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#101406 - Wed Jan 30 2008 09:30 PM Texaco Sign ?
Oldgas Offline

Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Bill Weathers sent in this question and pictures.

"I was wondering if you could post this picture of my latest purchase. Does anyone know what this came off of? It is 21 inches in diameter, heavy guage metal, a 3/4 inch flange, and looks like it might have had four tabs for bolts on the back side of the flange. I don't think this was merely a sign, but rather a part of some other item."

Interesting Texaco item. Thanks for sharing it with us, Bill. Anyone know where this was used?

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#101407 - Wed Jan 30 2008 09:57 PM Re: Texaco Sign ?
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Looks like a cover for an over head air line retractable reel. Possibly made by ALIMITE
Reproduction/Fantasy Cans
Rnd Can Re-lids

#101408 - Wed Jan 30 2008 10:01 PM Re: Texaco Sign ?
cggas Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 02 2003
Loc: northern in.
i seen one similar to that on an air operated grease gun, covered the hose coil. like dick said, but on a greaser. cggas

#101409 - Wed Jan 30 2008 11:26 PM Re: Texaco Sign ?
billbailey Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Mar 17 2007
Loc: Healy, Alaska
Many different brands had the combined air, grease, gear oil and water hose in the overhead retractable reels. I had one that had air, grease, & gear oil without any label on it. But it looked a lot like the one pictured.
William J. Bailey

#101410 - Thu Jan 31 2008 10:39 AM Re: Texaco Sign ?
hbnwbill Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 29 2007
Loc: Salem, Oregon
Thanks to all who replied to my query on the Texaco round. I appreciate the info. When I first saw it I knew I had to have it. Of course I can't let it alone, I have to restore it which may be a mistake. Thanks again. Bill

#101411 - Fri Feb 01 2008 12:07 PM Re: Texaco Sign ?
Jack Sim Online   content
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
DB shot me an email to see if I could add to this. I agree with Dick, it might be from a Alimite, but it also could be from a Grayco, Lincoln, or even Gilbarco. I did go through a 4" thick Alimite catalog and didn't see anything that looked like this. I did find this, where they state they can supply "Metal disc in actual colors. Diams. 4", 20". For reels, pump cabinets, oil bars, etc. Decals also avasilable." This was from around 1949.

Jack Sim
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#101412 - Sun Feb 03 2008 03:01 PM Re: Texaco Sign ?
Lastgas15 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
I've seen similar hose reels with Standard (Ind) and American logos. I'd be interested in one with a Sinclair logo on it.
Wanted: Gas pump globes:Sinclair & affiliates, IL companies. Ripple bodies. Anything Sinclair, Stoll, Pierce, 4 Bros.



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