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#128107 - Sat Jan 17 2009 04:01 PM FATW JANUARY 2009
THERMOMAN Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
I WENT UP TO OXFORD, PA TO PICK SOMETHING UP AND SAW THIS BIG OLD ORIGINAL PORCELAIN SIGN STILL HANGING ACCROSS AND ALLEY. PRETTY COOL




NEXT THIS PORCELAIN GULF SIGN IS HANGIN ON THE BACK OF A STATION THAT JUST SHUT ITS DOORS NEAR MY HOUSE....."DONT BOTHER MOVING THE SIGN.....JUST CUT THE CORNER OUT"

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#128111 - Sat Jan 17 2009 04:25 PM Re: FATW JANUARY 2009 [Re: THERMOMAN]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
I've lived in this part of PA most of my life and have realized over the years that this region is rich in a lot history and stations are no different. It's been my desire to one day get around and start a photo history of what remains. Little did I know this would take more than 3 afternoons of driving around a 3 county area and I still have plenty to chase down. Last weekend was a snow storm and with nothing to do, the wife and I set out to kill some time so there are some snowy pics. It made picture taking easier since I could stop in the middle of a highway and not worry much about traffic!! Many of the pics that will follow in the days to come are buildings that date to the early teens and served many purposes over the years but all have a lineage to gas at some point. Hope you enjoy.

Someday I will track down the owner of this place and try for the sign even with the rust and bullet holes.


This has been around a long time but not as a Quik Fill

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Looking for old, rare, auto light bulb tins

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#128112 - Sat Jan 17 2009 04:35 PM Re: FATW JANUARY 2009 [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
One of several old mom and pop style store/station combos. The old pump bases are still present.


From a nearby village. Talked to the owners son and hope to visit with his mother someday for a little better history. He knows mom and dad ran a store in there at one point. I was amazed to see the paint on the wall.



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........Dave
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Looking for old, rare, auto light bulb tins

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#128113 - Sat Jan 17 2009 04:41 PM Re: FATW JANUARY 2009 [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA





There's plenty more to come but It's Saturday night on Barret Jackson and suppers' on the plate! Time to eat and watch people with real money spend it.
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........Dave
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Looking for old, rare, auto light bulb tins

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#128123 - Sat Jan 17 2009 05:48 PM FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Hey Guys & Gals,

It's time to share the petro relics that we've stumbled across in our recent travels, and check out what other people have found as well.

If you would like to contribute to this feature, simply post the pictures here or email them directly to me and I will post them for you. Be sure to include a story or description with your submissions.

If it's too close to the next installment, please note that I may hold your contribution for posting when the new FATW comes up.
Send 'em in!!

Happy Trails!

Wes

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#128126 - Sat Jan 17 2009 05:50 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Last month's feature made it to 100 posts! I'm sorry I was a little delayed this month, but I wanted to let the old one settle out, and also wait for the upgrade to be completed.


Let's get started!

Out for a drive in TX, we ran across this excellent Cities Service cottage station. It's in amazing condition, and still has all three lenses intact (though one is cracked). Those lenses are 15" globe lenses in metal surface-mount holders. It's pretty cool that the brick was never painted over.



Cities Service stations like this one sometimes had a separate washing bay nearby (to the left in this case). This one was either removed, or never existed. I've got some more CS station photos I'll post later showing their unique washing bay.

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#128128 - Sat Jan 17 2009 05:50 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
We also spotted this Opaline sign in great shape on the side of a building:

A neat display nearby:

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#128129 - Sat Jan 17 2009 05:51 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
While Tara and I were in Louisiana, we spent a great day with Paddy McCauley (texaspelican). He showed us this old Conoco station in a small town near where he lives. It's one of the coolest (if not the absolute coolest) stations I've ever seen. The pictures speak for themselves...





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#128130 - Sat Jan 17 2009 05:52 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL





Thanks, Paddy, for showing us this wonderfully preserved masterpiece of deco/modern design!

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#128131 - Sat Jan 17 2009 05:52 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
This old general store begged us to stop for some photos. You can see that the awning was added later, and those cool square light poles once had bonnets or fluorescents on top.



Check out the base of the pole. Is that a little tire inflating pump/compressor inside? Neat!


That's all I've got for tonight, but let's keep 'em coming!

Wes

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#128136 - Sat Jan 17 2009 06:25 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
st.rod Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 15 2002
Loc: Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
That is a threated lid to expose the electrical.
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#128140 - Sat Jan 17 2009 06:42 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
THERMOMAN Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
sorry i didnt realize you had to host a topic....im laid off and i have a lot of time on my hands....i started the FATW earlier tonight oooops
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#128141 - Sat Jan 17 2009 06:45 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: THERMOMAN]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
st.rod,
I see - for some reason it had looked to me like the end cap of a motor. Now that I look at it, I agree with you - some type of junction box.

thermoman,
Not a problem at all. I'm going to see if both threads can be merged together.

Thanks guys!
Wes

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#128195 - Sun Jan 18 2009 06:53 AM Re: FATW JANUARY 2009 [Re: THERMOMAN]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
I am going to merge this topic into wes's topic, since he hosts this topic each and every month. I am going to lock it untill I have time later today to merge it. Thanks, Ryan
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#128222 - Sun Jan 18 2009 10:24 AM Re: FATW JANUARY 2009 [Re: Ryan Underthun]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Thanks Ryan - looks like it worked!

Wes

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#128244 - Sun Jan 18 2009 12:37 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
located in Adrain Tx.


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#128245 - Sun Jan 18 2009 12:40 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada

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#128246 - Sun Jan 18 2009 12:42 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada

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#128247 - Sun Jan 18 2009 12:44 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada

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#128248 - Sun Jan 18 2009 12:47 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Another station in Adrian Tx.


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#128256 - Sun Jan 18 2009 02:51 PM Re: FATW JANUARY 2009 [Re: thermactor]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
My apologies to everyone for jumping the gun. You get to focusing on certain cues and all I saw was FATW. Got excited and was ready to start adding all the work. I'll hang out for a day and then start back up again. confused
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........Dave
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Looking for old, rare, auto light bulb tins

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#128400 - Mon Jan 19 2009 12:51 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Lincoln Ks.


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#128402 - Mon Jan 19 2009 12:54 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Newkirk Ok.







Edited by Jack R (Mon Jan 19 2009 12:56 PM)

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#128403 - Mon Jan 19 2009 01:00 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Ponca City Ok.







Edited by Jack R (Mon Jan 19 2009 01:01 PM)

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#128405 - Mon Jan 19 2009 01:37 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
THERMOMAN Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
I KNOW THE PIC IS HORRIBLE....I SPOTTED THIS AIR METER ON THE WALL OF A GARAGE IN PA TODAY

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#128406 - Mon Jan 19 2009 01:48 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: THERMOMAN]
Esse's Garage Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 28 2007
Loc: Janesville, Mn. 56048
Originally Posted By: thermoman
I KNOW THE PIC IS HORRIBLE....I SPOTTED THIS AIR METER ON THE WALL OF A GARAGE IN PA TODAY



Did you Stop and see if they would Sell it???
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#128408 - Mon Jan 19 2009 01:52 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Esse's Garage]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
That's what I was going to ask! Neat find!

Wes

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#128414 - Mon Jan 19 2009 03:11 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
THERMOMAN Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
i have known about this air meter for a couple of years....my good freind told me he inquired about it some years ago and it was not for sale. i know where another original air meter is too.....and still in the elemeents. next time i ride by ill get a picture
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#128430 - Mon Jan 19 2009 05:28 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: THERMOMAN]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
I met the owner of this place a year or two back. He had some great old pics of this place from back in the day. It was originally a Mobil station with curbside gas pump and great signage.



These next 2 are side by side in reality but took very different paths.




Edited by lordparaffin (Mon Jan 19 2009 05:31 PM)
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#128431 - Mon Jan 19 2009 05:46 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
These are old time places that long ago were out of business.




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........Dave
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Looking for old, rare, auto light bulb tins

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#128433 - Mon Jan 19 2009 05:53 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA



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........Dave
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Looking for old, rare, auto light bulb tins

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#128435 - Mon Jan 19 2009 06:03 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
My wife and I have been here many times. I never had a clue and purely by accident, I noticed a small framed photo behind the counter. Upon inquiring, I was amazed to learn that this buildings origin was a station and later a combo diner/station. Many changes have been made, especially to the interior, over the years. But in the day, it was a neat little place.


Another back country former Mom and Pop store and station with a service building to the left.


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........Dave
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Looking for old, rare, auto light bulb tins

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#128579 - Tue Jan 20 2009 06:32 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Seen today in southern Utah



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#128582 - Tue Jan 20 2009 06:54 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
That pump looks like it's in good shape. I wonder if that's its original installation, or if it's ornamental?

Also, I really like the farmhouse style station/home combo (2 pics above the pump pic). Looks like a place I'd like to live.

Thanks for posting the pics, guys!
Wes

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#128674 - Wed Jan 21 2009 04:22 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Ponca City Ok.


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#128675 - Wed Jan 21 2009 04:23 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada

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#128676 - Wed Jan 21 2009 04:25 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Wes, I dont believe the pump is in its original location. Jack

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#128683 - Wed Jan 21 2009 04:59 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Jack,

That looks like a Phillips cottage - and a nice one. What's that on the left side of the building where the Phillips lens should be? Is it a sign? Looks like a Mobilgas sign or lens?

Thanks,
Wes

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#128708 - Wed Jan 21 2009 07:55 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Wes,
Same 54 as on front. [Ctrl++++++ to zoom in on your keyboard]

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#128709 - Wed Jan 21 2009 07:59 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Dick Bennett]
thermactor Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Ok, I see it now that I zoomed in. Are those lenses or signs covering the holes?

Wes

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#128732 - Wed Jan 21 2009 09:39 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: lordparaffin]
JimT Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Thanks Dick I never knew about zooming in like that! Tell me another trick!

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#128734 - Wed Jan 21 2009 09:59 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: JimT]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I HAVE A MAC AND IT MAKES THE PRINT ON MY PAGES BIGGER...NOT THE PICTURES.
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#128737 - Wed Jan 21 2009 11:38 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Time for you to get a PC & me DSL or cable! LOL
Jim, I try to keep count of the +, so I know how many - to get back. Works real well when someone post a large picture, instead of scrolling.
db

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#128738 - Thu Jan 22 2009 12:44 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Jack R Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Wes, not sure if they are the orignal lens just painted over or a new sign. There are several stations I have posted photos of that still had the orignal lens in them in past from the Ok. and Tx. area. Jack

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#128765 - Thu Jan 22 2009 10:15 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Adrain Tx.


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#128767 - Thu Jan 22 2009 10:17 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada

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#128768 - Thu Jan 22 2009 10:19 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada

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#128769 - Thu Jan 22 2009 10:21 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada

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#128864 - Fri Jan 23 2009 11:05 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Located in Cottonwood Falls Ks.



Attachments
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Edited by Oldgas (Sun Jan 25 2009 12:03 PM)
Edit Reason: Edit to reduce image size to 640x480

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#128866 - Fri Jan 23 2009 11:07 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada



Attachments
cottonwoodfallsks2.jpg

Description: Cottonwood Falls - Fordson




Edited by Oldgas (Sun Jan 25 2009 12:04 PM)
Edit Reason: Edit to reduce image size to 640x480

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#128868 - Fri Jan 23 2009 11:09 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada



Edited by Jack R (Sat Jan 24 2009 12:32 AM)

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#128876 - Fri Jan 23 2009 12:01 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
LOVE THAT FORDSON SIGN. INQUIRED ABOUT A LOCAL ONE HERE IN ABOUT THE SAME COND. NO SALE! frown
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#128881 - Fri Jan 23 2009 01:31 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Back again with more pics and this has to among my favorites. I only wish I could have eliminated the power lines in front.





I tried all different angles but there were just too many vehicles around this one and this is the best I could do. Any guesses what brand this one was? This place I found by accident so I know nothing about it.
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#128882 - Fri Jan 23 2009 01:38 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: lordparaffin]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
I would say Standard or Pure. I like the first one there. To bad the canopy's are in the way.
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#128884 - Fri Jan 23 2009 01:48 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
A former Texaco but I don't believe that's was it's original brand. Hope to find the owner someday.




Another former Texaco


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........Dave
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#128885 - Fri Jan 23 2009 01:59 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA






That's all for today. There's still more to come. Hope I'm not boring anyone. I will say that this has been a neat experience talking to individuals and I've learned more than I ever expected. If you haven't already, try it sometime.
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........Dave
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Looking for old, rare, auto light bulb tins

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#128958 - Fri Jan 23 2009 06:13 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: lordparaffin]
thermactor Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Dave, the station you asked about looks like a Gulf to me.

I really like that Texaco (Economy) station. Hard to say what it started off as, but it's a great building.

It is a lot of fun stopping and talking to people who own or work in old stations. Like you said, it's amazing how much you'll learn.

Wes

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#128959 - Fri Jan 23 2009 06:17 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
oldnfuelish Offline
FATW Feature Host

Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
not bored one little bit.keep em coming guys.fatw is one of my favorites!
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#128962 - Fri Jan 23 2009 06:48 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: oldnfuelish]
Jack R Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Dave, keep posting them always enjoy the old station photos. Jack

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#128992 - Sat Jan 24 2009 01:24 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Newgasman Offline
Active Member

Registered: Wed Apr 30 2008
Loc: Simni Valley, CA
I recently drove to Michigan for Christmas and on my way back, I saw this old gas station in Junction, Utah as I went to Bryce Canyon National Park.

By thelindquists, shot with DSC-H5 at 2009-01-23

By thelindquists, shot with DSC-H5 at 2009-01-23

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#129002 - Sat Jan 24 2009 07:02 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Newgasman]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
WOW! THAT LOOKS LIKE A CLASSIC OLD SINCLAIR OR MAYBE A CALSO STATION? THE STYLE YOU'D SEE ON THE COVERS OF THE MAPS!

YOU DID REMEMBER TO CHECK THE NOOKS AND CRANNIES AND THE ATTIC RIGHT? wink
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#129007 - Sat Jan 24 2009 07:12 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Newgasman]
dodgeman60 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Nov 13 2007
Loc: wisconsin
NO IM NOT BORED, KEEP THE PICS COMING , I THINK EVERYBODY LIKES THEM!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
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Tim Flannery

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#129025 - Sat Jan 24 2009 08:56 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: dodgeman60]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
BACK IN THE 60'S WHEN I WAS A KID (UNDER AGE 10), THE ONLY WAY OUT TO THE SUMMER HOUSE PRETTY DIRECTLY WAS THE 2-LANE BLACKTOP. IT WOULD PASS THRU AT LEAST 2-DOZEN SMALL TOWNS. I ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS TIRE SIGN IN ROCKY POINT WOULD TELL ME WE HAD ABOUT ANOTHER 1/2 HOUR UNTIL WE GOT THERE.

THE SIGN IS STILL THERE ALONG WITH A NEON LIT FIRESTONE NEON BOWTIE. I SHOT THIS PICTURE YESTERDAY:



I AM GONNA LOOK INTO SEEING IF IT STILL LIGHTS UP. wink
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#129058 - Sat Jan 24 2009 12:03 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
oldnfuelish Offline
FATW Feature Host

Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
well i finally started to carry my camera around again,and while i was working stopped and took a few pics.all of these are within 10 miles of my house1st in mundelien,its still hooked up to the pipes
then a shot of Rays Garage.if you are ever near mundelien,dont miss it!!!
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#129059 - Sat Jan 24 2009 12:06 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
oldnfuelish Offline
FATW Feature Host

Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
also in mundelien,thinking sinclair?
then this last by an old farm house.real friendly guy,although not for sale
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#129064 - Sat Jan 24 2009 12:49 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: oldnfuelish]
porcelain-neon Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Feb 08 2007
Loc: Minot,ND USA
Doc, that tire sign is real cool! Look into if they want to sell
while you are checking on it
Greg
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Still looking for that Union 76 ball
And I collect big old porcelain neon signs

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#129069 - Sat Jan 24 2009 01:16 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Vermonter Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
I posted this pic over a year ago of a Kendall (in my day) station in Livonia, NY that was condemned by the town and about to be demolished. Thankfully, a local guy I know ( Mike West) who is into restoring and collecting all kinds of things bought it from the town and moved it to his property. I saw it this past summer and he is doing a great job of restoring the porcelain panels. Unfortunately, I didnt have my camera, but I will be sure to bring it next time I am back there and then post them here.
I thank people like him who have the foresight and ambition to take on such a large undertaking so the rest of us can enjoy it. In the not-too-distant future, kids won't know what a "gas" station ( and other Petroliana) is if not for the efforts of collectors. Everyone here can pat themselves on the back for their part in preserving a small piece of our history.


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Livonia Kendall Station.jpg

Description: Formerly a Kendall station in Livonia, NY, it sits waiting to be bought or demolished.




Edited by Vermonter (Sat Jan 24 2009 01:19 PM)
Edit Reason: grammar
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#129083 - Sat Jan 24 2009 02:18 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: porcelain-neon]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
although not real rare amazingly still being used today.these are on stevens buddys farm
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#129096 - Sat Jan 24 2009 03:59 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: oldnfuelish]
st.rod Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 15 2002
Loc: Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
Texaco Station




Larry
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In memory of DB 9/12/49 - 8/28/14

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#129098 - Sat Jan 24 2009 04:27 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: st.rod]
Vermonter Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
Ok, I give up. Whats that behind the station? Cant imagine its a parking garage. No room to manuver and I dont see a ramp. Assume there is a lift somewhere. S
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#129132 - Sat Jan 24 2009 07:23 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Vermonter]
Rust Collector Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Dec 02 2000
Loc: San Diego, CA USA
Vermonter,
Yes, it is a parking garage. Used one a few years ago in some big city with limited parking.
Had a platform that moved back and forth, then up to a vacant spot.

Ed

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#129192 - Sun Jan 25 2009 10:14 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Rust Collector]
Jack R Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Located in Eskridge Ks.


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#129194 - Sun Jan 25 2009 10:16 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
Jack R Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada

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#129195 - Sun Jan 25 2009 10:18 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
Jack R Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada

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#129375 - Mon Jan 26 2009 04:01 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: thermactor]
THERMOMAN Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
went on a little road trip today......first pic is huge tin firestone sign....its gigantic



dont know what the second pic is....thought some of you might guess at whats underneith the paint on this one....dont know if its even petro related

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see me at Mason Dixon Gas, Spring Carlisle M114-115, and Hershey C4E-35.

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#129419 - Mon Jan 26 2009 06:50 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: THERMOMAN]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Had an interesting weekend and spent about 2 1/2 hours with a gentleman who is co-owner of this next station. He answered a lot questions and places around town I always wondered about he was able to confirm and add a few to the list. I had a lot of fun and going through the old photos was great. He had photos form 1937 and 1938 many of which were getting yellowed and faded. I spent some time reworking digital images of those old photos. You globe and pump collectors will enjoy. Anyway, this is Mr. Sekulsi's place today....




Yes it still works and no it's not for sale!


Edited by lordparaffin (Mon Jan 26 2009 06:53 PM)
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Looking for old, rare, auto light bulb tins

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#129422 - Mon Jan 26 2009 07:01 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
These next photos are earlier in the buildings history. This has always been in the family by the way.





Just a modern interior pic.



This next pic is of Mr Sekulski's grandfather who is the man who began the family business. This had to be one of my favorites for the simple fact that he started the with nothing more than a simple domestic garage and a gas pump!

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Looking for old, rare, auto light bulb tins

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#129424 - Mon Jan 26 2009 07:12 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Next are some pics of former stations just down the road. I had wierd moment when taking the modern pic.......72 years ago, someone stood in very close proximity to where I was standing taking the same picture......felt almost spooky!!




This place is right next door to the above establishment. This place is a Tydol.


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........Dave
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Looking for old, rare, auto light bulb tins

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#129425 - Mon Jan 26 2009 07:18 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: lordparaffin]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Unfortunately this place no longer exists just 1/2 mile away in the other direction down the road but as the Pic was "FOUND ALONG THE WAY", I thought this would fit in as well.



These 2 stations he had a pic of also fell to the developers bulldozer.

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........Dave
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Looking for old, rare, auto light bulb tins

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#129650 - Thu Jan 29 2009 12:21 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: lordparaffin]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Old antique store located in Cottonwood Falls Ks. was closed when I was passing thur town. Jack












Edited by Jack R (Thu Jan 29 2009 12:30 AM)

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#129652 - Thu Jan 29 2009 06:50 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
MAN, YA GOTTA LOVE SIGHTS LIKE THAT! wink
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#129701 - Thu Jan 29 2009 07:06 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
st.rod Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Feb 15 2002
Loc: Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
Can't wait until this month is over and the thread starts again!

This is BY far the best thread and most fun.

Keep the FATW's coming.

Larry
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In memory of DB 9/12/49 - 8/28/14

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#129704 - Thu Jan 29 2009 07:21 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: st.rod]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
This one is in Williams Az.


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#129706 - Thu Jan 29 2009 07:23 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
This is in El Dorado Ks.


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#129732 - Fri Jan 30 2009 12:55 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
Jack R Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
This business or building is also located in El Dorado Ks. so if your visiting the Kansas Oil Museum look it up there is a Texaco station inside along with several restored cars and motorcycles. The building was closed when I was passing thur town. Jack







Edited by Jack R (Fri Jan 30 2009 12:57 AM)

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#129735 - Fri Jan 30 2009 07:07 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- January 2009 [Re: Jack R]
hancock-oil Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Nov 27 2008
Loc: San Jose Ca us
WOW Killer Cuda Ragtop!!!!!!
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