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#310795 - Fri Mar 09 2012 01:20 PM "Reliable Motor Oil" history?
thatgoodgulfguy Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 02 2012
Loc: Seattle
I just came across an eBay auction for a 5 gallon Reliable Motor Oil can with the inscription "Trustworthy As It's Name". Anybody have a history of this co or the can itself? Nice looking can with good red and green graphics. I've collected cans (particularly 5 gal) for a while now, but have never seen Reliable Motor Oil before. eBay auction item #270772564763.
Thanks!

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#310846 - Fri Mar 09 2012 06:23 PM Re: "Reliable Motor Oil" history? [Re: thatgoodgulfguy]
Carolinatraveler Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 28 2008
Loc: Kernersville, NC
Reliable was a brand of motor oil marketed by Spur Distributing Company out of Nashville, TN from the 1930s through the early 1950s. In the 1950s this product, a bulk grade oil, was rebranded Durable, a name under which it was sold thru the late 1980s. Reliable, being a bulk grade (low grade) oil was sold primarily in 2 gallon cans, but was also offered in matching 5 gallon and more rarely, quart, cans.

Wayne Henderson
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Petroleum Collectibles Monthly
Kernersville, NC

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#310891 - Fri Mar 09 2012 10:22 PM Re: "Reliable Motor Oil" history? [Re: Carolinatraveler]
thatgoodgulfguy Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 02 2012
Loc: Seattle
Thanks Wayne! Boy I love this forum!

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