Traditional Watercan (Buckby Can)


Watercans are available in the following sizes:

Half pint

1 Pint

2 Pint

Half gallon

1 Gallon

2 Gallon

3 Gallon

I also can source watercans with brass or chrome bands/ handles

Please allow at least 10 days as most cans are painted to order



Historically, and most working boats of today (including Mountbatten) on the waterways system, don’t have water tanks like modern boats, instead they have a can or more on the roof for drinking and washing water.  (Called Buckby cans if made on the Buckby flight on the Grand Union Canal)

Nowadays, the watercan is a proud, mainly decorative addition to any traditional style narrowboat on the canals and rivers.  The full size versions are usually adorned with the boat or owner’s name and I paint these as bespoke commissions.

Please use the Contact Us form to make an enquiry.  Otherwise, standard colourways are available to order through here.  Please allow at least 10 days for delivery as most cans will be painted to order.  Thank you



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