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Has anyone ever seen one of these before? #715664
Sat Aug 25 2018 07:58 AM
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My grandfather worked for Atlantic Richfield and I believe he got this when they closed out one of the local service stations. I attached a pic of it. It's just under 3ft tall and the car he's holding moves back and forth. I believe his eyes move and also a muscle pops up on his arm. I was just wondering if anyone has ever seen anything like this before or was it custom made for that service station. I never had a chance to get the story behind the little man from my grandfather.

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Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these before? [Re: DepSher] #715666
Sat Aug 25 2018 08:32 AM
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I have not but I can tell you that it is awesome.

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these before? [Re: DepSher] #715668
Sat Aug 25 2018 10:05 AM
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Very late 1940's-early 1950's car being hefted above the attendant's head. A neat piece to be sure. You're fortunate to have this nice connection to your Grandpa, and his career in the gas and oil business. John

Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these before? [Re: DepSher] #715670
Sat Aug 25 2018 10:30 AM
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Never seen one, but very COOL!!
Brian


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Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these before? [Re: Bass Master] #715701
Sun Aug 26 2018 07:23 AM
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Wellington, Ohio
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Try this,
Resemble 1951 Olds?

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Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these before? [Re: DepSher] #715703
Sun Aug 26 2018 07:55 AM
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Very cool


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Re: Has anyone ever seen one of these before? [Re: DepSher] #715715
Sun Aug 26 2018 03:39 PM
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Thanks. I also have blueprints for a 1945 Service Station


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