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#328456 - Sat May 26 2012 10:02 PM Texaco Lubester info needed
Jayhawkfan Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 10 2009
Loc: Lecompton, Ks.
Today I picked up 2 standard size lubesters. One is plain with part of a Cities Service decal on it and the other is blank but does have Texaco embossed into the cylinder that sticks out of the tank. It is aluminum colored but may be pot metal. I've not seen one like it before and wondered if anyone has any information about the age,manufacturer and maybe a estimate of value or any other info would be welcome. I can take a picture of it tomorrow and post it on here if that would help.
Tom Allen

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#328617 - Sun May 27 2012 06:29 PM Texaco Lubester photos
Jayhawkfan Offline
Member

Registered: Sat Jan 10 2009
Loc: Lecompton, Ks.
Here's the photos of my new lubester. Can anyone tell me anything about it or perhaps a value? Thanks in advance.
Tom Allen


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Texaco lubester .jpg

Texaco Lubester up close.jpg



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#328627 - Sun May 27 2012 07:03 PM Re: Texaco Lubester photos [Re: Jayhawkfan]
J.E.Radebaugh Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 04 2002
Loc: Gracey, Kentucky
I have seen one of those before. I'm guessing they date from the 30's. I think they're kind of cool, but lubesters aren't worth very much. Maybe $50-75 or so (just my opinion).
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#328731 - Sun May 27 2012 11:04 PM Re: Texaco Lubester photos [Re: J.E.Radebaugh]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Generally speaking Lubsters are worth in the $50-$75.00 range. However, in my opinion this lubster is worth more due to "TEXACO" being cast into the housing. I know, I would pay more for it. I would place value in the $150.00-$200.00 range. Maybe even a little more if the lid is cast iron and also has something cast into it.


Edited by Dave's Garage (Sun May 27 2012 11:05 PM)
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#328743 - Sun May 27 2012 11:32 PM Re: Texaco Lubester photos [Re: Dave's Garage]
Alex Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
I have the same lubester and it was used for kerosene. Only reason I bought it was because of the embossed Texaco like yours. Wish I could have saved the original decal. I took photos and had a replacement decal made for mine. I paid $100 for mine about 10 years ago.
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