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Help with date a Caspar oil can? #720895
Sat Dec 08 2018 10:23 AM
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Hi Yall.

I'm not a collector of your kind of things, but I've found something that perhaps you could help me with.

I'm a metal detectorist, and local history nerd, and I've actually found a few oil related things in the past few years.

I'm trying to establish an approximate manufacture date of a rusted out Caspar gallon oil can I found, and possibly establish enough circumstance to assume who it's owner probably was.

This is a picture of the can I found here on this site. Mine is in MUCH worse condition, and acually took a while to identify.
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Can anyone tell me what date range this can is probably from?

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Help with date a Caspar oil can? [Re: A#1] #720979
Sun Dec 09 2018 12:33 PM
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The can I have, most likely belonged to a rich dude named Cliff Durant . Aviator, various connections to Chevy, drove in six Indy 500's, owned an airport, a racetrack in Beverly Hills, married to hottie singers, that kind of playboy type rich dude.

Though, like I said, it isn't in any collectors condition, it's still a neat thing in my collection. It's been half buried and outside for the last 80 years or so. It's only about 2/3rds of the can, heavily rusted, and only slightly readable......but it's mine.

I'm just trying to put it there at the right time. Durant owned the property from 1921, through his death in 1937, till it's sale in 1947. I found the can in a foundation nook of what used to be the hangar at his private airstrip.

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Re: Help with date a Caspar oil can? [Re: A#1] #721883
Sun Dec 23 2018 07:03 AM
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Anybody?

Re: Help with date a Caspar oil can? [Re: A#1] #721895
Sun Dec 23 2018 09:50 AM
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Probably 1930's....


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