Vintage Finds: Naval Emergency Drinking Water Cans
We wanted to share these great images of vintage canned water made in 1952 for the U.S. Navy. Emergency drinking water was put into cans like these to be loaded on Navy vessels during the Korean War. A clean, drinkable water supply was a necessary commodity at a time when servicemen in ships or aircraft could easily have found themselves in rafts awaiting rescue, possibly for extended periods of time.
We are featuring the canned water alongside civil defense fallout shelter signs, because we thought the cans look cool in this setting. Add a Geiger counter and position these on a rusted grate like we have here, and you have a very cool look for your man cave, TV room or office.