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powerlube
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posted 04-17-2006 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for powerlube   Click Here to Email powerlube     Edit/Delete Message

This is from when they one had two stations, very early



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posted 04-18-2006 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fueluser   Click Here to Email Fueluser     Edit/Delete Message
I think I still have some issues of the "Tiger Rag". Ill have to look.

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powerlube
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posted 04-18-2006 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for powerlube   Click Here to Email powerlube     Edit/Delete Message
Here are a couple from the Tiger Rag:

Ed Love and a business partner negotiated for the rights to the powerlube tiger from Mobil. They were in talks to buy a small gas chain and rebrand it with the powerlube tiger. The gas chain deal feel through, man I wish I could fill my car up with Bearcat motor fuel!!!

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posted 04-18-2006 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for powerlube   Click Here to Email powerlube     Edit/Delete Message
DB strikes again!!! Well I am not sure how old Dick is but I have proof that he or one of his relatives lived near this station:




This is the Headquarters statiion

I free pack of Powerine matches to the first person who catches me in posting a photo twice that wasn't planned...

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posted 04-18-2006 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DuceCpe   Click Here to Email DuceCpe     Edit/Delete Message
Scott: Keep up the great job.. I am falling in love with Powerine stuff.. Oh didn't you post the picture of the Company Headquarters already??
Ric

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posted 04-19-2006 01:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bearcat   Click Here to Email Bearcat     Edit/Delete Message
There are two pictures of the station at 14th & Tremont, but one is the actual photo, and the other is the same photo printed in a magazine article. Tricky,Scott. The real duplicate is that top half of the "letters ad"(which I don't have restored yet). Since I have inside information, give the matchbook to the runnerup. Speaking of inside information, my grandfather worked in the office from about 1920 'til the sale. Most of what Scott is posting came from him, and I have a theory about this motley collection. I think we're looking at the (partial?) contents of his desk on the day he cleaned it out. (the recommenation letter didn't pan out). Gary

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posted 04-19-2006 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for powerlube   Click Here to Email powerlube     Edit/Delete Message
I like that gary, the contents of his desk. Since you brought up the letter:

Not much after serving the company for 20 years.


I have not calculated that return on an annual basis but something tells me that $900 in 1945 would buy a lot of stuff but still nothing in comparison to a pension.

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posted 04-19-2006 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for powerlube   Click Here to Email powerlube     Edit/Delete Message
I am starting to get confused myself so I am going to post a lot of the photos today and leave just a few for the rest of the month...



They had a radio show and sponsor football game broadcasts

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posted 04-19-2006 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for powerlube   Click Here to Email powerlube     Edit/Delete Message




The first maps from this company were folded into a envelope the size of a business card

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posted 04-19-2006 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for powerlube   Click Here to Email powerlube     Edit/Delete Message

The stamp books that were filled also could be used later in the companies history to buy real merchandise such as radios, dishes etc


40 filled books for a radio phongraph!

Another cartoon! Does your car need a visit to the Lube-Serv-Atory?


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posted 04-19-2006 09:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for powerlube   Click Here to Email powerlube     Edit/Delete Message
A denver business journal highlighted the company. Yes this is a picture I shown before:


No layoffs during the wars or the depression. WOW!

Christmas party place cards


The above tails were from games that were played at the station. Kids played pin the bearcat tail on the bearcat for prizes. If the kids wanted to come to the station then the parents would be buying something.

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posted 04-19-2006 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for minuteman   Click Here to Email minuteman     Edit/Delete Message
Scott in the headquarters picture on the left side...there is 2 looks to be oil jar stands with globes..can you tell from the picture itself what they are? thx mm

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posted 04-19-2006 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for powerlube   Click Here to Email powerlube     Edit/Delete Message

One piece powerlube. Was it painted and fired or did it use the decal like the one below?

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posted 04-20-2006 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for powerlube   Click Here to Email powerlube     Edit/Delete Message
Bring on the cans!!! Does anyone have a picture of a one quart AutoKrat can?

Very rare and early AutoKrat can

The most rare can that I know of for Powerlube sorry for the flash in the photo.

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posted 04-21-2006 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for powerlube   Click Here to Email powerlube     Edit/Delete Message
I'll post the rest of the station pics today.






Notice the Parco tanker in the background? I wonder what the connection was between the companies.

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