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Where can I buy some?
« on: 15.12. 2020 08:56 »
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Re: Where can I buy some?
« Reply #1 on: 15.12. 2020 09:45 »
just about anywhere if you have a heavily modified DeLorean  *smile*
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Re: Where can I buy some?
« Reply #2 on: 15.12. 2020 11:42 »
Didn't take much to see that this is still a brand.

Maybe you Brits already know that and it's the price you're ogling. Probably not that cheap if you calc current value of money. Any guess what year it's from?
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Re: Where can I buy some?
« Reply #3 on: 15.12. 2020 14:03 »
Didn't take much to see that this is still a brand.

I didn't even dream that name was still around, although the maker Millers is familiar.
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Probably not that cheap if you calc current value of money. Any guess what year it's from?
7 shillings and sixpence for a gallon. I worked as a petrol pump attendant soon after leaving school in 1966. Petrol then cost around five shillings and sixpence a gallon. So, that oil price makes me think it may be mid 60's

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Re: Where can I buy some?
« Reply #4 on: 15.12. 2020 16:25 »
 GB   I'd place it a little earlier, in the style of the sort of advertising giveaway from the 1930's.  Closer examination reveals a sliding printed backing enabling the viewer to put any of the listed major towns and cities as a starting point, and the distance from this point then appears in the windows. It's the equivalent of the free pen with the company logo and contact details number, a constant reminder of the product. So a useful thing to have to hand at the start of "motoring for pleasure."

 The copy reads more like snake oil, and must be the only petroleum based lubricant not to mix with the fuel of the day....so no good for Mr Average and his putt putt ride to work 2 stroke bike.

     Petrol prices in the 1960's seemed fairly constant, there was a great disquiet when it went up from 5/4 to 5/6. Regent, Esso, National, Power were a few I remember as a kid. Dad wouldn't use Shell, it was always more expensive and the choice of the well heeled Jaguar and Rover driver. His favourite had been R.O.P. Believe it or not it was oil imported from Russia to the UK in the 1930's, and was good stuff. World events changed all that.

 I think todays regulatory bodies would not agree with any of the claims made here, but still an interesting diversion that raised a smile.

 The Miller name lives on as a supplier of lead replacement fuel additives, whether this is the same company, who knows?

Thanks for posting.

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Re: Where can I buy some?
« Reply #5 on: 15.12. 2020 16:50 »
I had some Millers' Pistoneeze straight 40 in the A7 last year. Sold to me buy a nice young lady at the Copdock show when they had run out of my usual Morris oil. When I went to change the oil late in the year I found the Millers said mild detergent, whilst the Morris said low detergent and so I reverted back.
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Re: Where can I buy some?
« Reply #6 on: 15.12. 2020 17:58 »
Didn't Russian Oil Products (ROP) evolve into Jet ?
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Re: Where can I buy some?
« Reply #7 on: 15.12. 2020 20:00 »
Swarfy,

That's a good spot. You would think there should be a city choice for each mileage destination. I wonder if the inserted sheet is printed on the flip side with cities from A-London (London being at the top of what we see). You could only fit as many names below Manchester as would fit in the space between the city slot and Scarborough's miles window. If I was REALLY obcessive I would calculate that based on the space between exposed numbers on the upper left.

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