Oil Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Gargoyle brand “A” mobiloil that was made by the Vacuum Oil Company of New York City, New York in the early 20th century. The Vacuum Oil Company merged with the Standard Oil Company of New York in 1931 and marketed the Gargoyle Mobiloil brand for several years before Mobil became the new company name and Pegasus the new logo. The crate contained ten one-gallon cans of oil.
Currently not on view
referenced business
Vacuum Oil Company
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 10 1/2 in x 10 3/4 in; 26.67 cm x 27.305 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Data Source
National Museum of American History