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Fleet-wing history?
#663247 Fri Aug 12 2016 06:27 AM
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I was wondering if anyone had a link or info on the history of the Fleet-Wing gasoline co.I have always liked the bird logo and have collected a few items,they are not common around me for some reason.I have come up dry on all my searches,even here on oldgas,maybe I missed something?Thanks!

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kingshawn #663252 Fri Aug 12 2016 07:22 AM
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Buy the globe CD or download; its by far the best source for company history related to the gas/oil industry...

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Love the cans,have most of them.

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kingshawn #663256 Fri Aug 12 2016 07:48 AM
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Here is my newest edition-
DSCN0261 by bigbore1934, on Flickr

and some others in my collection-drinking glasses in the carton
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and one of my favorite handy's-
qpXkR163zOF5SEfEh4h7rQ by bigbore1934, on Flickr

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kingshawn #663257 Fri Aug 12 2016 08:12 AM
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Fleetwing is not all that common in my area either.....I have found one globe, a plate topper, and this cylinder lube bottle locally, which I think is pretty scarce. I too like the logo, but I don't need another brand to collect, so this will probably stay a "mini collection"! smile
Darin

Fleetwing Bottle.jpgFleetwing Globe.jpg

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kingshawn #663263 Fri Aug 12 2016 10:51 AM
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Love that top cylinder lube!Mini collecting is all I do!lol
I see you use medical cabinets too!That is another mini-collection I have!

Ok at least someone tell me what time period this company was in business and what happened to them,i.e. merged with???

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There is a nice looking Fleet-Wing blotter (my opinion) on Ebay right now; if someone is interested? #311662529066

It looks to me; to be from the mid to late 20s...


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Yes, the medical cabinets come in handy for displaying smalls....mine is full of Mobil trinkets.

I saw it in my local antique haunt for $85. I thought it seemed like a good price but kept walking, "thinking about it". Right behind me were a couple of "chatty Cathies" oooohing and ahhhhing over it. I think they were probably going to come back for it, so after they walked past I turned around, walked back to it and pulled the tag and went up and paid for it, lol. Always have been glad I did!
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Originally Posted By kingshawn

Ok at least someone tell me what time period this company was in business and what happened to them,i.e. merged with???


The Fleet-Wing Corporation was created by Sohio in 1928. Pennzoil bought Fleet-Wing from Sohio in 1970. I found that in Wayne Henderson & Scott Benjamin's Guide to Gasoline Logos Book.


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and the plastic coin banks made by AVSCO.
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kingshawn #663274 Fri Aug 12 2016 01:13 PM
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Thanks you SandPCollector!

DW that is a whale of a deal on one of those cabinets!I use them to store my farm toys.
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I know this is an old thread, but I am struggling to price two 2gal Fleet Wing XT Oil Cans. One is half full. I have found zero sales for the XT and even a google image search results in only 1 image.
I've had a lot of interest, but I paid a good amount for it and do not want to take a loss.
My thinking is it would appeal to Penzoil and Sohio collectors, any thoughts? 1 can is in very good condition, with no rust or dents. The other has some dents and a tiny amount of rust, where the seal meets the bottom of the can (that is the 1/2 full one)
Would $100 be out of line for these?

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Have this 30" sign

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