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You need to follow ALL leads---- #605438
Wed Mar 25 2015 08:51 PM
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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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Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: Young's Union] #605439
Wed Mar 25 2015 08:54 PM
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Few more pics

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Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: Young's Union] #605440
Wed Mar 25 2015 08:56 PM
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Here is my first attempt at setting up my office.

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Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: Young's Union] #605441
Wed Mar 25 2015 08:59 PM
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Great story! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: hawkike] #605447
Wed Mar 25 2015 09:17 PM
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Great story. Thats the best part. Without it, its just an old desk and chair.

Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: wocopep] #605454
Thu Mar 26 2015 02:18 AM
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Good for You!!!!!!

Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: Tbirdgas] #605459
Thu Mar 26 2015 04:11 AM
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KENNEWICK, WA
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Pretty cool Jim ! Z

Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: H1HUMMER] #605474
Thu Mar 26 2015 06:18 AM
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Neat story!
Thanks for sharing

Larry


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Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: st.rod] #605480
Thu Mar 26 2015 06:33 AM
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So cool


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Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: LSx] #605488
Thu Mar 26 2015 07:27 AM
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Glad you got them Jim. Now you just need the Pump. Richard

Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: gatorgaspumps] #605489
Thu Mar 26 2015 07:29 AM
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...your desk is too neat laugh


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Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: gulfiend!] #605506
Thu Mar 26 2015 10:00 AM
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Stories like this are neat , glad you reunited the chair and desk , being it was your grandfathers is even better.


I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.
Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: 47reo-travis] #605513
Thu Mar 26 2015 11:33 AM
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Gulfiend. 2 stacks of papers went on floor to take that picture!!


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Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: Young's Union] #605518
Thu Mar 26 2015 12:06 PM
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good story, its back in the family... cool


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Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: advertologist] #605525
Thu Mar 26 2015 01:33 PM
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It's official,now you have to continue on with your Grandfathers traditions.


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Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: Cold Pizza] #605535
Thu Mar 26 2015 02:25 PM
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I like hearing stories like this! Glad it's with you now....
Darin


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Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: DWSheffer] #605585
Thu Mar 26 2015 07:27 PM
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Cool!


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Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: Lastgas15] #605596
Thu Mar 26 2015 08:05 PM
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Yes a great story. Probably got a few shivers the first time you sat in the "new" office!

Re: You need to follow ALL leads---- [Re: Cold Pizza] #605624
Fri Mar 27 2015 05:21 AM
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This is what its all about . Not picking and making a fortune . To me the history of signs , pumps , desks ,tells the story of those that came before us


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