Wooden Standard Oil Grease Container Barrel Drum

Posted by: Carlock_Sales

Wooden Standard Oil Grease Container Barrel Drum - Sat Sep 05 2015 04:55 PM

Picked up on a sale anyone know approximate age? Value? Any help appreciated. Thanks.
Posted by: Robert77

Re: Wooden Standard Oil Grease Container Barrel Drum - Sun Sep 06 2015 10:37 PM

Might be a War Time piece. pretty cool, probably not many that survived...
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Wooden Standard Oil Grease Container Barrel Drum - Sun Sep 06 2015 10:43 PM

Originally Posted By Robert77
Might be a War Time piece. pretty cool, probably not many that survived...


never seen that before, possibly turn of the century? ... cool
Posted by: Motorace

Re: Wooden Standard Oil Grease Container Barrel Drum - Mon Nov 27 2017 01:10 AM

Plenty of manufacturers offered metal cans for grease before WW2, so it seems unlikely to me that it post-dated WW2. On the other hand, metal was a strategic material, so is it possible Standard Oil might have used wood to save metal for other wartime needs?

Most commercial grease containers show an SAE-rated weight for their grease by WW2, but this one does not, so again, that might be an indication that it dates from much earlier. The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) was formed in 1903 precisely to standardize things like viscosity ratings across the many manufacturers... so... could the lack of an SAE rating indicate that it predates the SAE? . I hope someone knows the history of this container and can solve this mystery.