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Texaco in France WW2
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Good afternoon. I have a cousin who travels back and forth from France to Canada for his company. One day he was taking a tour and came across a village called Oudure-Sur-Glane. Some very atrocious (and that isn't even a strong enough word) things occurred to the people of this village. After the war, a new village was built and it was decided to leave the destroyed village as it was as a memorial and a museum. My cousin saw this Texaco item and wondered what it was....my high school French isn't too good anymore, but I think the phrase "Par Le Tat" means "by the state"....any idea what this "oil/gas" item might be? Also, the name "Girtex" was unfamiliar to me. I did recognize it as the Texaco star...LOL. Did a Google search and didn't find anything. If anyone has any ideas, I would be grateful for any info.

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A Satam gas pump on wheels (cart). Had a visible glass cylinder atop.


Looking for photos, etc from 60s era Shell-A-Rama gas station and Pal's Diner, Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ
& US or state highway signs, shields, route markers
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Wow...that was quick...Thanks for the info...so, I am guessing that since it has/had wheels that there would have been a barrel of gas/petrol in it to move around...indoors to outdoors??? Thanks again....


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Here is a FB post on the sign ,
"Rare sign Girtex “Texaco”... - Advertising Automobilia Gallery | فيسبوك" https://m.facebook.com/permalink.ph...amp;id=246526922723425&locale2=ar_AR

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A few photos I found:

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Looking for photos, etc from 60s era Shell-A-Rama gas station and Pal's Diner, Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ
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Re: Texaco in France WW2
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These type of posts are why I enjoy this site so much. I learn something new, about something I had no previous knowledge of, and find the topic fascinating.

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girtex was for GIRONDE TEXACO

here is some pics of a 1940 pricelist poster used in garages in france

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"Girtex was the name of the Texaco refinery in Gironde, France. The name derives from the first three letters of Gironde and Texaco."


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