Posted 14 days ago
This is an estate auction find here in Montana, and as far as I'm aware it's a one of a kind set in the public domain.
I can find no mention anywhere on the internet regarding anyone finding a complete, unused 3 in 1 Co. bottle with the paper label completely intact, let alone that it was in the original cardboard box it was marketed in, please let me know if I am wrong on this.
I had to gingerly cut open the seal on the box to ensure the contents were genuine, and inside I found a completely full, corked 1 ounce glass bottle of 3 in 1 lubricant, as well as a large folded, illustrated pamphlet explaining all the uses of the lubricant.
The original pamphlet is in excellent condition, probably as it was infused with the oil diffusing from the cork over the last 85 years. It has a copyright label date of 1930, meaning that the set was manufactured between 1930 and 1936, when research shows the 3 in 1 Co. phased out bottles and started using cans for their product.
I'm an avid collector of antiques of all kinds, and just wanted to share this with a community that understands my excitement at this kind of find.
Again, any opinions, comments and prior knowledge of this set would be appreciated.