Hi Carol, in regards to your question of the originality of the can you have there, I would have to say that it is not. I've been collecting B/A for many years and although they have many, many versions of containers for gas, oil, kerosene,etc, I have no knowledge of this type of corrigated container used in this manner. The red and orange colors definitely were not of the proper design. The paper labels were used on some early containers in the wartime years. Now having said all this, without having it my hands and seeing it with my own eyes, a station leasee or bulk plant owner could have used a generic can and labelled it for use in his establishment. So, in my opinion, it is not a British American Oil Company designed or issued container. I will also add a disclaimer, it seems every now and then, something new comes out of the woodwork, but I don't think this is one of them. I hope this helps Carol.