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Object ID 002328

Object Name Mobiloil Glass Motor Oil Bottle

Object Desc Glass bottle with rubber gasket and metal top/spout.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001795a-c

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 Gargoyle brand,garage,automobile,oil,Mobiloil,car maintenance,motor oil,

Title Mobiloil Glass Bottle

Description Glass bottle with rubber gasket and metal top/spout. Bottle stamped: "Fill to line, Mass one seal, one liquid quart" Metal spout stamped: "Gargoyle, Mobiloil, 'A'"


Approx Collection Date

Height 15.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 3.75

Circumference 12.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure

Dimension Details

Quantity 3



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Mobiloil

Maker Details Following the break-up of Standard Oil in 1911, the Standard Oil Company of New York, or Socony, was founded, along with 33 other successor companies. In 1920, the company registered the name "Mobiloil" as a trademark. Socony-Vacuum gas station in the Dutch East Indies. Henry Clay Folger was head of the company until 1923, when he was succeeded by Herbert L. Pratt. Beginning February 29, 1928 on NBC, Socony Oil reached radio listeners with a comedy program, Soconyland Sketches, scripted by William Ford Manley and featuring Arthur Allen and Parker Fennelly as rural New Englanders.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1795a-c



Date MAY 28,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Dylan Kite

Notes Grime build up and minor dents to spout. Gasket has minor deterioration