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.
Location
Currently not on view
referenced business
Texas Company
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements
crate label: 14 in x 9 3/4 in; 35.56 cm x 24.765 cm
ID Number
1979.0441.143
accession number
1979.0441
catalog number
1979.0441.143
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Agriculture
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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