Bringing some stuff to the meet that I said I did not want to return to. Car stuff this time and did not really want to be there to sell, but up above # 6072. 12.5 x 26 clear cylinder, the Bowser twin skins, tires for either Bowser or Boyle-Dayton gas carts, original shell clam repainted, another that has a crack but repainted, door parts for a Wayne 71 (two of the door frame pieces) Restored but not painted Tokheim 300, Texaco island poles with globes (reproduction globes and lenses) , truck utility boxes. Don't have much room and will be outside, God help me.
those clean porcelain panels make it look like new!
yeah they do! other than that window air conditioner, it's like stepping back in time. at the very least, the a.c. unit is visually distracting, but that's just because the rest of the exterior is so cool. wish i had something to contribute to the restoration, it's awesome on so many levels!
Just wanted to reach out and get to know the community, I have a lot to learn and recently got into the oil can collecting when I purchased a business that yielded a find of vintage oil cans. I know some of you have seen a few of the cans I’ve sold on eBay, oil cans with one side grinded and painted over. I have always loved all things automotive and know little of the history but it’s become a new desire. The business I purchased has a lot of rich history and was the first service station in Flagstaff which is neat. The original owners son had provided me pictures of the stations beginings and I just love the history behind it. Been very interested in signs now for my man room where I have the beginning of my collection starting to display.
don't know why i waited so long to post this, should have put it in with my introduction. anyway, i found this in 2006, an you guys will hate me if i tell you what i paid for it, so we'll skip that part. it measures 12 feet long and dates back to the late 1940's, and yes it is the real deal, i know how to tell the difference between it and the newer stuff. i've been offered 10 grand for it, but i told my wife i plan to use it as my coffin when the time comes, guess you really CAN take it with you! ha aha hah!
so i have a Texaco gasoline price sign with multiple mounting holes around the perimeter, which leads me to believe it could hang and be allowed to sway in the wind (not rigidly mounted), but i have not ever seen one of these used as a curb hanger. Sure Quaker State has an awesome looking hanging sign, and i've seen others, but never Texaco. i'm interested in the frame if it is actually a curb hanger, but if not, i guess it goes back on the wall at the new place. ANY clarification would be greatly appreciated!!