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Do you have Station Uniform's in your Collection?
#611019 Thu Apr 30 2015 01:32 PM
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Thousands of Men and Women worked at Gas/Service Stations from the late 1910s to the 1970s.. Before the 1973 Oil Embargo and the start of the Full Service Gas Station general demise...

Maybe, you were one of those; The one's that raced to a vehicle, to check the Oil, pump the Gas, check the Water, check Tire Pressures and clean the Windshield and windows?... Me, I was lucky enough, to work at a couple different Stations in the 1960s... (Tidewater Flying A and Chevron)

I would see Attendants in Magazine ads, on TV and in Movies. You know what I'm talking about... They come to a Vehicle with sharply creased trousers, spotlessly clean shirt, some with a necktie or bowtie... Either a full size Uniform hat with the shiny black leather bill or a nice clean Garrison cap; set at an angle above their brow...

Of course not all Stations had Uniforms... But, at least for me and my friends... Those Stations that required a smart Uniform, were "a step up" from our smaller local Stations... (the Stations I worked at, had no set Business attire for us Employees... besides being a neat and clean as possible)

As a youngster, I always wanted to own one of those Uniforms (after serving in the Military, Uniforms lost a lot of their luster to me... LOL)

I now have a Flying A Uniform that hangs next to the "Gas themed" 1/2 Bath...(some have asked why I don't have it on a Manikin? And the truth is, they freak me out)...

I still get a kick out of looking at the Uniform each and every day... (for those wondering, I am way too fat to ever try and wear the Uniform... And yes, the Uniform shirt came to me with the Flying A and the "Bob" patches on it)



And I wondered how many of you have a Uniform(s) in your Collections?


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Bob Richards #611021 Thu Apr 30 2015 01:42 PM
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these were my grandfather's actual coveralls & hardhat when he worked for Cities Service... he did not work at a station, worked at a distribution terminal.




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BryceG #611036 Thu Apr 30 2015 04:03 PM
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When I got this it was still in paper wrapper and starched so bad it was like a board. Esso Patch is Embroidered on shirt.

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Bob Richards #611077 Fri May 01 2015 01:57 AM
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I drove transport starting in 1968 for a Marathon jobber & this is the 1st uniform jacket they bought me.
It is the only uniform item I saved from 40+ years of driving & dispatching.
The hat was what the dealers were wearing at that time but I never had one so I bought this one.

Dave

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Dave Rowlison #611078 Fri May 01 2015 03:00 AM
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Bob, you always come up with the most interesting topics and this one is no different!


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mrcavalcade #611082 Fri May 01 2015 04:18 AM
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Bob, I'd be afraid of that pen exploding in the pocket. Would sure make a mess.


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junior25 #611091 Fri May 01 2015 05:39 AM
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Here is my Shell jacket which is really small, my wife is 4' 11", 98lbs and it is tight on her. Which is ok with me. The mobil work overhauls to my surprise was made by Lee.

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A Mobil Jacket and Mobil Hat

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A couple of more Mobil hats and a couple of jacket patches.

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huskybob #611104 Fri May 01 2015 08:14 AM
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Forgot I have this one. HuskyBob, that is one cool hat, love it!

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junior25 #611109 Fri May 01 2015 08:57 AM
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Daryl, no worries as the "inners" of the Pen are long gone...

The Owner of the Flying A Station where I worked, always had a "Veedol Can" pencil or ink pen in his pocket... When Customers used the pen/pencil, whichever one He had in his pocket at the time; they usually commented on them being "unusual" looking. He would smile and then hand it back to them; He said, something like; "A small token of our Appreciation, for you stopping by"... (my Family had a handful of them in our "Junk Drawer" by the telephone in our kitchen... Unfortunately, after many moves to new homes, they are long gone....)

After the Customer left, he would go back into the little cubby he had of an Office and within minutes he had another one in his pocket... I own a few different "Oil Can" pencils, so I decided that I would put one in the pocket of the Shirt....


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Bob Richards #611110 Fri May 01 2015 08:59 AM
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You folks have some great looking items! Thanks for sharing.... And I hope others, whether you have a Uniform Shirt, Jacket, Hat, cap, hat badge will share with the Group.....


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Bob Richards #611111 Fri May 01 2015 09:06 AM
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...no pics - but I have a couple pair of coveralls with Gulf chain stitched on the back; at least one Gulf uniform shirt; a couple of Gulf hat covers; some Gulf attendant name badges and assorted pinbacks...and countless patches...my favorite is an old flannel baseball uniform with felt letters on the back (naming a local Gulf jobber as the sponsor) that my Dad gave me for Christmas one year...


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gulfiend! #611117 Fri May 01 2015 09:34 AM
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Mark, those sound fantastic!

Maybe, in the next couple of days, you can share some photos?

I know I would love to see them!


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