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#635422 - Mon Nov 02 2015 02:19 PM Re: Company of the month "Sinclair" [Re: Sundropman05]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
A couple items from the first Morphy's Auction featuring items from the Kyle Moore collection. The pictures show both the 48 and 24 inch versions of the red aircraft signs.
(I should add I was not able to buy these items)


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Edited by Wes Maxwell (Mon Nov 02 2015 03:16 PM)
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#635425 - Mon Nov 02 2015 02:31 PM Re: Company of the month "Sinclair" [Re: Sundropman05]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
Grandpa Miller had the local Sinclair bulk plant back in the day along with his business partner Clyde Miller. When they retired, my dad and another guy bought them out and took over. I posted some pictures earlier, here are a few more I copied from slides last week.
First ones are from a flood that happened over the 4th of July, 1969

You can see the top part of a Dino globe sticking up from the water, it was attached to a Bennett 700 series pump I think.


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#635426 - Mon Nov 02 2015 02:38 PM Re: Company of the month "Sinclair" [Re: Sundropman05]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
Couple more, I am second from the left in the flood picture. My grandpa is on the right in the picture with the sign. Dad was driving the truck that rolled over.


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#635427 - Mon Nov 02 2015 02:40 PM Re: Company of the month "Sinclair" [Re: Sundropman05]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
New truck time. They bought a straight truck locally, fastened on a 50 gallon drum of gasoline and drove to Arthur Illinois for the tank truck body.


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#635428 - Mon Nov 02 2015 02:46 PM Re: Company of the month "Sinclair" [Re: Sundropman05]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
This was around the time that ARCO bought out Sinclair in Ohio. They had to rebrand their trucks.


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#635430 - Mon Nov 02 2015 02:51 PM Re: Company of the month "Sinclair" [Re: Sundropman05]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
Couple more truck pictures, some of the switching valves on the big bulk tanks and Grandpa on the loading dock by the pump house, filling up his delivery truck.


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#635435 - Mon Nov 02 2015 02:55 PM Re: Company of the month "Sinclair" [Re: Sundropman05]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
Dad, his business partner, Grandpa on the left and Halloween Hijinks..


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#635436 - Mon Nov 02 2015 03:02 PM Re: Company of the month "Sinclair" [Re: Sundropman05]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
An old Bennett pump, more high water and the transition from a Sinclair Bulk plant to ARCO.


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#635437 - Mon Nov 02 2015 03:06 PM Re: Company of the month "Sinclair" [Re: Sundropman05]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
Few more truck pictures


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#635438 - Mon Nov 02 2015 03:11 PM Re: Company of the month "Sinclair" [Re: Sundropman05]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
The neighboring town had their 150th Birthday celebration in 1966. Good time for a parade. Dad is driving the old Dodge pulling the Sinclair float. Dino has an Esso Tiger in his mouth.


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#635442 - Mon Nov 02 2015 04:12 PM Re: Company of the month "Sinclair" [Re: Wes Maxwell]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
Neat pictures Wes !
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#635487 - Mon Nov 02 2015 09:29 PM Re: Company of the month "Sinclair" [Re: Sundropman05]
keithia Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 14 2001
Loc: USA
Awesome! Love the pictures and wish I had the globes.
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#635532 - Tue Nov 03 2015 08:12 AM Re: Company of the month "Sinclair" [Re: keithia]
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Registered: Sun Sep 30 2001
Loc: LaGrange, Ohio
Wes great photos thanks for the story! Scott B.

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#635906 - Fri Nov 06 2015 02:16 PM Re: Company of the month "Sinclair" [Re: Sundropman05]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
I got a couple cans in the mail today. I never knew a metal Sinclair DTR can existed until I saw a guy on Facebook in Italy had some for sale. I already had the black composit one and the red one so the metal one enhances the collection. Makes me wonder if there is a metal red one out there also? Also never saw the High Quality can in person before. It and the metal DTR say Sinclair on the front and ARCO/ Atlantic Richfield on the back.


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#639348 - Thu Dec 03 2015 06:05 PM Re: Company of the month "Sinclair" [Re: Sundropman05]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
Couple more pictures tonight. Most people are familiar with the cans shown on the can rack sign. From the 1960's, cardboard cans. Not an expensive can, probably more collectable to a Sinclair collector than a quart can collector. I got the three center cans in the second picture today. They are metal and instead of being a full quart, they are instead 1/8 gallon size. Never saw them before. Plus the can on the far right is plastic. I have seen a similar Texaco before if I recall. You never know what will turn up next.


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