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#173497 - Thu Feb 04 2010 08:12 PM WORTHMORE brand oil??
TOMD Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 29 2005
Loc: WI,USA
Found this very nice triple lubester.The sign on the back advertises Worthmore oil is that generic or is there a worthmore oil??Any help appreciated.
TomD

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#173500 - Thu Feb 04 2010 08:23 PM Re: WORTHMORE brand oil?? [Re: TOMD]
Jolly-John Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 10 2007
Loc: Plover, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
There definitely was a "Worthmore Oil" brand, Tom. I have a Worthmore mini-oil can bank that is red and cream. It isn't in front of me at this moment, so I can't give you more specifics (like a corporate headquarters). But, I'm sure someone else will chime in here. Best, John in Wisconsin

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#173501 - Thu Feb 04 2010 08:26 PM Re: WORTHMORE brand oil?? [Re: Jolly-John]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
I agree with John. I have heard of that brand but have only seen a couple thinks from them.
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#173509 - Thu Feb 04 2010 08:42 PM Re: WORTHMORE brand oil?? [Re: gasoildude]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
EVEN THE HENDERSON & BENJAMIN LOGO BOOK DOESN'T MENTION IT IN THEIR INDEX, SO NO HELP FROM ME OR THEM!
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#173510 - Thu Feb 04 2010 08:44 PM Re: WORTHMORE brand oil?? [Re: gasoildude]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
That's a fantastic dispenser! The condition is amazing. Is it porcelain or painted?

Here's a smaller, round one:

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=153027

Wes

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#173517 - Thu Feb 04 2010 09:12 PM Re: WORTHMORE brand oil?? [Re: TOMD]
TOMD Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Nov 29 2005
Loc: WI,USA
It is a painted sign,There is not a dent or even a ding in the whole cabinet.How it survived i don't know.Keep the info coming.
Thanks
TomD

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#173531 - Fri Feb 05 2010 12:37 AM Re: WORTHMORE brand oil?? [Re: TOMD]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Since oil companies never made anything besides oil, some equipment company must have made this. If Worthmore was a large company they could have specified exactly what they wanted and had it made by the equipment company. Since only a few on this site have ever heard of Worthmore, my assumption is that some equipment company offered these out to the oil companies and Worthmore purchase some of them and had their name put on them.

It would be interesting to know if there is any tags on the pumps, how was this refilled, what type of tanks are inside and if they have any identification on them.

I clicked on the image and looked at the enlarge picture, but I don't remember anything in my all my literature that even come close to this dispenser.

Very unusual and interesting piece, did you purchase it?

Jack Sim


Edited by Jack Sim (Fri Feb 05 2010 12:38 AM)
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#173555 - Fri Feb 05 2010 07:39 AM Re: WORTHMORE brand oil?? [Re: TOMD]
TOMD Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Nov 29 2005
Loc: WI,USA
Yes i did purchase it and its home.there were no tanks below,they were gone.I cannot find an i.d. tag anywhere on it.
Will keep looking!
Thanks
TomD

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#173581 - Fri Feb 05 2010 11:49 AM Re: WORTHMORE brand oil?? [Re: TOMD]
rd_signs Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 16 2006
Loc: White Deer, Tx. USA
Looks as if "oldnfuelish" fouhd a container for oil, that went under this dispencer. It is in the post "generic can"
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#173584 - Fri Feb 05 2010 12:25 PM Re: WORTHMORE brand oil?? [Re: rd_signs]
mapper Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 07 2005
Loc: Minneapolis, MN
Mutual Dealers Wholesale out of St. Paul, MN sold Worthmore oil. I'm not sure if its the same company as the lubester.


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QT_Worthmore.jpg


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#173667 - Fri Feb 05 2010 08:39 PM Re: WORTHMORE brand oil?? [Re: mapper]
Jolly-John Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 10 2007
Loc: Plover, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Hi, Gang. Here's the picture of the Worthmore mini-oil can bank I have. The typeface on the can appears to match Tom's oil dispenser.

Here is the copy that is printed on my mini-oil can bank:

"It's wise to be thrifty. Your Mutual Dealer, cooperating wuth 2,500 other Independent dealers, offers Nationally Advertised merchandise and items of equivalent quality at thrifty money-saving prices."

"Every Worthmore Brand item offered is Guaranteed to be satisfactory. When you trade with your local Mutual Dealer you are keeping dollars at work in your own town."

Hope this adds a little something to the info already presented here. John in Wisconsin


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wmDSC00042.jpg



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#174751 - Fri Feb 12 2010 04:55 PM Re: WORTHMORE brand oil?? [Re: Jolly-John]
Jay Leeper Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Nov 17 2000
Loc: Alva, Ok.
Here is a 1 lb grease


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worthmore.JPG


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