Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I could care less about cars or old glass per se, but combine the two and you might get my motor running. These are Tiolene Motor Oil bottles, ca. 1920s. At 18 inches high and less than 3 inches in diameter, the thick-glass vessels are severely vertical, and that unusual shape makes them quite attractive. Tiolene was sold by the Pure Gasoline Co. I don't see how today's uninspired plastic motor oil bottles will be collectible years from now, but who knows?