The can I have, most likely belonged to a rich dude named Cliff Durant . Aviator, various connections to Chevy, drove in six Indy 500's, owned an airport, a racetrack in Beverly Hills, married to hottie singers, that kind of playboy type rich dude.
Though, like I said, it isn't in any collectors condition, it's still a neat thing in my collection. It's been half buried and outside for the last 80 years or so. It's only about 2/3rds of the can, heavily rusted, and only slightly readable......but it's mine.
I'm just trying to put it there at the right time. Durant owned the property from 1921, through his death in 1937, till it's sale in 1947. I found the can in a foundation nook of what used to be the hangar at his private airstrip.
I followed that auction and here are a couple more, Red Indian Porcelain sign 27 X 17 1/4, $18,700.00, Oilzum lollipop sign $18.700.00 and a Trop-Artic motor oil can $ 5,100.00. All were in excellent condition.Plus the buyers premium and shipping. YIKES!
These old lights came off of the top of an old bus. There are ten(10) housings and ten(10) thick GLASS lenses. All are in good shape except one lens has the tip missing, but it cannot be seen when it is in the housing. Nine housings are cast metal and should clean up nice. One is a stamping. One half of the lenses are amber and the other half are red/purple. ALL the bases(7) are a rusted mess. These are some cool items with a variety of uses to the right person. What you see is what you get. I will be happy to furnish any additional photos. $175.00 shipped to lower 48.Thanks for looking, Dave
Belnord Jumbo Size 7 inches tall empty $95 Dutch Brand NOS with contents Chicago $55 Locktite Detroit Michigan with contents $95 Corona Newark New Jersey with contents $65 BF Goodrich foreign empty with wear $50 Whiz empty $25
You could certainly tell that Sunoco was a big owner in Martin & Schwartz during this time period. Their ads showed the M&S 70. Their brochures showed the M&S 70. Even their matchbook covers showed the M&S 70. And of course many of their stations used the M&S 70. There was no doubt about Sunoco.
I'm looking for a Clear Vision Glass Cylinder for a single pump. 12.5 x 26. I think it should be blue tint? I never had the piece, so not sure on that. Also not sure if it should have etched digits? Maybe you can help me out. Thanks Randy
I'm new to this forum, but not to old pumps and signs. I have a Bennet 966 that's almost ready for paint and was thinking of doing it in the Texaco Sky Chief theme. I see a lot of different options for colours with Sky Chief. Is Silver and Green correct for it?
That is not a short, it is a tall with no ad glass. I have not seen one with a cast base either. I thought the cast base came only on the four ad glass model but have also seen an unrestored two ad glass with a cast base.