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2 Gallon Ellisco Oil Can
#724096 Thu Jan 31 2019 07:56 PM
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Has anyone ever seen or owned a 2 gallon Ellisco oil can? Until today, I had never seen one, so I purchased it. It has no vertical ribs and no oil company name embossed on the side or neck.

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Re: 2 Gallon Ellisco Oil Can
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If possible, please post a picture of the can and tags.

Re: 2 Gallon Ellisco Oil Can
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I don't have the can yet, but here are photos. I can't read the info on the brass tag, but it appears to be an Ellisco can and the seller confirmed the fill tag inside the neck says 2 gallons.

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Re: 2 Gallon Ellisco Oil Can
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I must own a very rare 2 gallon Ellisco oil can since no one has seen one or owns one. Rare, but probably not that valuable.

Re: 2 Gallon Ellisco Oil Can
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Probably something cut down decades ago.
There is no need for those huge handles for a can that only holds 2 gallons.

Re: 2 Gallon Ellisco Oil Can
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Originally Posted by T-way
Probably something cut down decades ago.
There is no need for those huge handles for a can that only holds 2 gallons.


I agree most all five gallon had one handle
Ten gallon had two handles.
Never have seen one with fill TAG most are stamped.
But great item to strike up a conversation.
Maybe a can made for Little People.


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Re: 2 Gallon Ellisco Oil Can
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The Ellisco five gallon Endurance and Super Service side rack cans had 2 handles. You could order a 5 gallon Ellisco can with a single handle spot welded to the can top, an offset neck, and a swinging handle to hold the can while pouring.

Based on information provided by the seller (the 2 gallon can has not arrived yet), there is a 2 gallon "Fill to Here" brass tag soldered inside the neck of the can. I have searched all over the Internet and not found an Ellisco 2 gallon can. If the seller misrepresented the can, he will hear about it from me.

Re: 2 Gallon Ellisco Oil Can
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I received the can today. It is a 2-1/2 gallon Ellisco oil can. The Ellisco ID tag is made of tin, not brass. I have never seen an Ellisco oil can with a tin ID tag. There was never a fill mark soldered inside the neck. I have been unable to find an Ellisco 2-1/2 gallon oil can by searching the internet.


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