                          My dad liked the WWII surplus gas cans. They look almost exactly the same as the ones commonly available now (except in California).


                          Lotsa Larks!
                          K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                          Ron Smith
                          Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                          Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                          K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                          Ron Smith
                          Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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