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#488950 - Fri Nov 01 2013 02:00 AM COTM November 2013 Cities Service
s932 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
CITIES SERVICE COMPANY


Henry Latham Doherty formed the Cities Service Company on September 2, 1910. A New York based holding company, it derived income from dividends generated by stock held in subsidiary corporations. Cities Service was designed to concentrate on public utility companies, such as natural gas, electric, and transportation firms, but quickly became involved in the burgeoning petroleum and natural gas industry. The company developed large holdings in the Mid-Continent Region as early as 1912, when it acquired the assets of Theodore N. Barnsdall, who operated primarily in Oklahoma. Two years later Cities Service began extensive works in the Kansas oil fields. Those developments resulted in the formation of the Empire Gas and Fuel Company, which was headquartered in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

By 1918 Cities Service companies operated seven oil refineries, five of which were in Oklahoma, and were active in nine Oklahoma oil fields. During the 1920s Cities Service located three of the five pools that comprised the Greater Seminole Oil Field, and one of the company's subsidiaries, the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company, discovered the Oklahoma City Oil Field in 1928. Cities Service became a major American enterprise with operations across the nation and abroad. In 1940, however, federal courts ordered Cities Service to divest itself of either its public utility companies or its oil and gas firms, pursuant to the Public Utilities Holding Company Act of 1935. Because the oil and gas business was so lucrative, the company decided to separate from its more than two hundred public utility companies. The long and tedious divestiture process was completed in 1958, and the following year the Cities Service Oil Company, headquartered at Bartlesville, was formed to absorb all the oil companies owned by the original corporation.


In 1968 Cities Service moved its headquarters to Tulsa. It remained there until 1982, when it became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Occidental Petroleum Company. Occidental absorbed all the Cities Service divisions except for refining and marketing, which continued to operate under the name Citgo, with headquarters at Houston, Texas. Now under foreign ownership, Cities Service Company played a major role in the social and economic fabric of Oklahoma during most of the twentieth century, when it employed thousands and played a significant role in the state's oil and gas industry.


I got this information from the Oklahoma Historical Society.
Post them if you got them remember this thread only made possible by you the members.


Edited by s932 (Fri Nov 01 2013 02:01 AM)
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#488982 - Fri Nov 01 2013 08:17 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932]
moore798 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 16 2011
Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
A little ruff
Have yet to see another


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#488986 - Fri Nov 01 2013 08:31 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932]
Dave Rowlison Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 19 2002
Loc: Michigan




I took these pictures in Dec. 1997 of this Jackson, Michigan station. Since then the station has been painted over & the paint is peeling.

Dave

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#488992 - Fri Nov 01 2013 08:54 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Dave Rowlison]
Gas globe guy Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 24 2012
Loc: MI
All I got... But very happy! I bet Kevin is happy to know that Cities service is this month!


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#489013 - Fri Nov 01 2013 10:17 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932]
oslosteve Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jun 16 2009
Loc: Minnesota
Some of the items i have had ,sold my Cities collection to Maurice Campbell several years ago.I think i had over 140 different Cities cans.


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#489021 - Fri Nov 01 2013 10:44 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: oslosteve]
Gasman84470 Online   content
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Registered: Sun Jan 13 2013
Loc: Calgary AB
Steve that curb sign sure is a keeper. Love anything with ACME on it, reminds me of Wile E Coyote and his schemes to get the Road Runner it always seemed to involve an ACME company device!

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#489053 - Fri Nov 01 2013 01:07 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Gas globe guy]
PlainBroke Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Mar 20 2013
Loc: Just South of Nowhere in IL
I think Kevin should just showcase his collection and save everyone else the bother of posting - LOL!


Edited by PlainBroke (Fri Nov 01 2013 01:10 PM)
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#489055 - Fri Nov 01 2013 01:21 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Dave Rowlison]
PlainBroke Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Mar 20 2013
Loc: Just South of Nowhere in IL
Dave - Picture looks just like the Cities Service station we had in my small town back in the early 60's. Use to pick up my daily newspapers for my paper route at that one. Talk about nostalgia!
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#489057 - Fri Nov 01 2013 01:32 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: PlainBroke]
marky Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Nov 10 2012
Loc: methuen,mass 01844
bought this 2 weeks ago my 2nd cities service item besides pint oil cans
not sure if i should leave it alone or paint it


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#489060 - Fri Nov 01 2013 02:05 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: marky]
PlainBroke Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Mar 20 2013
Loc: Just South of Nowhere in IL
My thoughts on these old carrying cans is that once you paint them the originality and character is gone. Clean it up and enjoy it in it's natural state.
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#489082 - Fri Nov 01 2013 05:07 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: PlainBroke]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
I don't have much to offer with the cities brand . They were here in se mo I know and once I had a large sign but sold it as it was pretty rough. What few things I have found are just a few rough cans . I like cities brand but its hard to find as I was told some guy in North Dakota has it all !. Hopefully that guy will post us some pictures ! Lol.


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#489106 - Fri Nov 01 2013 06:18 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: 47reo-travis]
It's for sale Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Nov 08 2012
Loc: Wellington, Ohio
Interesting Blue can , does it say Blue club motor oil?

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#489141 - Fri Nov 01 2013 08:11 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: It's for sale]
katfsh Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jun 10 2012
Loc: Mississippi
Couple of rarer cities service pieces we have





Some other pieces



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#489145 - Fri Nov 01 2013 08:17 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: katfsh]
katfsh Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 10 2012
Loc: Mississippi
More







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#489147 - Fri Nov 01 2013 08:19 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: katfsh]
katfsh Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jun 10 2012
Loc: Mississippi
More





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#489237 - Sat Nov 02 2013 12:07 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: katfsh]
Toys4Fun Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Jun 18 2012
Loc: North Dakota

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#489255 - Sat Nov 02 2013 07:21 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Toys4Fun]
moore798 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 16 2011
Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
Cities Service Lease Sign


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Searching For SunRay DX and Diamond Oil Signs

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#489314 - Sat Nov 02 2013 12:24 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: moore798]
s932 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
Looking good so far let's keep it going
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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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#489356 - Sat Nov 02 2013 04:08 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
Wow, lots of great stuff!!!!
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Thanks, Phil
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Looking for any old pumps, or nice 5 gallon cans.

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#489357 - Sat Nov 02 2013 04:12 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932]
sandman325 Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 14 2007
Loc: Canton, Michigan
Some of mine:





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Collecting most things related to Cities Service, Galena Oil, Hi-Speed Gas, Sunoco & Richfield.

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#489360 - Sat Nov 02 2013 04:15 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: sandman325]
sandman325 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Feb 14 2007
Loc: Canton, Michigan
More:





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Collecting most things related to Cities Service, Galena Oil, Hi-Speed Gas, Sunoco & Richfield.

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#489361 - Sat Nov 02 2013 04:17 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: sandman325]
sandman325 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Feb 14 2007
Loc: Canton, Michigan
More:





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Collecting most things related to Cities Service, Galena Oil, Hi-Speed Gas, Sunoco & Richfield.

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#489363 - Sat Nov 02 2013 04:23 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: sandman325]
sandman325 Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 14 2007
Loc: Canton, Michigan
More:





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Collecting most things related to Cities Service, Galena Oil, Hi-Speed Gas, Sunoco & Richfield.

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#489364 - Sat Nov 02 2013 04:23 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: sandman325]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Amazing collection!
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Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#489366 - Sat Nov 02 2013 04:26 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Dave's Garage]
Gas globe guy Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 24 2012
Loc: MI
Dang Rob!! That is awesome!! I love all the globes!! Everything is killer!
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#489372 - Sat Nov 02 2013 04:44 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Gas globe guy]
sandman325 Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 14 2007
Loc: Canton, Michigan
and a few more. Still looking for space to display some of this stuff. I think I have maxed out what the wife will allow in the house! smile







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Collecting most things related to Cities Service, Galena Oil, Hi-Speed Gas, Sunoco & Richfield.

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#489378 - Sat Nov 02 2013 05:03 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: sandman325]
sandman325 Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 14 2007
Loc: Canton, Michigan
And another flange sign and framed poster I have. All my cans and other smalls are still boxed up in the basement. No idea when those will see the light of day, but hopefully sometime soon!




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Collecting most things related to Cities Service, Galena Oil, Hi-Speed Gas, Sunoco & Richfield.

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#489382 - Sat Nov 02 2013 05:26 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: sandman325]
BryceG Online   content
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
tremendous... im envious
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#489385 - Sat Nov 02 2013 05:41 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: BryceG]
mcguffeyd1 Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 19 2012
Loc: Cincinnati
Could have sworn you were single when I saw them on the kitchen cabinets!!

My wife would kill me.

Nice stuff. Very nice
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#489388 - Sat Nov 02 2013 05:49 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: mcguffeyd1]
sandman325 Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 14 2007
Loc: Canton, Michigan
Hahaha! I understand about the kitchen cabinets. I remember the conversation well when I convinced my wife that it was just dead space above those cabinets, and a couple of tastefully displayed gas and oil items would look good. She bought it, and they have been up there ever since. Slowly propagating through different rooms in the house, all on her terms now. It's all good!
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Collecting most things related to Cities Service, Galena Oil, Hi-Speed Gas, Sunoco & Richfield.

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#489394 - Sat Nov 02 2013 06:18 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: sandman325]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
very nice display of Cities Service memorabilia.. cool
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#489401 - Sat Nov 02 2013 06:41 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: sandman325]
s932 Offline
Company of the Month Host

Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
Very nice now we know where all the good cities service stuff is going its between you and Kevin lol
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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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#489405 - Sat Nov 02 2013 06:57 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932]
sandman325 Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 14 2007
Loc: Canton, Michigan
LOL! Probably a lot more Kevin than me, but I have been fortunate to find some nice stuff over the years. Getting a lot tougher these days......
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Collecting most things related to Cities Service, Galena Oil, Hi-Speed Gas, Sunoco & Richfield.

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#489428 - Sat Nov 02 2013 07:39 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: sandman325]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
Wonderful collection you have sandman , I really like that red koolmotor sign with the old car and truck awesome!
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#489450 - Sat Nov 02 2013 08:41 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: 47reo-travis]
TC Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jan 11 2008
Loc: Brantford,Ontario, Canada
Hi, here's some of my globes, having problems posting and getting some good photo's, too much stuff. Ted


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#489454 - Sat Nov 02 2013 08:48 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: TC]
TC Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jan 11 2008
Loc: Brantford,Ontario, Canada
more, having problems with clovers, will try later


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#489460 - Sat Nov 02 2013 09:17 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: TC]
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
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Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
Here is the little bit of Cities I have.







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#489462 - Sat Nov 02 2013 09:21 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: MATT ALVAREZ]
s932 Offline
Company of the Month Host

Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
TC that yellow cs globe is one of my favorites thanks for posting.
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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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#489466 - Sat Nov 02 2013 09:30 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Originally Posted By: s932
TC that yellow cs globe is one of my favorites thanks for posting.


that yellow globe is killer.. cool
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#489470 - Sat Nov 02 2013 09:41 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: advertologist]
Gas globe guy Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 24 2012
Loc: MI
TC, those are awesome globes!! Very nice. That yellow one is very very rare.
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#489483 - Sat Nov 02 2013 10:06 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: sandman325]
buzzy56 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Nov 24 2012
Loc: Michigan
Who said Cities Service RULES ? Awesome display and such great quality.Hat's off to you.
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Wanted TEXACO related items & SUNOCO related items .Signs -Globes et'c. Oil Cans - Grease cans .

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#489492 - Sat Nov 02 2013 11:07 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: buzzy56]
hemistudegasser Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Oct 11 2011
Loc: upstate ny
my pump


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#489498 - Sat Nov 02 2013 11:26 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: hemistudegasser]
Gasman84470 Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Jan 13 2013
Loc: Calgary AB
Very, very nice but shouldn't that pump be inside the house? I am sure a few members would put that in their kitchen as seen in previous collections. smile


Edited by Gasman84470 (Sat Nov 02 2013 11:35 PM)
Edit Reason: speling :)

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#489501 - Sat Nov 02 2013 11:38 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Gasman84470]
hemistudegasser Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Oct 11 2011
Loc: upstate ny
i asked the mrs. once if I could put a pump in the house. her response contained words that would make a truck driver blush.

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#489504 - Sat Nov 02 2013 11:56 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: hemistudegasser]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
W/ a wife like that, I'm surprised the Studey is parked in the Garage!

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#489576 - Sun Nov 03 2013 10:44 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932]
Tankar Offline
Veteran Member

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 Online   content
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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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#489602 - Sun Nov 03 2013 12:59 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: BryceG]
BryceG Online   content
Veteran Member

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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See some of my collection & Items for sale...
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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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#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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#489750 - Sun Nov 03 2013 08:00 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: okoil1]
olddutchgas Offline
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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
Company of the Month Host

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 Online   content
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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See some of my collection & Items for sale...
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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
Farm Related Advertising

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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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#490265 - Wed Nov 06 2013 07:20 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Dave's Garage]
Tankar Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
He's letting us have a chance at showing a few items before he crashes the system with all his goodies.

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#490281 - Wed Nov 06 2013 10:01 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Tankar]
It's for sale Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Nov 08 2012
Loc: Wellington, Ohio
Not exciting , but it's all I have. 5 gallon cans


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#490301 - Wed Nov 06 2013 12:33 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: bwfergus]
K W FRITH Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Originally Posted By: bwfergus
Does Kevin know of this thread? I was figuring this thread would be 8 pages long with his collection!


I've actually been trying to get decent pictures of everything! I have a working shop/display area and its a bit of a mess right now, as I'm trying to get a few pumps cleaned up before winter. I do have most of the pictures taken now, but I have a couple items left and then I have to put them on the computer and sort thru them. I will have it for you, but its taking me longer than I thought it would!
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#490304 - Wed Nov 06 2013 12:45 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
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Yes , Kevin you need to get busy and get us our pictures . I keep thinking you must have a secret vault in your shop basement full of cities treasures you will reveal at the end . Kind of like a grand finale .
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#490315 - Wed Nov 06 2013 01:30 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: 47reo-travis]
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a grand finale it will be... we all wait in much anticipation
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#490317 - Wed Nov 06 2013 01:33 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: BryceG]
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I can't wait to see Kevin's museum!! grin
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#490349 - Wed Nov 06 2013 03:57 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Gas globe guy]
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A group of Cities Service sign pole thermometers.


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#490372 - Wed Nov 06 2013 05:47 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Gas globe guy]
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I can't wait to see Kevin's museum!!



Believe me when I say it is NICE!!!


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#490392 - Wed Nov 06 2013 07:47 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Toys4Fun]
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anybody of interest: VINTAGE CITIES SERVICE BLUE CLUB MOTOR OIL 2 GALLON OLD METAL TIN CAN 1940s .. cool

ebay # 121209539774 buy it now 65. or offer
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#490407 - Wed Nov 06 2013 08:16 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: advertologist]
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That is one good looking oil can randy.
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#490416 - Wed Nov 06 2013 08:26 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Oilcanman87]
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not my can, but the blue club might be of some interest to the cities service collectors.. cool
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#490425 - Wed Nov 06 2013 08:40 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932]
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Just bought these two from Kevin. My alma mater and my nephew's is the Trojans with school colors green and white. This will be my nephews first can.


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#490842 - Sat Nov 09 2013 11:32 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Mills]
K W FRITH Online   content
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OK--I'm finally ready! Man, what a job doing all the photos and then categorizing them! I'm sure I have a few hours into the process!
First let ne say that my collection isn't as big a deal as some make it out to be and I hope the photos don't disappoint anyone.
I've been at this for about 8 years and its been the most enjoyable time of my entire life! The knowledge I've gained and the friends I've made are a tremendous addition to my life.
I have tried to accumulate as nice of pieces as were available to me and I'll keep right on going until my health tells me to quit, so here's what I've gathered to date.
Please don't throw comments in until I have finished, as I'm sure this will take a while to post all of these pictures(over 100). You will know when I'm done because I will announce the last picture!
Enjoy the pictures, and a big "THANK YOU" to all that have helped me along the way! There are a lot of you!
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#490844 - Sat Nov 09 2013 11:40 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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First--Why Cities Service? When I first started collecting, the first pump that I ever found was a Cities Service pump, and there had been a Cities Service station here in Devils Lake at one time.
I knew I needed to pick a brand, so that was the reason. Here is that first pump, a Wayne 60, and all the rest of the Cities branded pumps that I have.


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#490846 - Sat Nov 09 2013 11:45 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
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The Tokheim 36B is a porcelain pump, as is the Erie 753, and the Smith. The two Bennetts were just picked up and were the original pumps used in Bisbee, North Dakota.


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#490847 - Sat Nov 09 2013 11:49 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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On to the globes. These have been fairly difficult to find in really nice condition, and I probably should have listened to some early advice to get the different globes and upgrade later!
Cities Service had a lot of different globes and I have a long way to go!!


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#490848 - Sat Nov 09 2013 11:51 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
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A few more! The Benzol is the only one known and has a cracked lens, but its better than nothing!


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#490849 - Sat Nov 09 2013 11:56 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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I picked up a couple items along the way that I wanted to use to identify my little operation and I had some glass made for them, so these4 items are fantasy pieces made for Devils Lake Oil Company Collectibles!


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Cities Service COTM 100.JPG

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#490851 - Sat Nov 09 2013 12:01 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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I'm not really a can collector, but I knew I would need some Cities Service cans to display in my collection, and there are so many that I decided to go with the earliest ones that I could find! I have a tough time passing up an early Cities Service can. LOL
The 3 can racks are NOS items from here in Devils Lake!


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#490852 - Sat Nov 09 2013 12:03 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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A few More.


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#490853 - Sat Nov 09 2013 12:05 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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More Cities Cans!


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#490854 - Sat Nov 09 2013 12:07 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Even more Cities cans!


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#490856 - Sat Nov 09 2013 12:10 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Heres the last of my Cities Service cans! I was actually able to find a very rare Cities Service sprayer to go along with the very rare Dairy cattle spray can!


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Cities Service COTM 059.JPG

Cities Service COTM 085.JPG

Cities Service COTM 117.JPG


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#490858 - Sat Nov 09 2013 12:17 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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On to the last of my Cities Service passions! THE SIGNS!
I have both common and some ultra rare, so I hope there is something new for everyone in this section!

The green Cities Service Ahead is a rare double sided example and is a NOS sign that came from here in Devils Lake. The one with the black accents on the sign, came from the Cities Service station in Langdon, North Dakota! First one I've ever seen with the black accents!
The Koolmotor kite sign is the best example of this sign that I have been able to buy so far! I'm still looking for that "perfect" one!


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Cities Service COTM 005.JPG

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#490860 - Sat Nov 09 2013 12:25 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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More Cities Service signs! The first 2 are 10 inch pump plates with license plate toppers from Abrahamson Service stations(Shorewood & Milwaukee). The other 3 are all lubester signs, for on top the pump and on the tank itself!


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#490861 - Sat Nov 09 2013 12:29 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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The first picture is 2 more ten inch pump plates along side a very nice original Cities Service Pam clock.
The clover shaped sign is a 15 inch truck door sign that is NOS, and the round one is another example of a truck door sign in the round version. A good 9+ sign!


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Cities Service COTM 071.JPG

Cities Service COTM 064.JPG

Cities Service signs 004.JPG


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#490863 - Sat Nov 09 2013 12:34 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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The first sign is a 21 inch, the second is a rare 32 inch and the third is a 36 incher! All very nice examples of their various sizes.


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Cities Service COTM 035.JPG

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Edited by K W FRITH (Sat Nov 09 2013 12:37 PM)
Edit Reason: pics in wrong order
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#490865 - Sat Nov 09 2013 12:42 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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The round "KOOLMOTOR" signs are both 24 inchers and the second one has differernt wording on each side, so the second and third pictures are of the same sign.
The Koolmotor clover shaped sign is actually a curb sign and I have all the pieces but haven't finished putting it together yet.


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Cities Service COTM 014.JPG

Cities Service COTM 032.JPG

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#490866 - Sat Nov 09 2013 12:51 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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I just finished hanging the 48 inch clover and its hanging from a green porcelain coated sign pole I found a couple years back. The sign itself is an NOS example that I picked up at the Columbia swap meet.
The round sign is an NOS 42 incher in the original hanging ring that I bought from Koolmotor George when he was dispersing his collection.
The flange is a very early tin flange sign that was still spelling the word GASOLENE.
The Crew-Levick and KOOLMOTOR are both porcelain strip signs.


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Cities Service COTM 090.JPG

Cities Service COTM 034.JPG

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#490868 - Sat Nov 09 2013 12:56 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
More Cities Signs with the third one a die cut porcelain sign that shows the connection with Louisiana Oil Refining Corp.--LORECO


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#490869 - Sat Nov 09 2013 01:00 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Here are 3 Cities flange signs with the first one being an unbent flange that came from the AM sign company warehouse.
The flat sign is a single sign with different wording on each side.


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Edited by K W FRITH (Sat Nov 09 2013 01:00 PM)
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#490870 - Sat Nov 09 2013 01:08 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Heres a nice example of a Cities Service curb sign with the changeable price numbers.
Also some examples of the connection to the "ACME" brand name with Acme batteries and Acme tires!
The 2 porcelain strip signs advertise the Cities Service name and are about 8 feet long.


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Cities Service COTM 031.JPG

Cities Service COTM 063.JPG

Cities Service COTM 066.JPG

Final Cities 001.JPG


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#490871 - Sat Nov 09 2013 01:11 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Here are several examples of oil lease signs and signs related to the oil and gas pipelines operated by Cities Service.


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#490873 - Sat Nov 09 2013 01:19 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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I installed some light board framework above my door opener hardware in order to have a place to display the larger 5 foot tin signs that have a wooden framework. They are light enough that the framework supports them OK.
The other 3 are examples of product display signs that would have been found inside a typical Cities Service station.


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#490875 - Sat Nov 09 2013 01:33 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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These are my final 3 signs!
The first is a set of cast aluminum letters that would have been displayed on the exterior of a Cities Service station and the picture shows the focal point of my shop above my work bench.
The second picture is my first and only neon and I was lucky enough to find it on the way home from this last Peotone swap meet.
The last picture is of the earliest piece that I own, and is a 30 inch ultra rare curb sign with reflector marbles outlining the outer edge and center design! I have all the other parts, but I'm waiting to clean it up some until I can find time to put it all back together.
This is the first and only one I have ever seen and I worked for over a year to get this sign. The owner would not sell it and the only way it was obtained was to keep offering enough trade material until he was satisfied with the trade.
Difficult to do clear across the country, so I had to have a lot of help getting this one in my possession! Thank you to all that helped!

This concludes my meager contribution to this thread on Cities Service and now:
"BACK TO THE HUNT"


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#490878 - Sat Nov 09 2013 01:36 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
Steven C. Online   content
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Wow Kevin! Beautiful collection!! Just incredible!! Seems never ending! Some of the globes are, well just awesome. But I think my favorite was the 48" on the original brkt/post.
Very Very nice to say the least.
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#490879 - Sat Nov 09 2013 01:37 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
OOPS! I lied! I forgot these few pics!


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Cities Service COTM 001.JPG


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#490880 - Sat Nov 09 2013 01:38 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
A few more!


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Cities Service COTM 043.JPG

Cities Service COTM 053.JPG

Cities Service COTM 037.JPG


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#490881 - Sat Nov 09 2013 01:40 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
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Heres the Final Final! LOL


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#490883 - Sat Nov 09 2013 01:41 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
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Kevin you have an outstanding collection and it shows how time patience and a true love for this hobby pays off. I would like to say thank you to you an all the others who have put in the time to make this thread great.
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#490887 - Sat Nov 09 2013 01:45 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932]
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Wow, Wow !!!! Kevin, awesome collection.
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#490896 - Sat Nov 09 2013 03:34 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: MATT ALVAREZ]
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Loc: So. Ca.
there is only one word to sum it up, "AWESOME".. cool
thanks for sharing


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#490916 - Sat Nov 09 2013 04:45 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: advertologist]
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Very Impressive Kevin and Your Wife. How big is that garage????

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#490920 - Sat Nov 09 2013 04:58 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Tankar]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Building is a 30 by 40 unattached garage that I mainly use as my shop. It was the main reason we bought this place when we moved!
She got a nice house, but I got an awesome little shop to have my hobby in!
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#490927 - Sat Nov 09 2013 05:21 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
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wow... incredible collection Kevin
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#490933 - Sat Nov 09 2013 05:35 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: BryceG]
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Loc: Goodman WI USA
That's why I collect Cities Service too, you da man Kevin! You win!

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#490942 - Sat Nov 09 2013 06:15 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Terry Flannery]
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DANG!!! I would love to see it in person!! But man, that is a jaw dropping collection!! It is a museum!!!
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#490959 - Sat Nov 09 2013 07:20 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Gas globe guy]
sandman325 Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 14 2007
Loc: Canton, Michigan
Great collection Kevin, but I already knew it was going to be! Glad I got my Cities Service pics posted before yours. That's a tough one for anyone to follow!!!
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#490961 - Sat Nov 09 2013 07:22 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: BryceG]
Derbygasman Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 17 2012
Loc: Wichita, KS
That is an amazing collection. Thanks for sharing it Kevin.
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#490972 - Sat Nov 09 2013 07:51 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Derbygasman]
Greasyboy1970 Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 25 2013
Loc: S.D.(Huron)
Great collection and thanks for sharing Kevin.

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#490980 - Sat Nov 09 2013 08:06 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Greasyboy1970]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
You have a wonderful collection Kevin. Very nice .
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#491007 - Sat Nov 09 2013 10:29 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: 47reo-travis]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
I knew I would forget something and when I showed this thread to my wife, she quickly pointed out that I didn't have a picture of my Cities Service Wrecker on there, so here it is!
I can't imagine how great it was to get a toy like that as a child!


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Cities Service Wrecker 002.JPG

Cities Service Wrecker 003.JPG


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#491008 - Sat Nov 09 2013 10:44 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
47reo-travis Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
Icing on the cake! Neat little toy Kevin !
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#491013 - Sat Nov 09 2013 11:45 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: 47reo-travis]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Evidently who ever received it as a kid was TOLD he couldn't play with it because Uncle Kevin/John/Mick/Bob gave it to him!
Never give a kid a toy, then tell them it Can't be played with!
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#491016 - Sun Nov 10 2013 12:51 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Dick Bennett]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Amazing collection!!!
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Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#491030 - Sun Nov 10 2013 07:32 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Dave's Garage]
Tokheim Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 19 2003
Loc: NW PA
Great stuff Kevin and all!
A couple items of mine:
Just got this nice can a couple weeks ago.



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#491033 - Sun Nov 10 2013 07:59 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Tokheim]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
One that I regret Kevin didn't get from me. Got sold off in a multi sign buy and couldn't save it. Had a large oil drop on the other side. Painted metal.


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#491034 - Sun Nov 10 2013 08:01 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
Steven C. Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Originally Posted By: K W FRITH
I can't imagine how great it was to get a toy like that as a child!


I can't imagine how great it must feel to get a toy like this as an adult! grin
Great piece in incredible condition!!
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Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#491052 - Sun Nov 10 2013 10:05 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Steven C.]
VEEDOL_AL1 Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 04 2006
Loc: AURORA COLO-80014
Kevin,,your collection is just AWESOME!!!! I love the wrecker the most as I collect wrecker trucks and hope to have one of those one day for my collection.. thanks for saving the best for last on this sooper thread.....you have such a great variety .
Alan
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Veedol-Tydol-Tidex-Cycol-Tycol.

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#491080 - Sun Nov 10 2013 12:20 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: VEEDOL_AL1]
henlovestoys Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 22 2008
Loc: Bay Area, CA
Ditto everyone on Kevin's awesome collection.

Speaking of wreckers ... This was done by father-son outfit for my friend! The cab is a Buddy-L Copy.

Back end, all done from scratch! The father is a master-craftsman!

Hen


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#491088 - Sun Nov 10 2013 12:46 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: henlovestoys]
VEEDOL_AL1 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Jun 04 2006
Loc: AURORA COLO-80014
Oh My God!!!! that wrecker is over the top!!!!he is a Master Craftsman..Boy I love it a lot.
Alan
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Always looking for::
Veedol-Tydol-Tidex-Cycol-Tycol.

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#491090 - Sun Nov 10 2013 12:48 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: VEEDOL_AL1]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
both wreckers pictured are awesome.. cool
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#491245 - Sun Nov 10 2013 10:55 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: advertologist]
bsplichal95 Online   content
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Beautiful collection Kevin!!!
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#491357 - Mon Nov 11 2013 05:17 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: bsplichal95]
THERMOMAN Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
My only cities service thermo.....but its a good one.


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#491421 - Mon Nov 11 2013 09:39 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: THERMOMAN]
BryceG Online   content
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
thanks for sharing thermoman... I have never seen that thermometer, very neat!
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#495391 - Sat Nov 30 2013 09:12 AM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: BryceG]
s932 Offline
Company of the Month Host

Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
Last day for cities service thanks again to everyone who participated. This is great thread that I hope stays alive. Next month will be a little diff but everyone will be able to participate. More on that tomorrow
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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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#495447 - Sat Nov 30 2013 01:46 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: s932]
Oilcanman87 Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 19 2013
Loc: Michigan
Thanks Kevin for all the great items to drule over wink
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Oilzum, 1qt Oil Cans, Gas and Oil smalls, Oldsmobile collectables.

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#495452 - Sat Nov 30 2013 02:10 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: Oilcanman87]
K W FRITH Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
I wish I had that thermometer that Thermoman has, but I've never been able to run into one? Maybe someday?
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Cell#-701-739-6133

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#495717 - Sun Dec 01 2013 06:24 PM Re: COTM November 2013 Cities Service [Re: K W FRITH]
Fueluser Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 07 2002
Loc: Schenectady, New York USA
Wait wait .. I know I'm late (and always a dollar short) but I finally got off my hibernating kister and moved my picture to photobucket.... Here is one thing (I think) not posted yet. Sorry its late. John



Edited by Fueluser (Sun Dec 01 2013 06:25 PM)

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