Just picked up an old Ford oil can with an "E" stamped on the back of it... Does anyone know if this was for some particular model car or tractor???
Thanks in advance for any information!!!
Made by Eagle which is still in business.
The Ford oil cans came with a bracket and were mounted on the firewall. There is a complete study in a fiew editions back in the Vintage Ford Magazine. They were available up to the first fiew months of the Model As.
Please tell more, David?
I've always thought Ford oil cans were supplied with every car, but brackets were aftermarket accessories?
The brackets are indeed non Ford parts. They sure are nice if you want to carry a full can of oil with you.
I have an oil can on a bracket under my hood. It is just for show as even one or two drops will bounce out as that bracket vibrates as I drive.
Not just for show, To follow the lubrication chart like oiling the spindle bolts every 100 miles, it's very handy to have the oil can on the firewall ready to use all the time
I expect that the oil can, tools, jack, and side curtains were placed underneath the rear seat on cars which had one, and in the turtle on others. The under-hood oil can location would be more convenient for folks who followed Ford's lube recommendations. That's probably why those under-hood oil can brackets were so popular.
Maybe the original owners of the cars followed those lube suggestions, but I suspect that subsequent owners paid them little heed. At least that's what I gather from seeing them now.
To anyone who may have the Vintage Ford article, could you post the 'high points' of the article? I know there were different suppliers of the cans to Ford and I know there were some with Ford in large and some in small script.