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Old 07-02-2015, 08:48 PM   #41
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Don't forget the tire patches and the metal tins with fuses for sale along with a toms jar with crackers m@ms and always some peanuts and on the floor was the cases of oil in the glass jars
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:15 PM   #42
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While not really items on display, a slice of life at the time. I remember that Wayne, the old timer, had a bottle of Old Crow hidden behind one of the gallon oil cans. Also the broom and mop 'cause it was my job on the 4-midnight shift to clean the restrooms. My favorite memory was a "working girl" coming in one night looking for Paulie to barter for a tank of gas. A** for gas it was called then. Those were real "service" stations. She had a Hudson. I did like that car.

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Old 07-02-2015, 09:44 PM   #43
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Don't forget the tire patches and the metal tins with fuses for sale along with a toms jar with crackers m@ms and always some peanuts and on the floor was the cases of oil in the glass jars
It's toss up between Planters or Tom's. Tom's jars are far more hard to date and most are post 40s.

I might have a lead on a cash register, I'll know in a few days.
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While not really items on display, a slice of life at the time. I remember that Wayne, the old timer, had a bottle of Old Crow hidden behind one of the gallon oil cans. Also the broom and mop 'cause it was my job on the 4-midnight shift to clean the restrooms. My favorite memory was a "working girl" coming in one night looking for Paulie to barter for a tank of gas. A** for gas it was called then. Those were real "service" stations. She had a Hudson. I did like that car.
AH Yes!!!! Late night cruisin could make a gal get low on gas when business was slow.

My first taste of Whisky was Old Grandad but Old Crow was in there a few time after also. I think back then, Old Crow or Old Grandad was to whisky what Mogan David and Boones Farm was to wine.

BTW, I have the broom and mop covered.
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:37 AM   #45
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How about one of these on the way out?
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:42 AM   #46
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How about one of these on the way out?
Had one on the door to an old retro country store I had but for this garage, I don't have a screen door or able to have one.
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Is this what you are referring to, I made the batteries from 2 inch PVC pipe and put D cell batteries inside them, had to add a condenser to the bell to make it work on a modern line but every thing else is original parts and it rings and you can talk on it. I use mine daily. The other phones work and would also look good in a old station.
Some old fans would also look good. This fan is 100 years old.
You will also need some kind of old heater.
I do have a ceiling fan, a 1929 Emerson Electric oscillating fan and a Western Electric 202/w E1 handset. I will replace the Crosely with a 653 at a later date.
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Not for he counter, but did you ever pull one of these? I painted this paperboy cart in chicle with straw wheels. Now it's a coffee table.
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Not for he counter, but did you ever pull one of these? I painted this paperboy cart in chicle with straw wheels. Now it's a coffee table.
Never did pull one but I remember them well and the boys who pulled them through the streets of St Louis late evenings and calling out, "Morning Globe paper". I've come across a few of those out and about and the cheapest one I found was around $400.

Nice nostalgic idea for a coffee table.......
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Where's your Ford sign? Gotta have one!


Oh yeah, your desk is too plastic.
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Oh yeah, your desk is too plastic.
I know and I admit, got to have some things made in China!!!!!!!!

I like that sign, want to sell it?

Mine is not.............but it's big!!! Old photo..............



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Old 07-03-2015, 09:31 AM   #52
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You have a drive in movie speaker on the wall that I believe is post war. That being said, how about using two of them and piping in some period music? Or, get a table top radio that is playing music?

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I can remember "Service Station Awards" they were made of a dark wood and a brass plate with the owners name and how many years he has been with the company. I know Shell gave them out about every 5 years.
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Very much so and I have been thinking about a slot machine, it would go perfect and I'm still considering it but, three things are holding me back for a slot machine, first two reasons are the same for a cash register, a good one cost big bucks and, most people don't want to ship them, too heavy and bulky so in most cases they are for local pickup only....bummer!!!!
The third reason, I can't go too far into my vault because of repairs to Sarah over the winter and our Larry needs to put the bacon on the table.

The idea though will be there always........
LOL if you ever pursue it, do some research, at one point in history they started making the slots with a lot of pot metal in them and you might be buying a headache.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:55 AM   #55
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Got the cases and the empties covered Bob. I have Coke, Root Beer and soon, bottled Squirt in the cooler. The cooler also has beer in it too, Schlitz!!!! but that between you and me ..........
quite a beautiful display that brings back a lot of good memories.
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sorry guys i dont remember any of that stuff,,, and its not because of memory loss either
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Later, this summer, I will be selling my pretty nice collection of, over the counter, auto products. Back when it was cheap, I used to buy every product, that had an old car picture on it. It makes me sick to think of the things that I left behind.
I will be selling these, mostly on the AACA Forums, as they aren't FORD, for the most part.
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Catalogue stand looked something like this only it was grey about 12"-15" wide, and full. There was catalogues for tires, batteries, ignition parts, spark plugs steering components and lots of other stuff.
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Free road maps, light bulbs, fuses, free drinking glasses with a fill up. A bell that rang when a car pulled in. Most of the time you did not get out of your car. They washed your windshield, checked your oil and tires while the gas was going in. Had gas price wars going most of the time. Free ice scrapers with there name on it.
I call them service stations.
There is one four blocks from my house complete with all of the services you mentioned.
Of course the gasoline is a little pricey.
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Loved the vertical pop machines outside along the rest room row.
A church key opener and a straw gave an immediate discount.
We'd put in a dollars worth of gas and drive up and down main street.
Innocent fun........good old days!
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