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Gary Drye
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posted 09-12-2005 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary Drye   Click Here to Email Gary Drye     Edit/Delete Message
Here is part of Petroliana that is never mentioned...or collected but was an integral part of the oil refining business. I know many of you like antique cars/trucks, so I posted these for your enjoyment.

Many or all oil refineries had their own firefighting equipment that were similar to Stoll's.

Fire drill?....hopefully

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Gary Drye
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posted 09-13-2005 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary Drye   Click Here to Email Gary Drye     Edit/Delete Message
Here is one of my favorite pictures. I left it somewhat large for the details in it.

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Gary Drye
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posted 09-15-2005 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary Drye   Click Here to Email Gary Drye     Edit/Delete Message
STOLL SIGNS

Besides the signs already pictured in the main text article, here are some more.

A close up of signs from the previous gas station image above:

On the earlier Golden-Tip signs, the arrow was longer, tips were pointed. Later signs had shorter proportions and the tips blunted. Colors changed from Blue & Gold to Brown & Gold. Also, the "Golden-Tip" hyphen was dropped to "Golden Tip".

What a great sign to have on your wall, lighting the room. The concave letters are filled with light bulbs.

Neon station sign pointing the way.

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posted 09-20-2005 02:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary Drye   Click Here to Email Gary Drye     Edit/Delete Message
This is a really neat item that just surfaced. A paper clip from the Chas. C. Stoll Oil Co. which is pre-1918. "Aunt Martha Stoll Ballard just recently received this and passed the images on to me. The handle is enameled and advertises their Solite Lamp Oil.

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posted 09-21-2005 05:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary Drye   Click Here to Email Gary Drye     Edit/Delete Message
GLOBES

Stoll Oli used just about every variation of globe style possible. I have never seen a company use as many "jeweled" metal body globes as they did. There are probably more of these in one photograph as actually exist today in collections!

Check this oval one piece chimney cap globe.

Rare one piece Silver Tip.


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posted 09-21-2005 05:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary Drye   Click Here to Email Gary Drye     Edit/Delete Message
Various globes taken from photos.


[This message has been edited by Gary Drye (edited 09-21-2005).]

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posted 09-21-2005 05:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary Drye   Click Here to Email Gary Drye     Edit/Delete Message
Probably the last style used before Stoll's buyout by Sinclair.

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+Chris Holt
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posted 09-21-2005 06:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for +Chris Holt   Click Here to Email +Chris Holt     Edit/Delete Message
Gary , Fantastic artical, your on top of your game for sure, the best reading I've done in a long time, The detail in the pictures is awsome you've hit a Home run for sure

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posted 09-21-2005 06:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T-way   Click Here to Email T-way     Edit/Delete Message
Gary:

Great article. Nice images and concise writing.

Don'tcha just wish you could find some Stoll globes sitting somewhere in their jeweled bodies?

Later . . .

Jim


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wads
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posted 09-21-2005 07:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wads   Click Here to Email wads     Edit/Delete Message
Gary, what a great job. Thanks for giving of your time so we can learn and enjoy.
Thanks again!

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posted 09-21-2005 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary Drye   Click Here to Email Gary Drye     Edit/Delete Message
Not only did Stoll Oil make extensive use of jeweled bodied globes on their pumps, but they were even used on brick columns!

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posted 09-21-2005 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary Drye   Click Here to Email Gary Drye     Edit/Delete Message
This is my favorite photo, but you will probably hear that statement again! This contains all the "trimmings" of a classic early gas station.

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posted 09-21-2005 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary Drye   Click Here to Email Gary Drye     Edit/Delete Message
Early oil dispensers from the above photo. You don't see this style often. These are Guaranteed Liquid Measure Co. dispensers, who also provided Stoll Oil Co. with their "Mae West" style gasoline pumps.

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posted 09-21-2005 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary Drye   Click Here to Email Gary Drye     Edit/Delete Message
thought some of you pump guys would be interested in this 5 gallon Tokheim "Victory Visible" pump. Although not a "one of a kind", they are pretty rare. The enclosed glass cylinder is a unique feature found on very few visibles.

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