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Re: Company Of The Month "Socony" [Re: Gas globe guy] #406557
Mon Apr 01 2013 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: Gas sign guy
NICE! Is the gargoyle price sign paper or tin?


Paper not tin


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Re: Company Of The Month "Socony" [Re: nochevys] #406558
Mon Apr 01 2013 05:25 PM
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ok, looked like paper, but wasn't sure. Thanks!


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Re: Company Of The Month "Socony" [Re: Gas globe guy] #406563
Mon Apr 01 2013 05:35 PM
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Here's a tin one Noah. Got some other stuff around here, i'll get some more pics….Owen

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Re: Company Of The Month "Socony" [Re: LOWright] #406565
Mon Apr 01 2013 05:39 PM
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I want one of those tin ones, but I can't hang it up in the house...


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Re: Company Of The Month "Socony" [Re: Gas globe guy] #406725
Tue Apr 02 2013 09:51 AM
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Socony was also very big into transporting oil around the world using many ships and tugs to do so. Here is one of the ships they used:
This is the traverse city Socony vessel built in 1938 and still in service today the following 4 pictures show the same ship through the years the last being taken in 2009...

"Traverse City Socony", was build in 1938 by Manitowoc Shipbuilding, Manitowoc WI, for Socony Mobil.

Sold in 1962 as "Raymond J. Busey".

In 1979 converted to fish factory ship, named "Bering Trader".

Sold in 1991 as "Independence" and still in service.

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Re: Company Of The Month "Socony" [Re: nochevys] #406843
Tue Apr 02 2013 06:30 PM
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Heres a photo of the two SOCONY globes that I have! The first is a 15 inch milkglass globe marked as being produced in April of 1928. The second one is a very rare metal/porcelain 15 inch globe lens. Not sure why they were ever produced, as light could not pass thru, but I doubt they ever got broken! LOL

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Re: Company Of The Month "Socony" [Re: K W FRITH] #407008
Wed Apr 03 2013 03:33 PM
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Well since Kevin showed me his I'll show him mine...
Thanks for the pictures of your globe and procelain lens. Those are awesome someday maybe I'll find one.

Got this from Rex Bensons auction my 1st Socony globe.


Don't remember where I got this one might have been from rex's also?


My favorite one...


all lit up


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Re: Company Of The Month "Socony" [Re: nochevys] #407052
Wed Apr 03 2013 06:33 PM
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Looking great guys keep it up


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Re: Company Of The Month "Socony" [Re: nochevys] #407230
Thu Apr 04 2013 05:25 PM
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Here are a couple of my signs:
My Socony shield


Socony Motor Oil a bit faded but fairly clean


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Re: Company Of The Month "Socony" [Re: nochevys] #407231
Thu Apr 04 2013 05:26 PM
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And a couple flat gallon cans.
A Ford 990


And a Polarine can with pinstripes. A bit worn but it still exists.


I love these stripped cans I'll be showing a few more later on in the month in an assortment of colors.


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Re: Company Of The Month "Socony" [Re: nochevys] #407232
Thu Apr 04 2013 05:33 PM
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And a couple handy oilers








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Re: Company Of The Month "Socony" [Re: nochevys] #407244
Thu Apr 04 2013 06:19 PM
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A porcelain "Ask for Socony motor oil" sign is what got me started collecting. Now I'm up to seven different Socony signs,a few maps & a gas gauge. I'll post some photos soon. Cool stuff everybody! Also a big thanks to Tom for doing a COTM on Socony!

Re: Company Of The Month "Socony" [Re: rustynuts] #407258
Thu Apr 04 2013 07:52 PM
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looking up.. cool

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Re: Company Of The Month "Socony" [Re: advertologist] #407497
Sat Apr 06 2013 10:27 AM
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Here are some more cans:
1st a General Petroleum 5 LB grease can From the General Petroleum Museum. The can also mentions Magnolia oil and White Eagle oil. all which were bought up by Socony in the late twenties into the early thirties.

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Re: Company Of The Month "Socony" [Re: nochevys] #407498
Sat Apr 06 2013 10:29 AM
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A Socony chassis lube 5LB can and a smaller NOS 1LB can:

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