Your Cart

Account

Cart

Checkout

The One Quart Motor Oil Can

Highly sought after, this Power-Lube Motor Oil can with tiger graphic came in two slightly different color ways. Value in 9+ condition, $3,000+

Beginning in the 1930s, American oil companies began selling oil in the standard One Quart Oil Can. These cans were branded in thousands of independent & incorporated brands, and were distributed to service stations throughout the country. One Quart Cans were displayed on racks on gas pump islands, as well as in windows of service stations, and were a great way of everyday advertising for thousands of brands of Motor Oil.

​One of the reasons that One Quart Cans are such a unique corner of the Gas & Oil collecting hobby, is that so many were disposed of in their time. Thousands of times a day all throughout the country, the tops of these five inch tall cans were popped, and their contents poured into the engines of the everyday travelers cars. Once the contents were poured out, cans were quickly disposed of, or repurposed in some way. Over the years, I have seen amazing Folk Art done with empty Quart Oil Cans, and I have also seen walls insulated with empty Quart Oil Cans. These disposable pieces of advertising have now become a cornerstone of the Gas & Oil hobby, and are beautiful pieces of hand drawn American art work.

More Gourmet Blogage

Members Only

Sometimes the coolest rides are the ones with the least paint on them… #motorcycle #lofi #ratrod #perfection #harleydavidson Milwaukee Ghost 1967 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt

Read More »

from the shop

check out more designs in the shop »

Drop your email addy to subscribe to our occasional newsletter with a few blog posts, new designs, and even coupon codes and deals.

Snake Dance

Salma Hayek’s performance in the 1996 action horror film From Dusk till Dawn left perplexed more than one. The movie, directed by Robert Rodriguez and

Read More »

Great State of Kansas

President Donald Trump took to Twitter after the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31–20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV to congratulate the

Read More »
Psyne Co.