I'm not sure this one will go in my Heirloom Book but it's a great conversation piece! We found 2 boxes of these in the basement. As near as I can tell, from my quick Google searching, these water cans are from the Korean War and/or Vietnam War era. They still have water in them.
It made for a great family conversation that went something like this:
Teenager: Is there really water in that??
Teenager: Didn't they have water back then?
Answer: Of course they did but these were water rations for troops and emergencies.
Teenager: Why did they drink water from a can? [This one was my personal favorite!]
Answer: Because they didn't have plastic bottles back then!
You get the idea. It was a fun conversation.
One family member has turned one into a pencil holder for his desk at work. I'm sure we will come up with some other fun uses for these!
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