Object ID 002403
Object Name Hibbard Watering/Oil Can
Object Desc Red painted metal can with spout, removable screw cap, and swinging handle with wooden grip.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002174a-b
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Garage Exhibit
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Automotive,Garage,Motor Oil,Oil Can,Hibbard Spencer Bartlett & Co.,cans,
Title Hibbard Watering/Oil Can
Description Painted red metal oil/watering can with removable screw cap. Screw cap has "Hibbard" stamped on top. Has spout and swinging handle with wooden grip.
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Unit of Measure
Dimension Details Height is 12.00" when handle is extended.
Place of Origin
Maker Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett, and Co.
Maker Details This leading hardware dealership was the descendant of a Chicago store called Tuttle, Hibbard & Co., which took that name in 1855 when William G. Hibbard became a partner. In 1865, Hibbard was joined by Franklin F. Spencer, and the enterprise was renamed Hibbard & Spencer. By 1867, the company's annual sales of hardware had reached $1 million. When longtime company employee A. C. Bartlett became a partner in 1882, the company's name became Hibbard, Spencer & Bartlett & Co. When Spencer died in 1890, the company was already among the leading wholesalers of hardware in the United States. In 1903, the year Hibbard died, the company opened a 10-story warehouse next to State Street Bridge in downtown Chicago. In 1932, the company introduced a new line of hand tools under the brand name "True Value".
Date JUN 4,2014
Assessor Dylan Kite
Notes Grime accumulation, significant dent, paint chipping, and wear to body.