For sale is an original antique GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY OIL CAN SHIPPING CRATE from the General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY. This crate was used to ship a 5 Gallon oil can. The company logo is marked on two sides of the crate. Logo is inscribed “General Electric Company – G.E. No. 6 Oil – Schenectady, NY”. The crate is in excellent condition with great graphics. Crate measures 16 7/8 inches tall. The base of the crate measures 10 1/2 inches square. An awesome petroliana collectible.
Fuel oil No. 6, sometimes referred to as ‘bunker fuel’ or ‘bunker C’, is a high viscosity oil used mostly as a boiler fuel and in commercial and industrial heating. It requires preheating in storage tanks to permit pumping and additional preheating at the burner to permit atomizing.
General Electric was formed through the 1892 merger of Edison General Electric Company of Schenectady, New York, and Thomson-Houston Electric Company of Lynn, Massachusetts, with the support of Drexel, Morgan & Co.