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Lubritorium -- What Company? #333344
Thu Jun 14 2012 10:36 AM
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A friend sent me a picture of a sign that he has and he thought it was Cities Service? I have seen the sign in pictures before but can't remember what brand it was associated with? Anyone remember??

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Re: Lubritorium -- What Company? [Re: K W FRITH] #333354
Thu Jun 14 2012 11:01 AM
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Sinclair?

Re: Lubritorium -- What Company? [Re: LKYSPADE] #333361
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Definetly not Cities Service , couldda been Sinclair as is being suggested though .......... Ed Shaver


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Re: Lubritorium -- What Company? [Re: eshaver] #333366
Thu Jun 14 2012 11:54 AM
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Yep
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Re: Lubritorium -- What Company? [Re: Notchcad] #333419
Thu Jun 14 2012 04:44 PM
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here is a pic hanging on my wall... hope it helps. The pic and dealership are out of central Pa.

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Re: Lubritorium -- What Company? [Re: always lookin] #333427
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Different Font on sign.
That's like when someone says "lubester", they're not saying it's an OPACO, BENNETT, G&B, HOCKYPUCK or HORSEDUNG!

Re: Lubritorium -- What Company? [Re: Dick Bennett] #333433
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LOL !

Re: Lubritorium -- What Company? [Re: tooter] #333535
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The word is generic of the 1920s, that is the name they put over the bay where the station did the lubrications.

A couple of years ago I posted a picture of a station here in the city of St. Louis where that word is part of the wall over the bay. Station is still open.

The sign might be generic, someone needs to identify the font.

Jack Sim


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Re: Lubritorium -- What Company? [Re: Jack Sim] #333592
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Is a lubritorium a sanitarium for old cars? My spell check doesn't acknowledge the word.

Re: Lubritorium -- What Company? [Re: Savinsam] #333598
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Penn drake "Lubritorium"

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another lubritorium

Re: Lubritorium -- What Company? [Re: Savinsam] #333797
Sat Jun 16 2012 05:54 AM
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I agree with Jack. I work in vehicle maintenance for the Postal Service and we had a garage that the word Lubritorium was in the title.


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