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You Found It Where?????
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Hi Everyone. I had this idea for a thread a while back and after yesterday, I thought I should get it started. Will see how it goes. The idea is to show a picture of an item that you found/bought in a place you were least expecting to find an oil/gas item and tell the story behind it. Doesn't have to be a big ticket item...just something that would make someone say, "You found that where???"

So, I will kick this off. As most of you know, I like Texaco. Yesterday I was hauling some branches to the compost pile at the dump and to drop off some old engine oil. When I set the jug of oil down I noticed there were some plastic quarts on the shelf. I saw a round quart amongst them and when I reached down to pick up what I thought would be a newer composite quart....I was surprised to be holding an old Texaco Marine Quart...it was in nice condition. So, I did my own version of recycling. Not sure the dump would be happy about taking something out...but, there it is. So, what's your story?????

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Yikes, the stars were aligned!


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Alex #750733 Mon Jun 22 2020 11:21 AM
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I found this can in the crawl space of a house I was inspecting for a friend, sitting on the foundation ledge. We wondered how it got way back in there.

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Alex #750747 Mon Jun 22 2020 02:18 PM
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My Sinclair Aircraft signs were found in an old barn in the neighborhood I grew up in. The one was used to cover a window in the peak of the barn. Here is the story on Old Gas at the time:

http://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=102071&Number=617630#Post617630

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Alex #750756 Mon Jun 22 2020 03:06 PM
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Walked up to some strangers front door to talk with them about some pumps in their back yard and looked down and there was this just sitting there on their front porch step...

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Reminds me of the time I met a Proctologist at a cocktail party & he started to tell me what some of his patients had done to themselves.


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DWSheffer #750768 Mon Jun 22 2020 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by DWSheffer
My Sinclair Aircraft signs were found in an old barn in the neighborhood I grew up in. The one was used to cover a window in the peak of the barn. Here is the story on Old Gas at the time:

http://oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=102071&Number=617630#Post617630

That story is crazy!


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Alex #750772 Tue Jun 23 2020 05:07 AM
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I did a post on this one a couple years ago.
I found this texaco in a creek here in upstate NY driving by one day. I noticed the red with lettering and this is what I dug out...

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