Thanks for the information Jim. You have some great stuff there. Other than a couple ads from the 20s and 30s, we can't seem to find much on the sign. It does have a makers mark at the bottom, Reliance adv. co. Which according to another thread on here from a few years ago, that company existed from 1915 to 1930, so at least that helps date the sign.
Hey, North Carolina.... I’d recommend taking out 2 magazine subscriptions. One for “Check the Oil” and the other to “Petroleum Collectibles”. You can’t beat the info in the articles, dates for gas & oil shows and auctions and classifieds. Of course, Oldgas classifieds & EBay are probably the best source for items for sale. Enjoy the ride & hobby! Roger
Hello from one new member to another, Ariel! Your question about the age of your Tokheim model 39L-RA pump would be a good one to pose to our esteemed veteran member, Jack Sim, who researched and wrote the book, “An Ilustrated Guide To Gas Pumps”. Using his book as reference, your pump dates from 1947. I hope this helps... Roger
I completely concur with Stu, very honorable action gruff1! I don't know the first thing about S&P collectibles but many times I see fantasy oil jars for sale and, upon contacting the sellers and explaining to them what they have, they refuse to acknowledge that they are wrong. Much of the time I like to believe it is simply honest denial but then, particularly with eBay and on facebook, you see a second and third similar item and you find out who your dealing with. It is gratifying to know that the vast majority of members on this sight can be trusted to do what is right.
Oh no, Ron. First you go and get married....and now there's a baby. What have you done? I'm assuming the diapers aren't for you, given your relatively young age. Good wishes to you and the family! John in Plover, WI
To fix the screen from the old to the new look (if one of your topics is stuck in the old format), it had to do with the "UBBCentral - Zen" setting, like Jim mentioned. This setting was already displayed at the bottom, but I still had the old style theme displayed on my "Petroliana News" page.
To change it, I simply switched to "UBBCentral - Mocha" (any of them will probably work, just pick one) and then back to "UBBCentral - Zen".
Bingo - all fixed, in the new format. (and it fixes all devices that you visit the site with, when logged in - e.g. it fixed my phone view also)
Hope this helps others, Steve
And I agree with Loyd, these are all small peanuts compared to the great new format and look of the site. GREAT JOB JIM and thanks for the help!!
Thanks Steve. I missed this little detail the first time. I am good go now.
And yes, A big THANK YOU to Jim and all that he does to make this place so great!
Interesting, lot of vintage Zippo Lighters in Boxes. First the most desirable of the bunch, the Zippo CB Operator Lighter, still in its original box, comes with its original paperwork. Next, we have the Zippo "Pipe" Lighter in Box, both lighters are from the late 60's, early 70's. Last we have the Seale Aviation Co. Zippo, I honestly have never seen another example of this lighter. All lighters have never been tested by me and come in their found in condition.