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#413470 - Wed May 01 2013 06:02 PM "Company Of The Month" MOBIL
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
The "Company Of The Month" for May 2013 is MOBIL, which most of us felt would be the natural choice after last month's installment of SOCONY. Many thanks to Tom for hosting last month and to all whom contributed information and photos of their items for all of us to see. The following is a brief history of the company from Wikipedia, most of which was covered in Tom’s feature last month.

“Following the break-up of Standard Oil in 1911, the Standard Oil Company of New York, or Socony, was founded, along with 33 other successor companies. In 1920, the company registered the name "Mobiloil" as a trademark.
In 1931, Socony merged with Vacuum Oil to form Socony-Vacuum. The red Pegasus or "Flying Red Horse" was adopted as the company logo at this time. In 1933, Socony-Vacuum and Jersey Standard (which had oil production and refineries in Indonesia) merged their interests in the Far East into a 50–50 joint venture. Standard-Vacuum Oil Co., or "Stanvac," operated in 50 countries, including East Africa, New Zealand and China, before it was dissolved in 1962.
In 1955, Socony-Vacuum was renamed Socony Mobil Oil Company. In 1963, it changed its trade name from "Mobilgas" to simply "Mobil," introducing a new logo (created by New York graphic design firm Chermayeff & Geismar). To celebrate its 100th anniversary in 1966, "Socony" was dropped from the corporate name.
Through the years, Mobil was among the largest sellers of gasoline and motor oils in the United States and even held the top spot during the 1940s and much of the 1950s. Various Mobil products during the Socony-Vacuum and Socony-Mobil years included Metro, Mobilgas and Mobilgas Special gasolines; Mobilfuel Diesel, Mobil-flame heating oil, Mobil Kerosine, Lubrite, Gargoyle, Mobiloil and Mobiloil Special motor oils; Mobilgrease, Mobillubrication, Mobil Upperlube, Mobil Freezone and Permazone antifreezes, Mobilfluid automatic transmission fluid, Mobil Premiere tires, Mobil Stop-Leak, Mobil Lustrecloth, among many others.
In 1962, the gasoline product lines marketed as Mobilgas and Mobilgas Special were rebranded as Mobil Regular and Mobil Premium in a move to emphasize the shortened brand name "Mobil" in promotional efforts although Mobiloil continued as a single word term until the 1970s. After a few years of advertising Mobil gasolines as "Megatane"-rated and as "High Energy" gasolines, Mobil began, in 1966, to promote both its Regular and Premium fuels as "Detergent Gasolines," due to the inclusion of additives designed to clean carburetors and various internal engine parts.”

I started collecting Mobil items around 2007. While I have no personal affiliation with the company, I had always been drawn the “The Flying Red Horse” logo, one of the most iconic trademarks in advertising history. I was told early on when I started collecting old gas items that I better pick a brand as the amount of items available would be overwhelming if you tried to collect them all. Well I’ll tell you, Mobil in itself produced enough items over the years that it seems like I’m always seeing items that I have never seen before, and I’ve been in the hobby for over 6 years now and search the internet several times a day to see what is out there. Mobil is not the brand for the collector who wants to have an example of every item the company ever produced, as I don’t think anyone could ever succeed!

While I have a pretty extensive Mobil collection to share, I would first like to have all of those willing to share photos of their items to go ahead and show us what you've got! That way everyone has an opportunity to post. I’ll start posting photos now and then as we proceed of items that have not yet been shown. Mobil is a very popular company and I’m sure almost every one of us has a Mobil item or two in our collections, so let’s see them!

I’ll start with one of my most recent additions, the very scarce Mobilheat Stove Oil globe, produced from 1955-1962.





Edited by DWSheffer (Wed May 01 2013 06:16 PM)
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#413478 - Wed May 01 2013 06:44 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
mcguffeyd1 Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 19 2012
Loc: Cincinnati
Well here we go:

Early Mobiloil Painted tin Tacker sign:


Early 1930's Mobilgas Globe Green Letters 15":


Early 1930's Mobilgas Globe Blue Letters 13.5":


Different Mobil Marine and Outboard cans:


Mobil Marine and Aero can:


Gargoyle Filpruf Bottle:


Gargoyle cans:


Rarer Gargoyle Process can:
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#413480 - Wed May 01 2013 06:47 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: mcguffeyd1]
mcguffeyd1 Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 19 2012
Loc: Cincinnati
West Coast PPP:


Mobilgas PPP:


Mobilgas Central Region PPP:


Mobilgas Special PPP:


Keyhole Tin:


Lubrite Cans:


More Common cans:
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#413491 - Wed May 01 2013 07:52 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: mcguffeyd1]
moore798 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 16 2011
Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
Gargoyle Oil Bottle Rack


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Edited by moore798 (Wed May 01 2013 07:56 PM)
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#413509 - Wed May 01 2013 08:29 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: moore798]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
2 signs & a can.. cool


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#413518 - Wed May 01 2013 08:44 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
Tankar Online   content
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
This was used on the outside of the stations when the lift was outside to show the customers the lubrication points.


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#413530 - Wed May 01 2013 09:08 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Tankar]
KYGULF Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 25 2008
Loc: Central Kentucky
How did I know that globe would be included in the post Darin? Ha. Thanks for the info. Good stuff Darin and everyone that posted pics.

Brian

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#413559 - Wed May 01 2013 09:52 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: KYGULF]
LOWright Online   content
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Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
A few …..


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#413573 - Wed May 01 2013 10:16 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: LOWright]
Dave Richey Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 24 2008
Loc: Pearl Mississippi USA
One of the first gas and oil signs I ever purchased. Thinking the Texaco might have come from an overly aggressive Argentinian. : )


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#413578 - Wed May 01 2013 10:48 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Dave Richey]
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Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
Here are my Mobil gas pumps







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#413583 - Wed May 01 2013 11:10 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: MATT ALVAREZ]
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
The Mobilfuel Diesel Special PPP posted above by Randy (advertologist) is the rarest of the rare pump plates. I've never seen one in person nor seen one for sale.


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#413600 - Thu May 02 2013 05:33 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Pegasus]
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
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#413669 - Thu May 02 2013 01:56 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: KZ1000]
eric grinder Offline
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Registered: Fri May 21 2010
Loc: MA
Gotta look past the clutter...sorry


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#413670 - Thu May 02 2013 01:58 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: eric grinder]
eric grinder Offline
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Registered: Fri May 21 2010
Loc: MA
Some more


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#413671 - Thu May 02 2013 02:01 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: eric grinder]
eric grinder Offline
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Registered: Fri May 21 2010
Loc: MA
more


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#413672 - Thu May 02 2013 02:02 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: eric grinder]
moore798 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 16 2011
Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
What Clutter? You Mean Pure Treasures! grin
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Searching For SunRay DX and Diamond Oil Signs

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#413673 - Thu May 02 2013 02:08 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: moore798]
rbonitz Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 10 2013
Loc: Chester County, PA

IMG_1187 by rbonitz2000, on Flickr


IMG_1343 by rbonitz2000, on Flickr


Edited by rbonitz (Thu May 02 2013 02:12 PM)

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#413679 - Thu May 02 2013 02:21 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: rbonitz]
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Registered: Sat Jan 24 2004
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
I agree with Richard, the Mobilfuel Diesel Special is a tough sign to find. I got this one from the Jeff Pederson auction about 10 years ago. Only second one I have seen counting Randy's.
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#413680 - Thu May 02 2013 02:25 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: rbonitz]
db_cooper Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 26 2011
Loc: dallas
1947 rotating pegasus on a 10 story water tower

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#413684 - Thu May 02 2013 02:35 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: db_cooper]
wfort39663 Online   content
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Registered: Sat Jan 24 2004
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
Another hard to find pump plate.
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#413739 - Thu May 02 2013 07:11 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
Neil Gerrard Offline
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Registered: Tue Dec 09 2003
Loc: Canby, Oregon
Only Mobil piece I own, USAC sanctioned the economy runs.


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Edited by Neil Gerrard (Thu May 02 2013 07:12 PM)

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#413789 - Thu May 02 2013 09:40 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Neil Gerrard]
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Thanks to all who have posted some very nice items so far, let's keep them coming! I remember the first time I saw Randy post a photo of the Mobilfuel Diesel Special plate, which as a new collector I didn't even know existed at the time. Now that Bill posted his, as stated in the thread these are the only two I know of in collections. Like Richard said, the rarest of the rare! The kerosene and Mobil diesel plates are also extremely hard to find. Also shown on one of Matt Alvarez's pumps is the scarce black border Mobilfuel Diesel pump plate made for the West coast marketing territory of General Petroleum. I will be posting more photos soon, as well as more history of Socony Vacuum's subsidiary companies through the years. In the meantime, keep posting your Mobil items!
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Darin Sheffer
Always looking for Mobil items I don't already have!

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#413797 - Thu May 02 2013 11:57 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
mcguffeyd1 Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 19 2012
Loc: Cincinnati
Here is a neat little small item:
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Collecting Mobil and other graphic quart cans.

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#413822 - Fri May 03 2013 08:23 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: mcguffeyd1]
1965CHPCSP Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2011
Loc: Pikes Peak Region
This is the coolest Mobil piece I own.....


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#413826 - Fri May 03 2013 08:42 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: 1965CHPCSP]
eshaver Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
I would say that T- shirt is way kwell too ! Ed Shaver
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#413828 - Fri May 03 2013 08:46 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: 1965CHPCSP]
Tokheim Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 19 2003
Loc: NW PA
Cool shirt!! And great stuff from all so far.

Here are most of my Mobil items:







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#413857 - Fri May 03 2013 11:48 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Tokheim]
Gas globe guy Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 24 2012
Loc: MI
I got this (you could say rare) white star map. It is rough, but I like it. And I don't have mobil patches... sadly.


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#413891 - Fri May 03 2013 02:43 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Gas globe guy]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Although I mainly collect Cities Service memorabilia, I seem to end up dragging a few choice pieces from other brands home with me! They will make good trading material when you Mobil guys find that special "Cities Service" piece that I might seem to need! LOL

1--30 inch DSP Mobilgas--used as a curb sign I believe
2--Gargoyle Gasoline sign--had a spot to post gas price
3--Mobiloil can rack--used to display cans at the pump
4--Gargoyle Lubester lid--cover for a bulk oil tank
5--MS70 pump with the Mobil plates it came with


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#413896 - Fri May 03 2013 03:09 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: K W FRITH]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
the Mobiloil rack is cool.. cool
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#413979 - Sat May 04 2013 09:40 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: advertologist]
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Nice items Kevin!
To add on a bit to Noah's post of the 1934 White Star Mobil map, I had taken some photos for KYGULF a while back of my map collection, so since I had them ready I figured I would add them to the post now. All these maps are different in some way, either by size, date, or design. One of the most desirable Mobil related maps is the 1930 Vacuum Oil Co. graphic with the car, station, pumps, and attendant. All I have seen are for Pennsylvania, but I'm sure other states have to exist!



The next grouping are earlier maps, dating from 1933 to 1938. Some of the most collectible Mobil maps are those from the Wadhams division of Socony-Vacuum, as well as the earlier General Petroleum maps. In my opinion, some of the best Mobil items graphically were produced by the General Petroleum division, which encompassed the West Coast states. From maps, posters, to magazine and newspaper advertisements, General produced beautiful items in the pre-WW2 era.



The following grouping dates from 1938 to 1966. By 1946, (the predominately red background Michigan map) you will notice that the maps start following similar designs. By this point, Socony-Vacuum had instituted branding standards for all subsidiary companies, so companies such as Wadhams and General that had produced their own maps as a division of S-V had to conform to the same standards and no longer produced more "independent" marketing. You will still find maps during the 1940s and early 1950s that mention different divisions in the lower area, but the designs of the maps will all be the same. By 1956 all maps say "Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc." as the company name had changed from Socony-Vacuum to Socony Mobil Oil Company in 1955. Starting about this time, Mobil was starting to phase out separating the Magnolia and General Petroleum subsidiaries which were the only two still operating from the earlier aquisition days. Both names would be phased out in 1960.



Shown in this last photo are some misc. maps, including Marine maps and other oddities. The rarest map in this photo is the Campbell Oil Company map of Chattanooga, TN. It's the only one I've ever seen. They were a distributor who used the Mobilgas branding very prominently on this local map, which I'm sure was to their advantage!
I hope I wasn't too wordy above, as I really enjoy giving the history on the items I own, which is important. Hopefully along the way we'll all learn something about Mobil we didn't know before! If you have any other maps not shown, go ahead and post them for others to see!
Darin

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#414012 - Sat May 04 2013 01:38 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
Wonderful stuff you guys !!!! Lets keep them coming . I am in the shop today and couldn't miss out on all the fun , you have seen her before but I gave Grandpa's pump a fresh coat of WD 40 and decided to join in .


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#414016 - Sat May 04 2013 02:05 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: eric grinder]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Mobil Gargoyle oil can island rack. 40's or 30's?


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Edited by SC62 (Sat May 04 2013 02:05 PM)
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Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#414018 - Sat May 04 2013 02:26 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Steven C.]
Gas globe guy Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 24 2012
Loc: MI
your rack is from the 20s.
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#414059 - Sat May 04 2013 07:37 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Gas globe guy]
HI-OCTANE Offline
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Registered: Mon Jul 07 2008
Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
I guess I'll contribute. Here is one of my first pump restorations. Narrow body 60

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done up in two tone paint with automotive paint & clear coat gloss

very shining over restored, in the dinning room area.

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#414060 - Sat May 04 2013 07:42 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: HI-OCTANE]
HI-OCTANE Offline
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Registered: Mon Jul 07 2008
Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
And one more since nobody has showed this little bathroom plege sign

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#414112 - Sun May 05 2013 03:57 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
Dave Rowlison Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 19 2002
Loc: Michigan





Some Mobil smalls.

Dave


Edited by Dave Rowlison (Sun May 05 2013 04:24 AM)

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#414113 - Sun May 05 2013 04:35 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
Dave Rowlison Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 19 2002
Loc: Michigan



Mobil maps. To add to Darin comments;
Mobil-White Star Division maps for Michigan, Ohio & Indiana between 1933 & 1935 were made by W.S.McAlpine of Birmingham, MI. They are only oil company maps made by McAlpine that I know of.

Dave

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#414137 - Sun May 05 2013 09:29 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Dave Rowlison]
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Thanks to Dave for sharing some information on maps. I did not know about the early White Star maps being printed here in Michigan, which is pretty cool. By the way, I really like that White Star map on the right, I've never seen that version before!


Edited by DWSheffer (Sun May 05 2013 09:30 AM)
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#414262 - Sun May 05 2013 08:37 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
Esse's Garage Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 28 2007
Loc: Janesville, Mn. 56048
First 2 pumps I restored when I started collecting.

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#414653 - Wed May 08 2013 07:43 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Esse's Garage]
s932 Offline
Company of the Month Host

Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
Great job so far guys keep it going
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Originals only for me. Always looking for Simpson oil, Super A, and MFA oil cans and globes.
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#414670 - Wed May 08 2013 09:48 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: s932]
JGD Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 26 2011
Loc: Michigan
White star double sided sign, measures between 3' and 4', marked IR-33


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#414691 - Wed May 08 2013 12:57 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
hawkike Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610


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Hard to find battery sign

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#414751 - Wed May 08 2013 05:19 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: hawkike]
hotrodhudson48 Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 29 2007
Loc: Parker, CO USA


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Mike Hudson
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#414777 - Wed May 08 2013 07:46 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: hotrodhudson48]
mcguffeyd1 Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 19 2012
Loc: Cincinnati
Nice Drop-leg Mike! And i like the blue outlined peggy!
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Quart and Liter can relidding and dent removal services.PM for detail and pricing.
Collecting Mobil and other graphic quart cans.

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#414789 - Wed May 08 2013 08:50 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: mcguffeyd1]
hotrodhudson48 Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 29 2007
Loc: Parker, CO USA
Thanks!
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Mike Hudson
303-916-3907

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#414802 - Wed May 08 2013 10:00 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: hotrodhudson48]
DWSheffer Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Thanks to all who have posted. There have been some very nice items so far, so if you haven't shared your Mobil, please do so!
There are different variations of the Mobil restroom pledge shields to be found, including a black border west coast version and a couple blue border versions with slightly different wording. The later rectangle "locked" restroom sign does not show up nearly as often in my opinion. It's a heavy little sign for the size.

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Darin Sheffer
Always looking for Mobil items I don't already have!

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#414811 - Wed May 08 2013 10:37 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
DWSheffer Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Mobiloil Special island rack, dated 2-54.

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Darin Sheffer
Always looking for Mobil items I don't already have!

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#414838 - Thu May 09 2013 08:48 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: hotrodhudson48]
mcguffeyd1 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Sep 19 2012
Loc: Cincinnati
Can't forget the oilers


Grease cans and other smalls


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Quart and Liter can relidding and dent removal services.PM for detail and pricing.
Collecting Mobil and other graphic quart cans.

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#414881 - Thu May 09 2013 11:12 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: mcguffeyd1]
bmclemore Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 10 2008
Loc: Down in Mississippi

Lubrication chart out of a Saturday Evening Post

A F Filpruf



Edited by bmclemore (Thu May 09 2013 11:52 AM)
Edit Reason: to add photo
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#414884 - Thu May 09 2013 11:27 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: bmclemore]
advertologist Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
a couple gargoyle items on a dusty shelf-
cleaning lady doesn't think I can see up there,
not until today.. cool


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RANDY

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#415006 - Thu May 09 2013 07:47 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
Dale Stephens Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 18 2009
Loc: Alabama, USA
Here's some of mine....Dale


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#415015 - Thu May 09 2013 08:17 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Dale Stephens]
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One of two small silk banners that i found….


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#415095 - Fri May 10 2013 10:50 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: LOWright]
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How about a working pump on a farm in NH? We watched the owner fill up his car with it.

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#415109 - Fri May 10 2013 12:01 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: advertologist]
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From a S.W.Iowa Mobil station--about 30 years ago. smile

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#415116 - Fri May 10 2013 01:39 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: hawkike]
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#415154 - Fri May 10 2013 06:58 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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One more Picture...Dale


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#415162 - Fri May 10 2013 07:55 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Dale Stephens]
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Here's my small Mobil collection. Once again it seems like I'm forgetting something.


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#415163 - Fri May 10 2013 07:57 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: rustynuts]
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A couple more...


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#415321 - Sat May 11 2013 06:42 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: rustynuts]
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Some more nice items posted guys, let's keep them coming!
I had mentioned previously that the pre-WW2 advertising in the General Petroleum territory was, in my opinion, some of the best ever produced by Socony-Vacuum. Below are a few examples I have of posters and advertising from this era.
To start, a 1935 magazine advertisement. I think this is one attractive ad with great colors!



An eye catching 1936 poster illustrating General's use of clouds and speed lines which is a trademark of General advertising.....This poster was found in the attic of a bulk plant in Oregon.



And last, a General poster introducing the motoring public to the "new" Mobilgas Ethyl. This would date the poster to 1934.



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#415322 - Sat May 11 2013 06:49 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Here is another neat poster from Argentina. Although foreign, I thought it was pretty cool so I added it to the collection a few years ago. This was from a series of posters, with this one advertising the dangers of "enemy #1, carbon", and that you could protect your car using Mobiloil.

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#415324 - Sat May 11 2013 06:58 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Next, I thought I would post some of the different globes that I have. I opened the COTM with my Mobilheat Stove Oil globe, a pretty scarce globe. I would say my only other scarce globe would be this 13.5" Mobilgas Ethyl globe, produced from 1934-1936. They do not come up for sale too often in this particular size, with the most plentiful being the 16.5" version.



Next up are two of the larger globes, the 16.5" Mobilgas and Mobilgas Special. These globes come in both black and blue lettering, like most all of the globes of these designs. In my case, the Mobilgas is black lettered, while the Special is blue.



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#415325 - Sat May 11 2013 07:08 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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The most common Mobil globes, and probably one of the most common in the hobby, are the 13.5" Mobilgas and Mobilgas Special globes. These are found with both blue and black lettering as mentioned before. The Hops or Scott B. can correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think the lettering color really affects value anymore. It used to be the black versions were more difficult to find, but I don't think it translates to adding a premium to the value of the globes anymore.
Black lettered Mobilgas....



Black lettered Mobilgas Special....



Blue lettered Mobilgas Special with original box. This was listed on Ebay as a reproduction at a very cheap buy it now. I don't know about you, but I don't think too many modern boxes are marked that they were shipped by the Railway Express Agency, lol! wink

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#415326 - Sat May 11 2013 07:18 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Last in my globe installment are these three, the last of the globes produced by Mobil from 1962-1966, when this later flat shield logo was replaced with the modern MOBIL logo. I purchased the regular and the premium globes from Scott a couple years ago. They came directly from a source that had purchased the remaining inventory of the Cincinnati Advertising Products Company, or Capco after they had closed. The colors are a bit different from others you see, and they were never notched. It's anyone's guess if they are prototypes or unfinished seconds, but most you see will be the darker blue of the Mobilfuel Diesel version.





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#415327 - Sat May 11 2013 07:24 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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If you have any globes that are not posted, please share them as I know there are MANY others not shown yet, especially some of the rare ones.
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#415328 - Sat May 11 2013 07:35 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Next up, I thought I would share some photos of my handy oilers. I know there are several I do not have, so if you have them, please add to this great COTM we have going this month!
I currently have 18 different versions, and as I said above, I know of several others I've seen but do not own. We'll start from the oldest ovals to the last one with the flat shield logo. You will notice in one of Randy's (Advertologist) photos previous an oval Gargoyle handy oiler, which is quite scarce! The focus of my collection is 1931 to 1966, the Pegasus years so I do not have many Gargoyle items.







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#415329 - Sat May 11 2013 07:49 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Ooooops, I forgot a globe....can't forget the Metro! Metro was a small New York company purchased by Socony-Vacuum in 1934. Metro became the "cheap grade" gas sold in various territories until the mid-50's. Frequently in old pictures you will see three pumps, one for dispensing Mobilgas, Mobilgas Special, and Metro.

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#415339 - Sat May 11 2013 08:32 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Since we were on the subject of handy oilers, I thought I would post this photo of an early cardboard display piece.

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#415379 - Sat May 11 2013 11:54 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: hotrodhudson48]
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#415381 - Sat May 11 2013 11:56 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Tbirdgas]
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Very nice Paul, thanks for posting!
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#415397 - Sun May 12 2013 07:28 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Thanks Darin. Good Job!

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#415400 - Sun May 12 2013 07:49 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: JimT]
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I don't have a whole lot of Mobil stuff. But this is one of my favorites.

One I use every day to drink coffee and read Old Gas every morning lol.

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#415433 - Sun May 12 2013 09:11 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: HI-OCTANE]
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Here is a In Car Mobil Garbage bag, instructions on the Bag say to hang it on a Dash Board or glove box nob.

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#415442 - Sun May 12 2013 09:47 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Esse's Garage]
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Posting this photo for Richard, gatorgaspumps. A nice collection of Mobil patches!

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#415816 - Mon May 13 2013 07:57 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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A few Mobil items of mine.


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#415846 - Mon May 13 2013 09:41 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: gasmelincelr]
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15" METRO [complete]
15" SOCONY Milk Glass globe lens
2 dif. flags
Partnership wellhead lease sign


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#415847 - Mon May 13 2013 09:45 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Dick Bennett]
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Early 1 gal can
Island Bottle Stand
Leather battery Clock
UN-cut sheet of Alum qts [misprinted/2nd]


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#415848 - Mon May 13 2013 09:47 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Dick Bennett]
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Misc. signs on the wall


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#415854 - Mon May 13 2013 10:10 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Dick Bennett]
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misc. signs & bottles.. cool


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#415857 - Mon May 13 2013 10:24 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: advertologist]
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Randy, KilleR General Sign,never seen that sign before!!

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#415896 - Tue May 14 2013 07:43 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Tbirdgas]
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Really like that " General"
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#415898 - Tue May 14 2013 07:53 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: It's for sale]
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Randy,
That General Sign is cool! What's the scoop on it? First one that i have seen. Thanks
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#416505 - Fri May 17 2013 10:33 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: LOWright]
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Here is a Mobilgas Marine Service Sign 5'x3':

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#416520 - Fri May 17 2013 12:02 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: mcguffeyd1]
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Originally Posted By: mcguffeyd1
Here is a Mobilgas Marine Service Sign 5'x3':



Aah she's a beauty captain!! (marine pun fully intended!)

Wow that is a cool sign!!
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#416562 - Fri May 17 2013 07:10 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Steven C.]
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Just found this Mobiloil gargoyle valve today! It's rough, But it is what it is. Reads Mobil Oils on one side & Vacuum Oil Co on the other(can barely see it). Surface is pitted bad in different areas.


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#416566 - Fri May 17 2013 07:28 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: rustynuts]
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A couple of my mobil items:






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#416626 - Sat May 18 2013 10:27 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: 57tbirdkid]
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The sign looks good Dan, glad you were able to secure the deal on it!
I bought this pair of chaps originally thinking they were probably made for a rodeo cowboy sponsored by Mobil in the 1940's/50's. I later found out they were more than likely made for the guy managing the Flying Red Horse children's ride that toured the country back at that time. It was one of those penny rides that "gallops" for a minute when you drop your coin, but looked like the Pegasus mascot. Either way, I thought they were really cool as I have a collection of old western stuff as well.

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#416627 - Sat May 18 2013 10:33 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Here are some examples of banners. The Freezone ones are each slightly different and date to circa 1940. The Socony banner is earlier, dating from around 1935 with the "climatic control" mention. The Mobiloil can banner would date from the early 1940's. Last, the large 10' wide banner would date from the 1950's. While not in super shape, I found it at Peotone a couple years ago for $10 so I couldn't pass it up!
More to come later guys....







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#416725 - Sat May 18 2013 11:24 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Great posts so far! Some great pieces have been shown so far!

A few Mobil globes. The Mobilgas/Mobilgas Special split globe is one of our favorites.

Will try to get some quart can photos posted in the next few days.

Thanks!

Lonnie & Aaron Hop


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#417197 - Mon May 20 2013 10:00 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: olddutchgas]
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We have used Mobil products on the farm for decades and my Grandpa's brother drove delievery truck for the local Mobil distributor, so naturally a collection of Mobil stuff was "needed"! Great COTM so far!

Here is a group photo of some of our Mobil quarts.

Aaron Hop


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#417302 - Tue May 21 2013 12:09 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: olddutchgas]
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1866: The Vacuum Oil Co. incorporated

1879: Standard Oil Co., headed by John D. Rockefeller, purchases a three-quarter interest in Vacuum

1870: Rockefeller and four partners organize Standard Oil Company in Ohio

1882: Rockefeller organizes his various oil holdings into the Standard Oil Trust, with headquarters in New York

1882: Standard Oil of New York formed

1911: Standard Oil Company of New York (Socony) founded with dissolution of Standard Oil

1918: Socony purchases a 45% interest in Magnolia Petroleum Co.

1926: Socony purchases the properties of General Petroleum Corp. of California

1929: Vacuum acquires the Lubrite Refining Co., a refining and marketing company based in St. Louis
1930: Socony acquires White Eagle Oil & Refining Co.

1930: Vacuum acquires Wadhams Oil Corp., and the White Star Refining Co.

1931: Socony acquires all the assets of Vacuum Oil Co. and changes its name to Socony-Vacuum Corp.

1933: Socony-Vacuum and Standard of New Jersey merge their Far East facilities and interests into a 50-50 venture called Standard-Vacuum Oil Co., or Stanvac

1934: Socony-Vacuum Corp. changes its name to Socony-Vacuum Oil Co., Inc.

1947: Anglo-Iranian, Jersey and Socony sign 20-year contract with Iran

1948: Jersey (30%) and Socony-Vacuum (10%) join Socal (30%) and Texaco (30%) in Aramco venture

1954: Consortium of oil companies, including British Petroleum, Exxon, Socony, Texaco and Socal, Gulf, Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and CFP form the Iranian Oil Participants Ltd. (IOP) and negotiate agreement with Iranian government and for oil production in Iran

1955: Socony-Vacuum changes name to Socony Mobil Oil Company

1959: Magnolia Petroleum and General Petroleum merged with other domestic subsidiaries into Socony Mobil Oil Company; Two major operating divisions created within the company: Mobil Oil Co. for the U.S. and Canada, and Mobil International Oil Co. for the rest of the world (except the areas in which Stanvac had interests)

1960: Mobil Chemical Co. formed

1960: Mobil Petroleum Co. Inc. formed to oversee Socony Mobil's 50% interest in Stanvac

1962: Assets of Stanvac split between Jersey and Socony Mobil

1966: Socony Mobil Oil Co. changes name to Mobil Oil Corporation. Mobil Oil Co. becomes the North American Division; Mobil International becomes the International Division, with coordinating responsibility for Mobil Petroleum Co. Inc.

1971: Mobil enters joint venture with Iranian Oil Company

1972: Mobil's 11.875% stake in Iraq Petroleum Company is nationalized

1975: Mobil increases its share of Aramco from 10% to 15%

1976: Mobil completes acquisition of Marcor, the holding company for Montgomery Ward Department Stores

1976: Mobil Corporation formed as holding company

1979: Mobil sells 51% of its Turkish refinery to Turkish Petroleum

1984: Mobil acquires 100% of Superior Oil

1985: Yanbu Petrochemical Company (YANPET), a joint venture petrochemicals complex at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia plant begins operation; Mobil and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) are 50-50 partners in YANPET

1996: The Qatargas project, in which Mobil has a 10% interest, comes on line producing first LNG from Qatar

1996: Mobil commissions two new plants in Yemen and Syria

1997: Second Qatargas liquefaction train completed

1998: Exxon and Mobil announce plans for merger.
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#418207 - Sat May 25 2013 10:45 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: nochevys]
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Time to add a bit more and bring the Mobil COTM to the top! smile If you haven't posted your Mobil items please do so as the month is winding down, as hard as it is to believe.
To start things off, I thought I would show some of the products Mobil sold over the years dealing with car care. A lot of these items were made with petroleum by-products from the refining process. Instead of disposing of these as waste as they had in the past, they were developed in to sellable products available for purchase at your local Mobil station.
A couple of early products, Mobilwax for cars and a package of Mobil Utility Cloth for cars and furniture polishing. I'm still amazed I was able to find an unused package of this stuff 70 years later!


Mobilgloss car wax.....


Sovasuds Cleaner and Car Wash. All of these bottles are different versions, and I know of at least 2 more I do not have including the WW2 paper label version.


The metal windshield cleaner sprayer was used by the station attendants, but glass art deco version was sold in stations for home use. My Oct. 1941 product catalog retails these at .39 cents each, and the metal ones for attendants at .60 cents each. I took the NOS glass one out of the original packaging to take this photo.
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#418208 - Sat May 25 2013 10:46 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Last in the grouping is a photo showing different containers of windshield washer cleaner used over the years. I had taken this photo a couple months ago for a post about plastic containers, so the outboard is the odd duck as it doesn't have much to do with car care products!
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#418212 - Sat May 25 2013 10:51 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Here is a photo showing some of the different Lustre Cloths available. These were made for car and for home use for furniture polishing. The two on the right are different, one is Socony Vacuum and the othe is Socony Mobil Oil Company marked.





Edited by DWSheffer (Sat May 25 2013 10:52 PM)
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#418215 - Sat May 25 2013 11:02 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Here is a selection of all different Radiator Flush bottles.



When you had your car winterized with a radiator flush, fresh anti-freeze, and an oil change and lube job, this sign in the window of the Mobil station only reinforced the fact you were ready for the winter ahead!

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#418216 - Sat May 25 2013 11:13 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Your friendly neighborhood Mobilgas dealer had to keep records of the maintenance he had performed on your car over the years, so these record boxes were on the countertop of most every station from the 1940's thru the 1960's. I do know of another version or two but have not found them in decent enough condition to buy.



Pictured below is a selection of Mobil credit cards to pay for service rendered anywhere in the country at the sign of the Flying Red Horse.

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#418219 - Sat May 25 2013 11:43 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Like most collectors, I've always tried to buy the best items I can find and afford. Sometimes though, you see something rough and you know it's rare so you buy it and hope that someday you can upgrade. Sometimes you can, sometimes you never have the opportunity. Case in point, I bought this rough Cleaners Naptha can at Michigan Gas a few years ago for $10. It's the only can I've ever seen with White Star Ohio Division wording on it, and to date, this is the only one of these cans I've ever seen period. I was lucky to find the cardboard sign a while back to go with it, the only example I've ever seen as well.

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#418220 - Sat May 25 2013 11:48 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Last item for tonight is this cardboard Kerosene and Burning Oil sign from the late 1930's/early 1940's. I have a photo of a station in New York state with one of these tacked on the side of the building. I always love to find period photos of signage I have in use.





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#418276 - Sun May 26 2013 11:07 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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For the next installment, I thought I would post some photos of my Outboard/Marine related items. Socony-Vacuum was a large producer of Marine products from the 1930's to the 1960's. The Mobilgas Marine porcelain pump plate is amongst the most collectable of the 12" shield plates, while the Mobilgas Marine globe is also tough to find and is illustrated in Lonnie and Aaron's photo above at the far left. I just reviewed the whole thread and see that both of these rare items are pictured in Tbirdgas' photos.

We'll start off with a yacht pennant as well as a Mobiloil Outboard hanging sign. Be careful to watch out for the repro flange sign of similar design. I have only seen a couple of these original hanging signs over the years.



Mobiloil Marine and Outboard quart cans......



2 1/2 gallon can for mixing gas and oil, as well as an early dual logo Mobiloil Outboard gallon.



Mobiloil Outboard flat quarts with measuring angles on the back to help with proper mixing.



Cardboard carrier that originally held 4 flat quart cans with an example of the can it would have contained.



Mobilube Outboard GX90 Gear Oil quart cans.....



Miscellaneous outboard related items from the 1930's to the 1960's.





Edited by DWSheffer (Sun May 26 2013 11:38 AM)
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#418292 - Sun May 26 2013 12:46 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Amazing collection. Thanks for sharing. j
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#418296 - Sun May 26 2013 01:38 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Young's Union]
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#418297 - Sun May 26 2013 01:42 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: advertologist]
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#418305 - Sun May 26 2013 04:06 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: advertologist]
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Thanks Randy for posting more of your quality collection.

In 1954 Mobiloil Special was reintroduced to the public with a large advertising campaign touting the added efficiency of the new formula. This rare heat motion lamp was meant to be an eye catching display on the counter top or as a wall hanging. I think I may have seen one other in a collection years ago.

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#418308 - Sun May 26 2013 04:26 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Socony Mobil was a large producer of paints, another item made from by-products of the refining process. One of these cans mentions that they were makers of paint since 1872. I'm not sure when Mobil specifically stopped marketing it, but the aerosol and house paint can date from around 1960. Most of the older red, white, and blue Socony Paints cans you see show the contents were made for painting the stations. (the quart is "Station White") I guess this way there was no question you had the correct color white or red for your station, as Mobil made the paint you were using!

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#418311 - Sun May 26 2013 04:38 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: gasmelincelr]
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What's the chrome canister with the handle? Towel dispenser?
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#418462 - Mon May 27 2013 12:34 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Huskerscott]
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I think I will start today off with some Mobilgrease items..... smile

First off a 5 pound round in the middle with some examples of one pound cans. The Mobilgrease Aero on the right is a paper labeled can. Even though it's pretty faded, they are a tough can to find and I'm glad to have it. They have the same "Flying Horse Power" logo that the metal Aero quarts have on them.



Examples of 5 pound cans. Grease cans are tough to find in super condtion in my opinion as they were generally knocked around the farm for years. It takes most people a long time to use up 5 pounds of grease!



Two different examples of Mobilgrease in tubes for grease guns, along with an original box.



Examples of bulk product containers, including an older 100 pound Mobilube drum, a 16 gallon Mobilplex drum, and a really nice 5 gallon oil can made specifically for the Magnolia Petroleum territory.

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#418464 - Mon May 27 2013 12:42 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Next up some Upperlube cans. I'm pretty sure I have all of the 4 ounce size cans/bottles now from the time frame I collect. There is the post 1965 blue MOBIL logo one, but that dates after my collection's focus!



Different examples of gallon Upperlube cans as well as a couple pints.....

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#418472 - Mon May 27 2013 12:58 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Here we will see some examples of Mobil's anti-freeze products Freezone and Permazone, including quarts, gallons, and 5 gallon bulk cans.

Freezone cans......



Permazone cans.....



Here from the left we have a 1938/9 Freezone chart, 2 different examples of 5 gallon Freezone cans, and a couple older gallon Permazone cans. At the top is the gallon Freezone island container/pourer, which is also available in the quart size. A word of caution on these cans, be very careful if you try to clean them. The applied artwork comes off very easily with almost no effort. A lot of times you are better off leaving well enough alone with these.





Edited by DWSheffer (Mon May 27 2013 01:46 PM)
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#418480 - Mon May 27 2013 01:32 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Now I will highlight the world of Lubrite cans!
Lubrite Refining Co. of St. Louis, Missouri was a midwest marketer acquired by Vacuum Oil Company in 1929, just previous to the Socony-Vacuum merger. Mobil continued to use the Lubrite name as a motor oil brand clear into the 1970's. The very generic silver and blue composite cans of the 70's don't hold a candle in looks to these older Pegasus cans I might add!

First off we will start with the blue quart cans. On the lower left is the dark blue version of the Lubrite quart, the lighter blue version of the same design is the second from the right. As a crazy Mobil collector I consider them two versions of the can as you also see this color variation in 5 quarts as well, so to me it's a distinct difference and is not caused by fading or sun damage.



Here are 3 different blue Lubrite 2 gallon cans.....



Next up are the white Lubrite cans. Except for the generic can on the left, the other three are pretty hard to find cans from subsidiary marketers Socony, Magnolia, and Standard. These three are tough to find in nice condition. (sorry for the red color to the pic, the camera is acting up)



And last we have two of the more scarce 2 gallon cans, the white Socony Lubrite and an older Metro branded can in the same design as the Metro globe. You quite frequently see the later version Metro 2 gallons, but this old one rarely comes up for sale.

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#418554 - Mon May 27 2013 06:58 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Darin thanks for doing COTM this month it has been great. If anybody wants to host next month let me know by Friday and we will put you in
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#418653 - Tue May 28 2013 09:16 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: s932]
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This is to go with Darin's paint items. Just about everything I have has been listed here but thought I would share this thermometer. Thanks Darin and everybody else that has posted pics.

Brian


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#418712 - Tue May 28 2013 03:59 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: KYGULF]
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Here are a couple of our globes that I havent seen posted.

16" MobilFuel Diesel


15" Mobilgas
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#418817 - Tue May 28 2013 10:12 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: katfsh]
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I'm going to try and close out the COTM with more pics in the coming days. I had lots more to show but my camera is giving me fits and it may not be possible to accomplish what I was hoping to. My plan was to wait until the end of the month to show items from my collection as I wanted to give all the Old Gassers ample time to post their items. So if you have anything not shown yet, please go ahead and post them as the month isn't over yet! smile
I must admit that the COTM Richard Weir (Pegasus) did on Mobil in March of 2005 was a big help to me when I started collecting Mobil. Thanks to all of you that made this a successful COTM and know that this current thread may help a new collector in the future as it did me 6 years ago.
Darin
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#418822 - Tue May 28 2013 10:22 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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First up, some different versions of Delvac quarts.....



Here are a couple of examples of Gargoyle quarts with Arabic writing on the sides. These do not come up for sale very often and are among the few Gargoyle items in my collection.



A couple examples of Mobil products that were packaged for use in brand specific applications, in this case Mc Culloch chainsaws and Boston Gear reductors and ratiomotors.



Mobil brand burner cleaner....

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#418824 - Tue May 28 2013 10:32 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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A couple versions of pump plates that I have not seen posted yet.

Mobilfuel Diesel dated 1951....



A lot of general collectors never notice the slight variation of some of the larger Magnolia territory pump plates with the thin blue borders. These are available with the open "a" as well as the rounded a or closed a, which you see most of the time. If you look back through this thread you will see several examples of the closed a, so I thought I would show my example of an open a for reference.



Below is the 12" Mobiloil shield on the left. I have only seen these dated IR46. Also shown is a restroom mirror with the Pegasus logo and a Magnolia gas line warning sign.






Edited by DWSheffer (Tue May 28 2013 10:41 PM)
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#418827 - Tue May 28 2013 10:49 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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A couple more signs not posted yet.
Hard to find 1930's Socony Vacuum Touring Service tin sign....



Along with the "keyhole" tin pump plates, the Mobilgas tin sign below is considered the first of the Mobilgas pump plates and date from the early 1940's. Shown previously in the thread is the METRO version of this sign type.

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#418831 - Tue May 28 2013 11:03 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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As with all of the big oil companies in the glory days of the service station, Socony-Vacuum/Mobil appreciated the loyalty their dealers had for the company and awarded years of service by dealers and employees with plaques, pins, and other trinkets.

Dealer award plaques.....The lower left from Socony Vacuum, the right, Socony Mobil Oil Company.



Below are different examples of years of service pins, as well as an enamel hat badge, employee photo ID pin, safe driver pins, and tie tacks.



Company annual reports from 1943 to 1955.

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#418836 - Tue May 28 2013 11:32 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Darin, what a great job of Company of the Month you did, the different products from Mobil is just staggering. You have an amazing collection, mine pales in comparison.
Ken.

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#418857 - Wed May 29 2013 07:20 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: KL Bird]
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I think the ' Touring Service" wins the prize.
Great sign.
Thanks for your efforts.
Would never have guessed Mobil put out so much " Stuff"

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#418874 - Wed May 29 2013 09:13 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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I'd like to thank you for selecting Mobil as COTM as it gave me the incentive to actually do something to display the plates I had in boxes. Also thanks to HI-OCTANE for his assistance in locating another one.



Ed
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#418900 - Wed May 29 2013 11:56 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: archer2]
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Nice pics guys! Here are a couple of mine:


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#418951 - Wed May 29 2013 05:05 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: rvanpelt]
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Nice rvanpelt!!
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#418995 - Wed May 29 2013 09:37 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: 47reo-travis]
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Thanks for hosting this month, Darrin! Great posts from you and many others!

A few more quarts from our collection, it's kind of a game trying to find the different colors of the different versions of "Band" cans.

Aaron Hop


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#418998 - Wed May 29 2013 09:45 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: 47reo-travis]
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And a few Gargoyle quarts, too. Sorry for the fuzzy photos.

Aaron Hop


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#419046 - Thu May 30 2013 09:16 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: olddutchgas]
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Rehabing from hip replacement with not much I can do yet so really enjoying this thread! ...here's a few more of my stuff:




Thanks,
Rod van Pelt
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#419297 - Fri May 31 2013 05:37 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: rvanpelt]
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Tomorrow we start a new thread so post them if you got them. Darin thanks again for hosting you did a great job
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#419306 - Fri May 31 2013 06:35 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: s932]
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Many thanks to all of you who posted and made this a very successful COTM. Thanks as well for the emails and positive comments in the thread. I really enjoyed sharing my collection with everyone, and I'm sure all of the others who posted photos enjoyed sharing as well. It takes participation from the group to make these COTM threads a success!
It's always fun to see what items show up in the COTM posts, especially when it's something you haven't seen before. Hopefully we can do this again in another 5 or so years! smile
Darin
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#419330 - Fri May 31 2013 09:49 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Great job, to Darin and all who contributed photos and knowledge.
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#419340 - Fri May 31 2013 10:55 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Oldgas]
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Great job Darin, and everyone else who contributed. Just a note.....my collection of Mobil-related items is coming up for auction in late June and early August. If you've seen items here that you'd like to add to your collection, these two auctions will include examples of most of the stuff shown, plus quite a few more that weren't pictured. You can check out the auction catalogs on the Matthews Auctions website.

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#627195 - Wed Aug 26 2015 09:16 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: rvanpelt]
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This is my favorite thread!
I really enjoy collecting Mobil.
Steve


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#627768 - Sun Aug 30 2015 12:29 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Awesome thread - thanks to all who share their knowledge.

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#637756 - Fri Nov 20 2015 10:20 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: GASandOIL]
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Great thread


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#641433 - Tue Dec 22 2015 09:06 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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I wanted to add a few pics I didn't see in the thread. West Coast-Black border Truck Cab plate, West Coast-Black border Diesel Plate and an Avgas with Pegasus.


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#641438 - Tue Dec 22 2015 10:03 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: AZ_66_Native]
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WOW those are nice plates!
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#641444 - Tue Dec 22 2015 11:59 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Here is a pole & Sign I just found & Bought


Sid


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#641486 - Tue Dec 22 2015 04:31 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: trifiver]
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SID! Great!
A few more Mobil goodies!


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#641595 - Wed Dec 23 2015 10:50 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Here are a few Mobil S&P Shakers and Coin Banks


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#643612 - Wed Jan 13 2016 04:27 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: SandPCollector]
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Super cool shakers!


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#643616 - Wed Jan 13 2016 04:53 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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all gargoyle for me, same period








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#643617 - Wed Jan 13 2016 05:37 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Nucky]
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It seems a lot of the pictures are missing from this thread?
Maybe start a new Mobil thread?
Nice Gargoyle cans!


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#643725 - Thu Jan 14 2016 04:27 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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My latest Mobil purchase.


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#644150 - Mon Jan 18 2016 09:51 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: 60wayne]
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Foto Scope with mounting bracket & Manual.


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#645258 - Thu Jan 28 2016 10:35 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Few more goodies.


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#645287 - Thu Jan 28 2016 02:28 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Pick the repro !!!


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#645296 - Thu Jan 28 2016 03:22 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Wild guess...but I'm going to have to go with the one on the left Henry!
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#645303 - Thu Jan 28 2016 03:38 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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agree one on the left
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#645333 - Thu Jan 28 2016 10:25 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: hotrodfun1]
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OK, Henry ... enough of teasing! wink

What is the answer?

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#645334 - Thu Jan 28 2016 10:42 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Left one for sure. The "a" gives it away
Dan
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#645338 - Fri Jan 29 2016 07:52 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Correct one on the left. The leg over the A had to be pointed out to me. Makes for an easy way to tell.

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#645353 - Fri Jan 29 2016 09:57 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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And like Dan said, as far as I've discussed with other Mobil collectors, they never produced an original globe with the closed A, only the serif or open A.
Darin
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#645354 - Fri Jan 29 2016 10:05 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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It blows me away the things you never notice until it is pointed out to you. I was looking at the leg being over the A rather then the G. I did not even notice the difference in the A's script. Great to always be learning.

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#645364 - Fri Jan 29 2016 10:57 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
I should clarify that my Mobilheat Stove Oil globe does have a closed A....when I made the above statement that S-V never produced an original with a closed A I should have said in regards to the readily available globes like the Mobilgas and the Mobilgas Specials.
Darin
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#645369 - Fri Jan 29 2016 11:39 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Registered: Sun May 24 2009
Loc: Nebraska
Strange that the pump plates have the closed "A" and the globes use the open "A".
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#645370 - Fri Jan 29 2016 11:44 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
That too depends on the particular pump plate Scott...some of the Magnolia territory plates are made both ways, with the open or closed A, while all the wide blue border plates had the closed A. Most people don't notice the variations in the Magnolia pump plates unless you are a Mobil collector.
But I agree, I have always thought it was weird that they never changed the globe font to match the plates, at least in the east coast territories.
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#645376 - Fri Jan 29 2016 01:15 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Loc: Puyallup Washington
Here is an example of a open 'a' Pump Plate.


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#647349 - Thu Feb 18 2016 08:32 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Keeping the thread going.
Maybe start a new Mobil thread?


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#647927 - Tue Feb 23 2016 04:05 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Mobil boxed items.


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#647928 - Tue Feb 23 2016 04:10 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
1931/32 shield sign .. ... cool


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#647978 - Wed Feb 24 2016 08:58 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Loc: Puyallup Washington
Randy, that is the best shield I have ever seen!
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#656041 - Wed May 18 2016 05:40 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Keeping the thread afloat, maybe time for a new Mobil thread?


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#656065 - Thu May 19 2016 10:00 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
Got this in April, wasn't sure if it was the real deal. Thanks to Scott he found a pic with the rack being used. I only have the one side but it sure works great to display some of my cans.


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#656071 - Thu May 19 2016 12:54 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
That is a super rack!
I almost bid on it!
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#657637 - Tue Jun 07 2016 09:27 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Tire rack


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#657805 - Thu Jun 09 2016 08:37 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Mobil Travel Guide rack, guess I better find some Travel Guides to fill it!


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#658816 - Tue Jun 21 2016 08:50 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Mobil Special Oil Rack


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#658828 - Tue Jun 21 2016 02:37 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2011
Loc: Pikes Peak Region
The Mobiloil Special Rack is KILLER!
Nice display. cool
Mike


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#660641 - Tue Jul 12 2016 02:49 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: 1965CHPCSP]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Thanks.
Just keeping the thread alive!


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#666177 - Tue Sep 13 2016 08:50 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: 1965CHPCSP]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Few goodies


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#669916 - Mon Oct 24 2016 12:06 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
New Sign


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#671992 - Wed Nov 16 2016 09:23 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: 1965CHPCSP]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Mobil Thermometer and Magnolia First Aid Kit


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#674806 - Thu Dec 22 2016 01:51 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Mobil Clock, PAM


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#678747 - Tue Feb 07 2017 10:26 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Mobil Marine


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#678750 - Tue Feb 07 2017 10:40 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Battery Rack and Upperlube


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#678944 - Thu Feb 09 2017 08:56 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Travel Guide


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#678945 - Thu Feb 09 2017 08:57 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Mobil Restroom items


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#682235 - Tue Mar 14 2017 12:54 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Upperlube


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#682296 - Tue Mar 14 2017 08:00 PM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: DWSheffer]
Wasatch Man Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 03 2015
Loc: UT
Here is some of mine. Peter


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#687028 - Thu May 18 2017 09:02 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: Wasatch Man]
The Rip Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Upperlube Funnels


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#687029 - Thu May 18 2017 09:06 AM Re: "Company Of The Month" MOBIL [Re: The Rip]
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Registered: Mon Dec 29 2014
Loc: Puyallup Washington
Truck Plate


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