When was the gas can invented?
Moreover, why do they call a gas can a jerry can?
As in: jerry can. Second World War. Western desert army slang for German liquid containers; hence 'jerry cans'. The allied army used them in preference to the army issue as the jerry can's ribbed design made it less prone to leaking in the onerous conditions.
Additionally, what are plastic jerry cans made of? Our plastic jerrycans are manufactured from high-density polyethene (HDPE) with a range of accessories and closures available to accompany the products. Standard colours include: white, natural, blue and black with other colours available on request.
Accordingly, who created the jerry can?
During the summer of 1939, an American engineer named Paul Pleiss who had just completed a manufacturing job in Berlin initiated an adventure worthy of a spy novel when he convinced a German colleague who had access to jerry cans to travel with him overland to India with three jerry cans in tow.
How tall is a jerry can?
Jerry can dimensions need to be: 18-1/4" H x 13-1/2" W x 6-1/2" D.