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#459881 - Sun Sep 01 2013 09:54 AM COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil
s932 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
This month we are moving to the west coast so I expect a lot of you west coast guys lol.




The Richfield Oil Corporation was founded in 1905 and opened its first automotive service station in Los Angeles in 1917.After quick expansion, Richfield Oil Corp fell to the Great Depression and went into receivership in 1931.
Cities Service Company (now known as Citgo) offered one share of stock for every four Richfield's and acquired a majority of the stock.
Consolidated Oil Corporation (in 1943 renamed Sinclair Oil Corp), in 1932, offered to buy Richfield Oil. While this offer was not accepted, Harry Sinclair president of Consolidated Oil continued to pursue Richfield Oil and prevented Standard Oil of California (now known as Chevron) from taking over the company.
Consolidated Oil Corp, in 1935, bought Richfield's eastern United States operations. This maneuver removed Standard Oil of California's interest in Richfield Oil. The east coast gas stations would later be rebranded as Sinclair stations.
Richfield Oil Corp emerged from receivership in 1936 after Rio Grande controlled by Consolidated Oil Corp and Cities Service Company agreed to a merger between Richfield Oil and Rio Grande.
Two Richfield Oil tanks were bombarded by the Japanese on February 23, 1942 in an attack on the Ellwood oil field, which is west of the city of Santa Barbara in California. This attack by the Japanese submarine I-17 was the first attack on the United States mainland since the War of 1812.
Richfield Oil sponsored Disneyland's model freeway Autopia from 1955 to 1970.
The company merged with Atlantic Refining to form Atlantic Richfield Corp, also known as ARCO in 1966. ARCO in turn was purchased by BP p.l.c. in 2000.[10]
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#459882 - Sun Sep 01 2013 09:56 AM Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil [Re: s932]
s932 Offline
Company of the Month Host

Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo

The only Richfield item I had so I'm not much help this month
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Originals only for me. Always looking for Simpson oil, Super A, and MFA oil cans and globes.
Shawn Morris

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#459883 - Sun Sep 01 2013 10:08 AM Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil [Re: s932]
eshaver Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
Built in 1923,this station originally sold Conoco products , then became a Richfield of N Y retailer sometime in 1940:

The building sold Richfield products through Dennis oil , a local jobber in Richmond Va.


In 1965, the first building was torn down over a Non Complying overhead canopy. it was replaced by the building we see today :

Ed Shaver
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#459908 - Sun Sep 01 2013 11:57 AM Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil [Re: eshaver]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Here's a few signs that I have.


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Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#459919 - Sun Sep 01 2013 12:44 PM Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil [Re: Dave's Garage]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA




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#459923 - Sun Sep 01 2013 01:12 PM Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil [Re: Bob Richards]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
some Richfield items:.. cool


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#459924 - Sun Sep 01 2013 01:15 PM Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil [Re: advertologist]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
some more.. cool


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#459928 - Sun Sep 01 2013 01:24 PM Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil [Re: advertologist]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
couple more.. cool


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#460138 - Mon Sep 02 2013 06:14 AM Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil [Re: advertologist]
s932 Offline
Company of the Month Host

Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
Randy you have a very nice collection of Richfield stuff
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Originals only for me. Always looking for Simpson oil, Super A, and MFA oil cans and globes.
Shawn Morris

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#460155 - Mon Sep 02 2013 07:49 AM Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil [Re: s932]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
My only Richfield sign and it looks like Randy doesn't have it.


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#460163 - Mon Sep 02 2013 09:24 AM Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil [Re: bustermonty]
pumpingethyl Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 30 2008
Loc: Downey , CA

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#460174 - Mon Sep 02 2013 10:25 AM Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil [Re: pumpingethyl]
advertologist Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
.. cool


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#460186 - Mon Sep 02 2013 11:00 AM Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil [Re: advertologist]
s932 Offline
Company of the Month Host

Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
Ok Randy I was wrong in my previous post it's not a nice collection it's an awesome collection thanks for sharing
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Originals only for me. Always looking for Simpson oil, Super A, and MFA oil cans and globes.
Shawn Morris

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#460187 - Mon Sep 02 2013 11:01 AM Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil [Re: s932]
henlovestoys Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 22 2008
Loc: Bay Area, CA
Originally Posted By: s932
Randy you have a very nice collection of Richfield stuff


Ditto!

Glad we have the COTM. This is the only time one gets to view Randy's collection ... laugh

Hen

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#460189 - Mon Sep 02 2013 11:15 AM Re: COTM Sept 2013 Richfield Oil [Re: bustermonty]
advertologist Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Originally Posted By: bustermonty
My only Richfield sign and it looks like Randy doesn't have it.


Greg,
your right- but I have it's mate.. cool


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