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Author Topic:   COTM-company of the month for May,2005,MARTIN OIL
BudE
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posted 05-05-2005 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BudE   Click Here to Email BudE     Edit/Delete Message
They sold new oil too !

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posted 05-06-2005 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BudE   Click Here to Email BudE     Edit/Delete Message
This is a typical ad run in the newspaper for a large Martin Station

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posted 05-08-2005 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BudE   Click Here to Email BudE     Edit/Delete Message
In doing more research on the web for this COTM I uncovered a few things worth sharing. First, during the time I was around Martin they always maintained a presence in Denver. I found that there is still now a MARTIN OIL SERVICE Co. listed in Denver! I also found MARTIN OIL COMPANY's in Bellwood,PA,Mineral Wells,TX, Mount Vernon, Washington, and in Maine and Iowa! I can't but wonder if a connection exists and hoping you oldgassers in some of these areas may have some knowledge of their stations,etc.

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posted 05-08-2005 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BudE   Click Here to Email BudE     Edit/Delete Message
I was fortunate to locate and buy a Purple Martin pump from the contractor that dismantled some of their stations.This pump was on U.S.41 in Highland,IN and has 2 of these signs on it.

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posted 05-08-2005 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BudE   Click Here to Email BudE     Edit/Delete Message
Here is a Martin grease can, The only one I've seen in years. If anyone has a Martin grease can to sell I'd like to buy it.

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djhubba
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posted 05-09-2005 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for djhubba   Click Here to Email djhubba     Edit/Delete Message
Great Job Bud..I enjoy learning new stuff..

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posted 05-09-2005 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BudE   Click Here to Email BudE     Edit/Delete Message
Here are examples of Martin maps from both the companies: URL=http://www.imageshack.us] [/URL]

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posted 05-09-2005 01:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for djhubba   Click Here to Email djhubba     Edit/Delete Message
Heres a couple match covers currently avail on ebay.

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posted 05-09-2005 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BudE   Click Here to Email BudE     Edit/Delete Message
If you live here in the midwest back over 30 years ago we thought Sinclair was gone forever and watched as they regrew.I wonder if it could be possible with Martin too. Got an email earlier from a fellow oldgasser who has a phone number for them in Colorado and is going to do some research!

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posted 05-10-2005 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BudE   Click Here to Email BudE     Edit/Delete Message
Here is a closeup of the purple martin pump that is on the matches Hubba found. Same pump I got but I dont have that great globe. More Martin globes coming this week. More Martin matches: URL=http://www.imageshack.us] [/URL

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posted 05-11-2005 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BudE   Click Here to Email BudE     Edit/Delete Message
From the inside of a cupon book and the back of a map are the Martin service station locations URL=http://www.imageshack.us] [/URL

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posted 05-11-2005 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BudE   Click Here to Email BudE     Edit/Delete Message
A couple more interesting facts about this company: There is an organization called SIGMA (society of independant gasoline marketers of America) Sometimes they recognize individuals who have contributed in a large way to the overall betterment of the petroleum industry.In it's 40 year history SIGMA only presented the award 14 times. One was to Ronald Peterson from MARTIN OIL SERVICE,Alsip, IL on May 17 1976. Pretty good for an exec from a small company! In trying to figure out if Martin was a family firm I found a past President of MARTIN OIL SERVICE on the board of a Missouri firm. His name, Larry Martin!

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posted 05-11-2005 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BudE   Click Here to Email BudE     Edit/Delete Message
Wonder what the heck DCP means??

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posted 05-12-2005 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for djhubba   Click Here to Email djhubba     Edit/Delete Message
Bud, i dont know what DCP means..but I like that guys mustache.

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posted 05-13-2005 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BudE   Click Here to Email BudE     Edit/Delete Message
More Matches

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