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Oil Can Spouts
#744104 Sat Feb 22 2020 07:46 AM
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Did a search of Oldgas and did not find a thread on Oil Can spouts. Has anyone done one?
Only found a few scattered short discussions.

If not I want to start one in Showcase.

Been away living a busy life for a few years, have more time now so I am back.
I cleaned out some cobwebs in my basement and pulled out my collection of over 120 different ones.
Plus would like to see some unique ones others have.

Wanted to check before I start a repeat.
Chuck

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Re: Oil Can Spouts
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Absolutely would love to see what you've got. Thanks for bringing this up for a look see.

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Gaspedler #744194 Sun Feb 23 2020 11:19 PM
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That is a nice looking spout. Could you show a picture of it on a can? I bet it looks good that way.

This what I have. They are plain and common. Hopefully we get more participation.

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Gaspedler #744198 Mon Feb 24 2020 05:55 AM
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I have less than 50 can punches.
What I have collected are the different makes & models of the "Made in the USA' type.
There are numerous brands & models of can punches.
The two old looking punches in the center of the bottom row are Huffy 73-B & 73-C although I can't see any differences.

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Re: Oil Can Spouts
Gaspedler #744201 Mon Feb 24 2020 06:35 AM
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The lowly oil can spout, we find them at yard sales and flea markets for a quarter, but there was a lot of imagination used over the years; and some will command a pretty decent price due to rarity and uniqueness.
I recently put on a display at work, and my take away was the younger employees typically didn't find any interest. I'm sure, because they had never used one. Just like road maps.

Ingenuity being the mother of invention, there were a lot of ideas that popped up over the 70 or so year life span of their use.
For all sizes of oil cans.

Chuck

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Re: Oil Can Spouts
Gaspedler #744202 Mon Feb 24 2020 06:41 AM
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My rule, when I was collecting them, was it had to be designed to "open" and dispense a can of oil. I have a few minor exceptions in my collection like a church key that says Montgomery Ward Oil. But that, next to a screw driver was probably the most common tool used.

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Dave Rowlison #744203 Mon Feb 24 2020 06:48 AM
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Dave;
Amazing how so many of the typical can punches were made that look similar but all have just a slightly different design.
You could try to match up 12 different ones with a hole already in a can for a match and none will fit perfectly, except the exact one used.
Kind of like going to Great Clips for a hair cut, everyone gets the same hair cut, but we all look different.
Chuck

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I did a lot of searching for the post mounted one. Just an opener.
99% of the ones I ran across were for early POP cans, before the days of pull tabs, not oil cans.
There is a measurable difference in size. I knew they existed, only because I had seen a photo of a guy using one.

Edit: Flexible one is top, got the description entered wrong
Pole mount is the bottom one.

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Flexible rubber spout

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Re: Oil Can Spouts
Gaspedler #744205 Mon Feb 24 2020 07:24 AM
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Some "trigger spouts".

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There were several varieties of these trigger spouts

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MATT ALVAREZ #744224 Mon Feb 24 2020 01:04 PM
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Matt, per your request. Spout was designed to measure a partial quart.
The black one is a Mazurflo, like the one pictured above on the card.
The red one pictured above is Kleenflo made by Mazurflo Saranac, Mich.
Chuck

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Gaspedler #744266 Tue Feb 25 2020 04:42 AM
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Dave:
I have 2 Huffman (73's) and a 73-C. The 73's have an open top.

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Huffman 73 center/right & 73-C left

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plastic coated - K-Mart versions

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Canspout - this is cast aluminum

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One for the farmers

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Gaspedler #744267 Tue Feb 25 2020 04:52 AM
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Some plastic snap on caps (for use after you stab it with your screw driver) and openers.

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it's a funnel too

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Coke isn't about to be left out

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Gaspedler #744268 Tue Feb 25 2020 04:58 AM
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The swingspout oil cans are in common use today, but these babies were built for business.

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This will rip a chunk out of a can.

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gonna slice a big hole for faster service.

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The spout looks good on a can. Your collection is really nice with a good variety. Thanks for posting.


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Gaspedler #744316 Wed Feb 26 2020 03:32 AM
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Some more can funnels.

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Cast aluminum

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