Oil Cans


Oil cans are one of the more popular petroliana collectibles. The most common size of motor oil cans are 1 quart. They also come in 5 quart, 1/2 gallon, 1 gallon, 2 gallon, 5 gallon and 10 gallon sizes. Most of the earlier oil cans and cans of today were square or rectangular in shape. They can also be cylindrical or round, made of metal, plastic, cardboard or composite. They were a great way for companies to advertise.

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Companies known to make oil cans are American Can Company, Columbia Can Company, Continental Can Company, CANCO, National Can Company, St. Louis Tin & Sheet Metal Works and the St. Louis Can Company.

Popular Motor Oil Cans
Ace Wil-Flo
Actol
Amolube
Aristo
Atlantic
Barnsdall
Bisonoil
Britelube
Cal-Penn
Capitol
Champlin
Delco Supreme
Dixie
Filmoil
Fleetwood
Fleetwood Aero Craft
Frontier Ultra Lube
Gambles All Season
Golden Penn
Gulflube
Harley Davidson
Havoline – made by Texaco
Holiday
Indian Oil
Invader
Kendall
Key-Penn
Magnolia
Marathon
Mid-Jestic
Mohawk Chieftan
Mother Penn
Oilzum
Penn-Union
Penneze
Pennzoil
Phillips 66
Power-lube
Premium Ranger
Quaker State
Ray Lube
Red Indian
Remco
Richfield
Richlube
Royal Crown
RPM
Servoil
Sinclair
Sinclair Opaline
Skelly
Standard Stations Inc.
Sunoco
Texaco
Topsall
Tru-Lube
Tydol
Universal
Valvoline
Veedol
Wanda
White Rose
Whiz
Wing Foot Penn
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Oil Can Prices
Mid $$ – Low $,$$$


7 Comments

  1. Dan MURRAY March 12, 2017

    I have a small oil can, on the front it says: “S.S. WHITE LUBRICATING OIL (PERFUMED)” and on the back, it says: “The S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co. Philadelphia, PA”
    WHAT IS THIS CAN’s VALUE ?

  2. Charlie January 3, 2017

    Have one Gold Crest 10 qt. Can
    Sears & Roebuck Co . Still has third can of oil. Possibly original oil.
    Stored in basement of home for years. Also have 2 gal. Spur oil can
    & one gal. Quaker State Medium can . I can send pix if wanted.
    Have some interested, but I have no idea of what to ask for them.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Tks, Charlie

  3. Jelane Randau December 29, 2016

    We have a rectangular shaped Hermoline oil can. Any information would be greatly appreciated along with an idea of the value

  4. judy waller May 30, 2016

    Could you tell me how much a1 1/4 gal oil can made by calcrank Inc calhas on also made in China.ohio patent no. 1.516 g RE17.202 also has license under Pat. No.@.861.409.

  5. chris February 24, 2016

    I have a 5 quart pennzoil motor oil can that has a bell on one side with no color and a owl on the other side do u have any info or value on this someone told me that because the bell was not colored it was rare is this true

  6. Karen June 16, 2014

    I have a Dixie supreme oil can. How much would it be worth? Thank you,kl

  7. dan douglass October 6, 2013

    hi I hope you can help me price an oil can. its a rectangle pennzoil can the seams are soldered together the coloring is sharp .it says on one side to keep in the car pocket for emergecies thanks dan

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