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#489576 - Sun Nov 03 2013 10:44 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932]
Tankar Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
Not much, Kevin has it all.


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#489577 - Sun Nov 03 2013 10:45 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932]
Tankar Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
these 2 bases and a lubester sign that has been shown.


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#489600 - Sun Nov 03 2013 12:55 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Tankar]
BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
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:
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Wanted: Sweney Oil items - Peoria, IL

See some of my collection & Items for sale...
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#489602 - Sun Nov 03 2013 12:59 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: BryceG]
BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
Here are some other items out of the employee newsletter 'Empire' from the same issue as above:






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#489649 - Sun Nov 03 2013 04:54 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: BryceG]
katfsh Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jun 10 2012
Loc: Mississippi
WOW, you guy s have some great stuff!That globe collection is something else.
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Always looking for Mississippi company items, Billups, southland, ride with rose.

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#489702 - Sun Nov 03 2013 06:55 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: katfsh]
okoil1 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Feb 02 2004
Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Great pics. Thanks for posting.
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Collect small Oklahoma Oil Co.'s 1920's-1940's. Barnsdall, Cushing, Eason, Marland, etc.


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#489750 - Sun Nov 03 2013 08:00 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: okoil1]
olddutchgas Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Mar 10 2003
Loc: Holland, MI
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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#489767 - Sun Nov 03 2013 08:16 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: olddutchgas]
s932 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
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
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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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#489777 - Sun Nov 03 2013 08:39 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932]
BryceG Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
some of my collection...






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


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#489863 - Mon Nov 04 2013 08:49 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: BryceG]
It's for sale Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Nov 08 2012
Loc: Wellington, Ohio
Any info on " The Blue Club " motor oil?
Time period ? Was it an economy brand?
Thanks

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#490078 - Tue Nov 05 2013 07:50 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932]
oslosteve Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jun 16 2009
Loc: Minnesota
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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#490156 - Tue Nov 05 2013 04:07 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: oslosteve]
Terry Flannery Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Jun 20 2001
Loc: Goodman WI USA
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.

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#490174 - Tue Nov 05 2013 06:14 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Terry Flannery]
It's for sale Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Nov 08 2012
Loc: Wellington, Ohio
Thanks--Blue Club for blue smoke!

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#490248 - Tue Nov 05 2013 11:22 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: It's for sale]
bwfergus Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Oct 26 2010
Loc: Central City, Kentucky
Does Kevin know of this thread? I was figuring this thread would be 8 pages long with his collection!
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Central City, KY
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#490250 - Tue Nov 05 2013 11:49 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: bwfergus]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
He`s holding out on us. It`s sorta like saving the best for last.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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