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New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased #306144
Mon Feb 20 2012 08:20 AM
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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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Re: New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased [Re: zerovision] #306150
Mon Feb 20 2012 08:54 AM
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Missouri
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Welcome to Old Gas, from Missouri!!

Re: New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased [Re: gaspumpdon] #306158
Mon Feb 20 2012 09:40 AM
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Duluth, MN U.S.A
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Welcome to Oldgas.


FREEDOM oil items wanted.


visit my website for original gas pumps and parts

www.thepumpdump.com
Re: New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased [Re: gaspumpdon] #306159
Mon Feb 20 2012 09:41 AM
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Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
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Welcome to oldgas, I havn't a clue about your sign. Wish I could help.


*Wanted Pierce Pennant Petroleum*
Re: New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased [Re: Loyd Pierce] #306178
Mon Feb 20 2012 10:33 AM
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Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
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Welcome to Oldgas.com!


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Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased [Re: Dave's Garage] #306215
Mon Feb 20 2012 01:43 PM
Mon Feb 20 2012 01:43 PM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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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


Jim "Oldgas" Potts
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Re: New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased [Re: Oldgas] #306262
Mon Feb 20 2012 03:10 PM
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Osage County Oklahoma
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I believe there was a BIG 3 in Tulsa years ago.Welding supplies,Oxygen and Acetelyn.


Robert

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Re: New Member seeking info on sign recently purchased [Re: moore798] #306301
Mon Feb 20 2012 05:59 PM
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Maryland
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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.

Big 3 porcelain sign need history if any can help. #306453
Tue Feb 21 2012 09:46 AM
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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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Re: Big 3 porcelain sign need history if any can help. [Re: zerovision] #306456
Tue Feb 21 2012 10:05 AM
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richmond , Virginia
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Contact either Gulfglenny or Wayne Henderson would be my best guess . Ed Shaver


see ya on the road folks !
Re: Big 3 porcelain sign need history if any can help. [Re: eshaver] #306466
Tue Feb 21 2012 10:43 AM
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North Georgia
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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.

Re: Big 3 porcelain sign need history if any can help. [Re: Matt_Martin] #306724
Wed Feb 22 2012 10:49 AM
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Unadilla, Georgia
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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.


Greg Speight
Retro Petro
479 West Railroad Ave.
P.O. Box 310
Unadilla, Georgia 31091
email: mgsp8@hotmail.com
phone: 229-239-0598

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