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85/1553 Oil can and dispenser, oil and fuel additive, made by Redex, England, 1950-1970. Click to enlarge.

Oil can and dispenser, oil and fuel additive, made by Redex, England, 1950-1970

Made c 1930

This is conical-shaped tin with a metal dispensing tube is for squirting REDeX English-manufactured oil and fuel additive into car engines and petrol tanks. This was undertaken at service stations and was popular in Australia during the 1950s and 1960s. It was claimed that this additive would keep a car’s engine cleaner and give added performance, however the claimed efficacy of fuel additives still remains (in 2015) a contentious subject.

REDeX is best known in Australia for the famous REDeX ...

Summary

Object No.

85/1553

Object Statement

Oil can and dispenser, oil and fuel additive, made by Redex, England, 1950-1970

Physical Description

Oil can and dispenser, oil and fuel additive, made by Redex, England, 1950-1970

Dimensions

Height

242 mm

Width

621 mm

Production

Notes

The 1953 office in Sydney for REDeX was Redex Products (Australasia) Pty Ltd, 5a Church Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales.

Made

c 1930

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1985

Acquisition Date

16 August 1985

Cite this Object

Harvard

Oil can and dispenser, oil and fuel additive, made by Redex, England, 1950-1970 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 15 October 2019, <https://ma.as/33394>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/33394 |title=Oil can and dispenser, oil and fuel additive, made by Redex, England, 1950-1970 |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=15 October 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display in Store 3 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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