||VFM (unaccessioned) General
||41 Kerosene box ends - known as the Bernard Mason collection - on loan to Vintage Farm Machinery Society Inc. There are also three tin signs.
Bernard Mason is from the Avon Valley, Waihopai and in 2008 is Vice-President of Marlborough Vintage Farm Machinery Society Inc.
Image 1: "These brand names from kerosene boxes are from the early days of motoring when all fuel came in 4 gallon tins, 2 to a case. In the 1930s drums, bowsers and tankers arrived and these names disappeared."
Image 2: Pine Tree brand.
Image 3: Big Tree kerosene.
Image 4: Big Tree motor spirit.
Image 5: Atlantic kerosene.
Image 6: Atlantic motor oil.
Image 7: Union kerosene.
Image 8: Atlantic petrol.
Image 9: Plume motor spirit.
Image 10: Atlantic Union motor oil.
Image 11: Blue Pennant kerosene.
Image 12: Pennant kerosene.
Image 13. Gargoyle Vacuum oil.
Image 14: Texaco kerosene.
Image 15: Texaco 89 hand separator oil.
Image 16: Voco petrol.
Image 17: Aerial? motor spirit.
Image 18: Wakefield Castrol motor oil.
Image 19: Dark Creosote Wellington Gas Co.
Image 20: Caltex oil.
Image 21: All in a line (1).
Image 22: All in a line (2) [Jenny Pierson, data entry person, is in photograph].
Image 23: All in a line (3).
Image 24: All in a line (4).
Image 25: all in a line (5) - showing Laurel Kerosene made by Mobil [tin sign].
Image 26: Red Ball motor spirit.
Image 27: British Imperial Cross Oil engine kerosene.
Image 28: Shell Cross Oil engine kerosene.
Image 29: Shell Compound No. 1.
Image 30: Shell Fordson tractor oil.
Image 31: British Imperial "Shell" benzine.
Image 32: Shell specialised lubricants.
Image 33: Shell motor spirit.
Image 34: Shell turpentine.
Image 35: Shell motor oil.
Image 36: "Motor Spirit of Rome".
Image 37: Pure Gum spirits of turpentine Wando brand.
Image 38: Crown gasoline.
Image 39: Gum spirits of turpentine.
Image 40: Hercules.
Image 41: Chester tractor distillate.
Image 42: Gilmore gasoline.
Image 43: Akbar mineral spirit.
Image 44: Carso motor spirit [tin sign].
Image 45: Mercury motor spirit.
Image 46: Archer illuminating kerosene.
Image 47: Pine Tree turpentine.
Image 48: Shell motor spirit [tin sign].
The following sides are on a different shelf in the Denton building (see images 49-55 and 56-62 for close-up images).
Image 56: Gargoyle Mobil sign above a Caltex oil tin.
Image 57: Plume motor spirit above a Plume box.
Image 58: Two sides of a Texaco tin above a Wakefield Agricastrol box.
Image 59: Shell single motor oil sign above a Mobil Methylated Spirits tin.
Image 60: Tydol motor spirits sign. Manufactured by Tide Water Oil Company, New York, U.S.A. Petroleum Products. Above a Mobilube tin.
Image 61: Shell sign above a Shell tin.
Image 62: Gargoyle Mobil Oil "E" sign above a Gilmore box.