16 Gallon MobilGrease lube can, in "farm fresh" condition.
Based on the dates of the company name and logo use, I dated this can between 1955 and 1966. While not in mint condition for sure, as you can form the photos and video, the graphics, writing, and even the original stamp of the grade of grease the can originally contained are all still intact.
Also on the bottom, stamped in the steal, is what I assume to me the can manufacturers name: "STC Corrugating Co OHIO" and what looks like a date: 12-15-'58 or '68. It's very hard to make out, and I'm not sure why they would date the can anyway, so it could also read 22-15-68, in which case I can only assume it's the model number or something similar.
Please take a look at the photos below, along with the rotating animation and the video. Any questions, please ask.
Following the break-up of Standard Oil in 1911, the Standard Oil Company of New York, or Socony, was founded, along with 33 other successor companies. In 1920, the company registered the name "Mobiloil" as a trademark.In 1931, Socony merged with Vacuum Oil to form Socony-Vacuum. In 1933, Jersey Standard (with oil production and refineries in Indonesia) and Socony-Vacuum merged their interests in the region into a 50-50 joint venture. Standard-Vacuum Oil Co., or "Stanvac," operated in 50 countries, including East Africa, New Zealand and China, before it was dissolved in 1962.In 1955, Socony-Vacuum was renamed Socony Mobil Oil Company.
In 1963, it changed its trade name from "Mobilgas" to simply "Mobil," introducing a new logo. To celebrate its 100th anniversary in 1966, "Socony" was dropped from the corporate name. Moving forward, Mobile merged with Exxon in 1999 to form ExxonMobil. Today Mobil continues as a major brand name within the combined company. Its former headquarters in Fairfax County, Virginia, are currently used as ExxonMobil's downstream headquarters.