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posted 06-27-2005 11:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pegasus   Click Here to Email pegasus     Edit/Delete Message
Absitively, posilutely great stuff, Rex!! Nice to see I'm not the only weird one out there (socky)!! I'm thinking Mr. Oldgas should consider taking this COTM, plus a couple dozen others, and check into publishing and selling a soft cover book.....with profits to help cover the costs of running this website. It would contain great information, with pictures and text available no where else. Some editing would be necessary,but the basics are already in the computer. Just a thought........

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posted 06-27-2005 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kysoilman   Click Here to Email Kysoilman     Edit/Delete Message
YOU CAN'T SELL IT UNLESS YOU CAN DELIVER IT.
................TRUCKS......................
Fireproof oil delivered in 1940.

The first tank truck put into service for the delivery of KYSO products,built by the Longest Brothers of Louisville in 1912.

Most of the major oil compines had a truck painting program,they would supply the paint and pay a portion of the labor to paint the trucks of there distributors and jobbers.
David Higon sent me these 2 pictures of KYSO trucks built by Southern Tank.

One more.

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REX LIKES TRUCKS

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posted 06-28-2005 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kysoilman   Click Here to Email Kysoilman     Edit/Delete Message
As a teenager I worked every summer and holiday at Ray's Standard-KYSO station in Miami.Ray would send me to the KYSO Miami Terminal to pick up cases of oil and Atlas TBA........Little could I realize that 20 years later I would buy the KYSO Miami Terminal.The size of the warehouse (35,000 SQ.feet) and the 13-25 thousand U/G tanks allowed my company to grow at a rapid rate.
Here are pictures that show the terminal from the East... The west end was for bulk oil storage.You can bearly see the letters on the top of the building -- STANDARD OIL COMPANY---These were taking in 1965.The plant was built by KYSO in 1947.

Signs that were on the building (MIAMI PLANT) and fence.

Safety signs on the fuel loading rack.

One more.

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REX LIKES MIAMI

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posted 06-28-2005 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kysoilman   Click Here to Email Kysoilman     Edit/Delete Message
........LETS HAVE A GRAND OPENING .........


AND GIVE INDIAN HEAD BANDS AWAY.I THINK THE INDIANS SCALPED THIS GUY.

MORE STUFF TO GIVE A WAY.


FREE IS A NICE WORD......

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posted 06-28-2005 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kysoilman   Click Here to Email Kysoilman     Edit/Delete Message
MORE GIVE-A WAYS...FREE....FREE....FREE..


THE PREMIUM GIVE-A-WAYS THAT WORKED BEST WERE THE ONES THAT REQUIRED THE CUSTOMER TO RETURN TO THE STATION SEVERAL TIMES,LIKE THIS GLASS PROMOTION.


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posted 06-28-2005 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kysoilman   Click Here to Email Kysoilman     Edit/Delete Message
THE SELLING OF PREMIUMS AT LOW PRICES ALSO WAS A TRAFFIC BUILDER AT KYSO STATIONS.
EVERYBODY WANTS A BANK...1940'S PROGRAM.

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posted 06-28-2005 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kysoilman   Click Here to Email Kysoilman     Edit/Delete Message
THE FIRST GLASS BANK WENT SO WELL LETS TRY ANOTHER.... 1947 PLASTIC BANK PROGRAM.



NICE IDEA........

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posted 06-28-2005 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kysoilman   Click Here to Email Kysoilman     Edit/Delete Message
OK WE GAVE A LOT OF STUFF AWAY TO GET CUSTOMERS,HOW CAN WE KEEP THEM COMING BACK??
.............EXCELLENT SERVICE..............
The 3 windshield service cabinets are 100% original......It took a while to find them in good condition.


THIS PICTURE IS FROM THE 1946 KYSO NEWS.

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posted 06-28-2005 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kysoilman   Click Here to Email Kysoilman     Edit/Delete Message
One of the best ways to keep customers is to put YOUR FACE in their house as a silent salesmen.
Scenic South was sent monthly to all credit card customers and dealer customers that were submitted.
This was a great marketing campaign encouraging customers to travel in the KYSO 5 state area.

Calendars worked... How many times do you look at one?Dealers were encouraged to give them to customers at Christmas....as below.


Farm Almanac were always welcome by farmers inside KYSO listed their products.


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PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST KYSO STUFF ANYTME.

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posted 06-29-2005 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kysoilman   Click Here to Email Kysoilman     Edit/Delete Message
This neat little pump spent most of its life sitting on the desk of one of the vice presidents of KYSO.His niece inherited it from his estate.........Its a brass lighter fluid dispencer made by Dayton Pump........The base holds the lighter fluid its in beautiful condition a rare piece.

Close up.

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posted 06-29-2005 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kysoilman   Click Here to Email Kysoilman     Edit/Delete Message
Service awards.

Service pins one set is 1-25 years,the other starts at 5 years.......The later years are very hard to find...Sorry bad pic.


Chevron gave these to Nita.


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Portable gasoline cart......The pump and meter are from G&B the tank and wheels are Tokheim.....Used on the streets of Louisville,Ky.......From the KYSO pump and tank shop in Louisville,Ky.

Another G&B long distance system pump....Standard Oil on handle.


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posted 06-29-2005 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kysoilman   Click Here to Email Kysoilman     Edit/Delete Message
Kyso clamed to be the first oil company to offer touring service starting in 1929.KYSO did a great job of tieing in dealers to this service.....everybody made more profit.
KYSO NEWS 1947 Ad.


Touring service packs contained a lot of information as you can see.

KYSO was also one of the first to provide Cruising Guides.


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posted 06-29-2005 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kysoilman   Click Here to Email Kysoilman     Edit/Delete Message
KYSO was a pioneer (1923) in providing motorist with authentic,up to date road maps.Maps are one KYSO item that is easy to find......Map of Kentucky 1924.

Map of Florida 1926.

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posted 06-29-2005 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kysoilman   Click Here to Email Kysoilman     Edit/Delete Message
Map of Georgia 1928.

KYSO MAPS AND RACK.

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LETS SEE SOME ATLAS TBA.......SOLD AND OWENED BY ALL THE STANDARDS.

..........MORE........

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