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garethashenden

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55 Gallon drum colors
« on: April 06, 2016, 01:18:04 PM »
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I've seen people painting 55 gallon drums black with either red or yellow center sections. Is that prototypical for the early '50s and what does it signify?

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Re: 55 Gallon drum colors
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 02:04:24 PM »
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I found these 2 sources for starters, but I don't know how accurate they are:

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?39885-55-gallon-drum-color-code

http://forums.mylargescale.com/11-public-forum/32898-55-gallon-drum-color-coding.html


Hmm... I paint all my
55 gallon drums orange...




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Re: 55 Gallon drum colors
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 03:09:53 PM »
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Ooh, I was actually just wondering about this the other day.