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Object ID # 1992.027.040
Object Name Stand, Display
Title Imperial Oil Motor Oil Bottle Stand
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date 20th-century
Made Imperial Oil
Place of Origin Unknown
Description GARGOYLE (Imperial Oil) motor oil bottle stand. This metal stand has three distinct levels with two lift-out wire caddies on the top in order to make it easier for a service station worker to carry filled bottles. Along the four main vertical posts and the two longest sides of the base are red sheets of metal to serve as decoration. Either end of the stand have a sign with a white background covering the upper third, or the area where the two lift-out caddies fit. One end has the word "GARGOYLE" in red and black text with a red gargoyle motif underneath. "Imperial Products" is written in red text on the other side, along with a design of three red stars. Both the "Imperial" logo and the stars are surrounded by a blue circle. The feet of the stand are just a continuation of the four main vertical pieces. The metal extends to the floor and then bends upwards, in an angle parallel to the length of the stand.
Provenance Owned by and used at the Dornoch, Grey County garage owned by J. Leonard Walsh. J. Leonard Walsh operated his garage at Dornoch, Ontario in the 1930s and 1940s. He was an Imperial Oil representative, starting in the 1920s.

Passed to his nephew, Patrick Sweeney, who used to assist his uncle in the garage.
Collection Commercial Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Ink/Wire
Dimensions H-61.5 W-38 L-51.5 cm
Found Dornoch, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Sweeney, Patrick
Walsh, J. Leonard
Search Terms Dornoch