Posted 5 years ago
What we have here is a 5 gallon fluid measure from the Wm Neil Co of Chicago. This item was used by filling stations to make sure their gasoline pumps were calibrated correctly. This particular one has a stamp from Virginia Dept. of Agriculture bureau of weights and measures. The images in this show and tell are after I cleaned it up this evening. It was in pretty rough shape when I picked it up today but WOW it cleaned up well. I found this and the very old smudge pot pictured with it in the far right picture (will post seperately about the smudge pot). I am SO glad I turned around and went back and got these two items after driving away and 15 miles later regretting I didnt get em! It was a stop into a little thrift shop that was mostly stuff left over after yard sales and was really surprised to find these two things. Look forward to going back and digging deeper into the other stuff that was there. Any info or valuation is always appreciated.
Here is the post of the item before clean-up: