Oil Shipping Crate

Oil Shipping Crate

Description (Brief)
This shipping crate end is imprinted with the Zerolene Polar Bear logo. Zerolene (also sometimes called Polarine) was an engine lubricant first manufactured by the Standard Oil Company of California in 1907 . The Standard Oil Company of California became its own entity after the 1911 breakup of Standard Oil. In 1977, the Standard Oil Company of California became the Chevron Corporation.
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Object Name
crate label
referenced business
Standard Oil
Place Made
United States: California
Physical Description
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
crate label: 5 1/4 in x 13 3/4 in; 13.335 cm x 34.925 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
L.E. Leininger
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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