After the Standard Oil Company started selling their SO labelled products (a phonetic pronunciation of the words Standard Oil) in the eastern states of USA, the fuel brand ESSO (Eastern States Standard Oil) was coined in 1941 only to distinguish products being sold.
Today the brand is owned by oil giant ExxonMobil who sells products both under ESSO and MOBIL brands.
This is a replica of an ESSO fuel pump from yesteryears.
This metal scale model is a rendition of the original DINKY TOYS, a brand first sold in 1934. The manufacturer has tried to recreate the old-world magic by retaining the same features on each metal model as well as its box.
Dinky toys were sold in India until 1955 when they were imported. Then in 1963 Meccano (owners of the brand) sold their factory to a firm in Calcutta called S. Kumar & Co. who started producing them locally. But because the finishing of these products were so poor they were sold as NICKY products.