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31ft Oil/Fish/Pickle Tub car -1:20.3 scale (7548)

( Item in stock! )At the turn of the century oil companies were TAXED by the barrel of oil produced and transported. To avoid using SMALL 42 gallon barrels.Brother inventors, Amos and James Densmore, are credited with the transportation idea that relegated "barrel of oil” to a unit of measure.Their "Densmore Car,” also know as the "rotary oil car,” or drum car contained 20—25 bbl. in two iron-hooped pine tubs that were attached to "the platform of an ordinary rail- way-car.” They patented the design in 1866. Other companies followed as these were ideal for the transportation of pickles, fish and many other commodities.

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