Oil Can

Optimus, Manufacturer

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Maker and Role
Optimus, Manufacturer
Production Date
Unknown
Description
An Optimus Sweden oil can in the form of a small brass cylinder with brass spout and wooden and metal handle. Spout is long and slim with a very small nozzle for oil to come through (diameter 2mm). There is a hand pump at the rear of the can (which still pumps) and enabled oil to be squirted out of the can with some pressure, rather than tipping the can up and just letting oil dribble out. At the top middle of the cylinder/can is a cap which can be unscrewed allowing for oil to be poured in. The Optimus logo is engraved on each side of the can. Curving around the edge of the logo is the statement 'Made in Sweden.' Also repeated on both sides of the can is the engraving 'OIL CAN' above the logo as well as 'No 30' which is engraved below.
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Signature/Marks and Type
OIL CAN/ OPTIMUS/ MADE IN SWEDEN/ No 30 Engraved
Accession No
2006.203
Credit Line
Optimus. Unknown. Oil Can, 2006.203. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
Maker
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