Pre-paying has crossed my mind, but I really don't want to do that. My plans are the day the book goes to the printer I will announce I am taking orders. Thanks for offering, I appreciate the trust from all of you.
We have arranged financing, not enough, but it will get us started with the printing. There will be no wholesaling of the book, I will be the only seller. My goal is to have the book with me when I go to Iowa Gas. Forgot to mention this when I posted what the book will include. It will also have an appendix, this will have details about a pump or a pump series that is too large for the picture page, a lot more info to help identify a pump.
Ha, that's great! I love looking at the classifieds in old newspapers or auto magazines. I have a Hemmings somewhere from the year I was born (1976) that my Dad kept. I remember as a teenager looking through it and seeing most 50's Cadillacs for under a grand...just blew my mind at the time! Darin
Happy Birthday Loyd! Ryan, hope your feet stay dry... Nice Mural Jim...love pictures you can 'walk' into! Les, I guess you gotta invest in a mower with a real good headlight. : D Gary--if you use a light meter, you may find you also need less lights with the LED's to get the same luminosity as the halides (well--anyway I know it works when replacing old fluorescents). Less units = less $$$. If I remember correctly (but I'm old, so my memory fails me a lot) the halides send off some heat, so your AC bill should go down. Darin, are you going to tease us with that without pictures?
90's with high humidity--typical Maryland summer.
Aren't you glad for that modern invention, air conditioning?
Was doing some research on the Clear Vision pump company, since I'm located in Wichita, KS. While going through the old papers I found a classified ad in Augusta, KS (just east of Wichita) for a used Clear Vision pump for sale for only $100! Guess I didn't see this bargain in time - the paper is dated January 1921 - haha
I about fell over when I discovered this piece recently in a southwestern Mi. barn. This is a Model A, Ford Tire and rim, sitting on top of a vintage Firestone display rack. I believe the rim itself dates to the 1930's. Rack has signage on front and back. The tire itself is a Firestone 4.74/5.00-19, not particularly old but the rim definitely is. I think the rack will clean up nicely with a little elbow grease. The farmer I bought this from told me that his father owned a firestone tire outlet and he used this display in his store. Interesting piece of Firestone advertising.
Shipping: This item is avail. to pick up at my Hillsdale Mi. location, "or" upon request, I would be willing to take to the UPS in Coldwater Mi. for them to package & ship for you. You would have to make your own arrangements at UPS before I deliver. Message with any questions or comments.
Krause declined printing the book. Said with all the book stores that are closing they didn't think the book would sell that well. I don't expect the book to sell as well as the first two did, but since I am putting up all the money I will be making more per book, and it will probably all come out the same.
Jack, I STILL want a printed copy and if possible , signed by you . Just let me know where to send a Money order .
The restoration of gas pumps is not something where 30 people will want the same decal. You may get orders for 5 of one type, 10 of another type and several orders for one off decals. I will say that your re-creation of the Indian logo appeared to be spot on to me. Attention to detail on that level is what we would require of your water transfer decals. You will have to charge accordingly.
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