Oil Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side originally contained Pearl Oil kerosene produced by the Standard Oil Company of California during the first half of the 20th century. The crate side says that the oil is “High test-Nonexplosive, Absolutely Safe for Oil Heaters, Cookstoves, and Lamps.” The crate contained two five-gallon cans of oil.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Standard Oil Company of California
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 14 7/8 in x 9 1/4 in; 37.7825 cm x 23.495 cm
Place Made
United States: California
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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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