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Object ID 003567

Object Name Standard Oil 5 gallon container

Object Desc Large grey contain with lid and container

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003187a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Automotive


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date SEP 4,2015


Location Garage Exhibit

Object Date 1930s

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Standard Oil,container,Indiana,5 gallon container,

Title Standard Oil 5 gallon container

Description Large 5 gallon container for storing gas and other liquids. Has template that says 'property of Standard Oil Co., Ind.' and '5 Gal. liquid measure' on one side. 2 handles. Lid is seperate. Has Standard Oil Indiana stamped in around neck.


Approx Collection Date

Height 21

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 11

Circumference 34.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Height includes lid. Diamiter measured from the bottom part of the contaner.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Standard Oil Company

Maker Details Established in 1870 by John Rockerfeller. Was one of the world's first multinational coorperations, and was the largest, untill 1911, when it was ended due to claims that the company was an illegal monopoly. Located/headquartered in Ohio. This item was made, or used, in Indiana.

Maker Mark Standard Oil in block letters.


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Image Caption CMY3187a-b



Date SEP 4,2015

Summary Poor

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes Lots of white discoloration along the body of the container. Reddish tint along the neck portion of the container body. Rust along the bottom. The lid is very rusty. two clear acryloid stains on lid.