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Posted 3 years ago

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These two Wadham ten gallon oil cans were purchased just the way you see them. You can tell that the restoration is not very well done compared to the others I have show you. They still display nicely. Wadham Oil and Grease Company of Milwaukee was a chain of filling and service stations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the early 20th century. Their refinery was in Indiana. The company was headed by Harger W. Dodge who assumed leadership from his father-in-law in 1916. He saw the potential in offering a convenient way for automobile owners to fill their cars with gasoline. Dodge would build off-street filling stations with underground tanks for the gasoline, and electric pumps to dispense it. Wadham's was purchased by Vacuum Oil Company in 1930. Vacuum Oil was then acquired by Socony, which later became Mobil.

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  1. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you kerry10456!
  2. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you oilman514! Have a great weekend! Good luck picking!
  3. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you chevy59 and trukn20!
  4. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you leighannrn and MooreAntique!
  5. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you stonesfan1!
  6. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Dottie! :-)
  7. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Chevelleman69!
  8. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you ghccn!
  9. destiny.g.v. destiny.g.v., 3 years ago
    Thanx 4 some city history :-)
  10. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you destiny.g.v. !
  11. stonesfan1 stonesfan1, 3 years ago
    how s it going could u tell me if 35 dollars would be to much to pay for one of these it is in great shape never painted and is a impairel [not right spelling i bet ] oil can t y
  12. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    I think $35 is a fair price to pay. Good luck.
  13. stonesfan1 stonesfan1, 3 years ago
    t y
    well off to see whats out there for sale cheap lol
    have a great day
  14. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    Had our town wide garage sale this weekend and saw one of these cans in nice shape and the older woman said why is everyone calling this an oil can, it was a milk can off my farm, could these cans been used for both?
  15. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    I've got milk cans and I have oil cans. I suppose someone could have used it for other purposes, I sure would not want to drink milk out of a can that was used for oil. Maybe to your question. I guess anything is possible.
  16. wingletts wingletts, 3 years ago
    Nice, I have a milk can put on here too. Don't know anything about it. But it is really old.
  17. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you wingletts for stopping by and commenting! Also thank you egreeley1976 for the love!
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    Thank you BELLIN68!
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    Thank you jamiedpt for stopping by and loving the old truck!

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    Thank you sugargirl for the love! Have a great Friday!

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