Vintage Chilton Can, Advertising Collectible, Kerosene Jug, 5.25 Gallon, Vented Top, Distressed Steel, Blue & White, Industrial Home Decor

$210.80 $263.50

The collectible 5.25 gallon blue and white Chilton Kerosene can is in very good condition. While this can is still very able to be used for storing Kerosene, it is being offered in this listing as a decorative advertising collectible. According to references, these are becoming increasingly difficult to find with the original lid and still with a very vibrant color. While Chilton is the brand of this collectible fuel can, the label on the side shows that it was manufactured by "METAL PRODUCTS DIVISION WESTERN INDUSTRIES, INC. CHILTON, WI 53014". Along with its original screw-on lid, the yellow plastic vent cap on the top is still intact. The vibrant blue and white colors have the perfect amount of distress to show that this can has been used to carry Kerosene at some point in the past. Along with the distress, the can also has an attractive rusty appearance on the handle and around the bottom. All of these features come together to give this collectible Chilton Kerosene can a wonderful industrial advertising charm.

The side information also shows:

- Capacity: 5.25 Gallon or 19.87 Liters

- Heavy Gauge Steel for Long Life
- Coated Interior Resists Rust
- Baked Enamel Exterior Finish
- Single-Seam Construction
- Vent for Improved Flow
- Easy Pour Spout With Filter (Not Included)

Please note that screen resolution and/or original lighting could cause the colors to appear lighter or darker than actual.

Along with the larger dent near the screw-on lid, there are some smaller dents and dings on the can - mainly on or around the top. Other than this there are no holes, crushed areas, or repair places on this collectible Chilton advertising can. There are some vintage wear, age, and rub marks on the can - mainly in the form of distress and wear on the exterior. Also, there is surface rust on the handle and around the base. While the surface rust on the base could nearly all be removed with steel wool, the rust on the handle might require a steel brush along with the steel wool. While the can has been lightly washed out, when the lid is removed it still has the smell of Kerosene. Hence, depending on where the can will be displayed, it may need additional rinsing. As can be seen in the photo of the underside of the lid, this can is fresh, clean, and able to hold fuel.

The decorative possibilities for this collectible 5.25 gallon blue and white Chilton Kerosene can are many. The man-cave or game room would be enhanced by the addition of this vibrant blue and white Chilton advertising collectible. Also, the display case or open collectibles shelf would welcome this super-cool collectible Chilton can for its wonderful industrial advertising charm. In addition, the growing advertising collection would increase in value and interest upon the arrival of this perfectly distressed Chilton Kerosene can.

The collector will appreciate this 5.25 gallon Chilton Kerosene can for its very good condition, perfectly distressed blue and white enamel finish, industrial advertising charm, and gorgeous overall appearance.

The heavy gauge steel 5.25 gallon blue and white Chilton Kerosene can weighs 54 oz.

The collectible 5.25 gallon Chilton Kerosene can measures 14.75" tall to the top of the handle or approximately 13" tall to the top of the can x 11.5" wide across the bottom from outside to outside.

The cylindrical Chilton can measures 36.25" in diameter.

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Vintage Chilton Can Advertising Collectible Kerosene Jug 5.25 Gallon Vented Top Distressed Steel Blue & White Industrial Home Decor

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