A brand of the Bowring Petroleum Co.  Bought into by Shell post WW1.

Early Mex can with recessed top. 

A rare early can with a possibly unique neck style. The only one currently known.

A Mex Motor Spirit with McMullans Belfast Ireland supply tag (N.I.)


A Southern Irish supplied Mex can, McMullen Bros Dublin plate on handle but Irish Shell Ltd Dublin company address stamped into can as well as ‘Can made in England’

Shell-Mex era can following the purchase of Bowring by Anglo-Mexican Petroleum and their merger with Shell. Used as the commercial brand of Shell.