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Re: info on independent oil co.
marky #620949 Tue Jul 07 2015 08:18 PM
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I believe this magazine ad, is from the same time period (1926) as the sign, Randy, noted on Ebay;

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Re: info on independent oil co.
marky #757041 Fri Nov 13 2020 01:02 PM
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I am new to the site and went looking for discussions about Red Hat because my former gas station was a independent dealer's third retail location. I have photos from 1928 showing 6 visible gas pumps, two islands with 3 pumps each. Two pump globes are readily identified as "McCornack Red Hat" and "Aviation" brand of gasolines. The third pump globe on the outer island was facing away from the camera, but there is just a shadow of the globe on the island behind which I am difficulty matching the logo, hence the brand. Since he was independent, I would assume that all gasolines being sold were some form of independent brands. The Red Hat regular was priced at 19 cents and the unidentified pump was priced at 22 cents so it would be a premium gas. The logo on the back pump is somewhat triangular, wide at the top, any ideas. I would sure appreciate a follow up with picture of the logo for confirmation. I am about to confirm photo attachment.

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Re: info on independent oil co.
Gasman84470 #757146 Mon Nov 16 2020 12:59 PM
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I don't understand, the link you have suggested is the same link we are currently on!

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marky #757168 Mon Nov 16 2020 09:28 PM
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Oops my apologies I went so far back I didn't see I was on the first page of this thread. LOL

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marky #757276 Thu Nov 19 2020 08:02 PM
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Looks like American Tall 10s Visibles with AMAZING OPE oval globes! Man that is Slick!


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Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave #757282 Fri Nov 20 2020 07:39 AM
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The story told to me was from a former employee of the previous dealer at the location. "the boss's kid was horsing around in the attic and he broke up all of the globes stored up there". Those globes had been stored there from 1930 to the mid-70's and one stupid kid...What would be the value of an oval Red Hat globe with the company name embossed? I saw Mike on American Pickers pay $10k for a round Red Hat!

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Re: info on independent oil co.
marky #757283 Fri Nov 20 2020 07:44 AM
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Going back in my research of the location, the Grand Opening was on December 24, 1928 and the brands announced in the advertisement were "Aviation, Red Hat, and Anti Knock gasolines" so the third pumps would be Anti Knock branded. Was the logo for an independent premium gasoline some variation of the Ethyl emblem? The Ethyl emblem was somewhat triangular inside the circle and maybe changed up to fit the oval shape globe. Open for discussion.

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marky #757285 Fri Nov 20 2020 09:58 AM
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Just an FYI, that 'Red Hat' globe Mike paid 10K for . . . It was a prop.

Fake as a $3 bill.

Later . . .

Jim

(And I can prove it.)

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