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fury3
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 7:48:58 AM

WAY LOW, CLEVELAND AREA 70'S
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Jef4ers
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2013 12:52:06 PM

A couple of old brands that sold kerosene and candles!

Crystal Oil co. Ohio

Solar Oil Co. Ohio

Ohio Oil

Continental.....

Crystal, Solar, Ohio and Continental became Majors.

Anyone remember seeing these or have the old signs?
davisadm
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 3:27:09 PM

oh, thought of 2 others -
Standard - now Chevron
Texaco
davisadm
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 3:25:53 PM

70s - Richfield, in California, now ARCO
gvan
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 2:53:27 PM

Deep Rock in Algoma, WI in the fifties, sixties possibly longer.
DoctorV
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 2:11:00 PM

Leonard, Michigan, up until 1970s.

A small refiner in mid-Michigan with a chain of stations throughout the state. They produced a gasoline-oil blend for two-cycle engines, mainly for use in outboard motors (they had dockside gasoline pumps at marinas), 105 octane gasoline, "premium" diesel, even lighter fluid.

Leonard Refineries, Inc.
Jef4ers
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 2:01:49 PM

Heres another, Redhead gasoline, Ohio until they all vanished in the 70s.
Some parts of WVA still have old stations and old signs.

Another interesting thread would be who exactly refined the fuel for the little chains of stations.
Jef4ers
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 1:43:25 PM

Atta-Boy at least 20s-late 60s, as were most independents until the majors reduced competition.
A few more were Comet down south, Site Ohio area, Pure Oil Midwest, Hudson, Fleetwing, Skelly, Bonded oil (Speedway) was is headquartered here in Springfield Ohio, the main office was located over a local station. I believe a Paul Deer started the company. Refineries were located all over Ohio and supplied alot of independents with their specified blend. We literally had a gas station on every corner and the owners made a decent living selling gas for 16 cents. Even during the gas wars of the sixties, regular sold for 21 cents plus ya got a free dish and your windsheild cleaned.
Desoto49
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 11:48:00 AM

Supertest in Ontario, 1950's
traffic cop
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:57:25 AM

Anybody remember ENCO? Any still around?

Was part of the Standard oil/Humble/Esso group of Rockefeller's monopoly that was broken up.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:07:59 AM

We had a cut rate call "SPUR" when I was a kid in the 60s. Only saw them in NE Arkansas as I recall.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2013 6:28:06 AM

Gulf in the 70's in Texas
mr_thumper
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 6:29:40 PM

Swamp....there are a lot of 76 stations here in California.

Can anyone remember the Richfield stations we used to have out here?

Also, since I traveled a lot between Missouri (my REAL home) and California I remember, especially through Ariz, N.M. and Texas, the WHITING BROTHERS stations. They were "notorious" for cutting a radiator hose or fan felt while you were using their restrooms. Fortunately, my dad always stayed with the car until they were finished pumping the gas and he NEVER let them check anything under the hood. He would pull the car over and check fluid levels himself.
fury3
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 6:01:48 PM

76 OR UNION 76 not sure 70's OHIO
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 10:25:49 AM

Gulf, in the 80s in Vancouver, bc
DDubyu
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:35:17 AM

Gulf, early 80s, California
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:31:08 AM

Aetna, Kentucky in the 1950s.
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:11:46 AM

BUY LOW, Quakertown, PA early 1970's, ESSO, also in Quakertown, latter became EXXON
swampudlian
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:08:39 AM

Are there any "76" stations any more? I think these were affiliated with Gulf or may have been bought out by Gulf at some point. Michigan, 70s through about the 90s or so.
valby
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 9:46:26 AM

Quincy gas, Weymouth MA 1973 29 cents a gallon.
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 9:14:19 AM

Spur, 60s and 70s in Arkansas. Worst gas ever sold.
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 9:00:19 AM

Blakley in the 60's.
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Cities Service and Calso CT 1955-1965
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C. H. Laessig, Saint Louis, Mo. The world's first gasoline station, 1905.
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 3:06:35 PM

Do they still have Martin? Like the bird This was in Ill or Ind in the 70s
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Knowles, Stockton CA. 1940's-60's
fury3
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:20:46 AM

EXXON 70'S OHIO
fury3
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 6:07:14 AM

GASTOWN 70's Ohio & elsewhere
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:59:10 AM

ESSO Newport News, Va. 1957
fury3
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:35:06 AM

AMOCO OHIO area 70's
Wrench45840
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 7:33:15 PM

Boron- A standard oil company
HeavyDuty_cache
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 8:40:41 AM

Skelly Mo, Mid to Late 60's
fury3
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 8:09:56 AM

any websites I can see old pictures ? ( now & then )

[Edited by: fury3 at 11/9/2012 8:11:46 AM EST]
truvoice1
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 5:50:14 PM

Getty; Long Island, NY 60's and 70's
dlgrote
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 5:26:31 PM

Sinclair, SW Michigan, in the 1960's
razzputinn
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 3:54:31 PM

PURPLE MARTIN !! 1960s

Northwest Indiana

Gas prices in low thirties - 31 to 33 cents per gallon

They would entice customers with gifts; inexpensive glassware and the like.
FuelPump
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 2:00:49 PM

Speedway 79, Michigan 1950's.
deporresd
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2012 12:51:54 AM

Haven't thought of Arco in years.
bknights40
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 11:34:36 PM

SOHIO 70's
BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 11:30:52 PM

.. Waco gas, Toledo, Ohio, 1972 25.9c/gal (gas war)...also Working Man's Friend gas.. Bonded gas... GasTown... (Marathon offbrands)... Cities Service gas, now Citgo... SOHIO gas, Standard of Ohio, now BP gas(they'd prefer you didn't realize it's BRITISH Petroleum)... AP gas, American Petroleum (& proud of it!)... Stop&Go gas... Stop&Shop gas...

.. AGIP brand gas, somewhere in Africa, saw it on TV about 1980's, may still exist... (prolly should be the name (a gyp) on every gas station nowdays! LOL!)
gougenator
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 4:10:34 AM

same location had a Humble, and Esso in middle 1970s (later becomes Exxon then i see them everywhere 80s and on)

old Gulf's became Chevrons

had a Vicker's store in early 1982-83 ,not sure what gas they sold
it closed down and has been so ever since (store still stands with no signage on that same corner)

old Shell's became independent C-stores with noname gas and some even closed by today

Mesquite
Texas
fury3
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 12:25:53 AM

CLARK OHIO 70,s & 80's
marv916
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Beacon mid 80s i think
fury3
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 6:08:03 AM

ARCO 70's OHIO
fury3
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GULF 70,s many states
valby
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Quincy gas, weymouth ma, 1970 29 cents a gallon regular.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 6:49:01 AM

Frontier, Denver Colorado, 1967 [gasoline was 19.9 cents then]
fury3
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 6:11:34 AM

CITGO OHIO 70'S
dangasman
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 12:44:13 PM

zepher midland 60!s
fury3
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SHELL still present today everywhere
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 8:08:43 PM

Sinclar - Michigan 60's

fury3
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TEXACO everywhere
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