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Posted By: DuceCpe COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 02 2007 01:45 AM
My name is Ric Esgar from Pueblo Colorado and I collect CONOCO memorabilia. I am not a Conoco expert by any means. I go by the name Ducecpe on OLDGAS, I use that name as I use to have a blown 32 Ford Hi-Boy 3 window coupe. My son is Brandon, Besgar on OLDGAS. He and I use to race & build Sprint Cars and Street Rods. That was before we got hooked on GAS n OIL!! Thanks to my wife who bought me my first gas pump and oil lubester for my 48th birthday. She did not know it but she had great taste, it was a Wayne 60 done in Conoco! I am sure she didnít have a clue what she was starting.. My grandfather owned a Ford Dealership in 1937 in Las Animas, Colorado. Along with cars he also sold Texaco gas. He then opened a Conoco Gas Station in the 40ís and 50ís in Wiley Colorado. I remember going to his station as a little kid and just hanging around listening to the old bell every time a car pulled up to the pump! I can still smell those gas and grease smells. So I guess that is why I started to collect gas n oil, mainly Conoco in 2000, in memory of him.
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 02 2007 01:48 AM
Now for a little history.

Rocky Mountain Oil: 1875 - 1913

The company millions called Conoco began in 1875 as the Continental Oil and Transportation Co., one of the first petroleum marketers in the West. Isaac Elder Blake, Conoco's founder, observed that townspeople in Ogden, Utah, still used candles and whale oil to light their homes. Although kerosene was available, hauled by the case from a primitive refinery in Colorado, it was too expensive for the thrifty pioneers. Blake figured if kerosene were imported from eastern refineries by railroad tank cars and sold in bulk, prices would drop and demand would rise. Continental was formed to capitalize on this idea. On November 25, 1875, the Continental Oil and Transportation Company was born.
Two tank cars were purchased to transport refined kerosene to Ogden, and, later, to oil storage stations built along rail lines in several Western states. At the stations, the kerosene was measured into barrels, hoisted upon horse-drawn wagons and delivered to area general stores for sale. Business was brisk, and Blake invested the profits into more tank cars, wagons and bulk stations.
Looking for a way to sell kerosene in bustling San Francisco, Blake directed the construction of the first pipeline in California, from a railroad station in Pico (near Santa Clarita) to Ventura, where the oil was loaded onto steamers sailing to the Golden Gate. New products were introduced, including benzene to clean stoves, candles, ready-mixed paints, hoof oil for horses and even a popular medicinal ointment.
Continental later sold birthday candles, beaded and fringed kerosene lamps and paraffin chewing wax, bubblegum having yet to be invented. Blake was blessed with unmatched ingenuity. He even patented a five-gallon oilcan positioned on a rocker so customers needn't lift the heavy container - the first ergonomically designed dispenser!
Standard Oil took control of Continental in 1885, relinquishing it in 1913 upon order by the U.S. Supreme Court. By then, Continental was the top marketer of petroleum products in the Rocky Mountain region, much of its output refined into gasoline as automobiles took to the road in greater number. Continental built the West's first filling station in 1909, and invested in a fleet of delivery trucks, each with three tanks to deliver different types of fuel. Later fuel facilities even sported glass cylinders so customers could see the fuel as it was pumped.
Over the next 20 years, the company built more than 1,000 service stations in 15 states, each emblazoned with the trademark Continental soldier. It eased its way into the production and refining of crude oil, merging with several other producers, but always retaining the name, Continental Oil. One of them was an upstart company in the unlikeliest of places - Ponca City, Oklahoma. Together, they would take on the whole industry.
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 02 2007 02:02 AM
Most of the pictures I will post are from my collection. I know there are a lot of OLDGASSERS out there that have a lot of great Conoco items to show us all.. So PLEASE post em all even if it is a duplicate picture! I don't have a lot of Minuteman items so I will start with those.. [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a249c2d7e900000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 02 2007 02:08 AM
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 02 2007 02:17 AM
A couple more and that is it for tonight. Lubester sign and my single Minuteman lens.. I need another one if anybody has one for sale..
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Posted By: powerlube Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 02 2007 08:22 PM
I can't wait to see th eye candy in this thread and will add a few pictures when I can.




Lets see what you guy have or have had

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Scott Wright-
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Posted By: speedway Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 02 2007 09:52 PM
1920 Conoco map....I think the first 1 they put out..Ron
Shot at 2007-08-02
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Fri Aug 03 2007 02:28 AM
Thanks Scott and Ron for the pix'ss let see more.
Here a couple more Minute Man items..i JUST WISH I OWNED THEM! I know you guys are holding back??
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a2c9dd568600000025108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Sat Aug 04 2007 07:32 PM
This is a picture of the Continental oil building in downtown Denver in the 20's..
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8ad4a9ef7fb00000025108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d625b3127cceb908143baeb700000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
NOW THOSE ARE SOME NEON SIGNS!!

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Posted By: 5 quart Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Sun Aug 05 2007 06:13 PM

5 quart cans

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Wanted 5 quart cans
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Mon Aug 06 2007 02:39 AM
I only have a few more Minuteman items to show.. Now that everybody is back from Iowa, lets see some stuff. The first picture is Before Continental Oil merged with Marland Oil and the second one is just after the merger in 1929.
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Mon Aug 06 2007 02:56 AM
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Mon Aug 06 2007 02:59 AM
MORE HISTORY
Marland's Oil: 1913 - 1928
E.W. Marland was the antithesis of a rugged Oklahoma cowboy - an anglophile favoring English fox hunting, Norfolk jackets and knickers. But, these refined duds and pastimes did little to conceal Marland's true nature, a rough and tumble oil explorer with a penchant for risks, the bigger the better.
After losing his luck in the oilfields of Pennsylvania, Marland headed west to Ponca City, a small Oklahoma trading town "no more than a wide place in the road," an early company employee recalled. Marland made several excursions to the famed 101 Miller Bros. Ranch in search of oil, convinced immense deposits lay beneath. Geology was his divining rod, he said, a science yet to be proven in the hunt for crude.
On nearby land, Marland secured a lease from the Ponca Indian tribe to drill at the base of a sacred burial plot. After a few failures, the first well struck oil in 1911. The gusher provided the first real evidence of oil in the mid-continental region, sparking the equivalent of a Gold Rush for oil.
Marland quickly built a small refinery to process the crude, and incorporated the Marland Oil Company to market the refined output. Hundreds of service stations were built, many drawing from Marland's personal taste in architecture -- they looked like tiny English cottages.
His "Midas Touch" brought in one well after another, including the giant Burbank and Tonkawa fields. As money flowed like the oil beneath, Marland invested the proceeds in the industry's first research division, which developed seismography techniques and new drilling methods to discover even more oil.
Soon Marland was dubbed the "millionaire producer of Ponca City." He lived the high life, playing polo on his formal estate in Ponca City with many luminaries of the day, such as humorist Will Rogers. But he was equally generous to his adopted city, endowing schools, libraries and public art.
In the late-1920s, the financier J.P. Morgan, Jr., obtained control of the Marland Oil board upon providing a $5 million line of credit to the company. When profits fell in 1928, the board replaced E.W. Marland as president with Dan Moran, a hard-boiled Texaco vice president. Not one to be down for long, Marland later resurfaced as the Governor of Oklahoma.
Moran oversaw the merger of Marland Oil with Continental Oil in 1929. It was a logical fit: Continental needed a steady supply of crude oil (Marland's strength), while Marland Oil needed more marketing outlets (Continental's strength).
The new corporation, based in Ponca City, was named the Continental Oil Company (legend has it that J.P. Morgan, Jr., couldn't wait to do away with the Marland name). It was a reckoning force, owning nearly 3,000 wells and thousands of retail outlets in 30 states.
Conoco was on its way.

LETS see some Marland Oil stuff.
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Mon Aug 06 2007 03:35 AM
As a result of this merger, the Continental Oil Company was born. The old Continental Oil company headquarters were in Denver, Colorado and the Marland headquarters were in New York City. Ponca City,Oklahoma was chosen to be the new company headquarters. The trademark of the new company became the combination of the Marland red triangle logo with the Conoco name attached. This new symbol was used by Conoco from 1929 through the middle 1970ís, when the Conoco's round capsule was adopted. Like so many other oil companies of the time, Conoco grew by expansion and the purchase of other regional companies. During the 1950ís Conoco bought Western Oil of Minneapolis, F.P. Kendall and Company (Kayo) of Chattanooga, and Douglas Oil Company of Los Angeles, California.On September 30, 1981 DuPont acquired 100 percent of Conoco's stock in a transaction worth about $7.4 billion -- the largest merger in U.S. history at the time., Conoco became a wholly owned DuPont subsidiary. On October 22, 1998, Conoco stock began trading again at the New York Stock Exchange, using a new symbol, "COC," honoring the name it had held for so many years - Continental Oil Company.
ConocoPhillips
Conoco Inc. and Phillips Petroleum Company grew and prospered, becoming leaders in the global energy industry. On August 30, 2002, they combined their complementary strengths and shared values to create ConocoPhillips as we know them today.
Posted By: Dave Rowlison Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Mon Aug 06 2007 08:39 AM

Shot with HP pstc3100 at 2007-08-06


Shot with HP pstc3100 at 2007-08-06

1929 MARLAND MAP OF MICHIGAN WHICH IS IN VERY SMALL PRINT AT BOTTOM OF THE COVER. RUBBER STAMPED "CENTRAL GAS & OIL, FLUSHING, MICH. T.G. BEDFORD PH 49"
Posted By: bustermonty Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Mon Aug 06 2007 07:40 PM
Conoco tin sign. Great Graphics.
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Tue Aug 07 2007 02:42 AM
The Red Conoco Traingle with the Green outline began in early 1930 and was used up until 1948. In 1949 it was just the Red Traingle, This was used until 1974.
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Tue Aug 07 2007 02:50 AM
Here are a few Marland Items..
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a2b9b756d400000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
Embossed Marland grease can
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Tue Aug 07 2007 02:58 AM
Marland Globes
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[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d624b3127cceb93a41a4378a00000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Tue Aug 07 2007 03:01 AM
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Wed Aug 08 2007 02:00 AM
Well ETHYL says lets see some pictures!! [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a2b81297d900000035118AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Wed Aug 08 2007 02:12 AM
Here is the start of my pump plates.

[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a2b8ee972500000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a2b882974900000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Wed Aug 08 2007 02:18 AM
NOS Conoco delivery truck letters and NOS Conoco station sign that you put your staion name on.
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a2be7e168600000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Wed Aug 08 2007 02:24 AM
NOS road maps and travel information there is a different sign on each side.
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The other side is A Hidden Quart
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Posted By: Hemibird Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Wed Aug 08 2007 01:39 PM
Ric,
Here's a picture to add to the story board. By the way, great run down on the history. I'll post more this weekend.


Shot with KODAK DX7630 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA at 2007-08-08


Shot with KODAK DX7630 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA at 2007-08-08

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Posted By: RARIN TO GO Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 09 2007 12:11 AM
Great stuff so far Ric! I'm enjoying it. Really liked that pic of Continental Building in Denver.
I don't have much Conoco stuff to share but I do have this globe.
Posted By: minuteman Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 09 2007 12:39 AM
Here is a small collection of cans...I'm still missing a few...mm


Shot with Canon PowerShot A620 at 2007-08-08
Posted By: powerlube Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 09 2007 01:01 AM
I think it just had a heart attack, someone call 911...
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 09 2007 02:45 AM
Whoa!! Now that is what Im talking about.. Man I love that minuteman stuff.. Thank you guys for posting this stuff.. MM lets see some more of your stuff..
Ric
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 09 2007 03:10 AM
Here is a couple`Germ oil signs.
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4d734b3127cce9d4aad0bf8dd00000016108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a2bec5970d00000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 09 2007 03:19 AM
Hey Scott;
Here is my Neon traingle, I think it is rare, I have only seen one in an old picture.. Thanks

[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a2d1a4d7c300000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]

Here we are installing the neon
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 09 2007 03:30 AM
Here it is all lit up!
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a205a2d7af00000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]


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Posted By: powerlube Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 09 2007 12:04 PM
I want it back! I will pay double what you paid.
Posted By: hawkike Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 09 2007 07:44 PM

Shot at 2007-08-09

2 Conoco signs and 2 poles. The green sign is a pump plate and the red & white is smaller......anyone know WHY???
Posted By: Dick Bennett Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Fri Aug 10 2007 01:27 AM
can rack sign
Posted By: hawkike Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Fri Aug 10 2007 01:30 AM
Thanks Dick
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Fri Aug 10 2007 03:29 AM
Dick is right, the one in your picture is from a oil can rack.
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a2b95ed70d00000035118AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
But they also made pump plates just like this . The only difference is the oil can rack signs have sharp pointed corners on the shoulders and the pump plates had rounded shoulders.. Same size,, I think these came before the Green Conoco pump plate which was for regular gas and the Red Royal plate that was ethyl.
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a246f3974700000025108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]

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Posted By: gatorgaspumps Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Fri Aug 10 2007 03:31 AM
Here are five patches. Richard

Posted By: wfort39663 Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Fri Aug 10 2007 03:33 AM
I believe the rounded corner signs went on the oil racks. I have had an original unrestored rack and the rounded corner signs were riveted to the top. The top of the rack has rounded corners that match the shape of the sign.

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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Fri Aug 10 2007 03:38 AM
Here are two more oil can rack signs from around the 30's 40's,
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a24ec8164800000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Fri Aug 10 2007 03:44 AM
wfort39663, I am really not sure, I have two original racks myself and one has the orignial rivets still in place and it has the sharp corners and the other rack has small screws in place and has the rounded ones. The pictures of the pump plates I posted, I removed off of a M&S 80 Conoco pump.


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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Mon Aug 13 2007 03:08 AM
OK a few more ! This is my 6' station sign I have the post and base, it came from Leadville, Colorado. Sometime soon it will be up in front of my shop.
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This sign hung on the outside of stations.
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Mon Aug 13 2007 03:14 AM
Three station lighter posts two can from an old Conoco staion in Genoa, Colorado and the one with the Conoco triangle on the top I got from ST.ROD on this site..
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Wed Aug 15 2007 02:25 AM
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This one is from the bulk distributor for my grandfathers Conoco station.
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Wed Aug 15 2007 02:40 AM
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Wed Aug 15 2007 02:46 AM
Here is the Super rare Super pump plate. This Craig Palmers in California.. Thanks
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Posted By: Gary Drye Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Wed Aug 15 2007 09:43 AM
Just now reading the COTM and all I can say is "WOW" Great history recount and awesome pics. Really love the cans. Anyway, here is my contribution.

Large early reflective sign. Two piece sign covered in crushed gravel like substance that is reflective. I always assumed it was mounted to a fence next to the early stations. I've only seen one other like this and any info would be appreciated. Thanks again for the great article.

Posted By: mapper Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 16 2007 12:18 AM
A few Marland blotters





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Posted By: mapper Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 16 2007 12:26 AM
Posted By: Vermonter Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 16 2007 12:45 AM
What does "germ Processed" mean?
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 16 2007 02:13 AM
Conoco and Marland both began producing passenger car motor oils as early as 1921. Marland held the patent for the first canned passenger oil product from the new Continental Oil Company founded in 1929. This product was called "GERM PROCESSED" motor oil. Germ processing was the first motor oil additive ever used by any oil manufactacturer. Germ Processing was a special oiliness additive invented and patented by two British scientists in 1918. It was made from castor oil components. In 1934, Conoco developed a synthetic version call GD-160, later called MDS. This MDS was the material referred to as "OIL PLATING" on cans and in advertising. GERM PROCESSING was chosen as the name of the first motor oil because it was a "germ of and idea"!? Germ Processed oil didn't come in refinery - sealed cans until the early 30's and was dropped in 1940 for Motorine oil a low cost Paraffin based oil. There were nine different Germ oil cans in those years.
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 16 2007 02:46 AM
Here are 5 of the 9 Germ Processed Cans.
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d634b3127cceba4838b10fc600000045118AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] and here are 2 different motorine cans [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d634b3127cceba48388a8ecd00000036108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]


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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 16 2007 02:50 AM
Here are 2 oil dispenser signs [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d634b3127cceba483978cea700000036108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 16 2007 05:53 PM
Gary:
Great sign! I bet you are right on your guess on what it was used for. I think it is an early sign. Early 20's..Would love to have one like it! Mapper thanks for the Marland posts .. Ric
Posted By: thermactor Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Fri Aug 17 2007 01:10 AM
Great job so far!

I'm curious, what does the "Nth" name mean for the motor oil?

Thanks,
Wes
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Sat Aug 18 2007 03:48 AM
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d625b3127cceb93695e8ae2b00000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d625b3127cceb93695d4ae1700000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d625b3127cceb936aafc6f8800000025108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] Thanks to Bob "Last Gas" and Aumann Auctions
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Sat Aug 18 2007 03:52 AM
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Sat Aug 18 2007 04:07 AM
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8ad408076d000000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d636b3127cceba687c633e5600000025108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [IMG] Thanks Aumann Auctions

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Posted By: Dave Rowlison Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Sat Aug 18 2007 09:56 AM

Shot with HP pstc3100 at 2007-08-18

1929 CONOCO MAP

QUESTION ? WHAT WAS MARLAND DISTRIBUTION AREA ? I SEE THAT THEY MARKETED IN N.J. BY MAPPER'S BLOTTER AND MICHIGAN BY THE MARLAND MAP.
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Mon Aug 20 2007 01:41 AM
Dave
From what I have been able to find out, By 1926 the MARLAND owned or controlled 5,000 tank cars emblazoned with Marland Oil's red triangle, operated more than 600 service stations in the Midwest, and was marketing products in every state as well as in 17 foreign countries.
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Mon Aug 20 2007 01:51 AM
Wes, From what I can find about Nth Motor Oil:It used an attitive called Thialkene,a special oxidation inhibitor. It came out in 1941.. I think it was like to the Nth degree or the best or most?? Just a guess ..
Thanks for the questions, I am learning too.

[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a205d0d7dd00000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] Ric

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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 23 2007 02:31 AM
Here are a few of my pumps,, Still looking for a Demand Top!!
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 23 2007 02:37 AM
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a2225e16e800000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Mon Aug 27 2007 03:16 AM
Here is a great shot of some of Script Top Dudes pumps.. He has all the Script Top Pumps made in his collection.. Thanks Joe..
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Mon Aug 27 2007 03:28 AM
I am going to be rapping this up soon.. So Please show us what you got!! I am going to just put on some of my pictures as I go..
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This one is from Aumann Auctions..
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Mon Aug 27 2007 03:31 AM
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Mon Aug 27 2007 03:34 AM
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d636b3127cceba687c7d3e4800000025108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d636b3127cceba687c793e4c00000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d636b3127cceba6878c2bfc500000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Mon Aug 27 2007 03:38 AM
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Tue Aug 28 2007 03:05 AM
Here are a few Restroom signs,
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Tue Aug 28 2007 03:15 AM
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d634b3127cceba483b104ffe00000036108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d634b3127cceba483bfa4f1400000036108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d634b3127cceba483bf64f1800000036108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d634b3127cceba483bf3ce2d00000036108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Tue Aug 28 2007 03:19 AM
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d634b3127cceba483b03cedd00000036108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d634b3127cceba483bf1ce2f00000036108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d634b3127cceba483bb5ce6b00000036108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d634b3127cceba48382e8e6900000045118AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Tue Aug 28 2007 03:28 AM
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d634b3127cceba48380e8e4900000036108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d624b3127cceb93ac10c376200000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d607b3127cceba8d526c1eba00000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6cc05b3127cce8029de93b6e100000016108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a2b9dad78900000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 30 2007 12:01 AM
OK this will be my last installment for my Conoco COTM. I am headed out to California to the Nascar race tomorrow.. So Thanks to you all for make this place OLDGAS
such a great place to hang out and learn so much about this hobbie we all enjoy and sometime hate at the same time..
Your Friendly Conoco Milage Merchant Ric
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 30 2007 12:05 AM
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d607b3127cceba8d66db9f2700000025108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d607b3127cceba8d67045e5000000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d607b3127cceba8d65835ed600000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d607b3127cceba8d7b47df2d00000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d607b3127cceba8d7e9f9f6f00000025108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 30 2007 12:08 AM
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Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 30 2007 12:11 AM
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Posted By: RARIN TO GO Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 30 2007 12:26 AM
Nice job Ric! I enjoyed it.
Thanks!
Posted By: DuceCpe Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 30 2007 12:29 AM
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d607b3127cceba8e871bbfdb00000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d607b3127cceba8e92ac7ece00000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a20e5997c900000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a205d0d7dd00000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img] [img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d908b3127cceb8a38d36f73300000026108AbuWTho3ZNL[/img]

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Posted By: Jack R Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 30 2007 01:49 AM
Posted By: Jack R Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Thu Aug 30 2007 01:52 AM
Posted By: Jack R Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Fri Aug 31 2007 03:50 PM
one lb grease cans
Posted By: Utahsignguy Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Fri Aug 31 2007 08:39 PM
Here is one you don't see too often.

Posted By: Utahsignguy Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Fri Aug 31 2007 09:00 PM
Here is a plain looking barrel. The only thing keeping this out of the scrap yard is the brass tag. It is from Ogden, Conoco's original hometown. It's my hometown too. Its one of those things that I don't want but can't bring myself to throw it away either.


Posted By: Utahsignguy Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Fri Aug 31 2007 09:07 PM
Here's another script top. I know one has already been posted but I figured you guys wouldn't mind seeing another one.

Posted By: Tokheim Re: COTM - CONOCO - 2007 - Fri Aug 31 2007 09:07 PM
I have a pic of this globe

and own a green pump plate and this Conoco Ladies sign


Thanks Ric, Great job on the history and pictures, a super COTM. Plus thumbs up to all the contributers!
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