Axle Grease Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate side contained Mica Axle Grease, produced by the Standard Oil Company of California during the late 19th and early 20th century. The crate contained 12 5-pound lithographed tins of the axle grease. The grease allowed wagon axles to rotate freely and without friction, extending the life of the wagon and easing the burden on the horse.
Currently not on view
Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Standard Oil
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 9 1/4 in x 23 in; 23.495 cm x 58.42 cm
Place Made
United States: California
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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