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wads
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posted 03-26-2005 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wads   Click Here to Email wads     Edit/Delete Message
As Rich showed on the first page Wadhams was bought out by Mobil in 1930. The Wadhams name was phased out over a period of years and I believe the final Wadhams Division was closed in 1953.

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Lastgas15
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posted 03-26-2005 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lastgas15   Click Here to Email Lastgas15     Edit/Delete Message
After seeing all this cool Mobil stuff, and now this cool Wadhams stuff I feel like digging a hole and burying my junk.....well, almost
Great stuff guys! Lets see some more!
Great info so far Richard. Very informative and enjoyable COTM.

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pegasus
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posted 03-26-2005 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pegasus   Click Here to Email pegasus     Edit/Delete Message
WADS....thanks for the great pictures......I just love that Wadhams stuff. Got some things, but not nearly enough!!

Speaking of CANS (we were speaking of cans, weren't we?).....here's a few from my shelves.........



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Richard Weir
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posted 03-26-2005 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pegasus   Click Here to Email pegasus     Edit/Delete Message
Some more cans..........




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Richard Weir
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Gary Drye
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posted 03-27-2005 06:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary Drye   Click Here to Email Gary Drye     Edit/Delete Message
Richard, a "few" cans??? I am thoroughly impressed to say the least. What a bunch of great items from everyone showing up this month.

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wads
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posted 03-27-2005 06:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wads   Click Here to Email wads     Edit/Delete Message
Rich, first of all great job on Mobil.
Now the only thing left to be said to you and Rex is - AWESOME COLLECTION - WOW!!!!
Thanks for sharing with us.

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the poor mans museum
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posted 03-27-2005 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the poor mans museum   Click Here to Email the poor mans museum     Edit/Delete Message
I "Can't" get enough of those cans!

Here's a "big" can for hauling lots of oil or fuel. Check out the gloss on that paint job.

And a sign on an early Mobil station that I would love to ad to my collection some day.

That station is on Highway 101 trhough Buellton CA circa 1920's or 30's.

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Dick Bennett
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posted 03-27-2005 09:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dick Bennett   Click Here to Email Dick Bennett     Edit/Delete Message

Pressed tin approx. 18 x 60


2 weathervane toppers, approx. 28 x 20

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Dick Bennett
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posted 03-27-2005 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dick Bennett   Click Here to Email Dick Bennett     Edit/Delete Message

Both are 16 1/2" , SOCONY SPECIAL GASOLINE is milkglass w/ lettering on front [has orange peel texture on backside].

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posted 03-27-2005 12:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dick Bennett   Click Here to Email Dick Bennett     Edit/Delete Message
This can is currently on ebay

7145231655

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Kysoilman
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posted 03-27-2005 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kysoilman   Click Here to Email Kysoilman     Edit/Delete Message
WOW RICHARD BREATH TAKEING.....ANYBODY WOULD BE HAPPY TO SAY LOOK AT THIS MOBIL OIL CAN I HAVE.........AND YOU HAVE A FEAST OF EM',TRULY OUTSTANDING. I KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO FIND THEM,LET ALONE IN THIS CONDITION.
WADS THANKS,THATS THE MOST WADHAMS I HAVE SEEN IN ONE PLACE.THAT BARTLES IS HTF.
DICK I LIKE THAT SIGN DID NOT KNOW THEY WERE IN TIN....NEAT GLOBES.
POOR MAN THANKS FOR THE PICTURES I WILL FLIP YA FOR THE MOBIL SIGN.
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REX LIKES MOBIL........MORE...MORE..MORE

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Kysoilman
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posted 03-28-2005 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kysoilman   Click Here to Email Kysoilman     Edit/Delete Message
TAVERN HOME PRODUCTS BY SOCONY VACUUM,THESE PRODUCT WERE SOLD IN HARDWARE,DEPARTMENT AND DRUG STORES.THE PETRO CHEMICALS WERE AVAILABLE TO FORMULATE MANY PRODUCTS.
NOTE~THE TWO WOODEN SIGNS THE HANGING SHIELD AND TAVERN SHOP.


MOBIL TIRE AND TUBE REPAIR KIT THE ONLY COMPLETE ONE I HAVE SEEN.HANGING TAVERN SIGN.


MOBIL TRUCK SIGN.

MOBIL TIRE DISPLAY.

MOBIL-FLAME SIGN.

THANKS REX

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pegasus
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posted 03-28-2005 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pegasus   Click Here to Email pegasus     Edit/Delete Message
More great "stuff" from Rex.....I LOVE that Tavern Home Products shield!!

Here's one you don't see often. It's a small can (6"x4"x3") from France with images of an old race car on both ends. It's the only one like I've seen.



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Richard Weir
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quartcans
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posted 03-28-2005 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for quartcans   Click Here to Email quartcans     Edit/Delete Message
This is just an AWESOME thread guys........

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Scott Shipers
WANTED: Imperial Refineries Items
Kansas City, Missouri 64151

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Lastgas15
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posted 03-28-2005 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lastgas15   Click Here to Email Lastgas15     Edit/Delete Message

Richard and Rex,
How long have you been collecting?

Glenn,
Isn't collecting Wadhams stuff like looking for a needle in a haystack? I don't recall seeing much Wadhams stuff at the shows.

Outstanding collections!!!

I can't wait for the next installment!

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