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Posted 5 years ago


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I don't like to use the word "rare" but this is a large salesmen sample display case that was used in the 1920's to promote all the different types of oils. The dimension of the case is 21 inches long, by 17 inches high and 4 inches deep, and probably weighs 25 pounds. It has 20 tubes in the case, all with labels. I acquired this thru a museum and the guy that sold it to me said I will never find one more complete than this, it even comes with the key to lock the back. This was really an unbelievable find for me. Hope you enjoy the pics.


  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    Nice, great pick, congrats
  2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 5 years ago
    My son is a standar oil 'nuy' (see us
  3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 5 years ago
    Sorry, try
  4. chevy59 chevy59, 5 years ago
    Pop_abides could you elaborate a little more....Tx
  5. chevy59 chevy59, 5 years ago
    Thank you kerry10456.
  6. chevy59 chevy59, 5 years ago
    Thank you UltimateCollector.
  7. chevy59 chevy59, 5 years ago
    Thanks Officialfuel.
  8. chevy59 chevy59, 5 years ago
    Thank you imander and vintagemad.
  9. chevy59 chevy59, 5 years ago
    Thank you trukn20.
  10. chevy59 chevy59, 5 years ago
    Thank you MooreAntique.
  11. chevy59 chevy59, 5 years ago
    Thank you Mark.
  12. chevy59 chevy59, 5 years ago
    Thank you stonesfan1.
  13. officialfuel officialfuel, 5 years ago
    Awesome pick!
  14. chevy59 chevy59, 5 years ago
    Thanks Official.
  15. chevy59 chevy59, 5 years ago
    Thanks garrybeair!
  16. chevy59 chevy59, 5 years ago
    Thanks timetravler.
  17. chevy59 chevy59, 5 years ago
    Thanks Hedgwalker.
  18. lovevintage lovevintage, 5 years ago
    I love your salesman sampler.. Like I said before you the most awesome finds.. Thanks again.... Heidi
  19. chevy59 chevy59, 5 years ago
    Thanks Heidi, This pick is what I call "Beating the Bushes" you never know whats going to fly out, thats how I acquired this item and several more from the same place.
  20. chevy59 chevy59, 5 years ago
    Thank you packrat-place, kona76, and Bellin68!
  21. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 5 years ago
    very nice chevy
  22. Gordon75 Gordon75, 4 years ago
    Beautiful case. I just acquired one today from the Lincoln Oil Company Cleveland OH. It is complete with 22 bottles, all but 6 still have the sample. Any ideas on the age or rarity? I'll post a pic Monday. Bob
  23. chevy59 chevy59, 4 years ago
    Thanks for stopping by Bob, I would love to see your oil sample case. I know they are pretty rare especially if they are complete. These cases would have been used in the 20's and 30's.
  24. Gordon75 Gordon75, 4 years ago
    Thanks Chevy. Must have been early 20's then. I found out the Lincoln Oil company was bought by Ohio Oil in 1924. I'll get a pic up tomorrow. It's a briefcase style case with both leather handles intact.
  25. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 4 years ago
    This is FABULOUS!!!

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