Object ID 002247
Object Name Texaco Motor Oil Can
Object Desc Green metal rectangular container with rounded edges and attached spout. Originally contained motor oil.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001725
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Garage Exhibit
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords automobile,Texaco,motor oil,car maintenance,oil can,cans,
Title Texaco Motor Oil Can
Description Green rectangular metal container with rounded edges, black and tan lettering, attached spout and indents for grip. Front reads: "Texaco Motor oil, c, high grade uniform quality, manufactured by the Texas company, Port Arthur, Texas, U.S.A., contents one-half U.S. gallon, 1.802 Liters, S.A.E. No. 10, handy-grip can" Texaco logo. Back: Similar to front, but wear makes it illegible. Sides: Description of Texaco oils Top: Instructions for use of can.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Extended spout makes length 12"
Place of Origin
Maker The Texas Co.
Maker Details Founded in 1901 in Beaumont, Texas, by Joseph S. Cullinan, Thomas J. Donoghue, Walter Benona Sharp, and Arnold Schlaet upon the discovery of oil at Spindletop. For many years, Texaco was the only company selling gasoline under the same brand name in all 50 US states, as well as Canada, making it the most truly national brand among its competitors.
Date MAY 21,2014
Assessor Dylan Kite
Notes Minor scuffs and scratches. Spout still fully rotates.