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Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:26 am
My lovely bride of some 44 years loves to flea market.
On one of her foreys, she found this sign for the Tractor Shed:
The message says it all.
This is an old antique sign. I think Humble was a subsidiary of Standard of Ohio (now EXXON/Mobile.)
Take it to heart and heed the warning.
Keep on working on those Cubs.
Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:57 am
Great find Gary! Tell Johnnie to keep on shopping! (I know - that's not necessary.)
Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:58 am
Looks like you have a keeper! (Sign and Wife that is!!) I like it!!
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:05 am
Gary , looks like you have a good thing going in Hammond.. Your wife shops for you
and my wife shops for herself
I have more to learn it appears
Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:43 pm
I like the sign. Keep up the great finds. I wish I had that in my collection.
Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:24 pm
Nice sign. Now if only everyone would listen to it (me included).
Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:18 pm
Gary Boutwell wrote:This is an old antique sign. I think Humble was a subsidiary of Standard of Ohio (now EXXON/Mobile.)
Humble is an old Texas company but it was eventually owned by Standard Oil of New Jersey. I think the rebranding to Exxon happened in the early 70's, so the sign is at least that old. I remember seeing Humble branded gasoline in 1970 when I took a trip out to the Southwest.
Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:33 am
Tell Johnnie, nice find. I like to flea market and have for over 30 years now. I just don't get the kind of deals that I really would like. They seem few and far between, so when they do come, it makes em sweeter
Nice thing about flea markets.. one person's junk is another one's treasure
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:27 am
yup.. a msg I should heed.. been using gasoline to clean stuff for yrs... guess I've been lucky, but I am careful. i'm getting better though... now I use ETHER!:)
Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:03 pm
Nice sign, Gary! Johnnie really knows how to decorate your tractor shed.
Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:24 pm
Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:44 pm
Nice find Gary. This thread is interesting, because as a kid I heard about all of these company names while listening to my grandfather. He worked for Esso Standard Oil (and probably various other entities) from 1919 to 1955, and even into his 80's could recite a great deal of detail about the various purchases and mergers that created what is now Exxon. He worked for John D. Rockefeller Jr, as what would be called a corporate secretary today.
Here's a neat link from Wikipedia on Humble Oil:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humble_Oil
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:21 pm
cool find, lucky
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:34 pm
Gary, that looks really good on your shop door. Great find.
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:38 pm
Sounds like good safety advice to me!
I was asking various people what they used in their parts washer and where to get the fluid and one guy who owns a truck repair business said he didn't know where to get the parts cleaning solution, they just used diesel and gasoline mixed.
Needless to say, his advice went straight to the dump. Accident waiting to happen.
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