While searching through an old farm out building for T parts of course , I came across this item in the rafters and would like to try and find out what it's for . Thanks
I'm gonna guess it's some sort of can for storing liquids .... gas ... oil ?
It looks as though you would swivel the spout up to seal the can and push it down to allow pouring out of it.
Also looks as though there is an air intake on the spout that it routed to the rear of the can to prevent a vacuum while pouring
Could it be for bitumen or tar? Wide base so you can heat it up on a stove and a wooden handle for insulation against heat?
For filling Kerosene lanterns. The lip on the edge sets on the table and makes it pour evenly. Set it on the table, hold the lamp in your right hand below the level of the table and pour kerosene into the lamp with the can in your left hand.
Also used to fill lanterns, could be stored under the seat in a buggy. Fold the spout back and it keeps it from spilling or evaporating.
Old Kerosene company slogan, "Non Evaporating, will NOT cause explosions." I have a box somewhere that has that on the side of it.
That's awesome , I have no idea yet but these are great , Thank you all so much .
Pretty cool that it doesn't leak even when sitting on its side like that...
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