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Not sure Wendell. Did a search. Standard oil was in whiting ind. bout 40 min. north of me. Found a few different 5 gal cans but none like yours. Wonder if thats the original 5 gal bucket design??? Very unique looking. None of the ones I found had a spout like this one.
 

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petra79 said:
Not sure Wendell. Did a search. Standard oil was in whiting ind. bout 40 min. north of me. Found a few different 5 gal cans but none like yours. Wonder if thats the original 5 gal bucket design??? Very unique looking. None of the ones I found had a spout like this one.
I can really only guess.... I figured the huge spout was for pouring heavy lube, like 140. You know how 140 pours in cold weather...I'm sure there's even heavier too. Would be neat to know, just to add another wringle to the brain. :cool:
 

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Seeing as how it's built to be poured into and then out of, and "Property of".
My guess would be it was used to check pumps for accuracy, or to
blend a certain amount of additive into different products, in the refinery.
 

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Henry said when he lived at home they burned kerosene to cook with . They would fill a bucket & pour in your tank & that was their way of measuring how much you got . This was way back in the 1930+ . Big Dave your answer sound good to me.



 

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Henry said when he lived at home they burned kerosene to cook with . They would fill a bucket & pour in your tank & that was their way of measuring how much you got . This was way back in the 1930+ . Big Dave your answer sound good to me.
Think that's right. I'm too young to remember but when we bought this place Ann's grandmother who was 98 at the time told me the one I found here was just that.



 

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bettyp said:
Henry said when he lived at home they burned kerosene to cook with . They would fill a bucket & pour in your tank & that was their way of measuring how much you got . This was way back in the 1930+ . Big Dave your answer sound good to me.
Think that's right. I'm too young to remember but when we bought this place Ann's grandmother who was 98 at the time told me the one I found here was just that.
By golly, sounds good to me, as I had not a clue....However, I guess Ron's suggestion would work, but I think we'll need a BIGGER waffle iron. :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Wendell, Betty right about it being used for kerosene. Many moons ago, back when I was in high school, I worked at a FULL service gas station. Had a customer come in regularly with one and had it filled.
 

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Hi Everyone,

My memory sides in with Betty; but, I think it was used as a bulk measure for almost any petroleum product, when they were delivered in the old wagons at first. The first delivery wagons were like a steamers water wagon and only had a valve, no measuring meters.
 
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