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These from last weekends METRO PETRO swap meet!

Posted By: Dave's Garage Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Wed Apr 01 2015 05:12 PM
Here's a few for me.

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Posted By: AZ_66_Native Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Thu Apr 02 2015 01:29 AM
Garage sale find! Works perfect.

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Posted By: jlinds11 Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Thu Apr 02 2015 04:33 PM
Sweet clock.
Posted By: Huskerscott Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Fri Apr 03 2015 10:37 PM
UPRR barrel, first one I've seen.

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sat Apr 04 2015 11:04 AM
What is a UPRR barrel used for ? Have never seen one before.
Posted By: SandPCollector Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sat Apr 04 2015 12:12 PM
UPRR is most likely Union Pacific Rail Road. It was probably filled (note the large hole) a screw plug inserted and then put on some stand laying on its side and drained through the smaller spigot. I couldn't tell you what it held, it could be any type of liquid from water to oil, railroads used a multitude of items back in the day as they were one of the largest industries in the country.
Posted By: porcelain-neon Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sun Apr 05 2015 09:12 PM
Unloaded my signs from the Walker sale today. It was pretty tough going there for a guy that has to work for his money.
The plumbing sign has a beautiful green with white letters color under that ***** yellow and black. The Howard Johnson's lamplighter is a pretty rare sign, I've been looking for one for ten years, finally got it.

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Posted By: porcelain-neon Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sun Apr 05 2015 09:15 PM
One more

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Posted By: hri_2008 Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sun Apr 05 2015 09:27 PM
Picked up my new car show helper today.

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Posted By: Tankar Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sun Apr 05 2015 10:04 PM
couple signs, nice cast iron door stop and the largest candy container phone I have ever seen.

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Posted By: J.E.Radebaugh Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sun Apr 05 2015 10:20 PM
I sold one when about 15 years ago and I have regretted it ever since. I finally found another one in original condition.

Posted By: 60wayne Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sun Apr 05 2015 10:24 PM
Few things I picked up today.

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Posted By: Let er' Buck Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sun Apr 05 2015 11:30 PM
The Union Pacific Barrel was most likely used for bearing oil back in the days before we had sealed bearings AKA "journals" on the rail cars a worker called a Carman (we still have them) would walk the train lifting doors on the truck frame where the axle fit's under the truck and check the oil level and fill as needed.
I still have one of those barrel's down at my yard it has some oil left in it I would guess they were also used for any other lubricant needed such as motor oil, governor oil etc..

Here are some of the cans we used for these types of oil,

This was used to fill the journals



This was used for smaller areas inside the locomotive,



Posted By: philmccauley Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sun Apr 05 2015 11:58 PM
Oh lord, first Kevin and now this. D
Posted By: K W FRITH Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 06 2015 12:25 AM
I had to laugh too, when I saw the mannequin! I know theres more out there? I think its time to buy one! Maybe some will show up at Iowa Gas?
Posted By: Dave Richey Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 06 2015 12:52 AM
Local Advertising is fairly rare around here. Probably named after the Tombigbee River. 3'x2'

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Posted By: Tankar Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 06 2015 01:52 AM
love the poster Dave.
Posted By: KZ1000 Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Tue Apr 07 2015 11:50 PM
Another 1941 Dodge WC to add to the fleet, this is considered a clean truck for the northeast.
3 NOS 7 up signs


NOS bull 2 sided light up


Clean RED version MODEL tobacco


Clean 36" Porc button


Turtle Wax MARINE Display
Love the turtle rowing his shell smile




bought 11 old wooden thermometers






2 sided porc flange



Cool mirror from Cassopolis Michigan smile





Posted By: Toys4Fun Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Wed Apr 08 2015 11:45 PM
A few weeks ago a guy from work tells me about a pump, so last Monday I go to look at the pump. I spot this in the corner of the garage and I end up bringing it home. Four days later I go to a friends place in Manitoba to look at some gas stuff and another one in an old garage on a stand with the original tank on the floor. I guess I am collecting Mercury motors.






Posted By: moore798 Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Thu Apr 09 2015 12:00 AM
Those old Mercury's are cool! cool
Posted By: Dave's Garage Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sat Apr 11 2015 02:56 PM
Buys from my excursion into Washington...

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Posted By: Dave's Garage Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sat Apr 11 2015 02:57 PM
Few more...

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Posted By: Dave's Garage Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sat Apr 11 2015 02:58 PM
Last few items.

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Posted By: bwfergus Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sun Apr 12 2015 02:44 AM
Bought some neat stuff at a couple auctions this weekend.

I like local items, and farm advertising. Couldn't let someone else take it home! Love the multiple locations and phone numbers! My town is Central City.



Reddy Kilowatt Kentucky Utilities sign



Roll of unused 1927 Butter Krust Bread wax paper
Posted By: 60wayne Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sun Apr 12 2015 05:20 PM
Found a few things.

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Posted By: Nucky Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sun Apr 12 2015 05:34 PM
nice items, love the coke clock

I found a few things this weekend

matchbox truck



1933 comic book



1952 chocolate chromos book





1950 comic book

Great Stuff Everybody. This is one of my Favorite threads!

Keep up the great posts! smile
Posted By: J.E.Radebaugh Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 13 2015 12:18 AM
1913 Kentucky

Bought these 2 NOS 7 foot signs
Doughboy and curlee clothes sign from edwardsville illinois




Also bought 2 EARLY Ethan Allen signs from Marshall Michigan

3 foot tall smile


porcelain Kellogg's Lawn Seed sign
Posted By: MetroPetro Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Tue Apr 14 2015 11:50 PM
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Posted By: bwfergus Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sat Apr 18 2015 07:07 PM
Many of us on here like local items, and many of us like whiskey. So I couldn't pass up a Whiskey Jug from my hometown! I've had a couple in the past, but not in the 1/2 gallon size or with the odd shoulder jug/bail handle combination. There were many different whiskey dealers in Central City many years ago.

Posted By: porcelain-neon Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sat Apr 18 2015 07:28 PM
Got this fantastic sign company advertising. It is an incredible work of art, reverse painted on glass with a brass frame, just a fantastic piece of sign company history.

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Posted By: MetroPetro Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 20 2015 12:38 AM
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Posted By: MetroPetro Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 20 2015 12:39 AM
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Posted By: MetroPetro Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 20 2015 12:40 AM
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Posted By: MetroPetro Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 20 2015 12:41 AM
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Posted By: MetroPetro Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 20 2015 12:42 AM
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Posted By: MetroPetro Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 20 2015 12:42 AM
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Posted By: MetroPetro Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 20 2015 12:43 AM
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Posted By: bsplichal95 Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 20 2015 02:21 AM
I got this sign for free from where I work, it was laying in the scrap pile!

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Posted By: hri_2008 Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sat Apr 25 2015 10:27 PM
Went to the Mount Vernon WA swap meet this morning. Picked up this approx 5'x4' double sided cardboard advertising sign.

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sun Apr 26 2015 01:55 PM
Picked up a few things this weekend. The wire rope sign is AM sign co 1964. The DB is 1959

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Posted By: Blackout Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Sun Apr 26 2015 11:46 PM
picked up this great 52" buzz saw blade (got plans for this one!) along with a couple 28" ones,

looking for buzz saw blades 20" and up
Posted By: Howdueyoudue Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 27 2015 12:21 AM
Picked this up today

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Posted By: Howdueyoudue Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 27 2015 12:28 AM
These as well

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 27 2015 07:48 PM
cups, and a repro sign

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon Apr 27 2015 08:46 PM
Correction the Dutch Boy sign is dated 1949 not 59
Posted By: hri_2008 Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Wed Apr 29 2015 02:52 AM
Originally Posted By: 60wayne
cups, and a repro sign


Be careful where you put that repro sign. A local antique store had one outside on a raining day and it bubbled up. He said it was paper applied to steel.
Posted By: 60wayne Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Wed Apr 29 2015 12:41 PM
I already found that out after a day in rain.

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I dig BIG OLD PORCELAIN!!!
?1930s? SUPER DUPER HEAVY Porcelain Back Splash Panels/signs from a old drug store fountain counter! They are about a inch thick X 25 inches tall X a smeg over 22 feet in total between the 4. All are in 9-9+ cond with only one having been bent some.
I've had 6 wood, icecream cone backed counter stools for a while now and that is 1/2 the reason that I begged borrowed and did not steal to go get these last nite!
2 of the panels will go with the 6 stools and 2 will be apart of my own designed shop signage!
I've been hunting for a very long time for something like these so I can make a very cool sign for the Shoppe. These are over the moon beyond what I ever thought I would find for that!



Posted By: hotrodfun1 Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Mon May 04 2015 04:07 AM
Couple lights

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Tue May 05 2015 12:02 AM
Some finds in the first part of May.

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Tue May 05 2015 12:04 AM
Pistons for a flat head Ford.

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Tue May 05 2015 12:06 AM
more

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Tue May 05 2015 12:10 AM
Picked up some antique light shades. Set of nine gas light shades.

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Posted By: 60wayne Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Tue May 05 2015 12:12 AM
more

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Posted By: Lastgas15 Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Tue May 05 2015 01:48 AM
I picked this Allstate Insurance globe up at a local auction. The only other one I've ever seen belongs to an oldgasser from California.

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Posted By: 1937 GMC Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Tue May 05 2015 12:50 PM
Pate swap meet was a bust for Petroliana; but great for car parts. Bought a pair of front fenders for my 38 Sedan Delivery and headlight bucks for the 39 COE in addition to this cool Potters Trunk. I was able to buy the Coke sign at a garage sale just before heading out to Pate on Saturday.

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Posted By: Nucky Re: NON-PETRO "BUYS OF THE MONTH!" - APRIL 2015 - Wed May 06 2015 07:23 PM
found some great toys and items recently













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