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rusty6

01-14-2022 10:16:23




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I've accumulated quite a few over the years and it seems some of them are worth a bit now. This one stack I've got.




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DWF

01-15-2022 11:04:07




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Farmers Union "Central Exchange" St. Paul, Mn., guess that is where Cenex name started

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mschwartz

01-15-2022 17:26:01




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Maybe, used to be a Co-Op in every small town around here. Cenex bucket of grease n the bottom of the stack.



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rusty6

01-15-2022 10:20:50




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Did you notice that first pail with the tractor silhouette on it resembles the Cockshutt 40/50 side view? Not surprising as those series Cockshutts from the early to mid fifties were sold through the National Farm Machinery Co-op by an agreement with Cockshutt. In 1952 the NFMC went into receivership but Cockshutt tractors were still sold through the Farm Bureau Co-ops through 1957. From the book "Cockshutt The Complete Story".

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mschwartz

01-15-2022 08:24:20




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 10:16:23  
I also like old cans, picked these up a while back and the mention of Co-Op made me go take a few pics. I am thinking the one with tractors on it is late 50s and the other is 60s? New unopened 5 gallon hydraulic oil. Shell wheel bearing and track roller are of a style that I think is 30s or 40s. If anyone has a better idea on dates I would love to hear about it. Thanks, Mike

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Hobo,NC

01-15-2022 05:40:34




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 10:16:23  
I got 4/5 old Harley Davidson metal oil cans that were full and like new when a guy gave them to me in the early 70's. I put them in the truck of my 68 Chevelle and forgot about them. They rolled around and and beat them up a bit. Last year they went to leaking so its not the motor cycle its the oil they use. I was not surprised : )



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rusty6

01-14-2022 18:33:20




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Paul that was originally an "oil shed" donated to me by a friend who was throwing it out. It is probably an old grain bin but pretty small. Solidly built with what appears to be re-cycled lumber. Some of the rafters and studs are spliced. They sure didn't waste lumber back then. I do actually keep some oil in it along with a whole lot of other "junk".

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rusty6

01-14-2022 18:27:38




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Although I have heard the name I have never seen the Wolfs Head cans before. Maybe none sold in Canada?
Here is one of my oldest and probably most valuable. It is part of the farm and no doubt my grandfather used it on the Rock Island Heider and Red River Special. Possible even the IHC Famous portable engine.

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J Hamilton

01-14-2022 18:04:04




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 10:16:23  
Here's one I have



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SweetFeet

01-14-2022 19:28:52




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to J Hamilton, 01-14-2022 18:04:04  
Oh, these close-up shots are really cool... especially the buffalo one!



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rusty6

01-14-2022 16:09:19




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Ys, plenty of Wills and Vogue tobacco tins here from my dad's "roll your own" days. Players, Macdonalds, Sportsman, plus a bunch of other lesser known brands. I try to include some of them in the background of some of my videos.



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rusty6

01-14-2022 16:05:38




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International #1 low ash motor oil. From the 1980s. Might have a full one.



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rusty6

01-14-2022 16:04:42




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Co-op? Its almost the centre of my world. Pretty well all my farm inputs, fuel, groceries etc. come from one or the other local Co-ops. So you bet there is Co-op memorabilia here.



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SVcummins

01-14-2022 15:07:33




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 10:16:23  
What are the international ones?



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SweetFeet

01-14-2022 14:52:31




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 10:16:23  
Rusty 6,

Those are cool.

I think the label says WILLS... but the gold cans with a red label are particulary neat looking.



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Crazy Horse

01-14-2022 14:02:55




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 10:16:23  
Vogue tobacco tins, I think they were Canadian. Neighbour friend down the street's dad was never without a home rolled cigarette in his mouth all the years I knew the family. He smoked Vogue tobacco and probably never threw a tin away, they were everywhere and filled with something or other. Thirty years later I happened to visit the parents at their lake cottage when I was in the vicinity. Same thing still for those cans but the old fella had quit smoking. Somehow it would have been disappointing for me though if the cans weren't there.

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sms

01-14-2022 13:56:19




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 10:16:23  
I downsized, sold a bunch like that. Automotive cans were popular, probably still are.



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quefan

01-14-2022 13:55:54




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 10:16:23  
Very nice to see them in their natural setting.



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37 chief

01-14-2022 13:52:52




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 10:16:23  
I never collected cans, but have one Billy Beer can. I have a few old bottles I dug up years ago. One bottle says: The Great Swamp Root kidney, and bladder cure. Stan



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Eric in IL

01-14-2022 14:00:53




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to 37 chief, 01-14-2022 13:52:52  
I read that Dr. Kilmer had to shut down his swamp root operation in 1906. Quite a few of his bottles are still dug up in Illinois.



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37 chief

01-14-2022 21:47:50




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to Eric in IL, 01-14-2022 14:00:53  
It must have been a large operation, to dig one up in California. Stan



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Eric in IL

01-14-2022 13:51:13




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 10:16:23  
I'm not sure how old this can is, but I'm guessing maybe from the 1960's.




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dr sportster

01-14-2022 12:39:03




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 10:16:23  
Very cool .I collect grease and oil cans .



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paul

01-14-2022 12:28:00




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 10:16:23  
Is that a summer kitchen, brooder house, cream separator shack, or?

I could post the same pic darn near, almost to the same rafters and similar content.

Neat.

Paul



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rusty6

01-14-2022 11:45:05




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Ron, I thnk what you are seeing there is actually the lower clutch housing off the 53 Mercury parts car. I should have moved it for the photo. The tins were never intended as a collection but nobody ever threw much away here. Tobacco tins stored all manner of odds and ends. Bigger anti freeze or oil tins held bolts and nuts, etc. I've got some of the big five gallon BA and Esso oil pails. Shell, Co-op, probably plenty of others that escape me now. Guess I need to organize them all in one spot and start a tin can museum.

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BillinCentralMO

01-14-2022 15:22:46




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 11:45:05  
Havent heard the word Co-op in 40 years. Brings back a lot of memories.Dad had a bunch of co-op oil cans and such in the 1960s.



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Philip d

01-14-2022 11:35:19




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 10:16:23  
My father in law sold a bunch, you have a small fortune there Rusty!



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55 50 Ron

01-14-2022 11:23:37




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 10:16:23  
Hi Rusty,

What is that container in the lower middle? Is that dirt or coffee grounds or ashes? That container looks like a container my parents had which was called a coal pail for carrying briquettes or ashes.

An interesting collection. Have you accumulated all or did you inherit a smaller collection and add to it?

Ron



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mptaszynski

01-14-2022 10:39:29




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to rusty6, 01-14-2022 10:16:23  
Brings back memories of visiting my grandparent's farm almost a lifetime ago, a city kid running free with no worries! My Grandpa never had a shop, just an old shed with his tools.



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DCM

01-14-2022 12:51:50




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 Re: Old Tin Cans in reply to mptaszynski, 01-14-2022 10:39:29  
Speaking of old tins I've accumulated these over the years, probably 25+ years but as Rusty says we never threw much away on the farm so here are some results.



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quefan

01-14-2022 13:54:58




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DCM, Very nice collection



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Philip d

01-14-2022 13:29:25




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Wow very nice!



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