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quartcans
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posted 02-05-2004 07:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for quartcans   Click Here to Email quartcans     Edit/Delete Message
Here is a neat 10 quart can. I have never seen anything else Imperial with the checkered graphics.

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posted 02-05-2004 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lastgas15   Click Here to Email Lastgas15     Edit/Delete Message
Scott,
Thats a great looking can. Is it dated? I wonder if its from the period when Cheker owned Imperial?

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posted 02-05-2004 08:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for +Chris Holt   Click Here to Email +Chris Holt     Edit/Delete Message
Now thats a cool can!!!!

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THE AMERICAN GARAGE
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posted 02-05-2004 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for THE AMERICAN GARAGE   Click Here to Email THE AMERICAN GARAGE     Edit/Delete Message
SCOTT! WOW WHAT A REPORT! SUPER-DUPER EXCELLENT READING AND EXTREMELY NICE PRODUCT SHOTS OF SOME AWESOME CANS.
I TOO ESPECIALLY LOVE THAT CHECKERED CAN ABOVE ALONG WITH THE MANY OTHER CANS YOU HAVE POSTED. GREAT JOB ON A SMALLER REFINERY. KUDOS TO YOU!

DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGES

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posted 02-05-2004 09:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 41150     Edit/Delete Message
WOW Scott you are going to have to do up a web page and advertise the largest Imperial Collection in the world. Ted

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posted 02-06-2004 07:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for quartcans   Click Here to Email quartcans     Edit/Delete Message
No markings or dates on the Imperial 10 qt Bob. Here are a couple of 2 gallons that are very graphic and from the early logo from St. Louis, Missouri.

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posted 02-07-2004 06:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for quartcans   Click Here to Email quartcans     Edit/Delete Message

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posted 02-08-2004 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for quartcans   Click Here to Email quartcans     Edit/Delete Message
Today I will post pictures of 1 gallon cans that Imperial used for products such as oil and anti-freeze. Monday will be quart week.



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posted 02-09-2004 07:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for quartcans   Click Here to Email quartcans     Edit/Delete Message
Here is a neat cardboard sign that I believe was hanging in the in the windows. The second picture is of a bottle.

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posted 02-10-2004 07:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for quartcans   Click Here to Email quartcans     Edit/Delete Message
Here are two outboard quarts and the two oldest quart cans from Imperial Refineries.



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These 4 metal qt cans above are my favorite oil cans because of the story behind them. When me and my brother first started collecting oil cans my mom and dad went to the local Imperial guy who ran the station and asked him if he had any oil cans to sell so they could give to us for Christmas. He said that he didn't but he told them where he had dumped everything from the station. They went to the dump and dug up and cleaned these cans for us and gave them to us for Christmas around the year 2000. We were amazed when we opened our presents that Christmas day. Me and my dad and brother went back to the dump that next spring and dug a whole day to salvage all of the cans we could. We got about 2 garbage bags full. We also found A-38 ad glass and another globe that had been tossed. The last can in the picture is one we argue over from time to time. It is the only one that we found that didn't have the cream color on it just red and white. We don't know if it is just faded perfectly or what, but it makes for a good arguement every once in awhile when we see it at our mom and dad's house. Yes they got to keep it since they found the rest for us. It is hard to believe that any of these cans survived for that many years near a creek where they were dumped.

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Geez Louise, Scott...you never cease to amaze me (us). All this super high-octane
primo perfect-O small brand name stuff! (Reminds me of my own Coca-Cola Collection)....That Atomic Mushroom Cloud on that first can uptop is a GAS (no pun intended)!!!! Those cans are in amazing shape despite their living quarters and near a creek bed? Doesn't sound enviromentally correct!
DUDE, YOUR STUFF JUST AMAZES ME
TOTALLY...EXCELLENT STORY ON A BOSS OIL COMPANY HAVING NICE GRAPHICS ON ANY PRODUCT THEY PUT THERE NAME ON! THIS REPORT GETS THE OFFICIAL OLDGAS.COM 4 BIG GRIN (Sorry No Stars) RATING. I'M SURE ALL THOSE LOOKING IN CAN CERATINLY AGREE!

AWESOME COLLECTION & HISTORY!

DOC @ T.A.G.

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posted 02-12-2004 06:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for quartcans   Click Here to Email quartcans     Edit/Delete Message
Here are three cardboard cans. I know that their is at least one more that I don't have.


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posted 02-12-2004 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 41150     Edit/Delete Message
Great story and I can't believe these cans were in that good of shape. How many years before 2000 had they been dumped? I often wonder what treasures I might have found as a kid as I went to the dumps once a month with pops on a Sunday in the 50's and 60's. Lost forever. Ted

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