This adorable little oil can belonged to my grandmother. She always kept it by her sewing machine. I know that it is at least from before 1950 because I remember it well as a child.
Some people refer to these very small cans as "oil dropper can" and "thumb pump oil can". I can see it being called a dropper can, but I've no idea what a thumb pump can is.
It stands 2.75 inches tall and measures about 1.75 inches across the bottom. It has a screw top that opens and closes with ease. It is empty. I emptied the last few remaining drops of oil out about 6 months ago. I cleaned the inside with q-tips and let it air out for several days. At that time there were no leaks and since it's been wrapped and bagged since then I have to assume there are still no leaks. There is some nice old patina built up and I will leave that for the next owner. There are no dents.
It is copper in color, but it don't know if it's made of copper or if it's brass.
Buyer to pay USPS First Class Mail Parcel delivery charges of $4.99. Shipping is from Nevada.
SHIPPING COST INFO:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.