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#1 Nervous

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 04:57 AM

Hello Everyone

I have can of Insecticide Aerosol [ Insecticide, Areosol, DDT and Allethrin, Type I, 12 uncji (Stock No. 6840-254-8770) ] and looking for more information about it. Can You help me?

http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb255/nervowy/vietnam/Sprey/?action=view&current=SpreyItyp12ozA.jpghttp://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb255/nervowy/vietnam/Sprey/?action=view&current=SpreyItyp12ozB.jpg

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 07:38 AM

What info are you looking for? That is a Vietnam war era can of insect spray. I think the spray nozzles were recessed into the top of the can to make the cans more efficient for shipping. While they outlawed DDT some years back I believe it was more for environmental reasons rather then personal health issues.

#3 Nervous

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 01:51 PM

Hello Survival

I think that isn't Nam Era can, and isn't damage. On can is Stock Number, used to 1953, and there is DDT, used until 1965.
But this aerosol can be used during Nam Era, and that kind of information I'm looking for.
When IIWW/Korea/Vietnam? and where this aerosol was used.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:19 PM

I can remember my Father bringing home a case from work in the late 1960s. He worked for the military. Maybe it was surplus. That style stock number was in use from the mid 1950s to the early 1970s. Also DDT was banned in the USA in 1972.




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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:33 PM

Stock Number in my opinion was used until 1953/late 1954, "Aunt Wiki" said 1949 [..."The Federal Stock Number was used from 1949 to 1975 when it was replaced by the National Stock Number..." before FSN was Stock No. ]
Example of suncream from 62 with FSN
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb255/nervowy/vietnam/Suncream/?action=view&current=Suncream62.jpg

DDT in my opinion was baned in Army in 65/66, in 1972 in civil.
Insect powder from 4/65 with DDT, and insect powder from 4/66 without it, also no other repellent or spray after 65/66 was made with DDT.
http://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb255/nervowy/vietnam/Insect%20Powder/?action=view&current=InsectPowder4-65.jpghttp://s210.photobucket.com/albums/bb255/nervowy/vietnam/Insect%20Powder/?action=view&current=InsectPowder66A.jpg

But this aerosol can might be surplus.

Edited by Nervous, 25 April 2011 - 09:34 PM.


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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:19 AM

Could we get some better pictures of this can? Dose the can itself spray the insecticide or is it just a can of powder or liguid that was pored into a larger aerosol sprayer? Also what is the size of the can?

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 07:42 AM

http://www.usmilitar...showtopic=94112



I see where your getting confused because the the number is preceeded by the word Stock number as opposed to Federal Stock number. If you click on the attached link and read down it will show that the eleven digit stock numbers were started in fiscal year 1955. That would be around June 1954 as its a fiscal year. Then in the early 1970s two additional numbers were added which made it a 13 digit stock number. That would put your can as produced between 1954 to the early 1970s. They started sending troops over there around 1963 but 1965 to around 1970 were the really active years. If the can has a contract number in addition to the stock number that would pin down the manufactuer date. I can't confirm the date the military stopped using DDT but even if your date 1965 is correct that would still be a solid Vietnam use. Notice your can of DDT powder is dated 1965 and has an eleven digit number preceeded by the word "Stock" not "Federal Stock Number" or FSN That should pin down the date pretty close there. As I recall the can was an aerosol spray and the sprayer knob was recessed below the top rim of the can. Its a 12 ounce can close to what a typical spray can is now. Maybe around beer can size......

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:31 AM

Can is similar to 12 oz beer can, 12 cm tall, 7 cm wide. Inside is liquid like in new made aerosol.

Survival, You have right, "Stock No" before number confused me, I see "Stock" and this shade me 11 digit number.
I also didn't see "Stock" o my 65 powder can, until You told me.
Mea culpa.

This can is still between 1954-1975, and if my thinking is good, with DDT, it is pre 65/66, so it might be used during early period of US involvement in Vietnam, no IIWW/Korea.


Thank You and sorry.

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:48 PM

Glad I could help....

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:26 AM

Just came across one of these cans of insecticide type I and thought it would be a good idea to post photos

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:28 AM

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:31 AM

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:33 AM

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