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Standard Oil Can sink
#786644 Tue Jan 17 2023 06:41 PM
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Hi everyone, I’m Jennifer and found this in the basement of an old house. I’m not a collector so I’m wondering if this is a common item you all see a lot of, or even know how old it might be? Thanks for the help.

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17MJennifer #786659 Wed Jan 18 2023 12:55 PM
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How about posting a picture of the back and the bottom? I have never seen anything like it and am wondering if it might have been a parts washer. Is there a motor and pump in it?


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17MJennifer #786661 Wed Jan 18 2023 02:41 PM
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Kerosene tank probably.
Guessing 1920 - 30's.

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17MJennifer #786669 Wed Jan 18 2023 10:07 PM
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These were kerosene dispensers. They’re not that uncommon but for some reason not that sought after. Usually they still have legible graphics like this one does. I guess because they were probably used inside for dispensing kerosene for lamp oil and the like. Not sure on the age but probably 20’s or earlier. I almost bought one a few years ago but couldn’t haul it that day. Always thought they were cool….GB

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Rabbitman #786721 Sun Jan 22 2023 10:27 AM
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Thank you! You all are very helpful!

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Rabbitman #786735 Mon Jan 23 2023 01:50 PM
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Yup what it is ! Kerosene lamp oil dispenser ! Sold one at our market last year red crown brand little better condition graphics $500 .

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