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#1 akretowicz OFFLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2017 - 09:05 AM

Just a few of my vintage oil cans I have acquired through the years.  Threw in the old oil bottle cause it has never, ever been opened!  I have no large collections of anything.  Just a little bit of everything, I suppose.  LOL

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Posted August 24, 2017 - 10:50 AM

Cool. I have a few. Also, some glass ones from service stations with the tin pour spouts. They look neat on the shelves in the workshop.


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Posted August 24, 2017 - 03:46 PM

Haven't seen any of those before.

 

I can remember when dad bought oil in steel quart cans and there was that pour spout with a spike to open them.

 

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Posted August 24, 2017 - 04:12 PM

I can remember when dad bought oil in steel quart cans and there was that pour spout with a spike to open them.

 

Now your making me feel old. I hate to think of how many of those cans I've opened. In my mind I can still hear the sound of that spout piercing the lid of those cans. They also used to sell antifreeze in quart cans. 

 

That's a nice collection of oil containers. 


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Posted August 24, 2017 - 05:44 PM

Haven't seen any of those before.

 

I can remember when dad bought oil in steel quart cans and there was that pour spout with a spike to open them.

 

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Used many of those my self. If that is what I used it is a cardboard can with steel ends. Don



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Posted August 24, 2017 - 06:23 PM

I bought many cases of oil in the cardboard cans. I still have a spout. Got a few other cans also. 1 Maytag oil can in the bunch. Brings back memories looking at the cans.


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Posted August 24, 2017 - 06:59 PM

Worked in a filling station at night through High School.  Poured a lot of oil from those tin qt. cans.  then the cardboard came on board and trying to use that spout on a tin end cardboard can was a real challenge at times.  Could really make a mess real quick. Finally quit the piercing spout and used a church key.  Nice collection of oil can for sure. Keep it up and you will fit right in with Frank on American Pickers. :rolling:


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Posted August 24, 2017 - 07:14 PM

Nice collection, I like the Farmers Union cans. We have a restaurant in Cynthiana, Ky. The owner has the five gallon cans all along the walls near the ceiling...their amazing. I have a few including one of the glass bottles with a tin cap. I too remember the quart cans very well.
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Posted August 25, 2017 - 06:27 AM

Nice collection you have there. I remember having one of those cardboard cans leak on floor of car, they were somewhat fragile. Likely why I don't have any...

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Posted August 25, 2017 - 11:52 AM

I have a hardware store nearby that still has cases of the cardboard quarts. I should buy a whole case. They Texaco, Halvoline, and Mobil if I remember correctly.

I cleaned them out of their old LawnBoy two stroke cans and sold those on EBay.
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Posted August 25, 2017 - 03:28 PM

I do have a unique spout for the cardboard quarts and use the glass oil dispenser for the wife's car that seems to like a monthly glug.

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Posted August 25, 2017 - 08:27 PM

I have a couple of old cans, but I am too lazy to get up to take pictures right now. Maybe tomorrow. 


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Posted August 25, 2017 - 08:53 PM

I have a couple of old cans, but I am too lazy to get up to take pictures right now. Maybe tomorrow. 

"a reasonable facsimile will suffice,  get the crayons out"  :smilewink:



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Posted August 25, 2017 - 09:10 PM

"a reasonable facsimile will suffice,  get the crayons out"  :smilewink:

I can't reach them from my recliner. 



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Posted September 10, 2017 - 09:38 AM

I dont really try to collect them but I do purchase them when we have them in our auctions for a friend who has hundreds and goes to shows and sells and trades them But I do buy interesting ones for myself when they come along cheap,I have maybe 30 of them all pretty old but this one is the biggest and probably best,Its a 56 gallon Standard oil barrel,This one is steel ,I had one that was brass,I think its kinda cool,

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