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Object ID # 1993.034.001
Object Name Tank
Other Name Tank, Fuel
Title WHITE ROSE Bulk Fuel Tank
Lexicon category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Date 1930s?
Made Canadian Oil Companies Ltd.
Place of Origin Unknown
Description WHITE ROSE bulk fuel container. A little boy holding a slate design is used on the front of this container, along with WHITE ROSE in large lettering. The tank is a horizontally-configured steel drum, supported by two flat metal strap-like brackets at the bottom. The top of the tank has a rod-handled, threaded part (filling hole) and a smaller hole at the other end. One end has a circular-handled valve and a horizontal pipe area.

Function: This container is an item that would be used at a service station in the past for storing and dispensing quantities of fuel oil. The container also advertises an oil company's brand of gasoline.
Provenance Unknown.
WHITE ROSE gasoline and EN-AR-CO oil products were sold by the Canadian Oil Companies Ltd. This container likely was used somewhere in Ontario in the past.
Last owned by Jim Keeling of Bognor, Grey County.
Collection Commercial Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Enamel?/Paint
Dimensions H-112.5 W-101 L-165 cm
Found Bognor, Municipality of Meaford, Grey County