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    Early Petroliana: Five-Gallon Whizoil Tin Container. 12 1/2" tall 5-gallon tin container inscribed "Whizoil For Automobiles". It was manufactured by the R. M. Hollingshead Company of Camden, New Jersey. The front of the tin features an old-time touring car, circa 1915-1920. The back of the tin depicts the "Plant of The R. M. Hollingshead Co. Camden, N.J., U.S.A. The Largest of Its Kind in the World". The sides are printed with geometric cube designs which are an optical illusion of sorts. It is printed in blue, gold and white (non-painted surfaces appearing as silver) with Art Nouveau design elements. There is normal wear and light rust. We have seen Whizoil polish tins, but never one of these and therefore consider it to be rather special.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
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