Object ID 002341
Object Name Jay B. Rhodes Motor Oil Bottle
Object Desc Glass bottle with metal top/spout. Empty. Originally contained motor oil.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002165a-b
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Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Garage Exhibit
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Automotive,Motor Oil,Jay B. Rhodes,oil,
Title Jay B. Rhodes Motor Oil Bottle
Description Glass bottle stamped: "Fill to line above arrow point, one full liquid quart, Jay B Rhodes Co., Kalamazoo, Mich., Havoline." Spout stamped: "Jay B. Rhodes Co., Pat'd Jan. 17 1922, Kalamazoo, Mich."
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Place of Origin
Maker Jay B. Rhodes Co.
Maker Details The company was headed by an American inventor with more than 200 patents to his credit. Rhodes was born on March 2, 1865 in Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Rhodes died in Kalamazoo, Michigan on October 12, 1931.
Date MAY 29,2014
Assessor Dylan Kite
Notes Grime accumulation, wear and scratches to spout.