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Posted By: s932 COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Sun Sep 01 2013 01:54 PM
This month we are moving to the west coast so I expect a lot of you west coast guys lol.




The Richfield Oil Corporation was founded in 1905 and opened its first automotive service station in Los Angeles in 1917.After quick expansion, Richfield Oil Corp fell to the Great Depression and went into receivership in 1931.
Cities Service Company (now known as Citgo) offered one share of stock for every four Richfield's and acquired a majority of the stock.
Consolidated Oil Corporation (in 1943 renamed Sinclair Oil Corp), in 1932, offered to buy Richfield Oil. While this offer was not accepted, Harry Sinclair president of Consolidated Oil continued to pursue Richfield Oil and prevented Standard Oil of California (now known as Chevron) from taking over the company.
Consolidated Oil Corp, in 1935, bought Richfield's eastern United States operations. This maneuver removed Standard Oil of California's interest in Richfield Oil. The east coast gas stations would later be rebranded as Sinclair stations.
Richfield Oil Corp emerged from receivership in 1936 after Rio Grande controlled by Consolidated Oil Corp and Cities Service Company agreed to a merger between Richfield Oil and Rio Grande.
Two Richfield Oil tanks were bombarded by the Japanese on February 23, 1942 in an attack on the Ellwood oil field, which is west of the city of Santa Barbara in California. This attack by the Japanese submarine I-17 was the first attack on the United States mainland since the War of 1812.
Richfield Oil sponsored Disneyland's model freeway Autopia from 1955 to 1970.
The company merged with Atlantic Refining to form Atlantic Richfield Corp, also known as ARCO in 1966. ARCO in turn was purchased by BP p.l.c. in 2000.[10]
Posted By: s932 Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Sun Sep 01 2013 01:56 PM

The only Richfield item I had so I'm not much help this month
Posted By: eshaver Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Sun Sep 01 2013 02:08 PM
Built in 1923,this station originally sold Conoco products , then became a Richfield of N Y retailer sometime in 1940:

The building sold Richfield products through Dennis oil , a local jobber in Richmond Va.


In 1965, the first building was torn down over a Non Complying overhead canopy. it was replaced by the building we see today :

Ed Shaver
Posted By: Dave's Garage Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Sun Sep 01 2013 03:57 PM
Here's a few signs that I have.

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Posted By: Bob Richards Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Sun Sep 01 2013 04:44 PM




Posted By: advertologist Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Sun Sep 01 2013 05:12 PM
some Richfield items:.. cool

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Posted By: advertologist Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Sun Sep 01 2013 05:15 PM
some more.. cool

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Posted By: advertologist Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Sun Sep 01 2013 05:24 PM
couple more.. cool

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Posted By: s932 Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Mon Sep 02 2013 10:14 AM
Randy you have a very nice collection of Richfield stuff
Posted By: bustermonty Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Mon Sep 02 2013 11:49 AM
My only Richfield sign and it looks like Randy doesn't have it.

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Posted By: pumpingethyl Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Mon Sep 02 2013 01:24 PM

Posted By: advertologist Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Mon Sep 02 2013 02:25 PM
.. cool

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Posted By: s932 Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Mon Sep 02 2013 03:00 PM
Ok Randy I was wrong in my previous post it's not a nice collection it's an awesome collection thanks for sharing
Posted By: henlovestoys Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Mon Sep 02 2013 03:01 PM
Originally Posted By: s932
Randy you have a very nice collection of Richfield stuff


Ditto!

Glad we have the COTM. This is the only time one gets to view Randy's collection ... laugh

Hen
Posted By: advertologist Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Mon Sep 02 2013 03:15 PM
Originally Posted By: bustermonty
My only Richfield sign and it looks like Randy doesn't have it.


Greg,
your right- but I have it's mate.. cool

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Posted By: henlovestoys Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Mon Sep 02 2013 03:19 PM
Wow Randy!

The art work on this one is a killer one. There is NO QUESTION that the EAGLE brought more customers to the station ...

Thanks for sharing!

Hen
Posted By: Big Block Cat Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Mon Sep 02 2013 03:38 PM
Randy, Seeing A collection like yours inspires generations of collectors. Thank you so much for sharing with oldgas your passion for the hobby. Great stuff from everyone else as well!!

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Posted By: hemistudegasser Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Mon Sep 02 2013 05:20 PM
my globe with original paint

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Posted By: Tbirdgas Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Mon Sep 02 2013 09:18 PM
Posted By: 60wayne Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Mon Sep 02 2013 11:53 PM
I had a Hi-Octane globe lens until it slid out of the cabinet I had it stored in, and it hit the floor in front of me.
Posted By: 60wayne Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Mon Sep 02 2013 11:55 PM
A sign I saw a few months ago.

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Posted By: ROCCO2 Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Tue Sep 03 2013 11:36 AM
just a few in Richfield

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Posted By: ROCCO2 Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Thu Sep 05 2013 10:56 AM
forgot i had this one.

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Posted By: gaspumpfrank Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Sun Sep 08 2013 05:21 PM
Here is some East Coast Richfield.

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Posted By: gaspumpfrank Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Sun Sep 08 2013 05:26 PM
Here is some more Richfield.

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Posted By: pumpingethyl Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Mon Sep 09 2013 02:17 AM






Posted By: Gasman84470 Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Mon Sep 09 2013 03:39 AM
That brass presentation plaque is a nice deco/industrial art piece. Looks great.
Posted By: wfort39663 Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Tue Sep 10 2013 07:39 PM
Three Richfield Sign Pole Thermometers. These are only versions I know of.


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Posted By: s932 Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Sat Sep 14 2013 07:10 PM
Thanks for those who have posted so far lets see some more
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Posted By: GILMORE Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Sun Sep 15 2013 03:21 AM
Thanks to everyone who has participated... some cool items! cool
Posted By: hemistudegasser Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil - Sun Sep 22 2013 11:39 PM
recent gets

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