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#101651 - Tue Jun 29 2004 07:09 AM Re: Company Of The Month for June 2004
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
AND SOME PUMPS......





AND A FIVE POINT SAFETY SERVICE PIECE....



DOC @ TAG/EAST
drcoke@optonline.net
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#101652 - Tue Jun 29 2004 11:48 AM Re: Company Of The Month for June 2004
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: brighton mi. usa
WOW, ENJOYING THIS POST FOR SURE. GREAT JOB. CHEESE
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#101653 - Tue Jun 29 2004 06:28 PM Re: Company Of The Month for June 2004
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
None of this stuff Doc is posting is ours. These pictures came from shows, this site and others, or have been emailed to me. I guess you could say the pictures Doc is posting are a big part of my wish list.
Bob
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Wanted: Gas pump globes:Sinclair & affiliates, IL companies. Ripple bodies. Anything Sinclair, Stoll, Pierce, 4 Bros.


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#101654 - Tue Jun 29 2004 08:35 PM Re: Company Of The Month for June 2004
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Loc: brighton mi. usa
right on bob. cheese
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#101655 - Wed Jun 30 2004 11:31 AM Re: Company Of The Month for June 2004
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
HERE ARE SOME SIGNS FROM MY OWN COLLECTION:

THIS ONE IS ABOUT 3' X 5' PORC D/S:


SAME DESIGN BUT 5' X 7' PORC D/S:


AND 3 - 6'ers OF CLOSE BUT VARYING CONDITIONS ALL PORC D/S:


DOC @ TAG/WEST
drcoke@optonline.net
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#101656 - Wed Jun 30 2004 11:48 AM Re: Company Of The Month for June 2004
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
MY FRIENDS SINCLAIR PUMP WHICH I SOLD HIM LAST YEAR WITH COMPUTER GENERATED SIGNAGE ON HIS SHED:


AND SOME MISC PUMPS....




DOC @ TAG/WEST
drcoke@optonline.net
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#101657 - Wed Jun 30 2004 04:34 PM Re: Company Of The Month for June 2004
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Great signs Doc!
Thanks for posting the pictures from my wish list.
I'll wrap things up this evening.
Bob
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Wanted: Gas pump globes:Sinclair & affiliates, IL companies. Ripple bodies. Anything Sinclair, Stoll, Pierce, 4 Bros.


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#101658 - Wed Jun 30 2004 05:13 PM Re: Company Of The Month for June 2004
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Back in 1996 or early '97 I had bought a few items from a dealer in Texas. I got a call from him one night. He had a chance to buy a Sinclair Mobiline 5 gallon easy pour can. This was back before all the books had been written about petroliana. It was before ebay was going strong too. We had never heard of Sinclair Mobiline. The dealer described the can and shot me a price. I agreed to buy it for Jeff. I just had to wait for a shipping quote from the dealer. Days turned into weeks and the dealer didn't call back. After several attempts I finally talked to him. He said he decided not to sell the can. Jeff was pretty bummed out about it.
After Jeff finished his freshman year he started working with me. While we sat in the truck and ate lunch on his first day on the job I asked if he was going to buy a globe with the money he was going to earn that summer. "Nope. I'm going to buy a Sinclair Mobiline 5 gallon easy pour can" he replied matter of factly. Keep in mind we had never seen one. I thought wow, that's gonna be tough. A few days later Jeff was in the hospital fighting for his life after a swimming accident. He fought a good fight but finally passed away after five days.
Through the struggles of dealing with his passing, I never forgot about that can.
Nearly a year later I found myself driving to an auction several hours away. There were four globes there. During the long drive I found myself thinking about things. Jeff of course. But I was also thinking about how I never traveled that far for an auction. I never took off work to attend an auction. I thought about going back home. I knew I'd be late for Darrel's baseball game that night. I pushed on towards the auction even though I had second thoughts about it. When I arrived at the auction I immediately got my bid card. I had called the auctioneer about the globes before I made the trip. The clerk was expecting me and told me the auctioneer had given me wrong info about one of the globes. I headed out to see the globes. I was really disgusted when I saw them. The auctioneer had messed up the descriptions of all four globes! What's worse is I already had those globes. I was standing there thinking how I just drove many hours for nothing. I took off a day of work for nothing. I wasn't a happy camper! I was ready to head for home. Then I turned and looked outside. There it was! A hundred or more feet away sat a Sinclair Mobiline 5 gallon easy pour can on a hay rack. I wasn't going anywhere until I bought that can! The auctioneer jumped all over the place. He'd sell right up to that rack then go somewhere else to sell. It was a huge auction with two rings most of the day. After 6 1/2 hours they finally got to the can. You see, the next day would have been Jeff's 16th birthday. In less than a minute the can was in my hands, and I was looking at the sky telling Jeff happy birthday.
Since that time I've seen several cans like it in much better condition. Some day I might even buy a better one. One thing's for sure. I'll never get rid of that can!



My good friend Steve Proffitt wrote about Jeff and this can in Antique Week in October of 1998.
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Wanted: Gas pump globes:Sinclair & affiliates, IL companies. Ripple bodies. Anything Sinclair, Stoll, Pierce, 4 Bros.


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#101659 - Wed Jun 30 2004 05:30 PM Re: Company Of The Month for June 2004
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Three or four years ago I bought this H-C Pam clock. It was in pretty tough shape. The green had all flaked off. I always had an idea of what I wanted the marquis at the top to say. When I decided to do this COTM feature in Jeff's memory I knew it was time to take action. I contacted friend and fellow oldgaser Terry Hubert. You all know him as Big Cheese. Cheese said they could do what I had in mind and to ship it to him. I know Terry and Dawn are very busy, and I was worried that I wouldn't have the clock back in time for this feature. My worries were unfounded. The clock was done in the time frame that Terry had told me. Dawn did a wonderful job on the restoration and on the marquis.
The clock, and the rest of Jeff's collection reside in my office as a daily reminder of what a great kid he was and of the great times we shared as not only as father and son, but as friends.

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Wanted: Gas pump globes:Sinclair & affiliates, IL companies. Ripple bodies. Anything Sinclair, Stoll, Pierce, 4 Bros.


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#101660 - Wed Jun 30 2004 05:42 PM Re: Company Of The Month for June 2004
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Putting this feature together brought back alot of memories. Things like our first trip to Iowa Gas in '95. That's where we met noted Sinclair collector Jackie Knott. Jackie showed us pictures of his collection and offered words of encouragement to Jeff. Other fond memories were of the countless auctions and automotive swap meets we used to attend. Jeff would always scout things out and report back to me. I can visualize the excitment in his voice and eyes as he would say "Pops, you gotta see the cool can I saw over there".
That does it for this COTM. I hope you enjoyed seeing Jeff's collection.

Jeff, this COTM is for you.
Pops
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Wanted: Gas pump globes:Sinclair & affiliates, IL companies. Ripple bodies. Anything Sinclair, Stoll, Pierce, 4 Bros.


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#101661 - Wed Jun 30 2004 06:51 PM Re: Company Of The Month for June 2004
DuceCpe Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Feb 09 2001
Loc: Pueblo Colorado usa
BOB
What a great job you did!! My heart goes out to you and your family.. My son and I are now both involed in this great by sometimes crazy hobbie. It brings great times for us to be together.. I try to live every day like its my last. You just never know.
Ric
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#101662 - Wed Jun 30 2004 07:22 PM Re: Company Of The Month for June 2004
kmann Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york
bob.... tonight i raise a glass of my favorite beverage to you and your family.. that glass will be... what else.. a sinclair glass. with respect to jeff.. great job !!

kmann

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#101663 - Wed Jun 30 2004 07:56 PM Re: Company Of The Month for June 2004
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
GETTING THESE MAPS IN BEFORE THE FINAL ENCORE!!!






BOB!...THE FLOOR IS YOURS....

DOC @ TAG/WEST
drcoke@optonline.net
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#101664 - Wed Jun 30 2004 09:16 PM Re: Company Of The Month for June 2004
pumpman2 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Jan 21 2004
Loc: Racine Wi.
Bob you did a great job on COTM.Also my
favorite company.It sounds like Jeff was
a great kid.I'm sure this would make him
proud.

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JERRY
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#101665 - Wed Jun 30 2004 09:49 PM Re: Company Of The Month for June 2004
Sinclair Joe Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Nov 04 2002
Loc: Northwest, PA USA
Bob....Fantastic job on this one for sure. I've seen many things that I never knew existed. Thanks to all for the effort!
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