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#689494 - Thu Jun 29 2017 01:26 PM New member question about Boe Lube Equipment
DWBoe Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 29 2017
Loc: Michigan, USA
I'm interested in finding information pertaining to Boe Manufacturing of Minneapolis, MN. Online searching led me to a forum here discussing a Boe lubester rack that was sold in an auction. It's clear that a lot of members here have some knowledge about the grease and oil dispensing products that Boe produced in the 1920's.

Why am I interested? Hans Martin Boe, the founder of Boe Manufacturing, was my great grandfather. Yet, very little knowledge of his company was retained in my family. I just recently started searching for information. I've learned a lot, and it's been a fun journey.

I'd love to learn more and exchange information with anyone else who's interested.

Best Regards!


Edited by Oldgas (Thu Jun 29 2017 06:58 PM)
Edit Reason: moved question to General Petroliana Discussion
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#689497 - Thu Jun 29 2017 02:12 PM Re: New member just joined [Re: DWBoe]
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Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
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#689500 - Thu Jun 29 2017 02:31 PM Re: New member just joined [Re: DWBoe]
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Loc: So. Ca.
welcome aboard .. ... cool
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#689506 - Thu Jun 29 2017 04:15 PM Re: New member just joined [Re: DWBoe]
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Loc: Plano TX
Welcome to Oldgas. The best of luck with your research!
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#689521 - Thu Jun 29 2017 07:34 PM Re: New member just joined [Re: DWBoe]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
I have some Boe literature, what are you looking for?

Jack Sim
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#692247 - Thu Aug 10 2017 06:02 PM Re: New member just joined [Re: Jack Sim]
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Registered: Thu Jun 29 2017
Loc: Michigan, USA
Hi Jack,

I would like to see photos of Boe products, and more information about the company. I have seen oil bottles with the Boe name, and a picture of one Boe lubester pump. I have copies of all 15 of his patents.
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#692270 - Thu Aug 10 2017 09:43 PM Re: New member just joined [Re: DWBoe]
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Registered: Sat Apr 05 2003
Loc: Big Sky Country
Dan have you seen the Boe oil dispenser?
Has 4 glass tubes and dispenses oil from them
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#692280 - Fri Aug 11 2017 12:04 AM Re: New member just joined [Re: DWBoe]
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
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Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
Here is a Boe oil dispenser. I believe it was posted here on oldgas in the past. I did a search to try and find it again. I had no luck.

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#692281 - Fri Aug 11 2017 12:09 AM Re: New member just joined [Re: DWBoe]
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Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
This looks like a Boe but do not know for sure if it is.

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#692328 - Fri Aug 11 2017 06:32 PM Re: New member just joined [Re: DWBoe]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
I have a great deal of Boe literature, but I don't do Private Messages, so you will need to email me at: jhsim@petrocollect.com

Jack Sim
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#692389 - Sat Aug 12 2017 03:53 PM Re: New member just joined [Re: MATT ALVAREZ]
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Registered: Thu Jun 29 2017
Loc: Michigan, USA
Hi Matt,
Thanks for posting that! I had not seen this before. There is a Boe Mfg patent for the faucets on the front of this type of oil dispenser, and for some oil display devices.


Attachments
Boe Mfg Co Oil Fountain Faucet Patent.jpg


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#693067 - Thu Aug 24 2017 12:38 PM Boe Mfg Co. Oil Bottles [Re: DWBoe]
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Registered: Thu Jun 29 2017
Loc: Michigan, USA
I've seen two styles of oil bottles with the name BOE MFG CO. One style has larger lettering, and says "PAT APPL'D FOR". The other style has the actual patent number, so I assume it is a later version.

Of the first style, I have seen that some have very distinct lettering, and some have less distinct lettering that looks almost hand-written. A seller on E-Bay selling the kind with less distinct lettering told me it was a replica. Do people really make replicas of glass oil bottles?

The shape of the bottle was patented by Hans Boe to enable one to hold the bottle more securely with one oily hand, and the ribs around the base provided a more secure grip when holding the bottle upside down by the base.


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Boe Patent Bottle.jpg


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