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FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 #258007
Wed Jun 08 2011 08:48 PM
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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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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: thermactor] #258008
Wed Jun 08 2011 08:49 PM
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I have a few pictures to post, but they're still on the camera - I'll get them tomorrow.

BUT... in the mean time, let's see who can start off this month's installment with some great FATW pics!

Let's see 'em!

Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: thermactor] #258026
Thu Jun 09 2011 05:46 AM
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Outside architecture same as was in 1934. Elderly man bought it in 1980's & turned it into ice cream shop as it stands today. Just a few miles from my house.

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1934 Mobil station

Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: Savinsam] #258061
Thu Jun 09 2011 01:08 PM
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heres a little sign i saw and thought maybe wes would like to get it and put it up in the backyard for tara!!

hey!oldsmobiles burned gas didnt they?

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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: oldnfuelish] #258065
Thu Jun 09 2011 01:28 PM
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The ice cream building is very cool.....so to speak!


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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: thermactor] #258067
Thu Jun 09 2011 01:31 PM
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In Redwater Alberta. For the collector that has everything.

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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: thermactor] #258090
Thu Jun 09 2011 04:29 PM
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i found these salt and pepper shakers in Grand Junction Colorado.Note the "RED Horse".Both have farm scenes and were put out by GENERAL PETROLEUM which was owned by Mobil.They also had some side dishes that had farm scenes.Probably from the 30's or 40's.Over the years i have seen quite a few of these in antique stores,even the people that work there as a rule do nor realize they are Petro. related

Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: hawkike] #258091
Thu Jun 09 2011 04:44 PM
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Spotted this in Niagara Falls Canada a couple of weeks ago.



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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: Scott Shipers] #258114
Thu Jun 09 2011 07:46 PM
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Here is a great old D-X station that we ran across. I had known about it for a while (and posted it here before), but a few weeks ago, we were driving by and someone was there. It turns out that it's been in the guy's family for a couple of generations, and the owner was very nice and happy to let me look around. We had a very pleasant visit, and it was the second of this style D-X that I've been able to enter.

The station is very well preserved, and mostly original. The flat roof above the office windows has been "updated" in typical 1960s style, but it's otherwise untouched.




It turns out that even these bathrooms are original inside...


The half wall between the bays separated the lubrication bay (right) from the washing bay (left).


Belts


Around the corner behind the office


Back wall of lube bay

Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: thermactor] #258119
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found this awhile back but i figured i'd share it. i tried to buy this wayne 60 off this guy who owns the farm it sits on but he still uses it. he also has a neptune 855 that has been crushed by a tree and a visible pump with original texaco pump plates, still uses all of them. i took pictures of the visible with my 35mm camera and eventually will get them developed and share them

these still sit in a little town and ive never been able to contact anyone to make an attempt to buy them.


this shell tokheim 39 disappeared a couple of weeks ago



this tokheim 300 sits behind an old station that they wont sell anything from behind.


a collector near me has this stack



Kyle DeKoning


Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: Lost Highway] #258169
Fri Jun 10 2011 08:30 AM
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Thankfully I can say I will never own a rail car tanker so I can scratch that off my must have list. But it is very cool all the same and I'll bet is even more impressive in person. We had to sand blast a 1920's passenger car last year and was that something.


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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: lordparaffin] #258334
Sat Jun 11 2011 11:06 AM
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A gas cart seen in an antique shop on our last trip to Cal.








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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: Jack R] #258341
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Air metter in a junkyard in indiana. He wont sell any of his "good" stuff. Such as his cuda behind it, his callengers, chargers, superbee, or really anything else thats old. I have a bunch of pics of his place ill have to post..

Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: tyler] #258659
Sun Jun 12 2011 09:30 PM
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Saw this on the way back from Virginia into S. Maryland on 301 between the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge and La Plata. Didn't have time to stop and ask but will next time I'm down that way. It's now a liquor store. What do you think on a possible date?

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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: Nicole] #259414
Sat Jun 18 2011 05:21 PM
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Came accross this G&B the other day, a couple miles from DodoGas's house, bet he's never seen it. My wife, God Bless Her, has an eye for pumps, spotted it at 40mph, behind a row of trees, the house, and a shed, she watches for globe bodies poking out above the rest of the junk and always spots pumps for me. The pump has been bolted to the same spot in an apple orchard since the 1940's, and I'm the first guy that has ever stopped by and asked about it, left my card as it wasn't for sale, yet! The owner said him and his brother shot the lenses out in the 50's, and his sons put a BB in the cylinder in the 70's, the tank underground is still half full.

Sorry about the lousy pic, taken on my iPhone.


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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: Pogo's Garage] #259496
Sun Jun 19 2011 04:30 PM
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Nicole , it's my understanding that this building was once a Conoco station. Actually it makes sinse as Conoco had several of these "Cottages" here in Richmond . Most were built between 1927 and 1934. I'll show ya two of the survivors when you an the other half get here . Ed Shaver

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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: eshaver] #259504
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Nicole, and Ed:
This facility was a Horne's, a gift shop, restaurant, gas station competitor of Stuckeys. They were founded in 1949 in Florida, worked their way up the east coast in the 1950s with buildings like this. The last surviving Hornes shop (a franchise location that opened in 1960 http://hornes.com/) is located on U.S.301 at Port Royal, VA, not far from where this shop is located. Another abandoned location can be found in Virginia on U.S. 1 just south of South Hill. By the way, Baltimore style Conoco cottages, found across Virginia in Richmond, Fredricksburg, Staunton, Woodstock, Portsmouth, South Norfolk, Newport News, and Marion (that I can think of right off) look similar to this, but are not as big.

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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: Carolinatraveler] #259661
Mon Jun 20 2011 07:13 PM
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Thanks for the info! : )

Ed, maybe you were thinking about this one, just a few miles from the other one. I didn't post it because it didn't have the overhang and I was less sure it had been a gas station...tho when Bob took the picture for me, he left out the bays on the left. But the add on with the bays looked newer, so I was thinking it might have had a mechanic later on? It was another one I was going to stop next time to ask the owners the history.

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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: Nicole] #260191
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Wayne,

We passed by that Hornes station on the way back from Richmond!

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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: Pogo's Garage] #260210
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In the central part of St. Louis, Mo. this 1967 Phillips 66 building is slated to be razed by a developer. It is currently in use as a Del Taco restaurant. The "flying saucer" round roof is 120 feet wide. It was a futuristic landmark design for the 1960s Teamsters Union Plaza, a complex with union healthcare facilities and retirement apartments. Preservationists are trying to avoid tearing down the unique building.

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1967 Phillips 66


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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: thermactor] #260246
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Ausable Forks NY up near Lake Placid. Pretty much locked up the brakes on my work van to stop. Lady stated its a 3 generation company and people just stop and drop off petro stuff for them to have.

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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: TILLER] #260247
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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- June 2011 [Re: TILLER] #260896
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some things on a road trip the other day in Pa.

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