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Brass 5 Gallon Standard Can
#357421 Fri Sep 21 2012 11:52 AM
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A friend contacted me about this old Standard Oil tank wagon bulk can. I have never seen an all brass one before. Appears to be exactly like the common steel ones. Anyone seen one before?....any knowledge of why it may have been made in brass instead of steel?. He paid pretty good for it,it is a cool piece, any ideas on value?

Jim

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Re: Brass 5 Gallon Standard Can
Mr.Wadhams #357426 Fri Sep 21 2012 12:43 PM
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W/ the solder appearing to be the same color as can, I'm thinking it has been Plated. Check w/ a magnet.

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Mr.Wadhams #357432 Fri Sep 21 2012 01:33 PM
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Hi Jim,
I have a friend that does metal polishing and he has shared with me over the years that he has had customers with Brass transfer cans, Standard, Conoco, Sinclair. He said they were all painted before he stripped and polished them. So, they exist but are uncommon and the ones you want if you collect them. Value on T-Cans imo is whatever someone will pay...to me they donít have much value unless youíre looking to complete a station theme or wagon.

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Re: Brass 5 Gallon Standard Can
SuperAmerica Man #357440 Fri Sep 21 2012 02:29 PM
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No matter how you slice it, that thing is beautiful IMO!! I would love one just for the bling. With lights shining off of it it would be cool!! If you don't mind, how much did he have to pay?


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Re: Brass 5 Gallon Standard Can
Steven C. #357487 Fri Sep 21 2012 06:18 PM
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I haven't seen it in person, he descibed the can and it didn't dawn on me just how nice it would look in brass....but then I saw the pictures...Wow!,that is cool. He paid $300.

My thoughts are if it is solid brass he did OK. If it is just plated...probably overpaid?

Do you think some obscure laws somewhere specified non-sparking brass cans, is the reason they exist? I believe they make brass wrenches for the no sparking quality it has.

Jim


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Re: Brass 5 Gallon Standard Can
Mr.Wadhams #357800 Sun Sep 23 2012 05:13 AM
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300.00 doesnt seem crazy at all, if its original. The spark idea seems to make sense.


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