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Old 04-05-2020, 10:25 AM   #21
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small oil can with the 'Ford' script
Does anyone make reproductions?
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Old 07-01-2020, 02:26 PM   #22
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Guten Abend alle miteinander.

After an incredible odyssey, I received my original oil jug after 11 weeks (USPS Fst. Cl.).

I still partially recognize that it was originally copper-plated.

Please, what did these thumb oiler look like originally?
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Does anyone make reproductions?
I just saw this on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Ford-Mode...sAAOSwQJhUhlKn

Oh, Shoot. I just noticed it is for the holder only.
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Old 07-03-2020, 03:09 PM   #24
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Ruth, thanks for this -bay hint! Because I saw now well how the holder looks like. So I was able to replicate it today.
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Old 07-03-2020, 08:51 PM   #25
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I have an oil can on my A just like Katy has. The bracket is new, but the can is old. Has Ford script embossed on it. Very cool.
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Old 07-04-2020, 12:24 AM   #26
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Gr Dich Werner,

You might be interested to know that your oil can is actually an oil can for a Ford Model T based on how the spout screws into the base.

Though they look very similar, on the Model A oil can (part number A-17040), the base of the spout has a female thread to mate with the male part of the oil can base. (Your Model T oil can has the male part on the threads of the spout that screws into the female threads on the oil can base.)

Note that the oil can bracket was not an original Ford Model A part. There is no part number for it and it is not listed in the parts books. Originally the oil can was just part of the Tool Kit.

According to the Restoration Guidelines and Judging Standards, "the oil can was used in A's and AA's from beginning of production through April 1928. There were seven manufacturers of the oil cans.....and some of the oilcans had an H, M or N trademark below the Ford script. The oil can was copper plated steel (not painted). The diameter of the base was 3-5/16" and the total height was 5-5/16". Spouts were either knurled or plain. The spout was always straight, not curved, with a female thread (to mate with the oil can male thread), and was copper or tin plated." (RG&JS page 17-1, Rv. 2016)

And for even more detail, here is the original Ford design drawing for the Model A oil can:


.....and to see the variety of these Ford script cans, both Model A and Model T:


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Old 07-04-2020, 05:43 AM   #27
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Hallo und guten Tag Brad,

thank you for your detailed advice, which I find extremely interesting. Very nice collection! Now I have to go looking for an original copper-plated "A" box.

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