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#86680 - Fri Sep 07 2007 02:01 PM Re: COTM - Ashland Oil - Sept,. 2007
Dave Rowlison Offline
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Shot with HP pstc3100 at 2007-09-07


Shot with HP pstc3100 at 2007-09-07

Ditto !!

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#86681 - Fri Sep 07 2007 03:55 PM Re: COTM - Ashland Oil - Sept,. 2007
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
Here's a few more Ashland globes.....not ones you see often........






The auction catalog for the Pepper globe described it as the "only one known"......not sure why, but most others I've seen were on metal bodies, so may be the smaller size on a glass body.
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Corinth, Texas

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#86682 - Sat Sep 08 2007 09:26 AM Re: COTM - Ashland Oil - Sept,. 2007
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Loc: Central , MN USA


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#86683 - Sat Sep 08 2007 04:27 PM Re: COTM - Ashland Oil - Sept,. 2007
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
Here's a couple more globes....GO-MIX Outboard Motor Fuel........the Valvoline version is fairly common, but the Ashland version is pretty rare.




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Richard Weir
Corinth, Texas

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#86684 - Sat Sep 08 2007 04:36 PM Re: COTM - Ashland Oil - Sept,. 2007
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
From the Aumman Auction archives.......four different Pepper Gasoline globes:















[This message has been edited by pegasus (edited 09-08-2007).]
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Corinth, Texas

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#86685 - Mon Sep 10 2007 11:03 AM Re: COTM - Ashland Oil - Sept,. 2007
Dave Rowlison Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 19 2002
Loc: Michigan

Shot with KODAK DC3200 DIGITAL CAMERA at 2007-09-10


Shot with KODAK DC3200 DIGITAL CAMERA at 2007-09-10


Shot with KODAK DC3200 DIGITAL CAMERA at 2007-09-10

3 Ashland signs from the former local Ashland station. The 2 on the building now belong to Fuzzy a maybe soon to be oldgasser. The bottom one is under a coat of paint still doing service.

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#86686 - Mon Sep 10 2007 04:32 PM Re: COTM - Ashland Oil - Sept,. 2007
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
Thanks Dave for the sign pictures!! Speaking of signs........here's a few of mine.........











Richard
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Corinth, Texas

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#86687 - Wed Sep 12 2007 01:20 PM Re: COTM - Ashland Oil - Sept,. 2007
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
Here's a couple of Aetna globes, again thanks to Aumann Auctions.......





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Richard Weir
Corinth, Texas

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#86688 - Wed Sep 12 2007 01:36 PM Re: COTM - Ashland Oil - Sept,. 2007
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
CAN you post pictures of your Ashland related CANS? Sure you CAN!! I CAN show pictures of my CANS!! Did someone says something about CANS?? Here's a few larger sized ones...........







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Richard Weir
Corinth, Texas

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#86689 - Thu Sep 13 2007 11:47 AM Re: COTM - Ashland Oil - Sept,. 2007
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
Based on the participation so far, it would appear that Ashland isn't a widely collected company....at least by Oldgas members. But just in case you're interested in learning more about the company's history, here's a few sources you might want to hunt up:

1) “Blazer and Ashland Oil, a Study in Management”. The author is Joseph L. Massie and the publisher is the University of Kentucky Press. Copyright 1960. (this book is currently available on eBay from seller "alldaypicker")

2) "E PLURIBUS UNUM", author Paul G. Blazer, published by the Newcomen Society, copyright 1956. Author was President and Chairman of Ashland Oil and Refining Company, Ashland Kentucky. (this sold on eBay less than a month ago)

3) "The Exception – History of Ashland Oil & Refining Company", by Otto J. Scott.
Published by McGraw-Hill in paperback in 1968. The author was commissioned by Ashland to write the book. (this is available on amazon.com)

When I started working for Ashland in 1971, "The Exception" was given to all new hires. I lived in a rented house in Ashland, KY for a month until my wife and kids could join me. Since I was without a TV and had virtually no furiture, I read the book during that first week. Somewhere over the years it disappeared.......so I don't have it now when I could finally put it to good use again.

I do remember at least one thing from the book. The book discussed the company's first auditor......don't recall his name but he worked for the company in the 1930's. While climbing on top of a large crude oil storage tank to measure the quantity of oil inside, the roof caved in and the poor fellow drowned in the oil. I worked as an auditor for Ashland for 8 years......needless to say I was extra careful when I had to strap storage tanks!!

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Richard Weir
Corinth, Texas

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#86690 - Thu Sep 13 2007 02:44 PM Re: COTM - Ashland Oil - Sept,. 2007
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Registered: Sun Mar 26 2006
Loc: Parker, CO
Drowning in a vat of oil would SUCK! What a way to welcome you to the company. 'welcome to our team, hear is the way the last guy died...'

Keep it comin. I have nothing to add but I am enjoying it.

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Scott Wright-
http://www.frontrangegas.com/powerine.htm
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#86691 - Thu Sep 13 2007 06:19 PM Re: COTM - Ashland Oil - Sept,. 2007
T-way Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
Here is the 15" version richard alluded to.



If anybody has a single 15" lens that they would be willing to part with - drop me a line. I've only got the one side on this globe. I put one of our 'frosted' lenses on the backside.

Later . . .

Jim

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#86692 - Thu Sep 13 2007 08:28 PM Re: COTM - Ashland Oil - Sept,. 2007
Savinsam Offline
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Registered: Wed Dec 20 2006
Loc: northwestern Pa.
Speaking of Valvoline, I have an old steel oil barrel with the big heavy rings around it which has raised letters on top saying, "valvoline company, New England Dept." Does anyone know where at in New England this plant was? Sam

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#86693 - Fri Sep 14 2007 11:07 PM Re: COTM - Ashland Oil - Sept,. 2007
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
Sam........can't help you on the Valvoline New England location.........but I can post more pictures of my Valvoline cans......








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Richard Weir
Corinth, Texas

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#86694 - Sat Sep 15 2007 10:31 AM Re: COTM - Ashland Oil - Sept,. 2007
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
This rare one-piece etched globe was sold this morning by Matthews Auctions for $12,100..........





Speaking of Matthews Auctions........this fantastic 72" double sided porcelain sign sold this morning for only $29,700........





Of course, this sign has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with Ashland, Valvoline, or any of the other companies associated with Ashland........but I just couldn't resist posting the picture anyway!!!

Richard
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Richard Weir
Corinth, Texas

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