Henry Giessel's can; what is it used for?

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Henry Giessel co is known for Acetylene storage facilities and safe drinking water on RR cars.

Any idea what this can was designed and used for?

15517454978_3fe120bea6_z.jpgANOV 043 by skipskip, on Flickr

5 gal size, galvanized has strainers in both holes.

top cover says model 28

I dont think the red paint is original.


petroleum product?

potable water?

All ideas welcome



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