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Cast iron Sinclair base #159426
Tue Nov 10 2009 12:11 PM
Tue Nov 10 2009 12:11 PM
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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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Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: junkerjones] #159440
Tue Nov 10 2009 03:44 PM
Tue Nov 10 2009 03:44 PM
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Antioch,IL
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dont know much about it but cool base!looks nice and heavy!glad ya saved it!


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Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: oldnfuelish] #159441
Tue Nov 10 2009 03:47 PM
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Warsaw,Il.62379
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Looks more like brass to me.

Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: oilmanpat] #159445
Tue Nov 10 2009 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted By: oilmanpat
Looks more like brass to me.


Definately cast iron.

Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: junkerjones] #159481
Tue Nov 10 2009 07:42 PM
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Cool base smile


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Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: gasoildude] #159511
Tue Nov 10 2009 11:57 PM
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Marshall Va USA
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Now I gotta know, does a magnet stick to it?


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Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: archer2] #159534
Wed Nov 11 2009 07:09 AM
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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

Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: bruzer75] #159555
Wed Nov 11 2009 09:23 AM
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Central Ohio
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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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Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: Wes Maxwell] #159570
Wed Nov 11 2009 11:45 AM
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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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Re: Cast iron Sinclair base [Re: okoil1] #159576
Wed Nov 11 2009 12:52 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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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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