Ink Solvent Safety Storage Can
Justrite 1/2 gallon galvanized steel safety fuel storage can with orange painted finish. The outer surface of the can is caked almost overall with black ink residue. The can was used to hold solvent for cleaning a printing press. Manufacturer's markings are embossed into the metal. An additional metal label certification indicates the can was inspected and approved for the market by Underwriter's Laboratories of Chicago.
This can was donated to the Fort Morgan Museum and exhibited with the 2014.118.1 Gordon platen press. The can was donated to History Colorado by the Fort Morgan Museum. Although it had been exhibited with the Gordon press used in Keota by Clyde L. Stanley, the actual provenance prior to its donation to Fort Morgan is unknown.
Primary inscription on can: JUSTRITE MFG. CO. / CHICAGO / PAT. APPLIED FOR / MADE IN U.S.A. / FM, Secondary inscription on an inked encrusted brass label soldered to the front of the can: JUSTRITE / SAFETY CAN / Underwriter's Laboratories, Inc. / INSPECTED / No. 910721, On the trigger mechanism: PM5153 / 10