A guy near me has this ad posted on Craigslist. THERE IS ONLY ONE PICTURE. I was wondering if this is the very elusive and rare Sunoco invisible can. I haven’t seen one in all the years I’ve been collecting.
The video kind of got me thinking about "celebrity" gas pumps, if there is such a category, lol. (I've collected early movie memorabilia from the 1930's and 40's for over 30 years.) Seeing the pump was on Gale Gordon's ranch was interesting and got me wondering if there are any others in California collections that came off of a celebrity's property. My friend Bob went to Gettysburg last weekend and sent me a couple pics from President Eisenhower's farm. Not meaning to "hijack" Rob's post, but thought I would share the pics he texted me. Could you imagine the value that would be attached to a pump owned by Steve McQueen?! Darin
That is awesome! Yes I will be at both events and very much look forward to seeing you if you make it! As far as pumps, I will bring a trailer load of them with me. Not sure yet what they will be. Hopefully something for everyone.
Hi Rob, yea, I've been kinda slow on the forum.... that facebook thing U know... ;-)
Anyway, I am coming over to CA on the 12th of April - havin a busy schedule... thinking of going to the Fonana bash on Saturday and then Pomona on Sunday morning - will you be on those events? Would be cool to see you again! Do you have any cool pumps for sale?
Stayin i CA 'til Wednesday when we go over to the Mustang 55th aniversary in Charlotte...
I started out with six of these unusual NOS top oil cans that I acquired years ago. Between Iowa Gas and mail sales, I'm now down to the last two. This can will be a nice addition to anyone's top lube oil tin collection. This NOS "TOPPER" 4oz. top oil can is from the Mergraf Oil Products Company, Detroit, Michigan. Soldered seam, and in very good overall condition. No rust on the top or bottom.
From my experience, this is a 4 oz. top oil can that doesn't turn up all that frequently. Has the colorful Mergraf top hat logo. I know Mergraf was around in the 1930's and 1940's, but I’m not sure of the exact vintage of this can. I'd welcome anyone posting additional information about the company or the dating of this NOS top oil can.
The price is $43 each, plus the shipping. Thanks for looking
This is a super nice BRILLIANT PENN MOTOR OIL jar. It's from the Johnson Oil Refining, Co., Chicago, IL. Early 1940’s vintage. The jar has that great Johnson winged hour glass logo and “Time Tells” slogan.
The graphics are all fired-on, and the cap is original. Again, very good condition, with no issues.
The price is $95, plus the shipping. Thanks for taking a look. John