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Standard Household Lubricant Can
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Just picked this up. I like the graphics on it! Anyone know how old it might be? Thanks and enjoy.




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Re: Standard Household Lubricant Can
GASandOIL #532919 Sun May 04 2014 08:38 AM
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That's a pretty nice can. Got to be near 100 years old, if it isn't (looks 1910-1920 to me).

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Re: Standard Household Lubricant Can
GASandOIL #532921 Sun May 04 2014 08:43 AM
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The Drop of Oil books shows about 5 different versions of this basic can with some very subtle differences in the label and a larger 1/2 pint version. In one of the listing it calls it circa 1920's. I wouldn't be surprised if some of them date back into the teens. But that is only my opinion.

I have the same one as you only saying (Indiana) under the lower Standard logo in the yellow area. What does your say there?

I would think in my case with the Indiana designation that it must date at least later than the 1911 break up of Standard oil. I dont believe this Indiana designation would have existed prior to the break up but I could be wrong on that. Again, what does your say there?

I agree the graphics are cool!! I have both the small one and the larger 1/2 pint. Both Indiana.

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Re: Standard Household Lubricant Can
Steven C. #532985 Sun May 04 2014 01:54 PM
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Mine reads - Standard Oil Company (incorporated). I agree, neat little can!

Re: Standard Household Lubricant Can
GASandOIL #533013 Sun May 04 2014 03:38 PM
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I too have a couple of these oilers... But, mine do not have a whole lot of "color", left in the labels....

SOCONY:



Standard Oil of Indiana:



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Bob Richards #533037 Sun May 04 2014 04:48 PM
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Nice!

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GASandOIL #533042 Sun May 04 2014 05:27 PM
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Wow that's a gem I want one now! Great find!

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Highway66 #533047 Sun May 04 2014 05:33 PM
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Bob the Socony version is way cool!!


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Re: Standard Household Lubricant Can
Steven C. #533060 Sun May 04 2014 06:07 PM
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Nice score Wade!

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Re: Standard Household Lubricant Can
pickurt #533080 Sun May 04 2014 06:47 PM
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The asking price and even the completed price of a couple auctions where these oilers have been listed, have gone up quite a bit from when I bought mine...

Here are some from Ebay (both ongoing and completed auctions):


Standard Oil of California 4oz version:



An early Standard Oil (I believe):



Standard Oil of California 8oz version:



Different SOCONY version:



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Re: Standard Household Lubricant Can
Bob Richards #533142 Sun May 04 2014 08:36 PM
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The Standard Oil Company version pictured above in Bob's post is the oldest one shown.....it dates from before 1911.

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Pegasus #533158 Mon May 05 2014 03:26 AM
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That older version can has a great look, thanks for sharing it.
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