Yup. Germans during WW2 were “Jerry’s” hence Jerry can. The story I got was the British and GI’s would take captured or discarded German cans and use them because the tins we had early in the war leaked and weren’t very strong. We very quickly copied the design, or at least aspects of it. Wish I still had it but I had a can dated 1943. I gave to the guy that purchased Dad’s 1943 GPW.