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    Posted 8 years ago

    rwatson72
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    Hi I found this castrol drum On the weekend was hoping to find out if anyone could give me some information on it like it's age. It's about the size of a 60litre but in gallons I imagine.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      That would be imperial gals.. If the 50 imp. gal. drum, they are in demand for making steel drums as the U.S. barrels are made of too thin a steel.
    2. Golden_Fleece, 8 years ago
      Early to mid 1950s The logo design is one that is know as the bowtie. Your drum is exceptionally nice with excellent patina
    3. rwatson72 rwatson72, 8 years ago
      hi there thanks for your comments very much appreciated.
    4. drumguy, 8 years ago
      Watson,
      Great pic of the manufacturer marks. The trinomial 20-12.5-52 is an industry standard required by the shipping industry regulators that identifies the steel gauge (20), the volume of the drum (12.5 gals) and the year the drum (1952) was manufactured by Rheemaust. I study mostly US drum manufacturers so I do not know particulars about Rheemaust, but Rheem Manufacturing Co. in the US was the largest manufacturer of drums in the US after WWII and up to 1985 when they stopped US production of drums. Rheem also had international companies by 1950 so Rheemaust may likely be an Australian drum co.
    5. rwatson72 rwatson72, 8 years ago
      hi there thank you for that information it has been very useful.
    6. blenkcoll blenkcoll, 8 years ago
      Dear Mr. Watson, I´m a automobile-journalist in munich/germany and I just work on a broschure to the engine oil topic. Can I use our fotograph in this publication - of course I indicate the source. I´ll send you one exemplar, too.

      Thank you very much for your positive reply.
      Georg Blenk
    7. rwatson72 rwatson72, 8 years ago
      hi george blenk , yes that would be fine for you to use my photograph in your book.if you do not mind could you please post me a copy my address is 3 periwinkle place ballina nsw 2478, australia, thanks rob watson.
    8. blenkcoll blenkcoll, 7 years ago
      Hi Mr. Watson, thanks for your cooperation. Sure, I send you a copy after publishing in october! With best regards Georg Blenk, http://www.krafthand.de

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