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Todays Texaco Tidbit!
#535506 Thu May 15 2014 07:42 AM
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Heres a little known fact that we discovered yesterday!
I was sent these pictures from 2 different people in different parts of the country, and the owners were wondering why this was done?
One can only speculate as to the reasoning behind it, but, Texaco was using grease cans that had recycled bottoms in them. For some reason, whatever company that was making these grease cans for them, must have been short on bottoms one particular day and grabbed a printed sheet of oil cans to stamp out some bottoms for these grease cans!
Its something that would never be discovered until the grease can was emptied, and of course, many were never emptied! INTERESTING!

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Re: Todays Texaco Tidbit!
K W FRITH #535509 Thu May 15 2014 07:48 AM
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I've seen the same thing & have one or two of them.. cool


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Re: Todays Texaco Tidbit!
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Here's another.....

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Re: Todays Texaco Tidbit!
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Over the years I have seen Several qts that had graphics on the in-side & existing end, Not just TEXACO.

Re: Todays Texaco Tidbit!
Dick Bennett #535548 Thu May 15 2014 09:18 AM
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I wonder if maybe it was a common practice to use printed sheets as end caps where they wouldn't be seen?
Maybe they were just utilizing sheeting with defective printing on it?


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Re: Todays Texaco Tidbit!
K W FRITH #535553 Thu May 15 2014 09:25 AM
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1000 & 1 possible reasons why. Re-using printed tin is nothing like misprinted porcelain signs.

Re: Todays Texaco Tidbit!
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I have one with a Havoline bottom inside. It was full when I bought it. I emptied it out and found the inside was a recycled can.

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I think they did it to save money in materials. This is a money box made from recycled BP lighter fuel sheet.




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Re: Todays Texaco Tidbit!
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Some tin toys from the 40s had printed tin inside from coffee cans and others.


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Re: Todays Texaco Tidbit!
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Kevin, I'd hate to think what you'd find inside the fender on your FORD/CHEVY Pickup! Maybe a YUGO!

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Originally Posted By: Bippe
I think they did it to save money in materials. This is a money box made from recycled BP lighter fuel sheet.




That must be worth a lot of money misprinted like that. Someone was drunk that day at work.


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Re: Todays Texaco Tidbit!
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Although there were "war jars" produced during the same time period, it's possible these can producers were attempting to use up any leftover scraps for the preservation of metal.

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Originally Posted By: Goober's Station
Although there were "war jars" produced during the same time period, it's possible these can producers were attempting to use up any leftover scraps for the preservation of metal.

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In those days people would reuse everything they possibly could. Less waste in that era then today.


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Re: Todays Texaco Tidbit!
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Originally Posted By: Goober's Station
Although there were "war jars" produced during the same time period, it's possible these can producers were attempting to use up any leftover scraps for the preservation of metal.

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Texaco made all of their own cans (at Port Arthur).


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Re: Todays Texaco Tidbit!
J.E.Radebaugh #536955 Wed May 21 2014 08:49 AM
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Quote:
Texaco made all of their own cans (at Port Arthur).


How about their other refineries?

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