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#80917 - Sat Dec 02 2006 11:15 AM COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington


December is here and it's time to feature Shell as our company of the month. Thanks to Doc for the banner and to Jim for the great site. I feel honored for the priviledge of hosting a company so revered by collectors. I don't consider myself to be a historian of the company, I'm mainly a collector, but there is a lot of information available and I'll do my best. I collect lots of stuff including Texaco, Mobil, Richfield, Flying A, Chevron, and Signal, but I'd have to say Shell gets me the most excited. I have a modest collection of Shell items and we'll be seeing some of that here, but I know there are some incredible collections out there and a lot of stuff I don't have or probably never even seen. So lets all join the party, share pictures of our stuff and make this an all time topic. I'm shooting for ten pages!

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#80918 - Sat Dec 02 2006 11:55 AM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
The origins of this global enterprise can be traced back to Marcus Samuel in London, England circa 1833. He started an import export business selling sea shells to Victorian natural history enthusiasts. Later his son expanded the business into exporting Russian oil products to asian markets. The name "Shell" first appeared in 1891 as a trademark for kerosene being shipped to the far east. In 1892 the first tanker load of kerosene was delivered to Singapore and Bangkok. 1897 saw the formation of the Shell Transport and Trading Company.

Meanwhile, a Netherlands company named Royal Dutch was competing with the British for overseas petroleum markets. A merger with with Samuel's company was arranged and in 1907 the Royal Dutch/Shell group of companies was created and a worldwide enterprise was born.

History of the Pecten: First appeared in 1901 as a Mussel shell and in 1904 gained more of an imagery status as a Scallop shell.




1909 saw it refined to the early image we are most familiar with. Major changes were made in 1948 and 1955. Why red and yellow? The companies first kerosene shipments were in red containers, traced to Spanish origins. Early Shell of California stations seeking visual impact saw the connection to the state's Spanish heritage and red and yellow were chosen.

I'll be adding more history bits later, hopefully to include the formation of Shell of California and Roxana Petroleum Company. But we want to see pumps, cans, signage, globes, all that good stuff, right?

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#80919 - Sat Dec 02 2006 12:07 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Cans from Shell of California late teens early twenties



Golden Shell cans



30's or 40's vintage cans



Five quart cans



Grease cans early and later, note the Roxana Petroleum logo



Variety of containers



I'll be back later tonight with other stuff. Enjoy!


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#80920 - Sat Dec 02 2006 04:57 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
Scott Shipers Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 18 2003
Loc: Kansas City, Missouri
Here are some pictures I photographed at the Shell Museum in Roxanna, Illinois.








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Scott Shipers
WANTED: Quart Picture Cans
Kansas City, Missouri
_________________________
Scott Shipers
WANTED: quart picture cans

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#80921 - Sat Dec 02 2006 05:04 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
Scott Shipers Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 18 2003
Loc: Kansas City, Missouri
Here are some misc. Shell items I have photographed at shows or in collections.






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Scott Shipers
WANTED: Quart Picture Cans
Kansas City, Missouri
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Scott Shipers
WANTED: quart picture cans

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#80922 - Sat Dec 02 2006 05:06 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
Scott Shipers Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 18 2003
Loc: Kansas City, Missouri
Here is a porcelain thermometer from a friends collection.


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Scott Shipers
WANTED: Quart Picture Cans
Kansas City, Missouri
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Scott Shipers
WANTED: quart picture cans

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#80923 - Sat Dec 02 2006 06:24 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Thanks Scott, good stuff. That Shell thermometer commands a hefty price when one comes up for sale.

Here's a link from this site to the Shell History Museum:
http://www.oldgas.com/info/shellmus.htm

And the official museum web site:
http://www.wrrhm.org/

Shell clam station
http://www.oldgas.com/info/ws_shell.htm

Restored Bowser 310 in my basement



We're not going to go in any particular order here, so feel free to post your signs, cans, whatever at any time.

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#80924 - Sat Dec 02 2006 09:19 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Great stuff so far! Check your email Vern. I sent you a couple of pictures.
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Wanted: Gas pump globes:Sinclair & affiliates, IL companies. Ripple bodies. Anything Sinclair, Stoll, Pierce, 4 Bros.


http://www.lastgas15.com/

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#80925 - Sat Dec 02 2006 10:23 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Royal Shell's next move was to gain a foothold in the United States. Their presence here grew out of two organizations founded in 1912, the Pacific coast based American Gasoline Company and the midwest based Roxana Petroleum Company. Royal Dutch Shell purchased the property for a refinery in 1917 in what was to become "the town that Shell built", Roxana Illinois. The town was incorporated in 1921 and supposedly took it's name from the wife of the owner of Royal Dutch, Roxanne.

Roxana Petroleum items are at the top of the Shell collectibles food chain. Here's some items from Roxana Petroleum in my collection I've added this year.









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#80926 - Sun Dec 03 2006 11:37 AM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
A look at some signs







From the world famous flyingausa collection



Foreign sign





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#80927 - Sun Dec 03 2006 12:18 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Nice Bennett 541 from Paul Fuhrlinger (flyingausa), looks very authentic



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#80928 - Sun Dec 03 2006 10:00 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Posting these for Jim White (leonardoil)

"1) I need to know the era,I have never seen one with the red lines going almost all the way thru the sign.Early?
2)This is a porc 36" single sided Roxanna era sign."



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#80929 - Sun Dec 03 2006 10:07 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
leonardoil Offline
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Registered: Tue May 02 2006
Loc: Ithaca,Mi USA
Thanks Jim
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#80930 - Mon Dec 04 2006 12:08 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
Picked this up on ebay. It is 7", curved, heavy porcelain. Looks like it may have gone on a curb type pump? Based on the logos it looks to be an early piece. I think it is foreign.

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#80931 - Mon Dec 04 2006 05:34 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
Does anyone have any info on the small curved sign I posted?

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#80932 - Mon Dec 04 2006 06:32 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif

SHELL w/ETHYL [porcelain 1 piece pump plate on left] was used 1933-1936. Very few of these plates are known to exist.
SHELL [porcelain sign on right] was used 1937-1946.
[according to B&H resto book]
db
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Reproduction/Fantasy Cans
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p2/oldegaspump/AllCansMASTERTHUMBNAIL_zps4bfdbbc7.jpg
Rnd Can Re-lids


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#80933 - Mon Dec 04 2006 10:35 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
bustermonty, that's one of the coolest foreign Shell signs I've seen.

DB, thanks for posting the picture of that pump, it's a celebrity in it's own right. Never even noticed the ultra rare pump plate on it before.

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#80934 - Mon Dec 04 2006 10:49 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Fifteen inch "west coast" globe. Actually used not just on the west coast but as far east as Texas, I'm not quite sure on the extent of Shell of California marketing.



And it's eastern cousin



Ultra rare fifteen inch lens from a prominent local collector in Tacoma


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#80935 - Mon Dec 04 2006 11:01 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
36" Golden Shell



Couple more signs from Tacoma




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#80936 - Tue Dec 05 2006 03:12 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspumpgary Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 25 2002
Loc: Glentham, Lincolnshire england
Here's some British globes from the late 20's up to the 60's





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#80937 - Sat Dec 09 2006 11:30 AM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Posting for Frank Jordan:

"the six inch sign was used on a reps vehicle,from the 1920"s
shell premium pump plate from the thirties"





Great signs Frank!

I've been a little swamped with photo submissions, it's taking me a while but I'll get to all of them. Thanks

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#80938 - Sat Dec 09 2006 12:28 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
A few more from flyingausa Paul







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#80939 - Sat Dec 09 2006 12:38 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
From lastgas15 Bob Drake:



"These last few pictures are of my son Darrel's collection. He was around 10 years old when he started collecting. He lost interest in collecting petro stuff when he discovered girls and cars. Most of his cans are common but there are a few rare pieces in there. One is an early striped (Roxanna) handy oiler. Another is the shell shaped plastic handy oiler in the last picture.
He also has a Shell Insecticide burlap bag, and a rare Jimmy Allen Aero Shell puzzle."











Thanks Bob, we'll have more from him later



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#80940 - Sat Dec 09 2006 09:25 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Submitted by some guy in Oklahoma. Thanks Butch!







36 inch single sided sign of european origin, possibly Belgium






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#80941 - Sat Dec 09 2006 09:26 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
A few more from Butch Greer



Another beautiful foreign sign






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#80942 - Sun Dec 10 2006 12:46 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Some killer items from John O'Hern. I've never seen the "no smoking" sign before. The Roxana globe is similar in condition to mine. Next to impossible to find one that the red hasn't gone away on.











Thanks John,

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#80943 - Sun Dec 10 2006 01:04 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
MetroPetro Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 25 2005
Loc: North Jersey
Thanks to all for the photos ! Always had Shell stuff around. Dad and uncles ran "Shell-A-Rama" on Route 17 North in Mahwah, NJ c.1960 across the highway from Pal's Diner. Also good friend George "Mr. Packard" Jepson had the Shell in Hillsdale, NJ for ages. Would love to get any memorabilia from these places. Ed
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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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#80944 - Sun Dec 10 2006 06:25 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
I've got no idea on the history of this metal box, but it hangs out in my living room...




Wes

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#80945 - Sun Dec 10 2006 07:03 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
Here are two maps, 1947 & 1948, from Shell. I'm a bit suprised, that with all the colorful Shell logos, that these are a bit plain....

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Anything Chevron

I'd rather be flying.....

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#80946 - Sun Dec 10 2006 11:07 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Therm, that's a heck of a nice looking box. Don't know anything about it but it sure appeals to me.

Thanks to Jeff for the maps. Shell put out some great and very graphic maps, the 1929 version being one of the classics, also the 1933 license plate map too. Anybody have some to post?

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#80947 - Sun Dec 10 2006 11:38 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
This is the largest porcelain sign I've ever had. 8'x8' 2pcs, single side.ALL black spots were roofing tar that cleaned off.

This is a GREEN STREAK pump plate.

Oil rack sign, single side.


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Reproduction/Fantasy Cans
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p2/oldegaspump/AllCansMASTERTHUMBNAIL_zps4bfdbbc7.jpg
Rnd Can Re-lids


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#80948 - Sun Dec 10 2006 11:45 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
A couple of small items.

Close up of SHELL ETHYL pump plate.
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Reproduction/Fantasy Cans
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p2/oldegaspump/AllCansMASTERTHUMBNAIL_zps4bfdbbc7.jpg
Rnd Can Re-lids


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#80949 - Sun Dec 10 2006 11:53 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif

These are from a oilfield office building.
db
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Reproduction/Fantasy Cans
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p2/oldegaspump/AllCansMASTERTHUMBNAIL_zps4bfdbbc7.jpg
Rnd Can Re-lids


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#80950 - Mon Dec 11 2006 06:18 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
leonardoil Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue May 02 2006
Loc: Ithaca,Mi USA
Still searching for some help on the 2 pics of Shell signs on page 1 at bottom that Jim had posted for me.Mostly the one on the left? any info? haven't seen anything posted here like it.
thanks Jim
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leonardoil

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#80951 - Tue Dec 12 2006 09:52 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
More from Frank Jordan:

"These hat badges were used from the forties through the nineties."



Thanks Frank,

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#80952 - Sat Dec 16 2006 12:25 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
We'll break for a few more historical factoids. As we learned before, Shell's presence in the U.S. stemmed from two acquistions, Roxana Petroleum and the American Gasoline Company in 1912. My guess is that American Gasoline was incororated into Shell of California at that time. I haven't been able to document this so if anyone else has any other historical information I'd appreciate it.

For review here is a timeline history of Shell:

1833: Marcus Samuel starts import export business in London
1890: Royal Dutch Company launched

1892: Marcus commissions the first special oil tanker and delivers 4,000 tons of Russian kerosene to Singapore and Bangkok

1897: Samuel's company begins to operate under the name Shell Transport and Trading Company, Limited

1903: Shell and Dutch company N.V. Koninklijke Nederlandsche Maatschappij tot Explotatie van Petroleum-bronnen in Nederlandsch-IndiŽ form the Asiatic Petroleum Company

1903: Royal Dutch and Shell group begins joint marketing campaign under name "British Dutch"

1906-1914: British Dutch Group acquires producing interests in: Romania (1906), Russia (1910), Egypt (1911), Venezuela (1913) and Trinidad (1914)

1907: Royal Dutch/Shell partnership is extended worldwide, with the creation of the Royal Dutch / Shell Group of Companies

1912: Trading in the US starts after the acquisition of the American Gasoline Company, an American marketing company

1912: Turkish Petroleum Company founded with 50% ownership by Turkish National Bank, 25% Deutsche Bank, 25% Royal Dutch/Shell

1915: Formation of the Shell Company in California

1915: Shell's Martinez, California refinery became the country's first modern, continous-process refinery that long served as the model for other U.S. refineries.

1918: Royal Dutch/Shell buys Mexican Eagle

1921: Shell's historic strike in 1921 at the legendary Signal Hill field in California set off an oil boom, with the field becoming the nation's most productive in terms of barrels per acre.

1922: Shell companies in California and the midwest merged with Deleware based Union Oil Company to form Shell Union Corporation, a holding company. This merger created the publicly held company that eventually became Shell Oil Company in 1949. In 1985, Shell Oil became a wholly owned affiliate of the Royal Dutch/ Shell Group of Companies.

1937: Shell, Total, and Partex form the consortium Petroleum Development (Oman and Dhofar) later, Petroleum Development Oman

1941: Shell scientists made a history shaping discovery when they invented the 100-octane gasoline needed for a new generation of aviation engines used in World War II.

1945-55: Exploratory drilling in Tunisia, Algeria, Nigeria, Trinidad and offshore in British Borneo; Production from the Iraq Petroleum Company increases dramatically

1949: Royal Dutch shortens its corporate title to "Shell"

1954: Consortium of oil companies, including British Petroleum, Exxon, Socony, Texas Oil, Socal, Gulf, Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and CFP form the Iranian Oil Participants Ltd. (IOP) and negotiate agreement with Iranian government and for oil production in Iran

1956: Shell discovers oil in the Sahara

1959: Joint Shell/Esso exploration company called N.V. Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) discovers gas fields in Groningen in the Netherlands

1974: Omani government claims 25% interest Petroleum Development Oman

1975: Omani government raises its interest in Petroleum Development Oman to 60%

1979: Shell acquires Belridge Oil

1984: Shell buys minority interest (30%) in Shell Oil US

Mid-1980s: Royal Dutch/Shell buys remaining 31% of Shell Oil U.S.A. (the remainder that it did not yet own)

1998: Shell Oil Co., Texaco Inc. and Saudi Aramco initiate joint venture combining their eastern U.S. refining and marketing assets under the name Motiva Enterprises LLC, paralleling a joint venture launched by Shell and Texaco under the name Equilon Enterprises LLC for their Midwest, Southwest and West Coast downstream assets; Shell to own 35% of Houston-based Motiva, while Texaco and Aramco will each own 32.5%

1998: Occidental and Royal Dutch/Shell, Anglo-Dutch oil group complete a $1bn global asset swap

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#80953 - Sat Dec 16 2006 01:39 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Bob Drake sent in a whole bunch of images from Aumann Auctions. Thanks to Bob and credits to Aumann Auctions

















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#80954 - Sat Dec 16 2006 01:58 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
For some reason I'm having problems editing that last post, but here's more courtesy of Bob and Aumann Auctions:














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#80955 - Sat Dec 16 2006 02:07 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
More credits to Bob and Aumann Auctions












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#80956 - Sat Dec 16 2006 02:11 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Continuing credits to Bob and Aumann Auctions















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#80957 - Sat Dec 16 2006 02:15 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Last post from Bob and Aumann Auctions










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#80958 - Sat Dec 16 2006 03:43 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Just received these from e-mail:

Hi
Heres some pics from gas Pump Ronnie.
The clock face is a COMWEL, made in Lynwood Ca.
The tank cart is a Milwaukee. You can use these on the site if you like.
D. Fritsche





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#80959 - Sat Dec 16 2006 11:03 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
More stuff thanks to Frank Jordan:












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#80960 - Sun Dec 17 2006 03:43 AM Re: COTM: SHELL
Dave Rowlison Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 19 2002
Loc: Michigan



SHELL MAP OF AN AREA OF GERMANY (DATE UNKNOWN TO ME). THE WORD SHELL IS ON THE MAP 17 TIMES, BUT NO SHELL LOGO.

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#80961 - Sun Dec 17 2006 04:27 AM Re: COTM: SHELL
Dave Rowlison Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 19 2002
Loc: Michigan


SHELL 6 INCH PATCH WITH THE 1928-1946 LOGO

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#80962 - Sun Dec 17 2006 09:20 AM Re: COTM: SHELL
Tokheim Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 19 2003
Loc: NW PA
Great job Gaspower, thanks for the time and effort to you and all participants!

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#80963 - Sun Dec 17 2006 12:46 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
The caption on the back of this photo reads:
"1912-Shell's Seattle Dept. Westlake Ave. and Highland Drive. Site of present division office. Property acquired Sept. 27, 1912."
It's hard to get any detail in a 50 KB or under jpg image, but note the sign on the office to the left that says "American Gasoline Company".



The caption on the next one reads:
"1915 Show Place Shell station at Eastlake and Hamlin, Seattle gasoline was 12 cents a gallon, higher than the price of eggs."

Photo credits to Seattle Historical Society.



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#80964 - Sun Dec 17 2006 06:29 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
Oldgas Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Frank Jordan's Shellane Bottled Gas sign on page 3 shows the same pecten as the one Jim White (leonardoil) asked about on page 1. Franks says he thinks that logo was from "the fifties and maybe the forties."

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#80965 - Mon Dec 18 2006 11:33 AM Re: COTM: SHELL
Keith54 Offline
Active Member

Registered: Wed Dec 06 2006
Loc: Michigan, USA


Not real old, but kind of unusual

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#80966 - Mon Dec 18 2006 10:36 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Location unknown, but I guess Southern Cal. I'll be posting more station pics if I can get through some copyright issues. Anybody else got any good station pictures?


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#80967 - Sat Dec 23 2006 12:12 AM Re: COTM: SHELL
hawkike Online   content
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Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610
more shell pictures

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#80968 - Sun Dec 24 2006 01:36 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
A few more globes and thanks to Bob Drake for the pics

15" Green Streak, Shell's motor grade fuel, and #1 on my wanted list.



12 1/2" three piece globe, very rare, maybe only a couple known to exist, anybody have any info to add on this?



One piece "canteen" globe, not sure on the time frame for use, probably 20's.



Super Shell version



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#80969 - Sun Dec 24 2006 01:44 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
1933 map and others





Cool Super Shell jumbo matchbook I got from Tom Stover





Giveaway item and patches from Frank Jordan





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#80970 - Sun Dec 24 2006 01:54 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Couple containers




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#80971 - Sun Dec 24 2006 02:11 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Some nice foreign globes from Paul Fuhrlinger









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#80972 - Sun Dec 24 2006 07:53 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
More foreign globes courtesy of Bob Drake:











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#80973 - Sun Dec 24 2006 07:58 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
gaspower Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 01 2001
Loc: Island County, Washington
Foreign cont.








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#80974 - Mon Dec 25 2006 09:35 AM Re: COTM: SHELL
Dave Rowlison Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 19 2002
Loc: Michigan


SHELL 1950 PAPER CREDIT CARD

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#80975 - Mon Dec 25 2006 11:04 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
hawkike Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610
5 gallon SHELL SQUARE CAN- -OLDER COLORS
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Frank Jordan

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#80976 - Mon Dec 25 2006 11:17 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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2 SQUARE 5 GALLON CAN S.dIFFERENT COLORS
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#80977 - Thu Dec 28 2006 02:04 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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[URL=http://imageshack.us] [/URL Shell giveaways-2 different colors on the shell clothes hangers
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#80978 - Thu Dec 28 2006 02:11 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Empty Shellubrication display rack

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#80979 - Thu Dec 28 2006 02:15 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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I am lacking the Rubber Lubricant to complete the display

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#80980 - Fri Dec 29 2006 02:48 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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@Shell cans
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#80981 - Fri Dec 29 2006 02:52 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Shell Oil samples are dated 1937 to 1950

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#80982 - Fri Dec 29 2006 02:56 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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2 different styles of 1 gallon cans

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#80983 - Sat Dec 30 2006 01:30 AM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Some advertising images thanks to Bob Drake















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#80984 - Sat Dec 30 2006 02:25 AM Re: COTM: SHELL
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1954 SHELL BOOKLET

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#80985 - Sat Dec 30 2006 01:03 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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A driver i worked with at Signal hill in S.Ca.
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#80986 - Sat Dec 30 2006 01:08 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Shell Truck trailer over looking San Francisco

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#80987 - Sat Dec 30 2006 01:14 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Picture taken from a calender

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#80988 - Sat Dec 30 2006 01:40 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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#80989 - Sat Dec 30 2006 01:45 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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#80990 - Sat Dec 30 2006 01:49 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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#80991 - Sat Dec 30 2006 01:58 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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#80992 - Sat Dec 30 2006 02:02 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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#80993 - Sat Dec 30 2006 02:16 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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#80994 - Sat Dec 30 2006 02:55 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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#80995 - Sat Dec 30 2006 02:59 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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#80996 - Sat Dec 30 2006 03:02 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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#80997 - Sat Dec 30 2006 03:11 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Dated 1937

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#80998 - Sat Dec 30 2006 03:18 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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hey frank i have the same calender
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#80999 - Sat Dec 30 2006 04:05 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Wow, great images Frank. I had hoped to include some great old images from some well known collector calenders that are published every year, but was not given permission to use them here. Here are some others I have, photo credits for the tax asessor photos go to the Puget Sound Regional Archives.

Along Aurora Avenue in Seattle near Green Lake:



Near Woodland Park in Seattle. I also have a photo of a Texaco station featuring the exact same architecture close by.



Along the Bothell Highway, now known as Lake City Way.


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#81000 - Sat Dec 30 2006 04:17 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Some "then and now" pictures. The first two are along S. 133rd in Tukwila.





Another station on Aurora near Green Lake. The pump in the background looks to be a Tokheim 850 with a Green Streak globe.




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#81001 - Sat Dec 30 2006 05:05 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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#81002 - Sat Dec 30 2006 05:08 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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1 quart Shell Penn.-ShellPetroleum Corporation
1 pintShell New Zeland-x-100

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#81003 - Sat Dec 30 2006 05:14 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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5 gallon Shell bulk oil can-powder coated

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#81004 - Sat Dec 30 2006 05:18 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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1qt.Shell Penn-2 different Silver Shell decals-all N.O.S.

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#81005 - Sat Dec 30 2006 09:10 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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This item is not marked SHELL but was used at one time in the SHELL OIL W.SACRAMENTO terminal.If you do not know what it was used for--email me and i will clue you in!!

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#81006 - Sat Dec 30 2006 10:42 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Fellow PNW Gas Geek Tom Stover was nice enough to send in pics from his wonderful collection, thanks to wife Carole








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#81007 - Sat Dec 30 2006 10:48 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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How about this Shell Household Kit. It's got my DNA all over, spilled lots of drool over it at Tom's birthday party!






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#81008 - Sat Dec 30 2006 10:52 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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A few more from Tom






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#81009 - Sun Dec 31 2006 12:44 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Found this in a currant auction on ebay #320065953048
12" x 17 1/2" DSP


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#81010 - Sun Dec 31 2006 01:05 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Got this post card from a 90+ year old guy several years ago. Said he used to work at a Shell station as a kid. In mint condition....



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#81011 - Sun Dec 31 2006 04:15 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Thanks to Bob Richards for sending these in today.

"I am really enjoying your Company of the month salute, you are doing a great job. I have a couple of shell items I am sending photos of. Not sure that if I posted them they would come out right. Use any or none of them. One item I have a am sending a photo of, is a service station lease between P.H. Smith, his wife Alta and Shell in 1929 in the city of Barlow OR. I find it interesting for the rent is $1.00 per month and is a 5 year lease. The lease is dated 2/15/29. The other photos are a blotter from 1952 and a couple of coins."








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#81012 - Sun Dec 31 2006 04:44 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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1 gallon Shellcan

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#81013 - Sun Dec 31 2006 04:53 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Framed Aero-Shell decal

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#81014 - Sun Dec 31 2006 04:57 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Rare 2 sided Flange porcelain sign-30's era


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#81015 - Sun Dec 31 2006 05:02 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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2 sided porcelain-note the bracket on the right side-some times called a "paddle sign"
12" From the late 20's era

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#81016 - Sun Dec 31 2006 05:08 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Over all length of this 3 piece sign is about 10'
The white Pecten is rare.

At one time it WAS in my garage!!


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#81017 - Sun Dec 31 2006 10:06 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Thanks, Frank.

I've never seen that kerosene flange sign in porcelain, or a white pectin.

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#81018 - Sun Dec 31 2006 10:43 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Well, we have about 3 hours left in the month, left coast time at least, and I just wanted to give a huge
thanks to all who've contributed here. I've had a lot of fun doing this.

Feedback is welcome, I would be interested to know if anyone learned anything from
the historical side, or what you liked the most.

And a final thanks to my personal assistant, Shelly, who performed all of the research and never
complained a bit. It's time for her to return to her phone booth, but here's a pic of her listening
to me explain the finer points of a Shell globe:



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#81019 - Mon Jan 01 2007 12:38 AM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Great job Vern!!! Glad to see you're keeping your "assistant" in line.......

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#81020 - Mon Jan 01 2007 08:34 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Great site and i enjoyed the history! The white pecten and porcelain kerosene--only ones that i have ever seen.Thanks for your help!

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#81021 - Mon Jan 01 2007 08:48 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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THANKS, VERN FOR THIS WONDERFUL HISTORY REPORT AND PICTURES ON THE SHELL OIL COMPANY. IT WAS BETTER THAN I EXPECTED WHICH IS A GOOD THING...LOTS OF INFO AND EYE CANDY FOR SURE!

THANKS SO MUCH FOR GETTING IT DONE!

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#81022 - Mon Jan 15 2007 05:10 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Hey all I'm back. I hope I'm not infringing on our current COTM, Brad's doing a fine job, but I was granted permission to use some old calendar images and wanted to share.

Credits to Check The Oil magazine,

First one up is this scene from 1939 with kind of a different architectual style:


Close up of pumps and display case



More unique architecture circa 1932. How many globes are in the pic?


Lots of promotions and giveaways in this typical 50's scene.




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#81023 - Mon Jan 15 2007 05:29 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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I would guess the year of this Roxana station to be late twenties or early thirties from the common Shell globes on what could be National Simplex or Duplex pumps. Note the free standing globes on the fluted poles. I see these plain globes up for sale every now and then.



Couple more later year stations:




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#81024 - Mon Jan 15 2007 05:36 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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This has to be one of the coolest Shell stations I've ever seen a pic of. From Portland, Oregon 1933.



Close up of the pumps, looks like maybe Bowser 310's or Bennett 150's. Selling Green Streak on the right and Gasco on the left.



Another close up of the front with the unique building lettering and signage.



I'll post a few more pics I just won on ebay next weekend.

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#81025 - Sat Jan 20 2007 02:48 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Still living in December! As promised here are some images from some nice photos I won on ebay recently. Car in the first one, maybe a Cadillac?





Caption on back of photo reads "the original tank wagon Centralia Wa 1916"




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#81026 - Sat Jan 20 2007 02:52 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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I think I've seen this station before.



Cars lined up, must have been waiting on the tanker?





Caption reads "Centralia Wa"


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#81027 - Sat Jan 20 2007 02:55 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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San Francisco?







Caption reads "Seattle Wa 1929" but looks older than that.


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#81028 - Sat Jan 20 2007 06:34 PM Re: COTM: SHELL
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...make Jim's day - buy this book from Oldgas...it's 'eat-up' with Shell station photos from 1935 to 1962, with many 'shell-shaped' station photos...

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#81029 - Mon Dec 01 2008 10:51 AM Re: COTM: SHELL
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Looking to buy a GREEN STREAK BY SHELL pump plate or lubster sign. Maybe you know someone who has one for sale. Thanks Louie from Wa. State. lkey51@hotmail.com

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