Nabob Oil Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
Labels are an important marketing device. They often go beyond merely identifying contents and are designed to help establish brand distinction and generate customer loyalty for a largely interchangeable product.
This Nabob Oil crate side was used by the Texas Company (Texaco) of Beaumont, Texas during the early 20th century. The crate side bears the Texaco star logo in the center, with the circle around the star reading “The Texas Company U.S.A Petroleum Products.” The crate contained Nabob Oil, a medium-bodied lubricant manufactured by Texaco to be used on a variety of machines.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Texas Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 14 in x 9 3/4 in; 35.56 cm x 24.765 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Crate Labels
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger

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