Posted 10 years ago
This Salesman Sample case belonged to an employee of the Lincoln Oil Company of Cleveland Ohio. I believe the age to be circa 1915 - 1923. Lincoln Oil was bought by Ohio Oil in 1924. Ohio Oil is now the Marathon Oil Company, still in business today.
It contains 22 bottles of various oil samples. Six are empty, maybe the top sellers. Several labels are clear, some oil soaked and a few have handwritten descriptions of the contents. All corners of the case have metal tips and the leather handles seem to be original. I would appreciate and welcome any information about the case, it's exact age and/or the Lincoln Oil Company. I wrote the media department and will be receiving a history book of the Marathon Oil company, with some information on Lincoln Oil. I hope you enjoy this.