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Sinclair petroleum Pest Destroyer #251840
Sun May 01 2011 03:15 PM
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Belgium, Liege
Nucky Offline OP
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I found this old carboard display this morning in a flea market
my eyes were catch by the colors who were really great and the graphism, but when I saw the small text line at the bottom " Sinclair petroleum company S.A. ", I know I have to buy it.

the sign is in really good condition, single sided with a tax stamp on it (it was a tax paid to advertise here in belgium used until mid 1990) the stamp is oblitered with this text : sinclair petroleum - 28 oct. 1931 - company S.A.

was it common to petroleum company to produce and sell insecticide sprayer ? Did others company produced thos sprayers ?

here are pics of the sign :






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Re: Sinclair petroleum Pest Destroyer [Re: Nucky] #251854
Sun May 01 2011 04:00 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Now you can start looking for the Sprayer.

Sinclair PD Sprayer.jpg
Re: Sinclair petroleum Pest Destroyer [Re: Dick Bennett] #251968
Sun May 01 2011 07:37 PM
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There were a lot of different versions of the Sinclair PD sprayers - they would make a pretty neat display, especially with your cardboard display piece.

Other oil companies made insecticides. Shell, Mobil, Gulf, and Standard come to mind. I have a Gulf sprayer, and I'm sure other oil companies sold sprayers as well.

Wes

Re: Sinclair petroleum Pest Destroyer [Re: thermactor] #252506
Wed May 04 2011 09:35 AM
Wed May 04 2011 09:35 AM
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Nucky Offline OP
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thanks all I have to do now is find one of those sprayers lol

I just hope they are not too toxic to display in a room !

Re: Sinclair petroleum Pest Destroyer [Re: Nucky] #252520
Wed May 04 2011 11:41 AM
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Flit insecticide was an Esso product, if my memory serves.

Re: Sinclair petroleum Pest Destroyer [Re: Maps for the memories] #252522
Wed May 04 2011 11:53 AM
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I have one of those Esso Flit sprayers, along with a Gulf one. Someday hopefully I will find one of those Sinclair ones!

Re: Sinclair petroleum Pest Destroyer [Re: JunkGas] #252625
Wed May 04 2011 08:41 PM
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I wouldn't worry about it being too toxic to display. Dozens of them were probably emptied in every older house around, so having an empty one sitting around should not be a big deal.

Wes


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