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Air Ministry Oil Can by T.E. Bladon - Click for the bigger picture

Air Ministry Oil Can by T.E. Bladon

A brass example with a curved spout with a threaded tip. The base of the spout is clearly stamped with the makers name T.E.Baldon (who also made oil lamps for the railways). This example carries an impressive Kings Crown and AM (Air Ministry) property mark and is dated 1938 so was clearly used in the RAF and would have served throughout WW 11. The reservoir of the can is accessed by a removable threaded plug on the base. On removing this we could still smell traces of the original contents. No doubt this was an essential piece of kit in an RAF 'Erk’s' tool box. Sadly no history with this one but no doubt it has a story to tell! Measures 9 ” (23 cm)