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Posted By: Ohio Oil Let's see your best/rare oilers - Wed Mar 12 2014 08:26 PM
Let's see some pics of some oilers you don't see very often. What ya got?

Here's one of mine, a very rare 3oz Marathon oiler.

Posted By: BryceG Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Wed Mar 12 2014 09:05 PM
This one was just on Ebay... It only got bids from me & one other person. The other person got it! frown

A neat early CS yellow oiler that I haven't seen that often.

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Posted By: mcguffeyd1 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Wed Mar 12 2014 11:39 PM
Semi HTF Mobil Penetrating Oil oval lead top can
Posted By: advertologist Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Wed Mar 12 2014 11:55 PM
.. cool

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Posted By: pumpingethyl Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 12:06 AM
Here are a few I have.....


Posted By: huskybob Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 12:22 AM
Posted By: advertologist Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 12:25 AM
.. cool

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Posted By: VEEDOL_AL1 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 01:03 AM
boy,!!!! very cool oilers
wish I had the Associated one..
Alan
Posted By: Gas globe guy Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 01:12 AM
NICE oilers guys! Love the Dura! Ive been looking for one for awhile...
Posted By: Dick Bennett Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 01:40 AM
JEEP JUICE!

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Posted By: Gasman84470 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 02:00 AM
Well That has got to qualify as rare DB. Like the canine theme. How old is it? I see Jeep came out in 1938 so it is of decent vintage.
Posted By: LOWright Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 02:11 AM
Johnson Oil ……Not too rare.

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Posted By: Oilcanman87 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 02:41 AM
I NEED to get my self an oiler I've been missing out.
Posted By: Dave Rowlison Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 06:06 AM



Dave
Posted By: oillease55 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 10:18 AM
Nice Bonded Dave , hard one to find that nice. Ron Lease-Collector. ;;;;;;;;
Posted By: Ohio Oil Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 11:16 AM
Love the Bonded one as well.
Posted By: Wes Maxwell Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 11:41 AM
There are a lot of different handy oilers out there. My brother has over 1100 if I recall. Most of his collection was shown in PCM a few months ago. They were made of metal, glass and plastic. Most of the metal ones were round, oval or a rectangle in shape. They show up in 2, 3 and 4 ouce sizes. Most of the major oil companies had them back in the day. Some times they were given out as a gift by the local distributor around Christmas time in a cardboard box with a picture of Santa Clause on the box. As a general rule, the lead tops are older than the plastic top ones. They make an interesting collectable as there are a lot of different ones out there, they do not take up a lot of space and there are a lot that can be bought for under $10. The rare and uncommon ones can go for over $1000. As with anything collectable, there are fake oilers out there. Some have a new vinyl or paper label on them (There are originals with paper labels) and some have been restored. Also you see some that have been clear coated to make them shine. I saw pictures of some fakes that were about a 4 ounce size and the label on the can said 1 quart. Oilers are always seen at the shows ranging in price from a buck or so up to big $$.

The Dura can is a better oiler, my brother had one for sale at the last Peotone show. There is another version of the Bonded can, it says Gasateria on the bottom of the can if I recall. The Johnson can does show up but they are normally priced over $100.

Also, some "handy oilers" do not have oil in them. The same style can was also used for lighter fluid, ink and other fluids. There are at least two good books on oilers, Got a Drop of Oil? and Got a Drop of Oil part two. A lot of nice cans in both books. I collect the Sinclair oilers to go with my collection, others collect all brands. Now days you can still buy a new "handy oiler" can of Zippo lighter fluid and I think some gun oil is still sold in a small plastic oiler. I think most of the true handy oil cans have been replaced with a can of WD-40.
Lets see some more!
Posted By: gulfiend! Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 12:22 PM
Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
JEEP JUICE!


...now that is a good one...I'm sure DB knows already - but that's the 'Jeep' from the Popeye comic strip, and (along with 'GP' from 'General Purpose') the source of the name for the vehicle...
Posted By: H1HUMMER Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 12:24 PM
Rare, don't know ? Cool, yep ! laugh

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Posted By: nochevys Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 12:49 PM
here is a scarce red crown oiler I think it was used for fuel to prime cars but not sure.

Posted By: Steven C. Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 01:17 PM
Not the rarest but from what I understand, not the easiest to find either.

So many here are so cool!!

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Posted By: cancollector Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 02:05 PM
A few of my Bardahl cans









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Posted By: Bob Richards Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 08:40 PM
I have a few oilers...

Here is a "Christmas Box" from Texaco:



Texaco Oilers:





Oilers from various Oil Company's:





Posted By: Bob Richards Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 08:47 PM
Oilers from Whiz Auto Products:



Speciality Oilers:





(I won this one, but haven't received it yet)

Posted By: Bob Richards Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Mar 13 2014 09:03 PM
And lastly some of my Veedol and Flying A Oilers:







Posted By: mrcavalcade Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Mar 14 2014 01:37 AM
my only kind of rare one.

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Posted By: junior25 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Mar 14 2014 11:49 AM
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Posted By: Ryan Underthun Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Mar 14 2014 11:57 AM
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Posted By: nochevys Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Mar 14 2014 12:10 PM
^^^^^NICE^^^^^
Posted By: ritnc Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Mar 14 2014 01:17 PM
that's the "jeep" from Popeye isnt it? "the magical creature that change things and such" as popeye put it? thats oiler is a real trip!
Posted By: Greasyboy1970 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Mar 14 2014 01:35 PM
I regret parting with this one.

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Posted By: fast66 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Mar 14 2014 02:55 PM
A couple of Swedish oilers. The Speedoil has a little cup on top.
//Claes

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Posted By: minuteman Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Mar 14 2014 06:25 PM
Few harder ones to find....mm

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Posted By: mcguffeyd1 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Mar 14 2014 07:00 PM
Here is one that doesn't come up hardly at all. The Standard Vacuum is a htf version.
Posted By: Rabbitman Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Mar 14 2014 09:34 PM
I have a grand total of three handy oilers in my collection. I was never really that taken with them and I got these in a group of cans a long time ago. They may be the most common out there or the rarest, I have no idea. Since we were on the subject I thought I'd get educated and let someone critique them.

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Posted By: bsplichal95 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Sat Mar 15 2014 03:01 AM
Sweet oilers so far, Very cool stuff.
Posted By: Dick Bennett Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Sat Mar 15 2014 03:35 AM
Originally Posted By: ritnc
that's the "jeep" from Popeye isnt it? "the magical creature that change things and such" as popeye put it? thats oiler is a real trip!

Being that Popeye has been around since 1929, it doesn't surprise me.
What did surprise me is Popeye being that Old! That's Older than Bob, Jack & Maybe Butch!
Posted By: hancock-oil Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Sat Mar 15 2014 12:03 PM
Posted By: coopersplace Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Mon Mar 17 2014 03:28 PM
Some of my better oilers: oval Shells, very early North Star 'Oil-Wel', Buffalo and Rega sewing machine oilers. I am still looking for a Quaker State 'Oil-Wel' that matches my North Star. Cheers, Don

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Posted By: coopersplace Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Mon Mar 17 2014 03:29 PM
Some of the better Imperial Oil oilers. Cheers, Don.

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Posted By: Gasman84470 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Mon Mar 17 2014 04:49 PM
Don your displays are always in amazingly great shape. REGA disappeared around 1917 correct? Making those cans near to 100 years old. The Scotch Gall Cure can(s) is an interesting story in the definition of "Rare". I had one collector tell me his Scotch Gall Cure was the only one he's every seen and doubts there anymore out there. Well in the space of 3 weeks I saw 3 more-2 were yours of course. Its a neat can, I believe the other side says "for whatever ails beast and man". How old and rare is the Buffalo sewing Machine Oiler?
Posted By: coopersplace Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Mon Mar 17 2014 05:17 PM
Fred, I believe British American (B.A.) bought Rega in 1920. So some of the cans are 100 years old. What I like about some of them is that they say on the side 'Not a Member of the Trust' which refers to the Standard Oil trust which was broken up in 1911. Funny that the Rockefellers were even hated up here. However, since they owned Imperial Oil maybe that was a little company getting a jab at the big oil monopoly. The Buffalo would be pre 1930 since they changed their name about then to Prairie Cities from Prairie City. Let me know if you want try some of Gall Cure, lol. Cheers, Don.
Posted By: MetroPetro Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Sun Mar 30 2014 07:51 PM
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Posted By: MetroPetro Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Sun Mar 30 2014 07:53 PM
I mainly look for US oilers, but if foreign ones turn up I'll add them to the collection.

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Posted By: Tankar Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Wed Apr 02 2014 01:28 AM
Here are some of mine that I thought were harder to find. I may have doubled up from other post.

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Posted By: Dave's Garage Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Wed Apr 02 2014 06:59 AM
Very nice!!!
Posted By: handyoilers Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Wed Nov 12 2014 06:01 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING OILERS!!!
Posted By: Steven C. Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Nov 13 2014 11:53 PM
A lot of great oilers!!
But Tankar, absolutely love, love, love both the Phillips 66 and the Gulfoil!!! Wowza!!!
Posted By: mcguffeyd1 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Nov 14 2014 12:40 AM
Posted By: K W FRITH Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Nov 14 2014 01:09 AM
I hadn't contributed to this thread when it started and I think it needs a few Cities Service oilers! I don't have many, but here they are!

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Posted By: gmstuff Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Nov 14 2014 10:02 PM
Here are my favorite oilers from our collection.
Keith





Posted By: Badmotorfinger Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Sat Nov 15 2014 09:17 PM
Early Gulf oiler with paper label.

Posted By: Oldgas Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Mon Nov 17 2014 01:47 AM
Great oilers, guys!

Here are 3 from me. Bardahl Home & Office, Zephyr Utility and Buick heat Trap Lubricant.


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Posted By: Murphy'sBA Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Sun Jan 04 2015 01:11 AM
Found this one years ago at a Petro Canada Station I worked at. Station used to be a Gulf & BA before that, not sure how this one ended up there. Not sure if this is a rare oiler, guess it's a transitional one from the McColl-Frontenac Oil Company over to Texaco in Canada?

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Posted By: hotrodfun1 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Sun Jan 04 2015 05:42 AM
Couple of mine. I really like the Standard

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Posted By: ironheadtom Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Wed Jan 07 2015 12:51 PM
my two favorites

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Posted By: a134743 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Jan 08 2015 01:45 PM
Here is one that I recently came across. From what I can find it was a promotional item given to dealers between 1917 - 1919. It has National Motor Oil on the front and White Rose Gasoline on the back. Measures about 10" high and 1.5" diameter. Unfortunately the paint is not perfect.

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Posted By: The Rip Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Jan 08 2015 02:01 PM
I collect Mobil items, Steve

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Posted By: Murphy'sBA Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Tue Jan 13 2015 09:33 PM
Couple of BA oilers I just picked up, One in standard BA colours of Green, Red & white, the other is in the Gulf Oil blue, orange & white transitional colours before BA was phased out. Both full & unopened.

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Posted By: Done4 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Wed Jan 14 2015 04:30 PM
Some of my older cans.

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Posted By: Lappin864 Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Wed Jan 14 2015 06:43 PM
Love that Farm-Oyl oiler
Posted By: Tankar Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Thu Jan 15 2015 10:50 PM
here's a few more.

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Posted By: JimT Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Jan 16 2015 10:36 AM
Recently from a fellow Oldgasser. Thanks Tim. Cant seem to get it right side up...

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Posted By: Kyle Mosack Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Sun Nov 14 2021 03:30 AM
Here’s one of my rarer ones.

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Posted By: The Rip Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Sun Nov 14 2021 06:31 PM
Mobil

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Posted By: energol Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Sun Nov 14 2021 09:42 PM
shell oiler shaped like a gas pump, made in germany, text in dutch

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Posted By: Tankar Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Sun Nov 14 2021 11:41 PM
New one on me. Very cool
Posted By: The Rip Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Nov 19 2021 07:18 AM
Couple new ones

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Posted By: Craig Osbeck Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Nov 19 2021 01:36 PM
Here is mine

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Posted By: Wasatch Man Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Sat Nov 20 2021 03:45 PM
Here's some of mine.

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Posted By: Wasatch Man Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Sat Nov 20 2021 03:47 PM
Train Oilers .

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Posted By: Wasatch Man Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Sat Nov 20 2021 04:27 PM
A few more.

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Posted By: Krumblz Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Mon Jun 27 2022 04:39 PM
Does any one know anything about this OILER 4-1643 FLEX SPOUT 1 PINT NAPA BALKAMP OIL CAN the writing is still legible I just don't know anything about it

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Posted By: Speedracer Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Tue Jun 28 2022 07:08 AM
I used to own this. I sold it.

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Posted By: The Rip Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Tue Jun 28 2022 05:04 PM
Christmas giveaway

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Posted By: The Rip Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Tue Jun 28 2022 05:05 PM
Lighter fluid oiler

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Posted By: The Rip Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Tue Jun 28 2022 05:11 PM
Few more

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Posted By: 796Chevelle Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Wed Jun 29 2022 04:25 AM
Here's my favorite 3

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Posted By: Trevor Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Wed Jun 29 2022 12:37 PM
Here’s my rarest oiler, never seen another

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Posted By: LEYTE Re: Let's see your best/rare oilers - Fri Nov 11 2022 09:00 PM
Some of the nicest clean oilers I have seen. Hope to see someday in the wild for sure
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