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#461485 - Sat Sep 07 2013 04:11 PM Just never know where this stuff will turn up!
1937 GMC Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 22 2011
Loc: DFW Texas
I purchased this sign off eBay; was priced right and was still available due to pickup only in a small Texas town out in the middle of nowhere. Had to meet a Rancher by the name of Orville (was listed by friend, Orville does not own a computer); once I heard that I knew there would be a good story. Orville tells me the sign was part of a pig pin on an old homestead that his family purchased in the 30ís. Itís ROUGH but got it to clean up to display; the story worth what I paid for the sign. So as Iím talking to Orville he says I have a few more signs; he then proceeds to show a 30Ē Texaco that had been made into a table and then says he has a 6í Texaco but it is being used as a top to one of his water storage tanks (see arrow in picture). He gets his hired man in the bucket of the loader and lifts him up to take the pictures. Spent a couple of hours with Orville, he showed me a lot cool stuff like an all original 1858 horse drawn wagon to name a few; again what I paid for the Goodrich sign was worth meeting Orville. Stuff is still out there in some pretty cool and strange places. cool


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#461486 - Sat Sep 07 2013 04:14 PM Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: 1937 GMC]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
Great story! Like you said,it's well worth it!
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#461489 - Sat Sep 07 2013 04:25 PM Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: oldnfuelish]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
sign cleaned up nice but the best part is the story.. cool
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#461491 - Sat Sep 07 2013 04:37 PM Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: advertologist]
VEEDOL_AL1 Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 04 2006
Loc: AURORA COLO-80014
awesome story.sounds like this rancher was pretty cool.what a find,thanks for shareing your good fortune with us..
Alan
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#461494 - Sat Sep 07 2013 05:01 PM Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: VEEDOL_AL1]
Steven C. Online   content
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Cool story!! But it kills me to see that Texaco sign messed up from what I assume is weld damage. That thing was pretty pristine looking.
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Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#461512 - Sat Sep 07 2013 06:03 PM Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: 1937 GMC]
johninlongview Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 28 2009
Loc: Longview, Texas
Great story!! Hat's off to the guy standing in the bucket taking the pic! I would have gotten dizzy
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#461514 - Sat Sep 07 2013 06:06 PM Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: johninlongview]
Rabbitman Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Missouri,USA
Good story. Usually those guys never bother to even try to sell anything, you just have to stumble on to them. Guess his friend just figured he could get a few extra bucks for Orville...

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#461623 - Sun Sep 08 2013 03:05 AM Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: Rabbitman]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Cool signs!
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#461630 - Sun Sep 08 2013 06:53 AM Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: Dave's Garage]
47reo-travis Online   sleepy
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
These kind of stories and finds are my most favorite , thanks for taking the time to get us the pictures as well , bet your still smiling ! Thanks.
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#461705 - Sun Sep 08 2013 02:27 PM Re: Just never know where this stuff will turn up! [Re: 47reo-travis]
DCpate Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 08 2000
Loc: Norman, OK
I have a similar Texaco table... And have seen about 3 others...

That 42" sign was an extremely popular table top for farmers
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