Over the last two days I've been glued to my laptop checking out all 121 pages of this thread. Tons and tons of great photos! Alas, I only saw a single Husky image (of just the sign in the background) so I thought I'd remedy the situation with this photo.
On a different note, the Fish Inn photos on page 13 brought back good memories. I have family in the Silver Valley of northern Idaho, and dropping into the Fish Inn to have a beer (it was just a tavern at that time, 80's-90's) was a treat. The structure was located right at the intersection of Interstate 90 (old US 10) and State Route 3, at the east end of Fourth of July Pass. Sadly, it burned down in 1996.
I am trying to learn additional information about this porcelain Cooper Sun Clock . I'd like to find out when it was first made . It is a sundial . It is approximately 5.5 h x 6” wide. There is not a single Worthpoint, Google ,Ebay or liveauctioneers.com database photo or reference available. The Cooper Oven Thermometer Co of Pequabuck Ct removed the "oven" from its name in 1951. So that dates the item to pre-1951. Today the company is called Cooper- Atkins Corporation . When I called the company I was directed to an advertising person who had access to all the "old catalogues" . This item predated the oldest catalogue . He had a 50 year tenure employee remember the existance of this item but that was all. Does anyone have one or has seen one? Value? Thanks, Bob Farber email@example.com
I have literature on almost every company that made a nozzle, but I do not have anything on March. Back in the 1970s when I was a Shell dealer and one of my nozzles went bad, we did not wait until someone sent us a nozzle. On a shelf in the station was two or three rebuilt nozzles put there on consignment. We quickly took of the old one and replaced it with a rebuilt one, we did not care who made it, we just needed to get the pump back in service. Around one a month the rebuilder would come buy, take the old one, replace it with a rebuilt one and charge me for the one I used.
I am the author of the Gas Pump Bible book. This last book is all gas pumps but the first two books identified a number of oil tank pumps. I have a large collection of gas pump companies literature and probably have pictures and brochures for you pump. If you have a model number, just go to this page of my website and look up the pump: http://petrolianacollectibles.com/gas%20pump%20literature.htm
If you don't know the model number either post a picture here or send me one by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I received a 60" Oldsmobile Service Sign by FedEx Ground, wasn't too expensive, but that was a number of years ago. A 48' sign should run $100 to $125 depending on distance. I have had and heard good about Forward Aire for large items, neon signs crated, don't know about 6 foot Porcelain signs unless they are crated and that will be expensive whoever you use. I use E-bay for small items that gains you a worldwide audience, Craigslist for large items that would be expensive to ship so you are prone to a local audience for usually being picked up. I know using Old Gas will target your item to the best market of buyers, but not having a degree in electronics from MIT, I find posting pictures on e-bay and Craigslist extremely simple, thus willing to sacrifice a few dollars in exchange for lack of computer skills. And it seems I am often reading on here Posts about deadbeat buyers, no pays, slow pays, dreamers and PenPals. At least e-bay forces prompt payments with PayPal and Polices its users. This site is a close knit group of sincere, dedicated collectors that will be absolutely merciless to you if you are not on the up and up. Kudos to the Faithful. Ed.