Vintage Oil Bottle, Red Crown Gasoline, With Pouring Spout
• Red Crown became part of the Standard Oil family, sometime in the 1930’s, if memory serves. The label is almost certainly applied, rather than painted, so I’m not sure of the age of this bottle; I’ve priced it as a recent piece, due to my uncertainty. The glass is in overall great shape, with no cracks or chips, even on the mouth of the bottle. The metal spout is in good shape too, although removing and replacing it is a bit of a chore. I think the spout is older than the bottle, but that is only my opinion. • The bottle has LOTS of embossed writing: along the front at the bottom edge, it says Duraglas, on the back at the top, there is FILL TO LINE and an arrow; this part is diagonal. Below that is a square frame, containing MASS O-11-8, or it could be D-11-B. Moving down, it has ONE LIQUID QUART at approximately the center line. Along the bottom edge, there are three groups of information, from right to left as follows: PA. SERIAL M-2 4, then in a triangular frame, it says 64 MINN and finally, in the round frame on the right, it says N.C. at the top, with APPROVED in the curve along the bottom of the circle, with M over 10 in the center. The bottom is entirely unmarked but for a O in the middle, which may mean something or may simply be a mold mark. •The spout has a large, embossed round frame, inside of which we have The Master (in cursive) MFG CO LITCHFIELD ILL. and along the bottom curve, it says PATD. SEPT. 11 1926. The date is very slightly blurry, or maybe a bit rubbed.
• Highly displayable; a nice addition to your collection!