Does anyone know what this is? I was told that parts for a model T came in it, but I cannot find anything similar.
What are the diameter and depth? That might help figure it out.
It looks like it held old training film reels, a film container?
I have one just like it.
I always felt it was from the Ford Studios.
They started to make films in 1914 if I remember right.
There was a story in one of the magazines years ago about the studios.
It's about 11.5 inches in diameter and albeit 5 inches tall. I wondered about the film canister idea. It's seems a little big
for that , but it could be.
Maybe to store three-reelers!
I like the film can idea, but the handles and the two hasps argue against it. But I have idea what else it could be.
With the very small hole in the cover i think it was a container for brazing flux?? Bud in Wheeler,Mi.
I don't know but you should return it to FOMOCO before you get in trouble!
I can provide the address if that's what you decide to do.
My grandmother would have used it for a cookie tin, we had many a home made cookie from film tins. My fav was her molasses with lemon cream frosting.
Most definitely a movie film canister.
Here is, for all practical purposes, an identical one currently on eBay. It does not appear to be embossed but note that it has the remnants of a paper Ford label as well as a shipping label.
The Dreamland Theater probably never returned it to Ford or perhaps purchased it used and put their own tag on it.
It probably pre-dates the more common hexagon canisters, which can be stored upright.
Maybe it was a Port-O-Potty used by Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone on their camping trips.
Film can, I saw a really nice case with three of these at a local flea market a few years ago, price a little to rich for my taste though I did find a ford motor co. vision tester for three dollars and gave it to an optometrist friend for his collection. KGB