Oil Tank Indentification

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Where has this tank come from? It may be pre-war but definitely pre-1950. It measures 23 inches spanwise, has a slight taper being 12.5 inches fore and aft at one end and 13.5 inches at the other. Depth is around 7 inches, giving a capacity of around 4 gallons. It has been modified to close off the filler on the top surface and mount another one on the vertical face (next the spar), hence using it upside down for a non-aeronautical purpose. Presumably a leading edge oil tank, probably monoplane. Vega Gull, Proctor??? Your best guess is.... [ATTACH=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"small","data-attachmentid":3841922}[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=JSON]{"data-align":"none","data-size":"small","data-attachmentid":3841923}[/ATTACH]
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Any Part numbers/Inspection Stamps/ID numbers visible ?
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My first thought was Proctor, but looking at the illustration in the repair manual, it's too wide and is not deep enough. and the filler is on the top side on the Percival s John.

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Thank you! Regrettably there are no handy letterings that I could find as it has been worked over and painted heavily. The original filler has been removed, but is where you would expect it to be at the outboard (high end when installed in an aircraft). See top photo at top left hand corner. The oil feed on the bottom (when installed in an aircraft) is at the centre of the lower photo and has been closed off. Feroxeng

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Well, I didn't get very far with my original question, but thank you anyway. To ask the question another way, what aircraft types carried such an oil tank in the left wing root. Looks as it Proctor, etc., not a starter, but there must be others. Many thanks. Feroxeng