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Philadelphia Area Member #742545
Tue Jan 21 2020 12:05 PM
Tue Jan 21 2020 12:05 PM
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Bucks county, PA
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Hello everyone,

My names Jeff, I am 28 years old and have always had an interest in antique gas pumps/signs. My grand father (who I lived directly across the street from) opened one of the first major gas/service stations in the Levittown PA area. It was a Texaco station with 3 islands (6 pumps) and a 3 bay garage.

My uncles, older cousins and father all grew up working there and from the stories, my grand father had alot of pride in his station (sometimes re-painting the white islands every couple of weeks).

Unfortunately, before I was born, my father and one uncle bought the station from my grandfather. Things didnt work out between them and not long after the equipment sold and station closed down.

The original building is still just down the street from me. It is now a small automotive repair shop with no gas station. I was very close to my grandfather, he inspired me to serve in the Navy and be the best man I could be. He passed away a few years back and I bought his house from my aunts and uncles.

I dont have alot, but plan on building a nice collection of Texaco antiques. I already found a Tokheim 39 short gas pump (in Sunoco colors) that I plan on restoring to Texaco Fire Chief or Texaco Sky Chief colors. (Need suggestions on which one to go with).

Thank you for allowing me to join. I plan on learning alot here.


-Jeff

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Re: Philadelphia Area Member [Re: Jdwagner888] #742546
Tue Jan 21 2020 12:09 PM
Tue Jan 21 2020 12:09 PM
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I dont have many, but here are a few photos.

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Re: Philadelphia Area Member [Re: Jdwagner888] #742547
Tue Jan 21 2020 12:12 PM
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This is one of the only original items I have from the shop. An old Texaco clock that survived a shop fire. It still works!

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Re: Philadelphia Area Member [Re: Jdwagner888] #742548
Tue Jan 21 2020 12:16 PM
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Welcome to Oldgas. Best of luck with your pump project!


Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.
Re: Philadelphia Area Member [Re: Jdwagner888] #742549
Tue Jan 21 2020 12:22 PM
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welcome aboard .. ... cool


RANDY
Re: Philadelphia Area Member [Re: Jdwagner888] #742551
Tue Jan 21 2020 12:55 PM
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Welcome and thanks for sharing the photos. Wish I had a photo of my Grandpa at work. Priceless.


Jim "Oldgas" Potts
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Re: Philadelphia Area Member [Re: Jdwagner888] #742558
Tue Jan 21 2020 04:54 PM
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Welcome! Great stuff!


Looking for Michelin items + NJ oil company related items (Mohawk, Guardian, Whiz, etc) + animal-related petroliana + Gargoyle/Shell/Sinclair items
Re: Philadelphia Area Member [Re: Jdwagner888] #742570
Tue Jan 21 2020 07:47 PM
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Welcome to OldGas!


Braden Splichal

Re: Philadelphia Area Member [Re: Jdwagner888] #742948
Thu Jan 30 2020 10:50 PM
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Beautiful clock! Been looking for one for quite some time.

Re: Philadelphia Area Member [Re: Jdwagner888] #743169
Mon Feb 03 2020 12:13 PM
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Greetings from Nebraska.

Greg

Re: Philadelphia Area Member [Re: Jdwagner888] #743337
Thu Feb 06 2020 05:27 PM
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Hello from Jersey. Welcome to the site.Cool photos.

You're not far from a couple upcoming shows you should check out-

Sat. Mar. 14 Mason Dixon, Frederick, MD &

Sun Mar. 29 Metro Petro, Pompton Lakes, NJ


Looking for photos, etc from 60s era Shell-A-Rama gas station and Pal's Diner, Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ
& US or state highway signs, shields, route markers

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