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Covey/Mobile gas station questions
#290672 Mon Dec 12 2011 09:13 PM
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In my continuing quest for information and photos of all things Covey/Mobile, I have attached a post card (I think) that I found on the Web. First of it is really cool to see that station. It would be nice to know what pumps are on that island, I know one is a Visible. The car sign is a mind blower, I am trying to figure out if the writing on the car says Covey Products or Quality Products. On the other side of the side it says Mobile Products. Does anyone have this real copy of this postcard? A better scan could probably give us answers. I probably should contact Earl Holding and see if he has all this in a warehouse somewhere. Any thoughts on the questions? I think the globes maybe Mobile Ethyl, Covey gasoline with rocket car and Covey Super 70. Thanks. Utahbob






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the pumps look like wayne 60's. i zoomed in and its hard to tell, i think i can see a "hip" on the one on the right. and im thinking the neon says quality


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The 2 electric pump appear to be WAYNE 60's, The Visible pumps in picture Might be WAYNE 615's or Tokheim 600 series.
Would need a larger resolution scan for better identification.



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Look like Wayne 60's to me also.

That sign is killer!!

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Esse's Garage #290684 Mon Dec 12 2011 09:51 PM
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What I remember seeing in other Postcards, overhead sign was NEON.
A Beacon in the night!

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That would be cool to see a night shot of that sign all lit up with Neon!


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Years ago, someone wrote a series of articles on the sations with the Beacon. I believe the articles were written for "Check the Oil."

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According to that link I sent you earlier that station burned down in 1949 so I doubt that Earl has any thing left of it. If your going to contact Earl Holding you probably shouldn't put it off as he should be well up into his 80's. That and who knows where he lives he owns two refineries, three hotels and a ranch in northwest Wyoming and that is just what I know of. Mitch

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I think that might be Little America,west of Green River Wyoming.

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Hi Utah Gas, Utahbob here, Thanks for your input. WE know it was in Wyoming, but I have been trying to get info on Covey Oil Co. as we had a Covey in West Jordan. I am working on a display of old gas station in West Jordan. I am the curator for our local museum. Haven't you bid on Utah dairy advertising/bottles? Utahbob

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Looks like it says "Little America" on the sign atop the building and the pole sign.


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I know it’s been forever ago thwt you wrote about Coveys Little America Mobile Gasoline signs, but I’m always late at everything. I’m trying to do some research on the 6’ Mobile signs they produced in about 1956 for their stations. I have friends with the 2 different styles of signs they produced and even wonder about that since they were only up for a very short time before the lawsuit. There is no history available anywhere I can find about exactly what happened nor exactly when. Nor is there info on how many Stations sold Mobile Gasoline nor how many signs were produced of each kind. I only know of 5-6 that still exist but am sure there are a few more. I’m an Utah collector and went to BYU with The owners daughter. She married my good friend, so it’s got a personal side to it as well. I can be reached at 8013808002 thx

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