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Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: K W FRITH] #513852
Sat Feb 15 2014 06:53 AM
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Drive safe guys! Love the story and cant wait for pics!

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Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: tomzcollectiblez] #513854
Sat Feb 15 2014 07:23 AM
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Cant wait to see the pics. From the sound of things, I hope you brought plenty of

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Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: Steven C.] #513983
Sat Feb 15 2014 04:49 PM
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So these three stooges disappear over the Smokey Mtns to some ultra secret location with a renowned pump gutter armed to the teeth with wrenches (solid and liquid) and probably BEER. And they disappear! Sounds like an OG version of Lord of the Pumps as our veterans disappear into the Misty Mtns (cue Led Zepplin's Ramble On)!
Hopefully a few pictures are tossed our way soon to satisfy our curiosity about their quest. It should be quite the tale.

Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: Gasman84470] #514201
Sun Feb 16 2014 11:36 AM
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The load has arrived in Indiana and I'm currently sitting in the Indianapolis airport waiting for my flight home. I'm pretty darn tired and worn out, but I had a really great time and had a truly unique experience that truly was a "trip back in time"!
Pictures will follow tomorrow after I get home and get them downloaded.


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Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: K W FRITH] #514206
Sun Feb 16 2014 11:45 AM
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Travel safely Kevin, we are all in a state of high anxiety waiting for pictures and as ol' Paul Harvey said "the rest of the story".


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Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: K W FRITH] #514256
Sun Feb 16 2014 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted By: K W FRITH
The load has arrived in Indiana and I'm currently sitting in the Indianapolis airport waiting for my flight home.


Not that I am all that smart, but how are you going to get pumps home on an airplane? LOL

Sounds like you had a good time!


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Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: Ryan Underthun] #514261
Sun Feb 16 2014 01:36 PM
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Ryan I think they must have found a bunch of these.

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Very easy to get on the plane and no worries about the residual gas in them either.

Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: Gasman84470] #514266
Sun Feb 16 2014 01:49 PM
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Good one.

Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: oilmanpat] #514434
Mon Feb 17 2014 01:42 AM
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Can't wait to see the pic's....


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Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: Dave's Garage] #514490
Mon Feb 17 2014 08:48 AM
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OK--Here we go with the pictures! I'll try to let the pictures do all the talking, and I will add comments below each one to try and define what you're looking at.
We journeyed by vehicle from Toms home in Indiana, to the Lowry Oil Co. bulk plant in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. We made a diversionary side trip to view Thornton Beroths collection on the way there, and were treated to a full tour of his complete and impressive collection. We also were able to stop at the Wayne Story antique store on the way home, where we sold a couple of items and we even purchased a couple of pieces! We were then Waynes guests as we were given the full tour of his impressive collection!
There are far too many things to be able to tell you about on this web site, such as how Tom found this plant and began negotiations 20 years ago, to the weather problems we encountered, to all the fun and funny little things that happened to us! You'll have to get those stories from each of us at the upcoming shows around the country!
NOW FOR THE PICTURES!

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First fuel stop on the way there.

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Heading thru the mountains and seeing the first bit of snow!

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Some mountains were too big, so they provided tunnels thru them! LOL

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The closer we got to North Carolina, the more snow!


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Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: K W FRITH] #514495
Mon Feb 17 2014 08:59 AM
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More pictures of our first views of the untouched bulk plant and the objects that we found, and just as we found them!

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A few pumps in the main storage building.

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Unique oil display rack that has doors that rotate to open.

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View of pumps sitting by a lean to shed, back towards bulk tanks.

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More pumps stacked inside the lean to shed.


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Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: K W FRITH] #514499
Mon Feb 17 2014 09:10 AM
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More!

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Doors and skins inside the lean to!

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More pumps piled up at the end of the lean to shed.

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A glance around the corner of the lean to shed! Wow!

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Pole signs back by the fence!


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Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: K W FRITH] #514500
Mon Feb 17 2014 09:21 AM
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More pictures by the steel storage shed!

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Hidden 6 footer--What else could be under there?

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Bennett double with Phillips badging.

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Phillips glass badge on the Bennett double.

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Texaco Marine sign, lighted with enclosed neon!


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Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: K W FRITH] #514502
Mon Feb 17 2014 09:25 AM
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Amazing who wouldn't love to find all those pumps great story ! Almost like being there . The pic of the 850 clocks under the pine trees is priceless ! You can tell that stuff has set for many years . More pics! Thank you for taking the time to post Kevin !


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Re: a Trip Back in Time [Re: K W FRITH] #514504
Mon Feb 17 2014 09:28 AM
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Pumps stored in a steel storage building at the very back of the property! This building held a few secrets!

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Lighted Texaco with plastic faces! We had to leave this one as we just didn't have room for everything!

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Inside the steel storage building.

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More pumps inside the steel storage building!

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Even more pumps in the same steel storage building!


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