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#306144 - Mon Feb 20 2012 09:20 AM New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased
zerovision Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 17 2012
Loc: Texas
Hello everyone,

Happy to be joining Shop Talk. Hoping to get info about the company, history, any info on this sign.


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#306150 - Mon Feb 20 2012 09:54 AM Re: New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased [Re: zerovision]
gaspumpdon Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 05 2011
Loc: Missouri
Welcome to Old Gas, from Missouri!!

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#306158 - Mon Feb 20 2012 10:40 AM Re: New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased [Re: gaspumpdon]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Welcome to Oldgas.
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#306159 - Mon Feb 20 2012 10:41 AM Re: New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased [Re: gaspumpdon]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Welcome to oldgas, I havn't a clue about your sign. Wish I could help.
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#306178 - Mon Feb 20 2012 11:33 AM Re: New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased [Re: Loyd Pierce]
Dave's Garage Offline
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#306215 - Mon Feb 20 2012 02:43 PM Re: New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased [Re: Dave's Garage]
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
There is a "Big 3" auto salvage yard in House Springs, MO. I imagine there have been many used car dealerships around the country with that name. Back 30+ years ago the "big three" auto manufacturers were GM, Ford and Chrysler. A lot has changed since then.
I haven't seen a Big 3 oil company, but there could have been a local station or chain with that name. Here is a link to a Big 3 oil can. Probably wouldn't be the same as your sign (note the oil company name).

http://www.gaspumps.info/gallery/v/quarts/g/gc_big3.jpg.html
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#306262 - Mon Feb 20 2012 04:10 PM Re: New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased [Re: Oldgas]
moore798 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 16 2011
Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
I believe there was a BIG 3 in Tulsa years ago.Welding supplies,Oxygen and Acetelyn.
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Searching For SunRay DX and Diamond Oil Signs

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#306301 - Mon Feb 20 2012 06:59 PM Re: New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased [Re: moore798]
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
Repost your question in the General Petroliana section as more OLDGAS members look there than here. Also if you know the provenance (history/location) of the sign, perhaps someone from that neck of the woods might know about your specific sign.

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#306453 - Tue Feb 21 2012 10:46 AM Big 3 porcelain sign need history if any can help.
zerovision Offline
Member

Registered: Fri Feb 17 2012
Loc: Texas
Hoping to get info about the company, history, any info on this sign. Original owner stated that this was on a gas pump for many years in South Carolina, but no other information.


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#306456 - Tue Feb 21 2012 11:05 AM Re: Big 3 porcelain sign need history if any can help. [Re: zerovision]
eshaver Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
Contact either Gulfglenny or Wayne Henderson would be my best guess . Ed Shaver
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#306466 - Tue Feb 21 2012 11:43 AM Re: Big 3 porcelain sign need history if any can help. [Re: eshaver]
Matt_Martin Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 17 2011
Loc: North Georgia
There was a "Big-3" oil line that was produced by the Georgia-Carolina Oil company. The G-C oil company was based in either Macon or Columbus Georgia.

I believe that Scott Shipers has a really clean version of that Big 3 can for sale right now.

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#306724 - Wed Feb 22 2012 11:49 AM Re: Big 3 porcelain sign need history if any can help. [Re: Matt_Martin]
Greg Speight Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 02 2011
Loc: Unadilla, Georgia
All of the G-C Oil cans, papers, etc that I have seen show the company based in Macon, GA. However, I am not an authority on G-C, but see a lot of it in my area.

As for the Big 3 sign, it's a new one to me.
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