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Object ID 002488

Object Name Standard Oil Company Axle Grease Bucket

Object Desc Metal bucket with swinging handle and lid. Lid is stamped and bucket is labeled. Still contains axle grease.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002220a-b

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,Axle Grease,Standard Oil Company,

Title Standard Oil Co. Mica Axle Grease

Description Metal bucket with swinging handle and lid. Lid is stamped and bucket is labeled. Still contains axle grease. Lid reads: "Mica axle grease, trade mark, Standard Oil Company, (Indiana)" Sides read: "Standard Oil Company, Service, Reg. U.S. pat. off., (Indiana)" and "Mica axle grease, Standard Oil Company, (Indiana)" includes notice.


Approx Collection Date

Height 10.75

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 11.5

Circumference 34

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Height is 19.00" when handle is extended.

Quantity 2



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Standard Oil Company

Maker Details Standard Oil Co. Inc. was an American oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company. Established in 1870 as a corporation in Ohio, it was the largest oil refiner in the world. Its controversial history as one of the world's first and largest multinational corporations ended in 1911, when the United States Supreme Court ruled that Standard was an illegal monopoly. Standard Oil dominated the oil products market initially through horizontal integration in the refining sector, then, in later years vertical integration; the company was an innovator in the development of the business trust.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2220



Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Dylan Kite

Notes Bucket lid is rusty, front label is worn away in places. Considerable grime accumulation.


Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Garage Exhibit from Garage Exhibit - automatic entry by admin