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Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932] #489576
Sun Nov 03 2013 09:44 AM
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Not much, Kevin has it all.

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Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932] #489577
Sun Nov 03 2013 09:45 AM
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these 2 bases and a lubester sign that has been shown.

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Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Tankar] #489600
Sun Nov 03 2013 11:55 AM
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Peoria, IL
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Awesome stuff everyone...

I don't have a collection that's going to 'wow' anyone, so I am going to step away from the traditional collection photos, and instead share some of the Cities stuff that I found in my grandfather's basement:

He worked for Cities Service, more specifically the distribution center in Pekin, IL. When most think of Cities Service, you think service station, but that was only a small part of the overall operations.

Aerial photo of the Pekin, IL facility & grounds:



Article about the Pekin facility in the 'Empire' Newsletter that was printed for Cities Service employees in the 50s.





Photos that my grandfather took after a tanker caught on fire at the terminal



Sales ledger and retirement plan booklet:


Wanted: Sweney Oil items - Peoria, IL

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Collection & Items for Sale: www.OnceAlwaysPetro.com
Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: BryceG] #489602
Sun Nov 03 2013 11:59 AM
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Peoria, IL
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Here are some other items out of the employee newsletter 'Empire' from the same issue as above:








Wanted: Sweney Oil items - Peoria, IL

Follow Me & my Finds on Instagram: @bryce_gillespie
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Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: BryceG] #489649
Sun Nov 03 2013 03:54 PM
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Mississippi
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WOW, you guy s have some great stuff!That globe collection is something else.


Always looking for Mississippi company items, Billups, southland, ride with rose.
Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: katfsh] #489702
Sun Nov 03 2013 05:55 PM
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Great pics. Thanks for posting.


Collect small Oklahoma Oil Co.'s 1920's-1940's. Barnsdall, Cushing, Eason, Marland, etc.

Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: okoil1] #489750
Sun Nov 03 2013 07:00 PM
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Holland, MI
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Thanks for hosting another great COTM, Shawn! Lots of great stuff has been shown so far, love the globes the most!

Here are some Cities Service quarts that we have in our collection.

Thanks

Lonnie & Aaron Hop

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Wanted: Ripple Body Globes, picture globe, any Dixie Distributors keyhole gas pump globe and ANYTHING from Old Dutch Refining, Muskegon, MI Musgo sign
Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: olddutchgas] #489767
Sun Nov 03 2013 07:16 PM
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cape girardeau. mo
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Thanks to all of you that have posted COTM is only good as long as members are posting. Aaron I had no idea CS had so many oil cans


Originals only for me. Always looking for Simpson oil, Super A, and MFA oil cans and globes.
Shawn Morris
Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932] #489777
Sun Nov 03 2013 07:39 PM
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Peoria, IL
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some of my collection...






Grandfather's coveralls & hard hat (unfortunately only part of the decal remaining)




Wanted: Sweney Oil items - Peoria, IL

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Collection & Items for Sale: www.OnceAlwaysPetro.com
Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: BryceG] #489863
Mon Nov 04 2013 07:49 AM
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Wellington, Ohio
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Any info on " The Blue Club " motor oil?
Time period ? Was it an economy brand?
Thanks

Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932] #490078
Tue Nov 05 2013 06:50 AM
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Five Gallon Milwaukee i fixed up over 10 years ago ,after all this time i moved it home from a buddies shop so i can enjoy it.I treid to buy this from a farmer for years. One day he said a cousin that was an antique dealer was coming to give him an offer. I said i would double his offer. It was a gamble ,i was nervous. He said it was just another common gas pump and offered him $200

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Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: oslosteve] #490156
Tue Nov 05 2013 03:07 PM
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Goodman WI USA
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Blue Club was the cheap non-detergent oil. If you had an old oil burner car etc this was what to use in it. Sold mostly in 2 gallon cans. Lots of guys used it for hydraulic fluid in their machinery. I delivered it mostly to farmers and truckers in 2 gallon can by the case before a good grade of hydraulic fluid came out. That was in the 60s and it was on the market in 70s yet. Don't know when it first appeared,20s/30s I'm thinking or before. A good multi grade oil wasn't on the market until the 60s that was a detergent oil. I have a CS collection and have found only 1 qt Blue Club can in 30yrs.

Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Terry Flannery] #490174
Tue Nov 05 2013 05:14 PM
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Wellington, Ohio
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Thanks--Blue Club for blue smoke!

Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: It's for sale] #490248
Tue Nov 05 2013 10:22 PM
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Central City, Kentucky
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Does Kevin know of this thread? I was figuring this thread would be 8 pages long with his collection!


Brandon Ferguson
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Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: bwfergus] #490250
Tue Nov 05 2013 10:49 PM
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He`s holding out on us. It`s sorta like saving the best for last.


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