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    I think they were packaged in the glass containers because of the metal shortages during the war years in the 40s.
    The first use of a cardboard can happened during the war as well, much rarer than the already scarce glass jars. Most major oil companies used glass as well, H-D's supplier did what they had to to sell oil.

    The cardboard can is on the top row with the conetop 2-cycle can on it.

    Robbie Knight Amca #2736

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim d View Post
    I think they were packaged in the glass containers because of the metal shortages during the war years in the 40s.
    Thanks, Jim; that makes a lot of sense. And I always love to see your stuff, Robbie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubone View Post
    The first use of a cardboard can happened during the war as well, much rarer than the already scarce glass jars. Most major oil companies used glass as well, H-D's supplier did what they had to to sell oil.

    The cardboard can is on the top row with the conetop 2-cycle can on it.



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    Beautiful collection! Thanks for the photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Haynes View Post
    The same jars were used by coffee companies.
    Gasp!

    I use a Chase and Sanborn like that for my shop coffee!

    (And it came out of the dumpster in better condition than the ebay offering...)

    Many thanks, Chris!

    ....Cotten
    PS: I like it much better than an H-D label, but that Wigwam one is dreamy!
    PPS: Maybe I'll print a dust cover for the C&S to preserve it...
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