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
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Vacuum Oil Company
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
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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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