Old Photo - 1920's Filling Station

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 09:43 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John C Codman on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 10:41 am:

SOCONY = Standard Oil of New York. Must be in the Northeast.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 11:05 am:

What does SOCONY vacuum mean? I can remember seeing that sign on Chevron stations in California back in the 1950's.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Hagerty on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 05:17 pm:

Norm,
There was the Vacuum Oil Company at one time. Most noted for producing steam cylinder oil. The Gargoyle name comes to mind. I have a couple signs from the era with those names. There was a merger in around the late 30's I think. You might enjoy reading the stories to be found by doing a Google search.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 05:34 pm:

SOCONY = Standard Oil Company of New York.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobil

Socony merged with Vacuum Oil Company in 1931.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_Oil_Company


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