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#159426 - Tue Nov 10 2009 01:11 PM Cast iron Sinclair base
junkerjones Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: Arkansas
Saved from the scrap pile. I plan on putting a pole and a porcelain light on top.I have both green and red porcelain lights. I see red and green paint remnants on the base. I am leaning towards green base and pole and red light. What color do you guys think it was originally??? Was it even for a light. Thanks!



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#159440 - Tue Nov 10 2009 04:44 PM Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: junkerjones]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
dont know much about it but cool base!looks nice and heavy!glad ya saved it!
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#159441 - Tue Nov 10 2009 04:47 PM Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: oldnfuelish]
oilmanpat Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 18 2006
Loc: Warsaw,Il.62379
Looks more like brass to me.

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#159445 - Tue Nov 10 2009 05:34 PM Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: oilmanpat]
junkerjones Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: Arkansas
Originally Posted By: oilmanpat
Looks more like brass to me.


Definately cast iron.

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#159481 - Tue Nov 10 2009 08:42 PM Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: junkerjones]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Cool base smile
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#159511 - Wed Nov 11 2009 12:57 AM Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: gasoildude]
archer2 Online   content
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Registered: Sat Nov 25 2006
Loc: Marshall Va USA
Now I gotta know, does a magnet stick to it?
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#159534 - Wed Nov 11 2009 08:09 AM Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: archer2]
bruzer75 Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
The pictures really make it appear like brass or bronze. Sorry to keep kicking the dead horse. I am glad you saved it. I have no idea what the original color would be. I like your idea of the green base and red light although it would make an awesome base for a parking meter.
Mike

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#159555 - Wed Nov 11 2009 10:23 AM Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: bruzer75]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
I have seen a similar but different base sort of like this. It was repainted green with the lettering highlited. It was being used as an inside lite pole in a collection. Do not recall ever seeing a picture of an original one being used. Would look good in my collection.

Wes
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#159570 - Wed Nov 11 2009 12:45 PM Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: Wes Maxwell]
okoil1 Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 02 2004
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: Wes Maxwell
I have seen a similar but different base sort of like this. It was repainted green with the lettering highlited. It was being used as an inside lite pole in a collection. Do not recall ever seeing a picture of an original one being used. Would look good in my collection.

Wes


Wes,

Not sure if this is applicable. I have a Square base for a pole embossed with the Conoco triangle logo (they are somewhat common) and it was used as a flag pole holder.
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#159576 - Wed Nov 11 2009 01:52 PM Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: okoil1]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Clyde Hodge has one like Ok's w/ a small CONOCO triangle sign & holder, mounted to a concrete riser @ entrance to his shop.

Wondering if above base has a way of permanent mounting to concrete ?
IF not, maybe a sign holder for daily special or open/closed sign that could be moved in/out of service bays.

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