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#84437 - Wed Dec 05 2007 04:50 PM COTM December --- Atlantic
oldmanridge Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 24 2007
Loc: Danville IL USA


According to an essay written this year by Neil McElwee a Scottsman,
named Charles Lockhart living in the Pittsburgh area had been in the
petroleum business seven years before the commercial success of the Drake
Well in 1859. Lockhard bought crude from saltwells near Tarentum and
sold it to Pittsburgh distiller who made lamp oil. by 1858 this trade
ammounted to 1200 barrels yearly. In September of 1859 he joined with
other area men to form Phillips, Frew& Co. , to drill for oil on the
Allegheny south bank.
In 1865with other partners,the company became Warden, Frew & Co., to
buy crude fro speculation and resale in Philadelphia and New York. They
build a refinery in Philadelphia called the Atlantic. Charles Lockhart
became the first President of Atlantic Refining Company.
By the 1870ís Lockhart recognized the refining industry was overbuilt and
inefficient. He devised the Pittsburgh Plan whereby the refiners in the area
would consolidate and form the National Refiners Association in May of
1872 at Titusville, Pa. In October of 1874 the refining properties owned by
Lockhart, Frew and Warden merged with Rockefellerís Standard Oil, to be
named Standard Oil of Pittsburgh and the Atlanic Refinery in Philadelphia.
Lockhart and Warden were named to the Standard Oil board of directors .
When the Sherman Antitrust Act broke up the Standaerd Trust in 1911 John
Van Dyke became the president of Atlantic Refining Co. Atlantic now had
some new problems : It didnít own any oil tankers . It had no oil wells or
pipe lines and had only three refineries in Pennsylvania.

Van Dyke developed a plan to expand from itís current domestic markets of
Deleware and Pennsylvania. As evidenced by an advertisement from 1915
the company sold gasoline directly to the consumers home in tin cans.
The foreign business had no sales force. The domestic sales ground to a
halt when the U.S. entered into WW 1 in April of 1917. 50% of the aviation
fule sent to the emerging demand from the newley form air forces was
produced at Atlanticís Point Breeze Refinery.
After the war the company focused on building up a fleet of company
owned tankers. A second part of the plan was to develop oil production
rather than relying on purchased crude By the mid 1930ís Atlantic was
producing from more than 1,000 wells in Texas, New Mexico, Kansas and
Oklahoma.
They opened a Paris office in 1919. They entered the South African, South
American and with Union Oil of Calaforina the Austrailian markets.
During the 1950ís Atlantic had a catchy jingle that went something like this,
ďFor business or pleasure
In any kind of weather
Atlantic keeps your car on the go
(fade on the go one the go)
Atlantic Refining made a go of it until 1966 when it was merged with
Richfield forming The Atlantic Richfield Co aka ARCO
The Alantic brand emerged in 1985when John Deuss bought the Atlantic
properties from ARCO and formed Atlantic Petroleum B.V. a netherlands
holding company. In 1988 Sun Company bought it and eventually desolved
it into Sunoco.

edit to insert Atlantic COTM banner image

[This message has been edited by Oldgas (edited 12-05-2007).]
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#84438 - Wed Dec 05 2007 04:51 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
oldmanridge Offline
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OK it worked I'll have some PICS soon
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#84439 - Wed Dec 05 2007 05:51 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york
POSTING THESE PICS FOR STEVE..


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#84440 - Wed Dec 05 2007 05:53 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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Loc: new york

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#84441 - Wed Dec 05 2007 05:54 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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#84442 - Wed Dec 05 2007 07:55 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
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from the kmann collection...




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#84443 - Wed Dec 05 2007 08:15 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
From my collection



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#84444 - Wed Dec 05 2007 08:21 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada






[This message has been edited by Jack R (edited 12-05-2007).]

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#84445 - Wed Dec 05 2007 09:07 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york
more from the kmann...


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#84446 - Thu Dec 06 2007 04:26 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
whiteflash Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 02 2005
Loc: North East Pa USA
WhiteFlash Collection


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#84447 - Fri Dec 07 2007 05:36 AM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
Tokheim Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 19 2003
Loc: NW PA
Thanks for doing the COTM OldManRidge!
Whiteflash, you got globes man, nice!
Here's my Atlantic stuff.




Still not sure if the red Imperial sign is Atlantic or not.

Tok likes Atlantic!


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#84448 - Fri Dec 07 2007 11:23 AM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Two cans I have.







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#84449 - Fri Dec 07 2007 01:25 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
oldmanridge Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 24 2007
Loc: Danville IL USA
RE: the red Imperial sign the script looks the same as on the pump signs I wonder if it is the sign used at the tank fill area so the tanker driver would know where to pu the Imperial. BTW I had never seen pump sign with the blue Atlantic logo. Any one know which was the most used blue or red?
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#84450 - Fri Dec 07 2007 03:20 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
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Registered: Sat Jan 24 2004
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
A group of Atlantic pump signs on my wall.
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#84451 - Sat Dec 08 2007 08:18 AM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
theChandlers Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 08 2006
Loc: Smyrna, DE
Here's a couple of items we have


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#84452 - Sat Dec 08 2007 08:25 AM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
theChandlers Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 08 2006
Loc: Smyrna, DE
one more

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#84453 - Sat Dec 08 2007 08:31 AM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
Tokheim Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 19 2003
Loc: NW PA

This is about 45 min. away from me, the guy put my name on "the list" 1.5 -2 years ago. Not getting any less rusty I'm sure.

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#84454 - Sat Dec 08 2007 08:45 AM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
Tokheim Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 19 2003
Loc: NW PA
...And these pictures are from the Simpler Times Museum in PA.



Good stuff from everybody.

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#84455 - Sat Dec 08 2007 10:39 AM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
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Registered: Sun Jan 02 2005
Loc: North East Pa USA
Whiteflash Collection












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#84456 - Sat Dec 08 2007 10:44 AM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
whiteflash Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 02 2005
Loc: North East Pa USA
Whiteflash Collection









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#84457 - Sat Dec 08 2007 02:24 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
Savinsam Online   content
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Registered: Wed Dec 20 2006
Loc: northwestern Pa.
Hey guys, great Atlantic items. For my restoration purposes, what years did Atlantic use the "White Flash" & "Hi-Arc" products promotions? Sam

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#84458 - Tue Dec 11 2007 04:00 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
whiteflash Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 02 2005
Loc: North East Pa USA
Sam,

Whiteflash and Hi-Arc were used in the mid 1930's - early 1950's.

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#84459 - Tue Dec 11 2007 07:21 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york
POSTING THESE FOR STEVE...






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#84460 - Tue Dec 11 2007 07:23 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york

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#84461 - Tue Dec 11 2007 07:34 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
DuceCpe Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 09 2001
Loc: Pueblo Colorado usa
Man this is some nice stuff.. I haven't seen much Atlantic stuff out west.. I sure hope somebody else steps up and continues COTM!!!! Hate to loose out on all this great stuff..

Ric
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#84462 - Sun Dec 16 2007 09:44 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
CJ Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 17 2004
Loc: NEW YORK (LONG ISLAND)










A UNIQUE PROMOTIONAL PIECE.......CJ

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#84463 - Mon Dec 17 2007 08:26 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
Mac Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Sep 17 2004
Loc: Moline, IL, USA
My restored Wayne 60 in Atlantic HI-ARC. My first serious restoration.



Mac

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#84464 - Wed Dec 19 2007 04:53 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
Tokheim Offline
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Registered: Wed Feb 19 2003
Loc: NW PA
All super!! Love the 60's/and covet the 866's!
Here is another picture from the Simpler Times Museum.


HAGD

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#84465 - Thu Dec 20 2007 10:10 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york

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#84466 - Sun Dec 23 2007 04:08 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
This is the only Atlantic item I have

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#84467 - Fri Dec 28 2007 09:06 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
Boxcar2282 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 15 2006
Loc: Stratford, CT USA
Can someone post a pic for me? I'm Technologicaly Disadvantaged
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#84468 - Fri Dec 28 2007 09:13 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york
yup... i'll try... kmann45@yahoo.com

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#84469 - Fri Dec 28 2007 09:31 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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Loc: new york

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#84470 - Fri Dec 28 2007 09:32 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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#84471 - Fri Dec 28 2007 09:36 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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#84472 - Fri Dec 28 2007 09:48 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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#84473 - Fri Dec 28 2007 09:56 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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#84474 - Fri Dec 28 2007 10:16 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york
gettin' these on for BOXCAR....




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#84475 - Fri Dec 28 2007 10:20 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york

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#84476 - Fri Dec 28 2007 10:25 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york
and this.....


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#84477 - Fri Dec 28 2007 10:36 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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#84478 - Fri Dec 28 2007 11:08 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
kmann Offline
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#84479 - Sat Dec 29 2007 10:36 AM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
Boxcar2282 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 15 2006
Loc: Stratford, CT USA
Thanks Kmann
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#84480 - Tue Jan 01 2008 10:11 PM Re: COTM December --- Atlantic
puregas Offline
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Registered: Fri Aug 19 2005
Loc: murfreesboro,tn, usa
Late again,but here are my Atlantic items.
Love the Ford N.C.(no chatter)!


Five gallon can.

That's all!Pat.
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Looking for graphic quart cans for my collection.

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