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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Automotive


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Garage Exhibit

Object Date

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

Height 5.5

Length 8

Width 3

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Extended spout makes length 12"

Quantity 0



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1725



Date MAY 21,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Dylan Kite

Notes Minor scuffs and scratches. Spout still fully rotates.