Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Vigzol blue 5 gallon returnable oil can

In Petroliana > Oil Cans > Show & Tell and Petroliana > Show & Tell.
Andrewson72tom's items1 of 2Amoco Vigzol Amoco Vigzol
7
Love it
0
Like it

AnythingObscureAnythingObscure loves this.
WatchsearcherWatchsearcher loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
Vynil33rpmVynil33rpm loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
dav2no1dav2no1 loves this.
See 5 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 2 months ago

    Andrewson7…
    (2 items)

    Have now acquired a Vigzol oil can. From what I can see is that the can will have been blue and not the usual orange which I have not seen anywhere. Also has a pop riveted badge which says (THIS EQUIPMENT IS THE PROPERTY OF THE VIGZOL OIL COMPANY LIMITED) and I have not seen this badge before. Other characteristics are the lid is a steel screw in lid as opposed to screw on type, the can must be galvanised as there is no rust and there is a chain connected to the rear which I presume will of been to fix to somthing possibly while in transit. I'm wondering if this oil can was blue as it was a refillable returnable can or my other thought that the can may have belonged to vigzol but the oil was amoco during there merged period. If anyone has more information I'd be able to rest......

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Oil Cans
    See all
    ANTIQUE GULF PENETRATING OIL EARLY HANDY OILER GAS SERVICE STATION CAN OLD
    ANTIQUE GULF PENETRATING OIL EARLY ...
    $138
    Vintage SHELL HANDY OIL LEAD TOP OILER Very Rare Old Advertising Tin Can
    Vintage SHELL HANDY OIL LEAD TOP OI...
    $255
    Rusty Vintage Motor Oil Cans 1qt. 6 can Special ! Mix or Match any 6 cans listed
    Rusty Vintage Motor Oil Cans 1qt. 6...
    $63
    Vntg INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER PENETRATING OIL LEAD TOP HANDY OILER Rare  Tin Can
    Vntg INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER PENETR...
    $193
    logo
    ANTIQUE GULF PENETRATING OIL EARLY HANDY OILER GAS SERVICE STATION CAN OLD
    ANTIQUE GULF PENETRATING OIL EARLY ...
    $138
    See all

    Comments

    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 months ago
      I recall seeing blue oil cans in garages during the 50's but they were for oil changes in the garage not for customers. Customers had to buy a glass bottle which was filled out of a 55 gallon barrel or buy a quart can of oil off the rack out beside the gas pump. The glass bottle was cheaper but short lived as the cans took over. Like a fool I threw out full cans in like new condition a few years ago. I didn't know they were collectable when I did it. Now I check everything before I toss it.
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 months ago
      Would this have been a consumer-returnable container for motor oil?? I'm no expert of course, but to me it looks more like those cans used by technicians/inspectors as a 'certified quantity' measure (?) when calibrating gas pumps. (and it just looks too overdone to have been intended for consumer use??) A very cool item no matter what?!! :-) :-) :-)
    3. Andrewson72tom, 2 months ago
      Well thank you guys for your comments :) it's 5 gallon that's for sure and from vigzol so UK definitely somthing vigzol intended to get back other than that... The plot thickens

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.