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22 minutes 24 seconds ago HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN A GOOD LOOK AT A PICTURE? by Jack Sim






I received this Gates Rubber catalog recently and realized I could use it to answer many questions that are asked here on Old Gas.

Obviously, the picture is of a tanker dropping product at a station. Gates had their catalog designers white out the gasoline brand name on just about everything, but they left the "N" and the "O" on the tanker showing, so it tells us this is a Conoco station.

Now, let move to the very left side of the picture, back behind the tanker we spot a oil can rack, showing not only quarts, but I believe five quart cans. This tells us, they made racks that held both.

Moving to the island there is a pole, it probably was a light pole before the pump with the stationlighter was installed. Now look real close to the top of the pole (or look at the 3rd picture below). Did you spot the Conoco logo? Something else about the pole, there is a water spigot, so probably this pole was equipped with air and water.

Now to the tanker, I would estimate this is a 4000 gallon tanker and it has four compartments. Look closely at the lids on the top of each tank. The 4th picture below, shows a similar lid that was being sold by McDonald at that time. It looks like something Flash Gordon wore as a hot in those old movies. (You young guys can ask you father who Flash Gordon was).

The gas pump. Easy to identify, a Tall Tokheim 39 with the ad glass at the top of the pump. As I mentioned above, Tokheim called the light a "Stationlighter." Now look closer at the pump, notice the lead sign is on the front, why, because many states, cities, etc. had requirement for the placement of these signs. If you were ordering a pump directly from Tokheim, they would ask you where you wanted the lead sign. Also notice the price sign on the top of the pump. Just three days ago I got a call from someone who wanted to know what that hole on the top of his 39 was used for, there is your answer. Just like the lead signs many municipalities required the price of the gasoline be visible from so many feet away, this is why Tokheim built the pumps this way (actually so did Bowser). If you did not have this requirement it was usually used for an advertising sign. Notice too, the way the pump is painted. Hopefully someone will fill in the correct colors and if this pump is for regular or premium.

Look at the building, notice anything. "LESSEES & OPERATOR." This means the station was owned by Conoco or the local jobber for Conoco, and leased by Mr. Colborn. Conoco or the local jobber would have been responsible for the pumps and the island.

Pictures can be a lot more that just being "cool." So the next time you see a cool picture, scan it, enlarge the picture, you might find all kinds of collectibles.

Jack Sim

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47 minutes 47 seconds ago Texaco / HC Sinclair / Pure signs wanted by Speedracer

Hello all,

I am looking to buy the following signs in fair to good condition (sample pictures from the internet below). Somewhere around grade 5-8, but I may buy better or worse. If you have one and would like to sell please PM me with pic and price.

The Texaco can be SSP or DSP. I prefer the HC to be 48", but open to others. And the Pure can be any size, with the small print reading "The Pure Oil Company USA," "Be Sure With Pure," or no small print.

Ring or no ring is okay.

Thank you all,
Steve B.

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Yesterday at 11:40 PM Pan-Am Gasoline/Motor Oil first aid kit for Trade by Kevo335

Hey Folks,

I'm looking to trade this piece for something Texaco. I'd really love to see if i could trade for a Texaco name/hat badge. You know, the brass one with the little Texaco star up top. If you have something else Texaco that you would want to trade, let me know! I can post more pictures if anyone is interested.

Thanks!

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Yesterday at 10:02 PM couple signs i picked by hotrodfun1

Just picked these just thought I would share again.

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Yesterday at 09:48 PM computor rebuild by cbdeajr

I have been trying to get in touch with Joe Yocom about having my computer repaired. Not sure if he is have some e-mail problems or what. If someone could PM me his phone number or have him contact me.
Thanks

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Yesterday at 08:40 PM Help Identifying Lights by jbrooks

Was wondering if I could get some help on these. My first thought was station lighters but now I am thinking maybe not...any thoughts?

Thanks in advance
Jonathan

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Yesterday at 07:12 PM Places of interest... by oilmanpat

Wife and I are headed down to Ardmore,Ok. area between Christmas and New Years. Any particular places to see?"??

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Yesterday at 06:54 PM Red Indian Sign Bracket by LOWright

Made this one for a Oldgasser to hold a 24" Red Indian Sign. Turned out kind of cool, thought you might enjoy! Thanks, Owen

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Yesterday at 06:45 PM Tolk 300 by wwagonman

Older restoration, some runs in the paint. Various dings that were painted over. More pictures available.750.

Can be picked up in Kansas City, mid-Missouri or free delivery to "It's a Gas"

PM/call/text

Lee

913 530-7730

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Yesterday at 06:11 PM Wayne Tall 10 info... by Canadiandiesel

I picked this wayne tall 10 up yesterday...it has an ID plate that says 515 but for sure the cylinder is 37" ...I'd like to restore it somewhat and not sure where or if I could get a cylinder or skins..etc...any info is appreciated.

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