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Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it. #94626
Mon Mar 05 2007 08:37 AM
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This is a foreign looking oddball tin piece.
It is 4.75" round, single sided, with a slight lip all the way around. Looks to be the Ethyl logo in a language I can't identify. Anyone have any info on the sign or the language written on it? Thanks

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Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it. #94627
Mon Mar 05 2007 09:39 AM
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I think it is Arabic but has nothing to do with petro...maybe a wax or polish of some kind....probably a mirror on the other side at one time...mm


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Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it. #94628
Mon Mar 05 2007 10:31 AM
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Etterbeek is part of Belgium
per wikipedia

Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it. #94629
Mon Mar 05 2007 11:09 AM
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I believe it is correct that this could be from Belgium. French is used there and this loosely translates to "furniture polish" in French.


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Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it. #94630
Mon Mar 05 2007 11:41 AM
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Thanks for the info so far. Looks like they ripped off the Ethyl logo.

Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it. #94631
Mon Mar 05 2007 11:53 AM
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MAYBE IT WAS A POLISH MADE BY THE ETHYL CORP. REMEMBER HOW MANY PRODUCTS WERE OFFERED BY MOST OIL COMPANIES THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO THE THE AUTOMOBILE. ETHYL OVERSEAS MAY'VE BEEN DIFFERENT FROM U.S.A. THEREFORE USING THEIR LOGO SUBLIMINALLY WITHIN THIS LABEL OR ADVERTISEMENT. JMOHO.

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Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it. #94632
Mon Mar 05 2007 02:19 PM
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What do you mean "a lip all the way around it"? Could it be black shoe polish?

Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it. #94633
Mon Mar 05 2007 03:07 PM
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Is it possible to push her left arm down..


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Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it. #94634
Mon Mar 05 2007 10:58 PM
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You may get poked in the eye if you try that!!!

Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it. #94635
Tue Mar 06 2007 08:44 PM
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I seen that and was wondering about it also. Thought about getting it just because of how neat it was.

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Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it. #94636
Thu Mar 08 2007 05:31 AM
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Very Cool Greg! Maybe it's an octane boost of some kind? Definately has the ethyl logo and colors...Hair Grease??? LOL

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Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it. #94637
Sun Mar 18 2007 02:11 PM
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Ethyl corp made a soapless cleaner, perhaps its advertising it:


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Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it. #94638
Mon Mar 19 2007 03:27 PM
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Translated it is "metal polish". Here is a container that the company used for their polish:





I think you have quite a find, not necessarily from a Petroliana perspective, but mainly interest from black memorabilia collectors. See article about black memorabilia: http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/newforms/

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