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Posted 3 years ago

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loftbed
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This is a step on foot pedal to open oily rag disposal container common in the 50's-60's in gas stations (maybe even earlier and later.

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  1. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    As I commented on your other post with this in the background I used one for oily rags for yrs in the lawnmower shop I managed. Its burned in my memory stepping on it. Now I'm gonna look for one to put in my new shop. Thanks for posting.
  2. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 3 years ago
    I work in an assembly plant and we still use these type containers. Our plant has been around for 20-25 years and I always remember seeing them around. We use them for recycling rags. Some of the ones we have look new, and I am not sure that we can still get them. I can try and locate a name for the company for you EJW-54 or anyone else that might be interested, just a thought !
    Thrifty Gypsy
  3. loftbed loftbed, 3 years ago
    Thanks for all the comments and information guys. I see where ebay has some in a little different configuration.

    Rod
  4. Wendling Wendling, 3 years ago
    Very nice.
  5. EJW-54 EJW-54, 3 years ago
    Thanks Thrifty, I'm pretty sure I used Safety Clean Co. for mine in the 70's and 80's so Ill check on that Co. Happy New Year all!

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