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Re: "Co. of the Month" GILMORE OIL
#97913 Sat Nov 06 2004 09:45 AM
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Good one Frankie! As far as where all the stations were? As far as I know Just Calif, Oregon, and Washington. But...I could be wrong. I have seen a book, that listed all of the stations, where they were, so that when you were traveling, you could plan your gasoline stops.
Does anyone have that book? Anyone have a better answer for this question?

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Re: "Co. of the Month" GILMORE OIL
#97914 Sat Nov 06 2004 11:10 AM
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Here are three different Gilmore cans from my collection. Ted
The first one is the harder one to find.

This one is more common but still hard to get in this condition.

This one is a hard one to find also especially in this condition. Ted


Ted Pam Ethyl & Polly Roach
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Re: "Co. of the Month" GILMORE OIL
#97915 Sat Nov 06 2004 01:31 PM
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A couple more Gilmore items. Ted


Ted Pam Ethyl & Polly Roach
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Re: "Co. of the Month" GILMORE OIL
#97916 Sat Nov 06 2004 04:28 PM
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Don, I think you're right. Gilmore was just in the west coast states. I have a list of where the stations were in King county (West. Washington state). I'll try to post some of my stuff (or e-mail it to Hubba). ROAR WITH GILMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: "Co. of the Month" GILMORE OIL
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Here are two Gilmore License plate toppers ! Anyone know of different ones?

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Re: "Co. of the Month" GILMORE OIL
#97918 Sun Nov 07 2004 08:49 AM
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Here is a Gilmore wood crate end, sent in by Richard Weir. I just noticed that this crate was for export to Auckland, New Zeland. Now that is just a little bit out of the "Western States" !


Here is a desk set paper weight, sent in by Scott Shippers. He found this great one at the Columbus show.

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Re: "Co. of the Month" GILMORE OIL
#97919 Sun Nov 07 2004 08:55 AM
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Don, I guess you learn something everyday (hopefully), I've never seen the Gilmore logo with "Give me Gilmore" in the center. Richard, thanks for sharing !!!!!

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#97920 Sun Nov 07 2004 10:38 AM
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I LOVE that "give me Gilmore" logo..i think its become my new motto...LOL VERY COOL

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Re: "Co. of the Month" GILMORE OIL
#97921 Mon Nov 08 2004 08:53 AM
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Elden Lewis (Vintage Logo's Co-founder)sent these photos in, and writes: 14" x 20" January 1938 Gilmore station paper hand out of "The Gilmore Cub" offering there "Purest Premium" Lion Head Motor Oil for 25 cents per quart that was pretty big money in those days. The Race car is what pulled the $$$ out of my pocket when I saw it at the Escalon gas bash earlier this year.

Great Piece Elden !

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Re: "Co. of the Month" GILMORE OIL
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Here are a couple Gilmore posters recently seen at the Santa Rosa Bash.

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Re: "Co. of the Month" GILMORE OIL
#97923 Tue Nov 09 2004 06:30 PM
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Yes, I know one of these is Mobil, but from what I've been able to determine, Gilmore/Mobil Oil had a close working relationship. I've seen numerous advertisings on Gilmore stations, to use Mobil Oil, or that they reccommend Mobil Oil.
Anyone know the exact reason for this?

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Re: "Co. of the Month" GILMORE OIL
#97924 Tue Nov 09 2004 09:15 PM
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Great job Don. I enjoy seeing all of the Gilmore stuff. In answer to your question about Mobil Oil being in Gilmore stations,This is a paragraph from a Mobil Oil book.
"Further expansion on the West Coast was accomplished with the 1940 purchase of controlling interest in California's most image-concious marketer, Gilmore Oil Company. Gilmore was nothing short of a flamboyant marketing company, an early sponsor of automobile racing and an excellent addition, through the General Petroleum subsidiary, to Mobilgas marketing. World War II intervened before Gilmore stations could be completely reimaged, but by the end of 1945 the "Red Lion" had jumped off into the western sunset, chased away by Socony-Vacuum's "Flying Red Horse."
During the transition from Gilmore to Mobil, the advertising and products were co-mingled. Thus a dual branded station.

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Re: "Co. of the Month" GILMORE OIL
#97925 Wed Nov 10 2004 06:27 PM
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Here are a couple rare mint Gilmore signs from a local CA. collector. Ted



Ted Pam Ethyl & Polly Roach
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Looking for Signal, Hancock, Mohawk, Douglas, Gilmore and Richfield
Re: "Co. of the Month" GILMORE OIL
#97926 Wed Nov 10 2004 06:59 PM
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Very early dbl sided curb sign

Traded it off a long time ago.
I thought it was UGLY !
DUMMY ME !!

Re: "Co. of the Month" GILMORE OIL
#97927 Thu Nov 11 2004 10:05 AM
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Here are a couple of Gilmore banners.

Great old Sign Dick. Yes, I'm sure you are kicking yourself now!

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