Thanks to Dave Moore of Northwood Boats who sent us a cool close to matching thumb can. I have yet to find a reference for the correct post war can, and it may have not even ever had been offered.Things got a bit more streamlined after the war. So, I like the idea though of having one on board, so why not just make one up?
A little graphics here and there, and bam a lable is made, stuck on the can and we are all set. God only knows what that part number is for, I added a 2 instead of the 1 on the last part of an oil filter from the era.
Now its not as made up as you may think. I used what I know about graphic standards. Large corporations do this sort of stuff in systems. So the oil stuff would have been similar to the filters. And the type in the flag, simple and utilitarian. Dang, had to google that word. Anyway. It feels like the same family and could be real. My point of view, is if its on board, it should at least feel and look the part.