Half A Can Was Better Than No Dustpan

Can anyone recall those squarish 20-litre*  kerosene tins ?  The fuel that we needed in our kerosene stoves came packed in this form, routinely bought from the neighborhood sundry shops.

Empty tins were usually returned to the shops, but sometimes we would retain one, and cut it diagonally into two halves.  After trimming the edges nicely, a wooden pole (could be an ex-broom handle) would be fixed to the back wall, and voila,  we got a nice dust pan. Two sets, in fact.

Almost all of the kampong folks used this type of D-I-Y dust pans.  No waste, re-use, re-cycle …. we knew about that long before the modern-day experts were born.

*note : cannot remember the exact capacity

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