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?

ANOV 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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