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Rocket Gasoline Co. #290164
Sat Dec 10 2011 06:09 PM
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Found this pump today. ive never seen rocket gasoline before today. decal is pretty rough, but its pretty old and has been in the nw rain. the owner said hes not ready to sell it yet, but soon. were they a west coast company?

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Re: Rocket Gasoline Co. [Re: Serialist] #290166
Sat Dec 10 2011 06:14 PM
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Oneida IL USA
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Very cool decal!! smile


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Re: Rocket Gasoline Co. [Re: Serialist] #290182
Sat Dec 10 2011 07:40 PM
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Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
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I have a feeling you'll be seeing more rocket decals shortly.

Re: Rocket Gasoline Co. [Re: JimT] #290191
Sat Dec 10 2011 08:42 PM
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Evansville, In
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Yes there will be magnants and decals and globes.


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Re: Rocket Gasoline Co. [Re: Jarvis] #290192
Sat Dec 10 2011 08:46 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Phil Miller was selling Original Decals from this company 2-3 yrs ago at Roy Reed's Gas Bash & @ Bakersfield later the same year.
I don't know of any being Repo'd @ this time.

Re: Rocket Gasoline Co. [Re: Dick Bennett] #290201
Sat Dec 10 2011 09:18 PM
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Re: Rocket Gasoline Co. [Re: Serialist] #290215
Sat Dec 10 2011 11:43 PM
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Lake of the Ozarks, MO
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A year or so ago I did a bit of research on "Rocket" as there are pumps and signs that appear in a couple photos I have of Gilmore stations, but didn't come up with much on them. In my notes, I have them being an independent gasoline company that sold a High Octane brand, an Ethyl and a Rocket 80, 90 and 100 grade gas. There may have been several companies that went by the name Rocket...??? Below is their sign that appears in the Gilmore pic...


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Last edited by GILMORE; Sun Dec 11 2011 12:18 AM.

I collect Gilmore Oil Co. stuff, and other west coast brands...
Re: Rocket Gasoline Co. [Re: GILMORE] #290216
Sat Dec 10 2011 11:51 PM
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Here's two ads from Google's newspaper archives...

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=iCU...r-oil&hl=en

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Dpo...oline&hl=en

Ancestry.com newspaper search...

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.d...gADKMQAEtug-61-

Berg's Rocket station, unknown location...

Rocket Berg's Garage & Service.JPG
Last edited by GILMORE; Sun Dec 11 2011 12:39 AM.

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Re: Rocket Gasoline Co. [Re: GILMORE] #290232
Sun Dec 11 2011 05:43 AM
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Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
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Man I really like those decals and ads. I think I'll start a new quest for some of this stuff!

Re: Rocket Gasoline Co. [Re: JimT] #290235
Sun Dec 11 2011 06:25 AM
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Waterville,Ohio
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Here are the Ads





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Re: Rocket Gasoline Co. [Re: Hy-Flash 72] #290332
Sun Dec 11 2011 02:54 PM
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There was a Rocket brand between Lake Geneva and Milwaukee that I've been curious about for many years. Red, yellow, and blue signage on a diamond similar to those used by DX. Pumps were painted a bright blue if I remember correctly, and I believe they went out of business in the mid-to-late '60s.

Definitely not the Rocket from the ads, however.

Re: Rocket Gasoline Co. [Re: Maps for the memories] #290483
Sun Dec 11 2011 11:07 PM
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Here's an older post I remembered - found it by "search" :-)

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=129719&page=1

Cheers,
Claes

Re: Rocket Gasoline Co. [Re: fast66] #290532
Mon Dec 12 2011 09:41 AM
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Lake of the Ozarks, MO
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Claes, that thread link was actually posted here by Serialist already - found it by "looking at previous posts" :-)


Last edited by GILMORE; Mon Dec 12 2011 10:06 AM.

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Re: Rocket Gasoline Co. [Re: GILMORE] #290696
Mon Dec 12 2011 10:52 PM
Mon Dec 12 2011 10:52 PM
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Tacoma,Wash. USA
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here's one I posted a year or so ago.


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Re: Rocket Gasoline Co. [Re: tjhvintage] #290697
Mon Dec 12 2011 10:58 PM
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here's another



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