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#101 Mahyday

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:42 PM

Very cool! I'll have to add this to my references. Thank you!


There are a couple more of these old Clark station buildings left in town. If you want any more pics, let me know or shoot me an email.
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:53 PM

Thanks again, Mahyday. I saved these, too!

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 11:35 AM

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More progress on the station. Here's some uniforms made from Apoxie Sculpt. This is my first time using this product, and I'm pretty pleased with the result. Hangers are bent wire. You won't be able to see a lot of the uniform detail when they're hung up, but I detailed them completely anyway. It's good to practice. I still need to scrape the excess paint off some of the shirt hangers.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 11:39 AM

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Here's some views of the office so far. I've been told they were very crowded, and this one is starting to clutter up.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 11:41 AM

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Here's an overhead of the office. Much detailing to do, but project is coming along. I'll update when I get more finished.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 12:12 PM

Get out of town !! How did I miss this build? Holy cow - it's spectacular, amazing, and holy sh - beans. We used to go mice skating behind the Clark station on Roosevelt Road in Oak Park, IL. What memories this is bringing back.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 02:57 PM

Tom, I found some additional Clark photos... Posted Image

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Hope this helps...

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:07 PM

Better everytime Tom!!!!!

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:11 PM

The office space is dead on,I managed one back in the mid to late 80s Funny i don't remember it being that nice. By the time i was running it everthing was painted some off tan and gray.Very nice work,and thanks for the flash back.Sean

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:17 PM

Tom, those pictures help all of us who collect Petrolina ! Thank You so much for sharing the pictures ................ Ed Shaver

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:22 PM

Clark must have been one of the last brands to get rid of pump globes. Tom's pic of the girl at the pump was 1978, I believe.

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:45 PM

Tom ,in addition to Clark oil , Diamond Shamrock who was now owned by Sigmor in Dallas used OVAL Plastic and Crown Central in Baltimore Maryland . They retailed in the east as Crown . Let me dig through and I'll get some pictures of the "Late " globes . Ed Shaver

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:30 PM

Clark must have been one of the last brands to get rid of pump globes. Tom's pic of the girl at the pump was 1978, I believe.


Tom- The old Clark station I used to deliver beer to was ran by an old crusty guy that worked for Clark since day one. He showed me a couple of old globes he had & pictures of an old station he ran when it was downtown, long before my time. I figured the globes were pretty old & he said they weren't. I guess the picture confirms that.
I took a few pics today of the other two remaining Clark stations we have left in town. Don't know if they are of any help to you though.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:22 PM

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I finished the cigarettes that will be in the storeroom. They are not perfectly accurate, but in 1/25 scale, they should be adequate. I realize that the sides of most of the cartons won't be visible, but I did them anyway as practice. Will add more when more is done.

Thanks for looking, and I appreciate all the help as well as the feedback.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:46 PM

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I finished the cigarettes that will be in the storeroom. They are not perfectly accurate, but in 1/25 scale, they should be adequate. I realize that the sides of most of the cartons won't be visible, but I did them anyway as practice. Will add more when more is done.

Thanks for looking, and I appreciate all the help as well as the feedback.


Tom, just a question as my weary mind can't remember. As a gas station pre-convenience store, did they sell smokes by the carton, or did they have an old style cig machine? I remember growing up in St. Clair Shores, and all the local Union 76 station had was a machine. My mom usually got her smokes from the grocery store. Not saying you're wrong, I just don't know.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 01:06 AM


Tom, just a question as my weary mind can't remember. As a gas station pre-convenience store, did they sell smokes by the carton, or did they have an old style cig machine? I remember growing up in St. Clair Shores, and all the local Union 76 station had was a machine. My mom usually got her smokes from the grocery store. Not saying you're wrong, I just don't know.


You make a good point!

I have no idea how the cigarettes were stored or sold. This layout was determined by the following: I have no photographic evidence of any vending machine in the showroom. All evidence suggests the cigarettes were kept in the stockroom. They were no doubt sold by the pack, but stored in cartons.

Less compelling but equally true: I have no room left in the stockroom for a vending unit, and they will look cool sitting on the shelves.

I never worked at a station, and I've never smoked, so I'm at a bit of a disadvantage. Perhaps others will weigh in on this, and provide clarification.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 01:24 AM

Hope they make you feel better, Ed.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 02:46 AM

Tom, I'm guessing here , but most Pre- convenience stores sold cigarettes by the carton and over the counter . Shoot, most stations sold the things to me for .25c a pack at the island where I was . Yep, got me a dollas worth of premium and a pack of Cowboy Killas !

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 06:12 AM

Tom, Smokes were sold from a box mounted on the island lights, cartons were all inside...we did sell a few. We used the coin changers (like Sonic today) and never needed to go inside .

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:04 AM

The Clark my buddy n I worked at (late 70's) did have cartons stored on the back shelves.......I remember this because of that is how we got hooked on smoking by trying different brands....took me almost 20yrs to quit ;)