Patent GEM Oil Can for AA JONES of Leicester
A scarce patent oil can by the GEM MANUFACTURING COMPANY of Pittsburgh, USA.
The brass fitting on the spout reads 'GEM MFG CO PITTSBURGH PA PAT MAR 24 96 &... ENG. PAT. No8492', this patent relates to the sprung spout cleaning rod designed to prevent blockages.
The body of the can is marked 'AA JONES LEICESTER ENG', Alfred Arthur Jones was an importer and manufacturer of machine tools and part of the AA JONES & SHIPMAN machine manufacturing company.
We believe that this oil can dates to the early part of the 20th century.
Some surface pitting and staining spots, please see images.
Good sprung action to the 33/16 inch diameter base.
71/2 inches tall including the spout.
* Please note this can is untested.