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Re: Company of the month "Sinclair"
Wes Maxwell #399353 Wed Mar 06 2013 09:30 PM
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Battery charger



Oil can cart



Another lube cart with the signs on top of the pumps to show what oil was in each compartment



An original and a restored lubester



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Re: Company of the month "Sinclair"
Wes Maxwell #399355 Wed Mar 06 2013 09:32 PM
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Thanks Wes! I knew you'd come thru!

Re: Company of the month "Sinclair"
Wes Maxwell #399356 Wed Mar 06 2013 09:34 PM
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All of this work is making me hungry!



Another lubester pump topper. More to come tomorrow!



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Re: Company of the month "Sinclair"
Wes Maxwell #399360 Wed Mar 06 2013 09:43 PM
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I was wondering where all the sinclair stuff was at. Now we know.


Hunt long and hard the good stuff still out there.
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Re: Company of the month "Sinclair"
Wes Maxwell #399371 Thu Mar 07 2013 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted By: Wes Maxwell
An oil can cabinet that was used out on the pump island. Sinclair did not make the rack/ cabinet but different companies had different wording on the sign. This one mas made by Sel oil. I found out about it somehow on the internet. My brother and I drove up one snowy weekend to pick it up. The people had a house FULL of advertising stuff, petro, country store beer and soda pop. Spent a couple hours looking at their great collection. I thought i paid to much for the cabinet untill I looked it over and saw how clean and complete it is. It came with the two removeable doors that were put on at night to lock everything up

Wes-like I said at the time-Good stuffs usually not cheap, and cheap stuffs usually not good.You can leave it if you dont want it, I like it too.lol Glad to see you kept it. Thanks for sharing your collection-you have some great stuff. That oil can cart is cool. And thanks to you too, Tyler, for the time and energy your putting in to this great COTM.

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Re: Company of the month "Sinclair"
JimT #399432 Thu Mar 07 2013 09:35 AM
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Jim, I am glad too I bought it. I was not up on the price or availability of the cabinets at the time and wasn't sure if it was a good price or not. It makes a great display to show off quart cans.

Couple more pictures.

Plastic light up signs came out after the porcelain ones. The 6 foot HC is the only one like it I ever saw. It was probably made in the late 1950's right before Sinclair switched from the HC logo to the trapazoid in 1959.





The new logo that came out in 1959;



A newer sign with the same logo;



I put up a pair of lights


Had a sheet metal frame made for the lens



And put it up on the ceiling.



Another version





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Re: Company of the month "Sinclair"
Wes Maxwell #399433 Thu Mar 07 2013 09:37 AM
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Some Sinclair clocks;









Beware of old clock bodies that had a new repo face put on.

A neon spinner clock


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Re: Company of the month "Sinclair"
Wes Maxwell #399435 Thu Mar 07 2013 09:47 AM
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Couple more light up signs





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Re: Company of the month "Sinclair"
Wes Maxwell #399440 Thu Mar 07 2013 09:57 AM
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Sign time, porcelain and tin

There were at least two versions of this curb sign. This one has 4 mounting holes to be used in a ring type holder. The second version only has two holes at the bottom for a different type holder



A little strip sign. This type of sign can be found in many different lengths, from short like this to two or three piece versions



Probably my rarest Sinclair sign. i never saw another one like it in person or in pictures, side one;



Side two



With its companion sign



When I bought this sign I also got a wood shipping frame with it that was marked with a destination of a Sinclair station in Rolla Missouri


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Re: Company of the month "Sinclair"
Wes Maxwell #399441 Thu Mar 07 2013 10:02 AM
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A service station bay sign



A 4 foot HC sign I got at the auction in Columbus one year. The 12 inch HC's like this are all fakes as far as I know. They did make 24 inchers, 42 inch, 4 foot and 6 foot. Possibly also 30's?



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Re: Company of the month "Sinclair"
Wes Maxwell #399442 Thu Mar 07 2013 10:06 AM
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Well you got all the stuff in and outside the station what did you do with the building.


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Re: Company of the month "Sinclair"
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This is the most sinclair stuff i have ever seen just from one person!!(Wes) I love the cart with all the cans in/on it! Great stuff! I have one lens but it is broken and it is the only sinclair thing I have. It is on the bottom left of the pic.

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Re: Company of the month "Sinclair"
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Sinclair's HC gasoline was it's first superfuel. It came out in 1926. The H-C stands for Houston Concentrate, named after the refinery in Texas where it was fisrt developed. Some people prefered to call it High Compression but as per the book, "A great name in Oil, Sinclair through 50 years", it stands for Houston Concentrate

An HC truck door sign



One piece baked HC globe



A six foot DSP in the ring



I was told this sign was made for a Sinclair convention. It is not an old sign but still a piece of Sinclair history



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Re: Company of the month "Sinclair"
Wes Maxwell #399494 Thu Mar 07 2013 01:56 PM
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Here is a sign that doesnt turn up very often. It has HC on the front...


...and Super Flame on the back



Two more HC signs that hardly ever turn up



A four foot HC sign with out the black shading on the letters



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Re: Company of the month "Sinclair"
Wes Maxwell #399495 Thu Mar 07 2013 02:02 PM
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A porcelain pump plate. Not sure what pump this went on. I saw a picture of a plate like this that was for Sinclair Ethyl



A better picture of the 6 footer



A four foot with neon on it. I do not know if there ever was an original set up like this or not



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