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Object ID 002347

Object Name Gamble's Pennsylvania Oil

Object Desc Orange and blue metal rectangular container with handle and removable screw cap. Originally contained oil.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002173a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Automotive


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Garage Exhibit

Object Date

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Automotive,Motor Oil,Gamble Stores,oil,cans,

Title Gamble's Pennsylvania Oil

Description Orange, white, and blue metal rectangular container. Removable screw cap and moving handle. Front/back read: "Gamble's 100% pure Pennsylvania oil, S.A.E., Five gallons U.S. standard measure, Gamble Stores" Sides read: "Gamble's Pennsylvania oil is guaranteed by Gamble Stores to be 100% pure Pennsylvania motor oil, a scientifically proportioned blend of lubricating stocks, refined from selected Pennsylvania crude."


Approx Collection Date

Height 13.75

Length 9

Width 9

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 2



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Gamble Stores

Maker Details Headed by Bertin Gamble and Philip Skogmo who bought an auto dealership in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Soon they discovered the sale of auto parts and accessories was the most profitable part of their car dealership. In March 1925, they opened the first Gamble Auto Supply store in St. Cloud, Minnesota. In 1928, they moved their headquarters to Minneapolis. By 1929, the chain consisted of 55 stores in five states. Eventually, Gamble stores were franchised, and by 1939 there were 1,500 Gamble dealers and 300 corporate stores in 24 states. In 1947, Gamble-Skogmo went public with its first offering of common stock.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2173a-b



Date JUN 4,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Dylan Kite

Notes Minor wear and scuffs.