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Posted 3 years ago

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What have I got here? I was told that it's an old oil can, wood encased. The size is 18" tall by 12" by 9". The make looks like "Burnham Taite & son" and the date is Nov. 27 1883. Any help would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. Selestino Selestino, 3 years ago
    That's really cool looking keep me posted on what u come up with
  2. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    Burnham & Taite were druggists according to my google search so I don't know what this would have held the link I'm sending you is hard to read but your info starts at the bottom of column 1 page 366 and goes to the top of column 2...
    http://books.google.com/books?id=Vc8AAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA366&lpg=PA366&dq=Burnham+Taite+%26+son&source=bl&ots=sL75Alnsmj&sig=YFsIAouyUrDb0uUNAZ0TDVDUcbM&hl=en&ei=AoJqTs3pLJO3tweBm5XBBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=true
  3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    to find this info I copied and pasted from your description (Burnham Taite & son) and I put that into google and found what I share here.. It only took a little while..

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