Featured Gulf spray cans

Discussion in 'Tools' started by prestoncohunter, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. prestoncohunter

    prestoncohunter Well-Known Member

    First off, another apology for the non antique but I'm at a loss on these cans. Have searched the internet and can't find them. No idea of rarity or value. I am assuming late 50's since my FIL sold his Gulf station around 1960.

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  2. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    That particular Gulf logo was used from 1936 - c. 1960. So could be anywhere in between.
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  3. prestoncohunter

    prestoncohunter Well-Known Member

    Odd part is you would think I could find some on the web, maybe it's my search terms but having no luck finding them.
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  4. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

    Uh...what are they?
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  5. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    I'm not surprised you can't find them. I bet the only place they'd be is in an old Gulf station owners stuff. :)
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  6. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    I will throw out a guess: Maybe they were provided to station owners to touch up the colors on their gas pumps or other items on and in their garages.
  7. prestoncohunter

    prestoncohunter Well-Known Member

    I have no doubt your are correct, but I doubt my FIL was the only hoarder of a station owner LOL that thru away almost nothing.
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  8. prestoncohunter

    prestoncohunter Well-Known Member

    Spray paint cans.
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  9. savwillsell09

    savwillsell09 Active Member

    i figured it out??????:banghead:??????blue pump lacquer,,,,i'm seeing dollar signs?
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  10. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

    Nothing to add but these are really cool and should be very collectable!!
  11. prestoncohunter

    prestoncohunter Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the very late follow up. Have been poking around some oil/gas collector sites and still very little info on these. Though a couple fellows had some cans of other pump colors. So the only thing that has been deduced is they were sold to Gulf dealers for touching up Gulf logo'ed equipment (pumps, etc). As far as value looks no solid numbers have been found.
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  12. Ken simpkins

    Ken simpkins New Member

    I have three blue and a orange full and like new condition
  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    show us.......do you have any info on them as well?
  14. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I'd think that Self Spraying ital script would be correct for the 1950s.

  15. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    would the lacquer still be good after 60 or 70 years????

  16. BaseballGames

    BaseballGames Well-Known Member

    Preston, have you looked into Morphy Auctions? [ https://www.morphyauctions.com/ ]
    They frequently have some terrific offerings in antique advertising and petroliana, and seem pretty knowledgeable about such stuff. You might try to inquire of them...
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