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#96151 - Sat Nov 03 2007 03:20 PM Re: COTM November 2007--Pure
Dave Rowlison Offline
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Shot with KODAK DC3200 DIGITAL CAMERA at 2007-11-03


A Pure sign at a local body shop

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#96152 - Sat Nov 03 2007 11:13 PM Re: COTM November 2007--Pure
Maps for the memories Offline
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I don't know what is going on with my ISP that my images are not loading. Web pages are doing fine. My apologies.

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#96153 - Sun Nov 04 2007 07:08 PM Re: COTM November 2007--Pure
Maps for the memories Offline
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1926—Pure moves its general offices from Columbus to Chicago’s Jewelers’ Building, which is then renamed the Pure Oil Building.
Late ‘20s—Supplies many Southeast marketers: Wofford Oil Company of Georgia, Wofford Oil Company of Alabama (1925), and Sherrill Oil Company of Pensacola (1925). Wofford sold a gasoline-benzol blend as “Woco-Pep.”
Cottage-type stations begin to be built.
Several domestic fields yield large oil strikes.
1927—Detonox brand, dyed red, is marketed in the East.
1928—Large holdings in Hickok Oil Corporation of Toledo deliver 14 bulk plants and nearly 300 gas stations in northern Ohio and the lower peninsula of Michigan.
1929—Purol-Pep regular, dyed blue, is marketed in all regions. Pure enters agreement with minor stakeholders in Van, Texas fields to intelligently exploit the resource.
1931—Arrangements are made with Keystone Oil and Manufacturing Company to begin distributing Pure products in its service stations. 15 Pure stations in the Chicago area result.
Motor grade gasoline introduced to Ohio: dyed blue, Purol-Pep reverts to a golden product.
1932—Pure buys large interest in AMSCO.
1933—Retails General Tire Company’s “Yale” brand tires.

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#96154 - Mon Nov 05 2007 04:45 PM Re: COTM November 2007--Pure
Hy-Flash 72 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 24 2004
Loc: Waterville,Ohio
Here are two postcard pictures of the Hi-Speed station in Imlay MI about 1939. In 1952 Pure Oil bought out the remaining stock of Hickok Oil and converted all the Hi-Speed Stations to Pure.

At the end Hickok Oil had 2000 stations between Ohio and Michigan?

So what happen to all the globes,signs?
Were they all destoyed like BP did to Sohio?

I'm looking for a 1qt oil can that says Pure and Hi-Speed on it?

Randy





[This message has been edited by hy-flash 72 (edited 11-05-2007).]
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Always looking for Hy-Flash Gas/Miller Oil, Hi-Speed Gas/ Hickok Oil and Paragon Refining items from Toledo,Ohio.

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#96155 - Mon Nov 05 2007 07:38 PM Re: COTM November 2007--Pure
Maps for the memories Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
Well, that just makes my faded Hi-Speed map pale in comparison.

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#96156 - Mon Nov 05 2007 09:46 PM Re: COTM November 2007--Pure
Maps for the memories Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
Unusual 1939 Pensacola map. Note the Yale Tires ad at the bottom.

An enlargement of the station pic.

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#96157 - Mon Nov 05 2007 09:56 PM Re: COTM November 2007--Pure
Maps for the memories Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
A 1933 Art Deco Cover. The more prominent arrow reads "Century of Progress Chicago."

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#96158 - Tue Nov 06 2007 02:34 AM Re: COTM November 2007--Pure
Dave Rowlison Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 19 2002
Loc: Michigan

Shot with HP pstc3100 at 2007-11-06


Shot with HP pstc3100 at 2007-11-06

Webb's was located in Ohio on U.S 30 near State Route 49 not far from the Indiana state line.

Double WOW!! on the Imlay City Hi-Speed postcards Hy-Flash

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#96159 - Tue Nov 06 2007 03:50 AM Re: COTM November 2007--Pure
Dave Rowlison Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 19 2002
Loc: Michigan

Shot with KODAK DC3200 DIGITAL CAMERA at 2007-11-06

A couple of Pure handy oil cans.

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#96160 - Tue Nov 06 2007 07:30 PM Re: COTM November 2007--Pure
Maps for the memories Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
Both these maps are rather common. A 1934 and a 1938.

They illustrate the cottage stations nicely.

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#96161 - Tue Nov 06 2007 07:34 PM Re: COTM November 2007--Pure
Maps for the memories Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
This is the front and back of a 1939 map. Notice the radically different front cover. At least they kept the station on the back.

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#96162 - Wed Nov 07 2007 12:10 PM Re: COTM November 2007--Pure
Maps for the memories Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
1934—Pure suffers its only net financial loss.
1935—Pure Transportation Company subsidiary formed.
Mid ‘30s—Pure receives one of its greatest assets from a teacher in arrears on his credit, who wrote, “I feel sure with Pure.” “Be sure with Pure” becomes one of America’s most successful advertising slogans.
1936—Pure purchases many leases in the Illinois fields.
1937—Pure and Superior jointly build the first off-shore oil well.
Pure shuts down its Marcus Hook, NJ refinery
1938-1943—Illinois fields make the state Pure’s greatest producer.
1938—Hickok Oil, partially owned by Pure, begins a gas price war and contest in the Toledo area.
1939—Many New York and New Jersey properties sold to Gulf.
H.V. Kaltenborn begins his war commentary on CBS Radio.
Pure, Sun, Socony-Vacuum, and Hickok are sued by Charles E. Austin, Inc. for operating the Puritan station chain since 1937 to destroy competition.
1940—Pure Oil explorations in Oklahoma finally succeed.
Twin Ports Oil Co. of Duluth drops all corporations except Pure from its antitrust suit: verdict favors Pure.
WWII—Pure, Gulf, Socony-Vacuum, Atlantic, and Texaco design a butadiene plant to produce synthetic rubber at Port Neches.

Pure maps from WWII fall into two categories: the fairly common Kaltenborn war maps (which I don't collect) and the Pure "blue cover" series. These have just the logo on a lighter blue background, and are normal road maps otherwise. This is one of the covers I'm still looking for. So, someone else will need to fill these gaps.

[This message has been edited by Maps for the memories (edited 11-07-2007 for spelling demons).]

[This message has been edited by Maps for the memories (edited 11-07-2007).]

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#96163 - Wed Nov 07 2007 02:18 PM Re: COTM November 2007--Pure
Maps for the memories Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
One Pure product that few collectors know about is the Puritan radio. These are rather plain tabletop radios with either wood or Bakelite cabinets that have rounded ends. These are thought to have been made in Chicago by one of the many small radio manufacturers there, possibly A.H. Grebe & Co. I am working on finding out more information about these and the Phillips "Woolaroc" radio.

I am also seeking a picture of the rumored "Cottage station" radio. I've seen Puritan radios but never this item.

My educated guess is that the cottage radio would date from the late 1930s, and the Puritans from the 1940s, with the Bakelite model just post WWII.

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#96164 - Wed Nov 07 2007 03:03 PM Re: COTM November 2007--Pure
kmann Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york
just this...


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#96165 - Wed Nov 07 2007 06:26 PM Re: COTM November 2007--Pure
kmann Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 26 2003
Loc: new york
POSTING THIS PIC FOR THE BLASTMASTER...nice pump my friend..


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