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It is in a shed I am helping to clean out. When I know what it is, then I can pass on or dispose properly. I suspect some sort of anti rust or paint for metalwork.

Location :Australia.

The company is long gone, so a google search is not helpful.

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    Given the partial text, I wonder if it's blue layout dye (use to coat metal and then scratch layout lines into the coating, leaving the layout lines as bare metal.) A staple of old-school metalworking.
    – Ecnerwal
    Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 2:10
  • Owner had been a high school teacher, and did everything around the home himself. Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 2:12
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    On a related line, E2694 pulls up a standard for testing for ATP in "water miscible metalworking fluids" (cutting fluids that are mixtures of water and oil, rather than cutting oils.)
    – Ecnerwal
    Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 2:20
  • BTW: I'm pretty sure that "Oxy" is one of the tradenames for the Occidental Chemical Co, which is still a going concern, albeit not really a consumer-facing one (the logo matches a logo I've seen them use in other places) Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 2:26
  • There are 19 results at the USPTO trademark search for the company name (seems to be worldwide, with an Austrailian division), most recently in 1973, but none of the trademarked names start BLUD... They also made plating solutions, I gather, which can be a nasty disposal prospect.
    – Ecnerwal
    Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 2:35

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