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Lead top oil cans - production years #725330
Fri Feb 22 2019 06:24 PM
Fri Feb 22 2019 06:24 PM
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Pittsburgh, Pa
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Can someone tell me what years the small lead top oil cans (like this one) were produced and when they were phased out for the plastic top type.

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Last edited by ccmnova; Fri Feb 22 2019 06:28 PM.
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Re: Lead top oil cans - production years [Re: ccmnova] #725335
Fri Feb 22 2019 09:02 PM
Fri Feb 22 2019 09:02 PM
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It’s a really hard question to answer as some plastic top oilers predate lead tops from the same company, vice versa, and some that have no rhyme or reason to when and why. I think it’s been asked a few times on the forum and there’s never been a straight answer for those reasons. Dating specific cans would probably be easier, unfortunately.


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Re: Lead top oil cans - production years [Re: ccmnova] #725388
Sat Feb 23 2019 08:12 PM
Sat Feb 23 2019 08:12 PM
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I agree with RedHat, but have found that most lead tops date from the late 1930s.

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