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#628578 - Sat Sep 05 2015 04:55 PM Wooden Standard Oil Grease Container Barrel Drum
Carlock_Sales Offline
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Registered: Sun May 10 2015
Loc: IL
Picked up on a sale anyone know approximate age? Value? Any help appreciated. Thanks.


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#628716 - Sun Sep 06 2015 10:37 PM Re: Wooden Standard Oil Grease Container Barrel Drum [Re: Carlock_Sales]
Robert77 Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 20 2010
Loc: Manchester, Mich
Might be a War Time piece. pretty cool, probably not many that survived...

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#628717 - Sun Sep 06 2015 10:43 PM Re: Wooden Standard Oil Grease Container Barrel Drum [Re: Robert77]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Originally Posted By Robert77
Might be a War Time piece. pretty cool, probably not many that survived...


never seen that before, possibly turn of the century? ... cool
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#699406 - Mon Nov 27 2017 01:10 AM Re: Wooden Standard Oil Grease Container Barrel Drum [Re: Carlock_Sales]
Motorace Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 26 2017
Loc: Michigan, USA
Plenty of manufacturers offered metal cans for grease before WW2, so it seems unlikely to me that it post-dated WW2. On the other hand, metal was a strategic material, so is it possible Standard Oil might have used wood to save metal for other wartime needs?

Most commercial grease containers show an SAE-rated weight for their grease by WW2, but this one does not, so again, that might be an indication that it dates from much earlier. The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) was formed in 1903 precisely to standardize things like viscosity ratings across the many manufacturers... so... could the lack of an SAE rating indicate that it predates the SAE? . I hope someone knows the history of this container and can solve this mystery.

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