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#94626 - Mon Mar 05 2007 09:37 AM Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it.
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
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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#94627 - Mon Mar 05 2007 10:39 AM Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it.
minuteman Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 05 2003
Loc: Big Sky Country
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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#94628 - Mon Mar 05 2007 11:31 AM Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it.
marxmobilgas Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 10 2003
Loc: DFW Texas USA
Etterbeek is part of Belgium
per wikipedia

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#94629 - Mon Mar 05 2007 12:09 PM Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it.
wfort39663 Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 24 2004
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
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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#94630 - Mon Mar 05 2007 12:41 PM Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it.
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
Thanks for the info so far. Looks like they ripped off the Ethyl logo.

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#94631 - Mon Mar 05 2007 12:53 PM Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it.
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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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#94632 - Mon Mar 05 2007 03:19 PM Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it.
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
What do you mean "a lip all the way around it"? Could it be black shoe polish?

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#94633 - Mon Mar 05 2007 04:07 PM Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it.
Cold Pizza Offline
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
Is it possible to push her left arm down..
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#94634 - Mon Mar 05 2007 11:58 PM Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it.
dodogas Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 25 2003
Loc: Kelowna British Columbia Canad...
You may get poked in the eye if you try that!!!

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#94635 - Tue Mar 06 2007 09:44 PM Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it.
oil stuff Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 06 2004
Loc: BG . MO.
I seen that and was wondering about it also. Thought about getting it just because of how neat it was.

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#94636 - Thu Mar 08 2007 06:31 AM Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it.
tomzcollectiblez Offline
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Registered: Sun Feb 26 2006
Loc: La Porte, In
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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#94637 - Sun Mar 18 2007 04:11 PM Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it.
powerlube Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 26 2006
Loc: Parker, CO
Ethyl corp made a soapless cleaner, perhaps its advertising it:


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#94638 - Mon Mar 19 2007 05:27 PM Re: Wacky Peotone find. Please help identify it.
Chad Haas Offline
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Registered: Sun May 04 2003
Loc: Beaverton, Oregon, USA
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/

[This message has been edited by chadhaas (edited 03-19-2007).]
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