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#605438 - Wed Mar 25 2015 10:51 PM You need to follow ALL leads----
Young's Union Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 15 2012
Loc: Maltby, WA
A couple months ago I was looking for a vintage desk to put in my office. A small one shows up on CL -- nice condition with a story to tell.. Came from U of W college in Seattle. It has a ID tag on it. Now I need a vintage oak chair to match. Back to CL - one about 90 miles away. Another ID tag on it -- they say came from a newspaper office in Calif. On my way home from getting the chair my brother calls and I tell him about the chair to go with my new desk. He mentions that he used to own Gramps old oak chair from the Union Bulk plant. I quiz him on that as I had never heard the story. He got it at a garage sale from people that got it from a garage sale from the guy that purchased the bulk plant from my grandfather. I asked him where is it now? I gave it to my son. A quick call to my nephew. Do you have Great Gramps old desk chair? He is not sure about the history but will send a pic of the chair he has. Another 100 mile trip and a few dollars later I own "A" oak desk chair. Next stop is to see the guy that bought out my grandfathers business. Yes the story lines up and that is the chair. I mentioned that I just went past the old bulk plant and peaked in the window and see that Gramps old oak desk is still inside. Will you sell it? NO -- but I will give it to you. Today the desk came home, need to finish cleaning it and it will be reunited with the chair after many years and have a new home in my office. The one currently in my office will probably end up back on CL.


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#605439 - Wed Mar 25 2015 10:54 PM Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: Young's Union]
Young's Union Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 15 2012
Loc: Maltby, WA
Few more pics


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#605440 - Wed Mar 25 2015 10:56 PM Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: Young's Union]
Young's Union Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 15 2012
Loc: Maltby, WA
Here is my first attempt at setting up my office.


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#605441 - Wed Mar 25 2015 10:59 PM Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: Young's Union]
hawkike Online   content
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Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610
Great story! Thanks for sharing.

smile

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#605447 - Wed Mar 25 2015 11:17 PM Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: hawkike]
wocopep Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jan 02 2011
Loc: Wetumpka,Al.
Great story. Thats the best part. Without it, its just an old desk and chair.

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#605454 - Thu Mar 26 2015 04:18 AM Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: wocopep]
Tbirdgas Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 12 2012
Loc: Wa
Good for You!!!!!!

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#605459 - Thu Mar 26 2015 06:11 AM Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: Tbirdgas]
H1HUMMER Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Dec 05 2007
Loc: KENNEWICK, WA
Pretty cool Jim ! Z

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#605474 - Thu Mar 26 2015 08:18 AM Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: H1HUMMER]
st.rod Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 15 2002
Loc: Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
Neat story!
Thanks for sharing

Larry
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#605480 - Thu Mar 26 2015 08:33 AM Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: st.rod]
LSx Offline
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Registered: Wed Sep 05 2012
Loc: N.E Missouri
So cool
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Collecting Skelly Globes,Signs, & Tins / Chevrolet/GM Signs,Cans, & Tins

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#605488 - Thu Mar 26 2015 09:27 AM Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: LSx]
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Registered: Mon Jun 07 2004
Loc: Walla Walla, WA USA
Glad you got them Jim. Now you just need the Pump. Richard

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#605489 - Thu Mar 26 2015 09:29 AM Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: gatorgaspumps]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...your desk is too neat laugh
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#605506 - Thu Mar 26 2015 12:00 PM Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: gulfiend!]
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Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
Stories like this are neat , glad you reunited the chair and desk , being it was your grandfathers is even better.
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#605513 - Thu Mar 26 2015 01:33 PM Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: 47reo-travis]
Young's Union Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 15 2012
Loc: Maltby, WA
Gulfiend. 2 stacks of papers went on floor to take that picture!!
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#605518 - Thu Mar 26 2015 02:06 PM Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: Young's Union]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
good story, its back in the family... cool
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#605525 - Thu Mar 26 2015 03:33 PM Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: advertologist]
Cold Pizza Offline
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
It's official,now you have to continue on with your Grandfathers traditions.
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Collecting Vintage Sunoco

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