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Uncovered logo on an oil can ! #306013
Sun Feb 19 2012 05:27 PM
Sun Feb 19 2012 05:27 PM
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Upper Michigan
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So--- I Bought this old Oil drum at a garage sale this summer for 5 bucks because i assumed the label had just faded away. you could barely read it at all like the paint was just barely there... well today my buddy was over and was like "hey, whats that oil can say??" i was like, not sure i think its pretty faded. so he pulled it down and we looked really closely and realized it was covered in some kind of greasy paint or thin tar that was dried and looked like faded paint.


Took it in the garage and put some soap on it. nothing. then tried some windex.. nothing.... then a little watered down degreaser....a little came off and a bright red and white letter appeared !! so after about 45 minutes of windex, degreaser, and some delicate elbow grease, it mostly came off !! i was so pumped !!!

Heres a few pictures!

btw, anyone know what the value of this can would be?







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Re: Uncovered logo on an oil can ! [Re: pipes] #306018
Sun Feb 19 2012 05:52 PM
Sun Feb 19 2012 05:52 PM
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Oklahoma
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That is awesome ......nice find!


I am always looking for anything Texaco or Oklahoma oil and gas company's, also I am a newbie at seeking globes.
Re: Uncovered logo on an oil can ! [Re: pipes] #306019
Sun Feb 19 2012 05:52 PM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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VERY NICE SUCCESS!

What does the other side look like?


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Re: Uncovered logo on an oil can ! [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #306020
Sun Feb 19 2012 05:58 PM
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the other side looks like its painted also but there are some tiny rust pits here and there.... tried some degreaser and some diesel on it but didnt do much... there is some red and white paint chips under the black which lead me to beleive there is something under the black paint.

any suggestions on what to use to take paint off but not affect the logo underneath? (if there is one??) i was really careful on the other side. i have tried getting grease off before and wound up marring/scuffing/erasing the paint/logos off....dont want that to happen!

Greg


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Re: Uncovered logo on an oil can ! [Re: pipes] #306078
Sun Feb 19 2012 08:41 PM
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Joliet IL
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Super nice score!

Re: Uncovered logo on an oil can ! [Re: LKYSPADE] #306096
Sun Feb 19 2012 10:07 PM
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What you have is a 5 gallon "rocker" oil can from the 1920s-1930s.

On ebay rockers cans regularly sell for between $15 to over $500.... Of course the condition of the can, company and condition of the logo (not the same as condition of can) will determine the value....

There is a Kendall rocker can on ebay right now..#320849367843
It is getting a lot of interest, a little less than 2 days to go with 13 bids so far.................

You rock the can forward to pour the oil out of the spout.....


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