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Name: Don Grills
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Hello, my dad drove a transport truck for Gulf Oil in the late 60’s and early 70’s out of West Helena, Arkansas. I have a few pictures of him and the truck he drove and was wondering if you would be interested in them for your website.
Thank you.
Don Grills

Name: Dennis Wall
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I recently found two large prints (11x14) taken at the Gulf Oil Refining Bulk Plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. My father (Frank Wall) worked for Gulf Oil for about 45 years and was one of the last employees in Indianapolis when they left the market. As a kid I spent many hours playing in that warehouse. Both B&W, one print shows the office/warehouse building with cars parked in front and employees standing by their cars (I assume these were the sales reps). Other employees are standing on the loading dock behind them. And there are two tank trucks at left with their drivers. Judging by the cars and trucks I would guess it was taken in the 1930's. The 2nd photo is a closeup of a delivery truck that closely resembles the truck of the 1919 model on your website. The warehouse/office building is in the background as are the large gasoline tanks. Let me know if you are interested. Dennis Wall

Name: Anthony Gibbons
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Dear Sir/Ma'am,

I have recently obtained some photos of the Gulf Prince Christening in Dec of 1957. The photos were taken on Dec 3 in Baltimore MD. Would you be able to help identify the people in the photos? I have approximately 50 photos.

Thank You,


Name: Dona Rowe
Date: Monday, May 7, 2012
My grandfather, Toke Kobayashi, owned a Gulf Gas Station in Webster, Texas in the 70’s. He was featured on the cover of a gulf magazine (not sure of the name) as having a customer base that was “out of this world,” because many of his customers were people like Alan Shepard, John Glen, Neil Armstrong and other astronauts. I would do anything to get a copy of the cover and story (original or just a scan). Any help would be greatly appreciated. I believe these are pictures that were used in the magazine.

My email is donalynnrowe@gmail.com. Again, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Name: David Rohrbacher
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
My great-great grandfather was George Taber, a refining man for Gulf. He started a family trust with Gulf oil stock and I was wondering if you all had links to historic price charts for the return of Gulf Oil stock.
David Rohrbacher

Name: Kathy McMurry
Date: Sunday, April 8, 2012
Hello, I found an old abandoned Good Gulf gas pump on the side of the road. I was wondering if you would be interested in a photo. Also, do you know of anyone who could give me a VERY rough estimate of its value? Thanks so much
Kathy McMurry

Name: Michael Keniston
Date: Sunday, April 8, 2012
Hello. I'm doing some research on the area where I grew up in New York City and trying to locate pictures of neighborhood businesses. There was a Gulf station on Pearl Street near the Brooklyn Bridge in the early 1960s and I was hoping one of your members might have a photo of it. Please advise. Thank you.
Best regards,
Michael Keniston

Name: Paul
Date: November 12, 2011
I am collector of Zippo Lighter and of Gulf lighter fluid containers. I recently bought a lighter with initials M.B.F. for M.B.Fuller. The lighter is from the 1937 era. My question is, Do any of your members have any info on Mr. Fuller from the 30s and if any of them have any old GULF Zippo lighters and or Lighter fluid bottles or tins for sale.

Name: Brian Abney
Date: Friday, September 16, 2011
I have a solid wood desk and a swivel typewriter stand that have Gulf Oil assett tags on them. I bought them from an estate sale in Beaumont, Texas ( just up the road from the Gulf Pt. Arthur refinery) several years ago. I have used the desk for several years in my house. Do to a remodel, I no longer have a use for them. I would like to sell them to a Gulf collector that would appreciate their history. If anyone is interested call Brian at (409) 781-9974.

As a Gulf collector, I appreciate your website.

Name: Henock Andargie
Date: September 6, 2011
I came across this piece when i was at an estate sale , and was hoping if you had any info about it. It measures roughly 12" x 12" . Sorry if the photo isnt clear enough. Thanks hope to hear from you soon!

Name: Mark Gutierrez
Date: March 7, 2011
I enjoyed going through your web pages a little while ago. I live in Houston, and am definitely old enough to remember Gulf Oil Co.

Back in the Apollo Program space program days, Gulf stations gave spaceship and space module models away to kids at the Houston area stations. I'm writing in hopes of clarifying something. I ran across a picture of an old (but it looks new at the time) station in Houston at a location here in my neighborhood. From the style of the station, and the rear-end of the car in the shot, along with the "Gulf Refining Company," and "That Good Gulf Gasoline" signs, I'm thinking it's from the 20's or early 30's. The station was at the corner of Westheimer Rd. and Yupon Street in Houston. I believe the zip code for that intersection is 77006.

I'm trying to determine what side of the street the station was on, and though I'm 99% sure it was the Northwest corner of that intersection, if I knew the address, or could have access to some kind of database that had old addresses of stations, I could be certain. I'd like to take a picture of the same corner from the same angle and add it to a collection of "then and now" side-by-side photos hanging in my house of different parts of Houston. I was hoping you guys could help, or at least point me in the right direction. Thanks for your time!

Mark Gutierrez

Name: Sam Jones
Date: April 7, 2011
My name is Sam Jones

My grandfather, Charles L. Jones, owner of a farm near Warren, Texas was approached by the Gulf Oil Co in the 19teens requesting a right of way across his farm for a pipeline. Grandpa Charles granted right of way and sought employment for himself and his Sons. He worked on the pipeline with his two eldest sons. My father, thirteen years old, pushed a wheelbarrow with a barrel of water for the workmen.

Charles got permanent employment with Gulf, starting as a “line rider” covering forty miles of pipeline on horseback checking for leaks and retiring fifty years later as a pump station superintendent.

After graduating from Texas A&M in 1932 my father, Carol L Jones, started working for Gulf and also retired after fifty years as did my uncles, Don R Jones and Herbert H Jones. Combined, that’s two hundred years of employment with Gulf for Charles and his sons.

Gulf produced a magazine for employees, The Gulf “Oilmanac”. I was wondering if any copies of the magazine still exist.

Many Thanks,

Name: John C Scheldt
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
While on a field trip this weekend, I found that 5 out of about 25 of us were ex-Gulf hands. I was at Gulf in New Orleans from 1977-81 and have maintained contact with others over the years. Please add me to the guestbook or send info as to how I can fill in the entry.


Staff Geologist
El Paso Exploration & Production Co.
1001 Louisiana, 2024A,Houston, Texas 77002
PO Box 2511 Houston, Texas 77252
Tel (713) 420-3617 Fax (713) 445-8279
Cell (713) 829-1468

Name: Derek Alan Lawler
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010

I happened on the GOHS site whilst looking for an old colleague. You may be
interested in what I am doing. We have taken the Process Units from Gulf
Milford Haven Refinery and re-erected them near Karachi in Pakistan.

The refinery was so well designed, run and maintained that when I bring it
back to life next year it will still be a world class facility even though
Chevron closed it at the end of 1997.

Derek Lawler
Process Engineer, Gulf Milford Haven, 1974 – 1997
VP Commissioning and Start-up Byco Pakistan 2006-present

Name: John Jimenez
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I am doing an environmental investigation of an old carriage house which is to be
converted into a child care center and came across what may be a foundation for
an old gas pump. I am attaching a picture. Do you know of anyone that might be able
to determine for sure if this is gas pump related?

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
John Jimenez
Environmental Compliance, Inc.
101 Mt Bethel Road
Warren, NJ 07059

Name: Bill Isom
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Do you have any information about LaSalle OIl Company? The only info I've found on internet
is that Sinclair Gulf Oil Co Nad LaSalle Oil Co had an aggreement in 1918. If not, would
appreciate any info on how to find more info on LaSalle Oil or other oil companies from
1900's through 1920's.

Bill Isom
Edgewood, TX

Name: Charlie Cason
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010
I am looking for a collector that can give an estimated value on a " Gulf Oil Class Ring ".
I would like to have their contact info or have them contact me.
Charlie Cason
Thanks in advance for any help.

Name: Benjamin Huebsch
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010
Looking for information regarding Gulf Refining

Attached is a letter to my grandfather (age 11) from his father (R.E. Garrett). The letter was written from Allentown, PA. His stationary says, "Gulf Refining Company." Could you point me in the right direction to find some information on R.E. Garrett? It has been giving me some frustration for years, and I just found your site.

Letter from Dad to Jack Schuler, 1938

Thank you,
Ben Huebsch

Name: Linda Pogue Krebs
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010
Help! I need some info on a Gulf Sign....

Hi Gulf Gang!

I come from a long line of Gulf "family", my grandfather had over 45 years with the Philadelphia site and my uncle rose through the ranks of Gulf and retired as President of Chevron in San Francisco.

I'm in need of help from the Gulf Family and historians..... I have a 6' metal Gulf sign hanging in my garage. It seems it has caught the eye of a collector and he has asked to buy it. I'm just not sure what it is worth. It is in very good shape, just a few small (size of a penny)rust spots and chips on the side, but otherwise in great shape. Would any of your members/collectors have an idea of what a good price would be to sell this sign to the collector? I can provide photos if they are needed.

Your help would be greatly appreciated and I would welcome any comments!


Linda Pogue Krebs
Granddaughter of Ralph W. Hoyer and
Niece of Dave R. Hoyer.

Name: Colleen Garske
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2010

I am trying to find information on an oil tanker fire (don't know which company's ship it was) happened around the mid 1970's, they were off loading in (I believe) New Haven Conn. when the fire occurred.
I am researching my uncle's Merchant Mariner career, he worked on tankers, in the fire I referred to above, my uncle was burned over 90% of his body when he stayed to shut the valve off so the fire wouldn't spread to the shore.
I am finding (unlike regular military) the Merchant Marines don't seem to have a database for finding a Mariners records, etc.

Any input would be appreciated.

Colleen Garske

Name: Brian Taylor
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Hi,I worked for GOGB from 1966 through to 1987 as a Truck Driver based in Dagenham/Purfleet, great memories and a great Company to have worked for.
Brian S Taylor

Name: Michael Kersch
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Is there available a list of Chairmen of the Board, especially around 1970?

C.D. Brockett was an acquaintance of mine in Boca, and that's why I'm asking.

Thank you.

Michael Kersch
St. Petersburg FL

Name: John Hueg
Date: Mon, Sep 7, 2009

I am interested in a specific tanker that my father was stationed on during WW II. He was part of the naval armed guard that was detached to the SS Gulf Point. I am looking for a copy of the merchant crew and the naval armed guard list when my father was stationed on the tanker. My fathers names is: William Henry Hueg.

Thank You,
John Hueg

Name: Andre Hubbeling
Date: Wed, Aug 26, 2009
Gulf Poster Dutch racing driver and Le Mans winner Gijs van Lennep

Hi there,

I am looking for ages, hope you can help me, for a Gulf Poster with on it famous Dutch Racing Driver Gijs van Lennep, twofold Le Mans winner 1971 and 1976, and around him pictures of several Gulf sponsored Porsches which he raced in the seventies. I looked everywhere on the internet but this poster seems nowhere to be found. Can you help me out?? The poster came with a plastic Porsche 917 model. I phoned mr. van Lennep himself but he doesn't have it either, but sure wants to see it again. Hope you find the time to answer my question.

Andre Hubbeling

Name: Jos Komen
Date: Mon, Aug 10, 2009
Gulf Hansa


On my site I have added a photo of the Italian tanker Luis, which exploded in Bandar mashur. Regards

Jos Komen

Name: Ivan Semeco
Date: Sat, Aug 1, 2009
Good day, Sirs

Maybe few people know about of Gulf Oil Terminal in Las Piedras, Menegrande Venezuela operated from 1923 to 1955 ?, In that place have lived all my family, luckily got the GOHS History Gulf and see a comment from Mr Derek, who lived at Las Piedras between 1935-1940 near to terminal Gulf, I would like to exchange information and photografia with Mr Derek or more people lived at community Las Piedras Old Gulf terminal in Carirubana, Venezuela

Awaiting yours


Ivan Semeco
Phone 58-269-2460083
Cel.Phone 58-424-6875890

Name: JO Ziervogel
Date: Tue, Jul 14, 2009
My grandfather was an employee of Gulf Oil around 1911 and we think he was working in the Three Sands Oklahoma oilfield at that time. Who would we contact to see if we can find more information about him and his work history?

JO Ziervogel
SRP Community Outreach, PAB337,
PO Box 52025,
Phoenix AZ 85072
602-236-2536 or 602-685-3353 fax
Hours: 8 AM-5PM Mon-Fri

Name: Kris Wells
Date: Mon, May 25, 2009
Christmas for Real

The American Oil & Gas Historical Society http://www.aoghs.org/ received this correspondence and believe you can help with the request. The "Christmas for Real" article by Robert F. Harwick is quoted in pages from the attachments, extracted from:

The Battered Bastards of Bastogne: The 101st Airborne and the Battle of the Bulge, December 19, 1944-January 17,1945

By George Koskimaki
Published by Random House, Inc., 2007
ISBN 0891418946, 9780891418948

We ask that you reply to Neisha MacNeil to assist in her. The request follows along with attachments.

Name: Whit Mcclelland
Date: Mon, May 25, 2009
Could you please tell me how to access to "bio" of William Kepler Whiteford, former CEO of Gulf?


Name: Neisha MacNeil
Date: Sun, May 24, 2009
Hi my name is Neisha MacNeil, and I am Robert Harwicks great grand Daughter. I just noticed you all were looking for his story called Christmas for Real he wrote for the Orange disc. Well, I called my Grandmother and she has the original I believe, anyway, her name is Roberta Harwick-Lord and her phone number is 208-772-7530, mine is 937-829-7483. Would love to help you all out.

Neisha MacNeil

Name: Chris Flatley
Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2009
Good Day

Have come across your great website through Google.

I was Gulf Oil UK – on the tankers from 1964 to 1973 – and notice you do not have the ‘ss Melika’ on your ship list ?


Chris Flatley

Name: Geoff Brooks
Date: Tue, Apr 7, 2009
Dear GOHS,

I have a question, it probably is a longshot as I dont have much details, but I will give it a try.

I am searching for the name of an employee that worked in the Philadelphia Refinery for 25+ years as a "stillman". He would have worked there between I estimate 1950 - 1982. He was born in 1917 in the former Czechoslovakia and eventually came to the US, joined the Navy, then Gulf Oil. He also became a naturalized citizen with three children.

Do you have any former employee lists or records or perhaps know where I could look? Any help would be most appreciated!


Geoff Brooks

Name: Revis Edmonds
Date: Fri, Mar 13, 2009
I noticed Jeff Bendix’s letter on the clock that that the attendant had to beat to the customer; the promotion was for the customer to be greeted in 10 seconds; my dad altered it for a day or two to 5 seconds or we would give the customer a free Pop Kola (really popular in the 50’s and 60’s in South Arkansas). My dad was a dealer in the “S-Curve” (3rd and Shover) in Hope Arkansas from 1965 to 1976, and previously in Bossier City, Louisiana at the West Gate of Barksdale AFB (the old West Gate Gulf) from 1959 to 1962, and I was myself in Conway, Arkansas from 1982 to 1986.

Revis Edmonds

History Instructor
Success Achievement Academy
613 N. Fisher
Jonesboro, AR 72401
870-934-3555 fax

Name: David Byrnes
Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2009
Great collection of information.

I really like the pictures and information.... it is what I look at when surfing the internet.

Keep up the great work.

Capt. D.R. Byrnes
Sabine Pilots, Texas

Name: John Mantyla
Date: Mon, Feb 16, 2009
John Mantyla, son of Second Engineer Onni Mantyla, Gulf Tiger.

Name: Lisa Jones
Date: Fri, Jan 16, 2009
My Great Grandfather Willard F. Jones was (and I quote) "the vice-president and general manager of the Marine department of Gulf Oil Corporation," in the 1940's. My father also told me he served on "the board" whatever that means, and supposedly met the Shah of Iran and many other important world figures of his time. I have numerous newspaper articles that feature him and a book created by Gulf Oil which recounts the christening of the vessel the S.S. San Tome on November 16, 1949. My father also claimed that he was the president of Gulf Oil for a certain amount of time. I was curious if anyone on this website could find anything on him; his story is an important one in my family and I find it odd that I have never found anything about him anywhere on the web that relates him to Gulf Oil. If he was truly such a prominent figure, I wonder why I cannot find out much about him. Any info or support of these claims would be incredibly beneficial. Thanks.

-Gavin Jones

Name: Jay L. Green
Date: Sun, Jan 4, 2009
Dear Sir,

I have a Gulf Texas Info-Map in excellant shape from 1940 and an Arkansas,Loouisianna, Mississippi Tourgide Map from 1950 also in excelllant shape. Do you know anyone who might be interested in these maps?

Jay L. Green

Name: Martha Bradshaw
Date: Sat, Jan 3, 2009

I'm looking for photos, drawings, just about anything, of the Gulfsolar, Gulfknight, and Gulfking (2).

My husband is captain of the Gulfsolar, now called The Monseigneur and owned by American Heavylift Shipping Company.

Before the ships were double-hulled, he was chief mate on the SS King (Gulfking), captain on the SS Knight (Gulfknight).
Thank you!

Martha Bradshaw

Name: Bob Adams
Date: Thu, Dec 11, 2008
My father opened a Gulf Service Station in 1949 after being discharged from the Army. He operated it until he retired in 1994. I grew up at the station since our house was located about 50 yards away.

I remember a Gulf promotion that had a time clock in the window so customers could tell how fast we got to the cars for service. Can you give me information on the details of this?


Bob Adams

JH Batten, Inc.
Director of Business Development and Marketing
FCBA, Certified Church Consultant-NACDB
704 488-7225
336 414-8111
blogging at: http://27gen.blogspot.com and http://www.churchsolutionsmag.com/blogs/solutions/blogdefault.aspx

Name: Jim Davis
Date: Wed, Dec 3, 2008
My dad, Oran Lloyd Davis, worked for the Gulf for about 35 years, from early 1920’s to the 1960’s. He was employed in Arkansas and Mississippi. I ran across your site in doing some genealogical research. The site is fine except for the annoying cursor tag.
Jim Davis

Name: Colm Hamrogue
Date: Mon, Nov 24, 2008
Hi Bob,

I hope this e-mail finds well.

I am the Marketing & Communications Manager for Gulf Oil in Ireland and I was wondering if would you have a high quality historic image of Gulf Oil in the early 1900. We are running a campaign on Gulf Oil through the ages.

I am looking forward to hearing from you and hope you can help me out with my request.


Colm Hamrogue
Marketing & Communications Manager
Gulf Oil
North West Business Park
Co Sligo
T: +353 (0) 71 91 300 33
F: +353 (0) 71 91 306 48
M: +353 (0) 86 858 1728
W: www.gulfoil.ie

Date: Fri, Nov 14, 2008
My father was with Gulf Oil for 39 1/2 years or so. He was the comptroller in the Houston office, but, opened the credit card center in Atlanta and Houston(later closed and kept the Atlanta location only). Started in Pittsburgh , worked in Toledo,new Orleans, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, a little in New York and ALMOST Korea. Many Employees knew him or knew of him since his name was on their paychecks!!His name , Charles W. Royston.

Also look at this: Gulf presents..'The Sounds of Summer' 1962-33 1/2 rpm

Name: Angela
Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2008
I am trying to find some information on an glass bottle my husband found in the woods while hunting. It is clear glass and is imprinted with Pittsburgh PA Gulf Refining co. Looks like it would take a screw on cap. Any information on this?


Name: Bill Rinehart
Date: Tue, Oct 28, 2008
Bill Rinehart
5027 E 99th St
Tulsa, OK 74137-5404

Name: Tanya Snow
Date: Mon, Oct 27, 2008

My Name is Tanya Snow.

My Grandfather, Robert Carpenter, worked for Gulf Oil for many years, over 30 years ago now, in Toronto and Northern Ontario. Included in a box of things he had put aside for me when he passed, was a set of gold Cufflinks with the Gulf emblem in the center. There is also a sliver pen/pencil set with the emblem on the top.

There are a 3 or 4 coin sets from a Gulf promotion. They are coins from different countries, bond in hard board and plastic. I'm almost certain one set is fully complete. The others are missing coins from being moved around over the years. I don't know if there is anyone you can think of that would be interested in any of these items. From looking at the galleries on this website, alot of the collectors are interested in the cans and pumps and patches and such. I didn't see much when it comes to the items I have.

Thank you very much for your time,

Tanya Snow

1 905 895 8833
Tanya Snow
1051 Davis Drive
Newmarket Ontario
L3Y 2R9

Name: Jim Oneal
Date: Fri, Oct 24, 2008
I am a retired former Gulf/Chevron employee. In 1978 the Gulf Oilmanac featured an article on the Warren Petroleum new imports facility in Galena Park, Texas. One of my NASA friends has requested a copy of this article for an upcoming “Spinoff” magazine. The article centered on the control of the new turbine driven pumps that off loaded the ships at the rate of 15000 bbls per hour.

Do you have any idea where I could get a copy of the magazine or at least a copy of the article?

I can be reached at 281-389-1973.

Thank you for your time and assistance. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Jim O'Neal

Greenbelt Energy Group, LLC
6633 Hillcroft Suite #215
Houston, Texas 77081
Phone 281-389-1973

Name: Paul Hajdu
Date: Thu, Oct 16, 2008
Dear Sir,

Do you have any information on Gulf Oil Corp.’s Travelair “Mystery” Ship of the 1930’s? I understand Gulf Oil purchased it for air races during that period.

I’m building a 1/6th scale R/C model of the airplane and would like to paint it in the same color scheme. I’m looking for pictures, illustrations or description of the plane’s color, decals, etc.

I look forward to your response.

Kind Regards,

Paul Hajdu
Senior Process Engineer
Chevron Energy Technology Company
Process Technology Unit
100 Chevron Way, Richmond, CA 94801-2016
Tel 510-242-1220
Fax 510-242-2823

Name: Krisann Nething
Date: Wed, Aug 6, 2008
I have lost contact with a good friend Bronwin Spindle. Her husband is Forrest, who has written to this site (as has his Brother-in-law from England.) If you could tell them I am looking for them and so sad that the phone #s I have for them don't work, I would GREATLY APPRECIATE IT. Thank you so much. Krisann Nething

Name: Luke W. Bourke
Date: Sun, Aug 31, 2008
Grandson of R.F.Bourke -Lawyer, Gulf Oil till 1972

Name:Tim Shideler
Date:July 29, 2008

This is a photo of my dad, Phillip Shideler with the truck he drove at the Huntington, IN Gulf terminal. It is a White Mustang, and the picture was taken in the summer of 1961. He wanted this picture taken because they were parting with the old Mustangs for the new White Diesel.

Tim Shideler
Brown Dog Offroad
Gilbert, Arizona

Name:Edward Hamilton
Date:May 18, 2008

I write hoping that you can help me in my search. My father worked for Gulf in the 1970s in a public relations capacity. While there he commissioned a film about the Osprey and I am very keen to track down a copy. Other than this information, I do not know much about it, but having found your site, hope that you may be able to shed more light.

I look forward to your reply.


Jeff Bendix

Name:Shoji Sadao
Date:Apr 28, 2008


am writing a biography of Buckminster Fuller and would like to check the authenticity of Gulf Refining Company's purchase of his Dymaxion Car in 1933 from Fuller's 4D Company. It was used by Captain Alford Williams, Chief of the Aeronautical Sales Division of Gulf Refining for a promotional tour of Gulf Service Stations in the US starting in the New York territory with the main goal being the Chicago World's Fair.

I would also like to know if the person who bought it from Gulf was the Director of the Automotive Division of the Bureau of Standards in Washington, DC and the date of the purchase.

Hope you can help.


Shoji Sadao, President

Name:Jeff Bendix
Date:Apr 12, 2008

I have a gulf station in NJ and my father owned one for 40 plus years I was wanting to know if you remember a clock that the gas pumper had to beat to the customer. Was that Gulf?

Thank you.

Jeff Bendix

Name:No Name - email feedback@gulfhistory.org for email address
Date:Mar 26, 2008

I am looking for help with finding a contact number for information concerning the Gulf Pension Plan for a family member who was a former Gulf Oil employee (Chevron) from 1980-1985. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Name:Glenn Hunter
Date:Mar 25, 2008

Would like to know if I could get some information on a long lost cousin….Homer Clayman, Gulf oil employee in Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and retired in 1980 to Woodstock Georgia.

Google tells me that he may have passed away recently.

Glenn Hunter

Name:Kate Meyer
Date:Mar 25, 2008

I am hoping to utilize the collective resources of your organization to locate a Gulf Oil advertisement that was used as source material for a work of art by Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein in 1962. In our collection, we have a drawing by Lichtenstein called “No-Nox” (image attached). A specific source for the drawing has not been located, although while scouring the internet this morning I found a few examples that seem similar. I can’t imagine anyone more qualified to find the Lichtenstein’s source ad than you. I hope this potential scavenger hunt interests you. I would be delighted to be able to match a real source with our drawing after so many years of mystery.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.


Kate Meyer
Curatorial Assistant, Prints and Drawings
Spencer Museum of Art
The University of Kansas
1301 Mississippi
Lawrence, KS 66044

Name:Ivor Gears
Date:Nov 12, 2007


I am writing from England and have two subjects I hope you may be able to help me with.

My brother-in-law, Forrest Spindle is a proud Texan, ex. Gulf employee and Air Force veteran, living in Houston. He is not very well at the moment and I think he would appreciate a message of support from you.

My other query concerns aircraft. In the 1930s, Gulf Oil sponsered an team of aerobatic aircraft. They were biplanes, painted in orange and blue, one of the pilots was a woman and they visited an airshow in England. I remember all this from an article I read in an aviation magazine about 40 years ago. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the type of aircraft used or the name of the woman pilot. Do you have this information or can you direct me to a source? I wish to buy or build a model of the aircraft.

Thanks in anticipation

Ivor Gears

Name:Forrest Spindle
Date:Nov 2, 2007


I am retired from Gulf Oil, and I have a question. Do you know where or if I can get a model airplane replica of a Gulf Oil airplane of the 1930’s? My brother-in-law in England has not had any success in Europe, and he has asked for my help.

You attention to my request is greatly appreciated.


Forrest Spindle

Name:Karen Larsen
Date:Oct 25, 2007


I'm a librarian working at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. I'm trying to track down this article from the Orange Disc - do you have this issue?

article needed: Christmas for Real by Robert F. Harwick
Orange Disc - November/December 1945

I'd be happy to pay for this article if you have it - thanks so much for your assistance!

Karen Larsen

Name:Roberto Iregui
Date:Oct 21, 2007

Excellent WEB page!!!

My grandfather worked (common worker) for at least 20 years in Venezuela (1930 something to 1950 something) for Gulf, and I had no idea the company had been down gere for so long.

It would be great if you could somehow tell, show... some pictures of whatever GULF had down here, specially in LAGUNILLAS, where he worked and my mom was born.

Again, thanks and congrats.

Name:Maxie Thomas Blalock, Jr.
Date:Oct 20, 2007
My Daddy was a Gulf Oil dealer from 1948 to his death on October 31, 1970, during that time he operated 3 different service stations in Person County, NC all were on US Highway 501 North in Timberlake, NC. The first one was approximately 7 miles south of Roxboro, the second one was at the Helena Crossroads, and the third one was near our home approximately 9 miles south of Roxboro, NC. Our store was Blalock Brothers General Merchandise. My father was Maxie Thomas Blalock, Sr and his brother and partner was Berlie Gaddis Blalock, they were both veterans of World War ll, daddy was a radio man on a B24 in the US Army Air Force, and Uncle Berlie was in the US Navy. Daddy bought Uncle Berlie out twice.

Our Gulf Oil distributor was Mr. R. A. Whitfield of Roxboro, NC he was in General John "Black Jack" Pershing's Black Cat Division in World War l. Mr. Whitfield's motto was "Go Gulf, we did!

I worked for Gulf Oil in the summer of 1967 at the Gulf Station at the intersection of Spring Street & North Avenue in Atlanta, GA while I was attending the National Railroad Institute. It was exactly across the street from the Varsity the worlds largest drive in restaurant, it is still in business but of course it is a BP station.

I am a retired transportation officer for Norfolk Southern Railway and my brother Gary Lunsford Blalock is a senior research scientist with Michelin Tire.

I am glad to see that there is a Gulf Oil Historical Society.

Maxie Thomas Blalock, Jr.

Name:Kirk Clark
Date: Oct 2, 2007
I am trying to locate a copy of the Orange Disc published in November, December 1942, or January 1943. It contains an expose on a family member who was a Flying Fortress bomber radioman in training, eg Kevel Boswood.


Kirk Clark

Name:Roy Williams
Date: Aug 23, 2007
Gulf sponsored NBC's 1960's space shot coverage. A Gulf commercial with a rolling tire and Gulf's theme song was a standout production. I'd love to see that spot again.


Roy Williams
Los Angeles

Name:Julie Kepler
Date: Sep 21, 2007
My grandfather, Herbert Joseph Landis, was an executive for Gulf Oil for many years; I believe he oversaw operations in many South American countries (Guatamala?) I remember hearing about this, but, as he is gone now, I wonder if you know of any way I could find out more about his years with the company? He died in the 1970s and I have recently been very interested in piecing the history of his life together. I believe he was raised just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. I realize this is a shot in the dark, but any information you may be able to provide would be appreciated.

Thank you very much,

Julie Kepler

Name: Philip Barbour
Date: July 13, 2007
My name is Philip Barbour. I have been trying without much success to gather information on my great-grandfather who as I understand it was the president of Gulf Oil. My father shares his memories of his grandfatherm and there are some pictures but somewhere there has to be biographical information. On the internet, I have found some documents he pened (primarily revolving around the science of oil and molecular structure of refined oil. But nothing biographical. His name was George Taber. Any thoughts...anything you may be able to offer that will assist me will be greatly appreciated.

Be Well,

Philip Barbour

Name: Sean Cogan
Date: July 02, 2007
Dear GOHS,

I am interested in locating the music to an old Gulf Oil commercial called "Bringing Home the Oil". The Music was written and performed by Tommy Makem. From what I can gather, it was aired during any space walks/events in the late 1960's/early 1970's on NBC. I would like to obtain a copy of the audio or both the audio and video. If you could help me or point me in any direction as to where to find this, it would be greatly appreciated.


Sean Cogan

Date: June 28, 2007

Name: Dennis Tice
Date: June 12, 2007

My name is Dennis Tice. I'm writing a small brochure to teach visitors about some of the architecture in my town, Bedford, PA. We're doing the piece to teach and also to provide a written record of some of the history of our architecture, which includes Dunkle's Gulf Station.

My research into the old Art Deco Gulf station here led me to your website. According to local info (no documentation), the Gulf Station here was designed by Edward J. Weber in 1933. It was a company station.

In your endeavors, have you come across any information about the gas station that you could pass along?

Either way ... thanks. Your site was a lot of fun.

Dennis Tice
Director, Bedford County Visitors Bureau

Name: Dianne O'Shea
Date: June 12, 2007
Hello and good afternoon.

This is Dianne O'Shea. I have a question please? Does your society have anything regarding the Gulf Oil Service Station located at 639 Main Street, Johnstown, PA?

Thank you!

Dianne D. O'Shea
First Energy, Accounts Payable
P.O. Box 6100
Johnstown, PA 15907-6100

Name: Greg Craig
Date: June 10, 2006

I have some valuable information about the earliest (and I mean earliest) days of Gulf Oil. I am directly related to George L. Craig who was my great great grandfather. He wrote a personal history in 1938 that conveys information about his organizing on behalf of the Mellon brothers the interests of Guffey in Texas for what became Gulf Oil. Would you like this document?

In exchange I am wondering if you have any references to any Craig's in your collection or your members might? Particularly George L. Craig or Joseph Craig.

Greg Craig
Greg Craig
PO Box 3972
Telluride, CO 81435

Name: Andrew Thomas
Date: June 09, 2006

My name is Andrew Thomas. I am contacting you on behalf of the Carnegie Science Center's Miniature Railroad and Village. Our department is currently planning to construct a model of the original Gulf Oil Station here in Pittsburgh to be displayed in our layout. We have been researching the history of Gulf Oil and the head of the Miniature Railroad, Patty Rogers, is eager to speak with you about our thoughts concerning this project. Please write us back at your earliest convenience (c/o rogerspblocked::blocked@carnegiesciencecenter.org).


Andrew Thomas
Program Presenter
Miniature Railroad and Village
Carnegie Science Center

Name: Bill Toth
Date: May 30, 2007
Gulf Devotees,

I have what might be considered an odd request. I am interested in getting the artwork/graphic that appeared on Gulf Oil credit cards of the ‘60s (I think). I am looking for the artwork that had a;

Car on the road in the foreground

A boat on the water in the background

A plane in the air above the water

Any ideas on where I can go to get the above described image.


Bill Toth

Name: Richard Yoder
Date: May 28, 2007
Does anyone have railroad tank car historical information?

Kindly reply.


Rich Yoder
7 Edgedale Court
Wyomissing PA 19610-1913

Name: Carl Kilpatrick
Date: May 25, 2007
I am a former Gulf Oil employee (1966 - 1978) Worked mostly in Houston at the credit card center (HTCC). While there I worked with a man by the name of Jack Sabo. In reading the comments from many Gulf Oil employees, I saw a note from Jack and was hoping that if he has an e-mail address on file that you might forward my e-mail address to him. It would be interesting to make contact again after 37 years. Jack's note was sent in 2001 (I think).

Great site by the way.


Carl Kilpatrick

Department Director of IT
Technical Operations & Support
Texas Association of School Boards, Inc.
12007 Research Blvd
Austin, Texas 78759

Name: Mary Grzywinski
Date: May 25, 2006
Good Afternoon,

I am looking to track down anyone that may have worked with my father, Richard C. Kyle, back in the 70's. My father worked in the demolition business and did a lot of work in the refineries of Philadelphia, PA. Please contact me at mgrzywinskblocked::blocked@aol.com if you are able to provide some past work history information from Gulf Oil around that time.

Thank you,

Mary Grzywinski

Name: Harvey Klehr
Date: May 22, 2007
Dear Sirs:

I am a professor at Emory University in Atlanta. In the course of research, I have come across information about Russell McNutt, who served as a high-ranking engineer for Gulf and Gulf/Reston. I am anxious to obtain more data about him and would appreciate learning if your resources might enable me to do so.

Thank you very much.

Harvey Klehr

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Politics and History
Emory University

Name: Paul Schalk
Date: May 18, 2007
My 83 year old mother remembers getting a Gulf comic newspaper when she was a kid in the 30's growing up on a farm in Ohio. The Gulf oil man would deliver gasoline to them and give the kids this Gulf branded newspaper full of comic strips. She would get quite upset if he forgot, they must have been a big deal back then!

Do you know what these were called and if they are available today?


Paul S

Name: Richard
Date: May 13, 2007
Enjoyed your site, how do you join?


Name: Kevin Miller
Date: May 09, 2007
Do you know of anyone who has a copy of the short film “The Dirty Look”? Gulf Oil sponsored it’s making by the Calvin Company out of Kansas City in 1952 or 1954. The film was directed by Robert Altman and I’m trying to find a copy.

Please let me know if you can help.



Name: Robert Vassar
Date: May 07, 2007
My name is Robert Vassar. My Father was Robert Vassar JR. He worked for the Gulf Oil Company for 40 years before retiring. He passed away this January. I have some Gulf Items that I am refinishing to there original condition. I need some Information please.

Name: Carol B. Curtiss
Date: May 02, 2007

I am a resident of Tampa, Florida and was employed at the Port Tampa Florida Gulf Oil Terminal from 1972-1985. I have lived in Port Tampa for 33 years and love the history of my community.

Whatever history pertaining to the Port Tampa terminal you can provide will be greatly appreciated. I would especially like to know when the terminal was opened.

All of the buildings and storage tanks on this property are gone now, but I have fond memories of some great years working for Gulf Oil.

With kind regards,

Carol B. Curtiss

Name: Peter Ventrella
Date: May 01, 2007

I’m a dvd producer in L.A. Putting together a documentary for Lionsgate films on Robert Altman’s early years as a documentary director for the Calvin Company. One of the films he directed was for Gulf Oil and was titled “The Dirty Look” (1952). Do you happen to know where I could find a copy of this?

Any info would be appreciated.


Pete Ventrella

Name: Bean, Bobby
Date: April 20, 2007
Worked for Gulf Oil from 1970 to mid 1985, enjoyed the site and will stay in touch.

Bobby Bean
Hess Corporation
Finance Support AWA

Name: Richard Wheeler
Date: April 01, 2007
Richard Wheeler; My Father;Fred Wheeler (deceased) former Gulf Gas Station & Garage owner

Name: Concerned Citizen
Date: March 23, 2007
In a long story, my husband and I were doing some research after receiving some disturbing news regarding a property we own. We came across two articles regarding the Gulf headquarters building in Odessa, Texas, linked below:


The article mentioned your website as the source to go to for more detail. In the main article, we read that Mr. Mike Killion is seeking to buy this building to restore it, but there is a legal mess and the former owner/restorer, Ms. Jerri Stephenson, can't be found and the restoration, purchase, or whatever can't go forward until she is located.

I have some information regarding this situation, but I need to know more information about what is going on currently, who I can contact regarding this issue, what is the status at this time, etc. Would you happen to have any of this information?

Name: Gil Oudijk
Date: March 23, 2007
Writing a history of gasoline. I am trying to determine when Gulf first began to sell a leaded grade. It seems that they started right off the bat with everyone else in 1925, but then stopped because of the deaths surrounding its manufacture. Do you know when they started again?

Thanks for any help.

Name: S. Jean Adams
Date: March 19, 2007
Subject: trivia question

Does anyone in you group know if the extremely high octane gas sold in the "50s" in the "purple" pump was a gulf oil product? Planning activities for a 50th high school reunion and thought that would be a good trivia question -- but I can't remember who sold the gas. I think it was either Gulf or Shell.



Name: Derek Lawler
Date: February 15, 2007
I recently became a member of this group because I am hoping to contact any Gulf Oil workers that lived in the Mene Grande, oil camp at Las Piedras from 1935 till 1940.

My father, Captain Harry Lawler, was the captain of a lake tanker named “Caroni.” My mother Ella, my sister Pamela and myself (Derek) lived in a bungalow near the cliffs over looking the ocean and the long pier where the tankers docked. This dock had a rail track the length of it and a small carriage that carried supplies out to the tankers. Ashore there were large oil storage tanks being built, A clubhouse had a bar and juke box and showed movies weekly. A boy named Johnny Little I recall was a bit younger than myself and some of the local village boys played with me but as for most names I have forgotten them; I was alone much of the time.

I have a lot of photos of the ships, the village and people that I would like to scan and send. They might help some of you remember the camp and the location at Paraguana. I sailed to New York in September, 1940 and have never been back since. I was age 7. I hope to hear from someone who remembers.


Derek Lawler

Name: Mort
Date: February 04, 2007
Subject: Good Gulf Blotter GG5

Hi. Do you have any idea when this blotter was issued?



Name: rdaniel
Date: January 31, 2007
Hi, interesting site. I'm trying to locate some large Gulf embroidered patches, 6" or larger.

Do you have any sources for these?



Name: Bryan
Date: January 29, 2007
I enjoyed stumbling upon your site. I'll get a membership application in the mail as soon as I can. In the meantime, you may get a kick out of the old Gulf gas station I purchased a few years ago. Goto:


and click on old gulf station button



Name: Larry Lanier
Date: January 21, 2007
I have collected original Gulf Oil Company items over the years, even prior to the demise of the Company. I have sold some items to a Buzz Houston, who I believe is on your Board of Directors. I am currently looking for a buyer of all/parts of my collection. Can you refer me to a buyer or buyers.

Thank You for your help.

Larry Lanier

Name: Ike C. Graves
Date: 5 January 2006
Love your site. I have sent in my membership application. Looking forward to being a member of such a great group.

Ike C. Graves
Atmos Energy Corporation
Meter Reading Support

Name: John Musgrove
Date: 1 January 2007
I didn't know where to look or ask so I just decided on here. I am a N scale Model Railroader. I have a 12' module that I take to train shows, I have a Gulf Station model on a street corner. But I would like to use some rail tank cars I have. One of the tank cars is for LP Gas according to the printing. I was wondering if there is some info on fuel distributing plants for Gulf products?
Thank you for your time and effort with this.
John Musgrove

Name: Eleanor Etheredge Trotter
Date: 31 December 2006
Look forward to seeing more of your site. I am the Great Grand Daughter of William V. Hartmann, Vice President of Gulf Oil Corp., Pittsburgh, PA until he retired in 1943 I believe. I have all the photos of the board of directors at the time and many more. Keep up the hard work. Sincerely, Eleanor Etheredge Trotter

Name: Mort Zweig
Date: 31 December 2006
Hi. I enjoyed your gulf blotter listing very much. Most comprehensive collection I have ever seen. Can you by any chance make out the name of the artist on blotter WT2 or MI2?
Thank you very much. Mort Zweig

Name: eva ström
Location: Sweden
Date: 16 November 2006
Hello !
My name is Kent and I´m from Sweden and I´m a Gulf collector. I´m planing during next year to build my own little Gulf station on my backyard.
You have great webbside with a lot of information, thank you !
Best regards Kent

Name: M. Gwen Coggeshall
Location: York, PA
Date: 6 October 2006
My father is Norman D. Coggeshall whose career was spent in research at the Harmarvile Gulf Research and Development Lab.

M. Gwen Coggeshall, SPHR
Human Resources Manager
Walton & Company, Inc.
1800 Industrial Highway
York, PA 17402

Name: Monty Fowler
Date: 9 August 2006
I had the opportunity in October 2005 to participate in an aviation archaeology dig at College Park Airport in College Park, MD., the oldest continuously operating airport in the world. We were searching for historical artifacts at the sites of Hangars 1 and 2, which housed some of the original Wright Military Flyers.

One of the items found was a "token" of some kind issued by Gulf Oil. It's a thin white cardboard disk 1 5/16-inches in diameter, with a four-leaf clover on one side (it appears to be a real one) and on the other side is the Gulf logo and the words, "Keeps your car working like a charm." It appears to be laminated. I'm hoping that someone on the forum can provide at least a decade when it was issued. Here are links to photos of the artifact:

disc pic 1
disc pic 2

Any help appreciated. Send responses to
gaaack[blocked:blocked]@yahoo.com. Thanks! Monty Fowler

Name: Bill Gressinger
Date: 2 August 2006
I am trying to find a history book on Gulf Oil Company. I have two old 10 gallon gasolene pumps that I want to restore to the gulf brand. I need history,gulf logos or decals.
I need pictures,data, and history early 1920s Gulf Oil co. logos. I have two 10 gallon visable gasolene pumps to restore and want to use Gulf Colors aand Decals of that period. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Bill Gressinger

Name: Tim Martin
Location: Rutland, VT
Date: 2 August 2006
RE: inquiry about "The Orange Disc"
Just checked your interesting website, and wondered if you know where back issues of "The Orange Disc" might be available. This was Gulf's magazine, published 6 times each year. Any leads will be appreciated.

Thanks, and good luck with your site expansion.

Tim Martin
Rutland, VT
Roster keeper for twin six Packard cars

Name: Bob & Betsey Thomas
Location: Radford, VA
Date: 26 July 2006
We recently acquired an old tube radio, called the CONSTELLATION, with label information saying the product was from "Gulf Tire and Supply Company" of Pittsburgh, Penna. While we realize this is probably anchient history(!), is it possible that your archives might tell us the date and anything else about this radio? It is Model 1145. Thank you for any leads you might provide us,

Name: Gordon Lang
Date: 21 July 2006
RE: Gulf Lake Tankers

My father, Captain A.E.Lang was a tanker captain with the MGO 1934-1955.
He was on the Apure, Catatumbo & Paez amongst others..I note Paez is not in your ship list. I have several photos of these ships including a picture of a model ship on the bridge next to my dad..I can e-mail these if you would like...I also have som 8mm film of the ships.
regards Gordon Lang

Name: Roland Smeets
Date: 30 june 2006
RE:belgulf progress

This tanker was built in England, in Glasgow if I remember it correctly. She entered into service in the year 1959 not in 1962. Not that it matters much but I am quite sure about it because boarded her as a crewmember in Antwerp on the 20th of June 1959 to sail to Curaçao and Puerto La Cruz in Venezuela to pick up cargo or gasoil or similar refined fuel for Denmark.

Name: Paul Schalk
Date: 19 May 2006
When I was going to college in the early 70's, one of the guys in class had a brother who owned the Gulf station in Clyde, Ohio. It was Chumley's Gulf. I bought a pair of Gulf tires from him for my 64 Nova. I still have the car and still have the tires although they are about 1/2 wore out. Not sure when the station changed from Gulf.

And who can forget the commercials back then about Gulf No-Nox premium gasoline.

Great stuff, glad to see you have a website to keep this alive.

Paul S

Name: Paul Schalk
Date: 18 May 2006

My 83 year old mother remembers getting a Gulf comic newspaper when she was a kid in the 30's growing up on a farm in Ohio.

The Gulf oil man would deliver gasoline to them and give the kids this Gulf branded newspaper full of comic strips.

She would get quite upset if he forgot, they must have been a big deal back then!

Do you know what these were called and if they are available today?


Paul S

Name: Brian Campbell
Date: May 11, 2006
Hi I have a GULF bolo tie. It has a 1 1/4 inch round metal clip that has GULF written with an image of the world in the background. Can you tell me any history of it?
Thank you
Brian Campbell

Name: Courtney Rigsby
Date: May 05, 2006

Dear Sir/Ma'am:

My family and I have recently moved to Odessa, Texas. We have become entranced by a 1930's-style Spanish-style building which was the West Texas headquarters of Gulf Oil for many years. The building is badly in need of repair. But, it has been marked for demolition in September of 2006 if it is not purchased and plans made to bring it up to code. It has been saved once by the Texas Historical Commission but this may not be possible again.

Please, do you have any suggestions as to how we might be able to find funding to save this building? Is there any funding made available by Gulf?

Thank you,
Angel Rigsby
email me back at: angel[blocked:blocked]@grandecom.net

Name: Brian Sullivan
Date: April 28, 2006
My father, Neil (Rusty) Sullivan worked for Texaco in Puerto La Cruz from 1966 to 1973. We were part of Vengref and lived in the Mene Grande Camp with Gulf personnel. I have lots of memories of that special place and time and friends I'd known. It would be great to hear from anyone of you.

Hello Andy Kolhofer! How are things? I heard your family remained in Puerto La Cruz. What has become of the camp, school, and the Terminal Club?

Boyd Gilbert, I was a little boy in 1968 attending grade school at the Vengref Staff School. I remember one day our teacher, Miss Brassington, was telling our class about her date. We asked her what he was like; and she said, "he's kind of quiet." To which we all responded by saying "oh, that means he's boring". She said, "No he isn't boring, he's interesting". A year later she became Mrs. Gilbert. We all enjoyed her classes very much and I still have all my report cards which contain her teacher's comments about me.
-Brian Sullivan

Name: Stewart, Douglas R
Date: April 12, 2006
My name is Douglas and I was looking for a large "GULF" patch and I came across you site.
I am very impressed - I did not know such a group existed.
I am amazed at some of the collectables in your "Galleries" area.

As a serious Le Mans race fan I have been looking for a LARGE GULF patch. The scheme I am looking for is that found on the famous Blue and Orange Gulf Porsches of the 1970's. I have a few small ones but I need a 8 inch or 10 inch or maybe even a 12 inch diameter patch.

Any assistance would be much appreciated.


Douglas R. Stewart
The Boeing Company
Facilities Engineering & Construction
Integrated Defense Systems GMD

Name: Nicola Dietz
Date: April 09, 2006

My husband came a cross a mailer cylinder addressed to:

Merle Edward Minks, Esquire

Law Dept - Gulf Oil Corporation Houston, Texas

From: Office of the clerk
Supreme Court Of The United States
Washington 13, D.C.

The document inside is an officially sealed certificate of Minks being an attorney to the United States Supreme Court on Oct. 17Th 1955. We wanted to know if you had any resources to find out the time span that he worked for Gulf Oil. If there was some significances that Gulf Oil had a lawyer at the Supreme Court, what was going on in that time period with the company.

Last of all, how we might go about giving this document to his family, or Gulf Oil type museum?

Thank you very much,
Nicola Dietz

Name: Millie Dollar
Date: 2 February 2006
Through this web site can I get any information about Mene Grande Venezuela retirees? Mildred Dollar

Name: ESC
Date: 2 February 2006
Great start on a super site. My dad was a Gulf Oil distributor for most of his life and I have delivered millions of gallons of Good Gulf, No Nox, and Crest. We have lots of great memories, photos, etc.

Name: Don Grills
Date: 12 February 2006
Hello, My dad drove for Gulf Oil in the 60's and early 70's out of Helena, AR. The truck he drove was a White 4000 that was very simular to the one pictured on your webpage 1971-1975. I was glad to see it on the website.

Name: Marie Lefleur
Date: 17 February 2006
great site, my grandfather worked for gulf for 38yrs.

Name: Bob Jaeger
Date: 20 February 2006
Greetings --
Do any of your members have photos of the murals in the Art Deco-style Gulf Building in Houston??

Bob Jaeger

Name: Joseph Edward Burk
Location: Dothan Alabama
Date: 26 February 2006
Hello all, My name is Joseph Edward Burk and I am trying to gather information on my grandfather Eddie O. Watford who was a Gulf Oil Agent in Fla. He worked for Gulf oil from the mid 1920s and was an Agent for 25 years . The station that he ran had the name seaboard oil co. on the sign and the trucks that delivered the gas had Purol gasoline on the side. I think he bought the station along with other property from a man with the last name of Conyers for 11,000.00 dollars in about 1925 or 26. I have some photos of the station that I would like to let you guys have a look at if you wish. Any information would be very helpful.
Thanks and have a very blessed day,
With warm regards,
Joseph Edward Burk,Dothan Alabama

Name: Norman Mueller
Date: 4 March 2006
Thought you'd like to see photos of Gulf rail cars:

Click Here...
(sold to Baltimore & Ohio RR)

Click Here...

Click Here...

Norman Mueller

Name: Jack Sabo
Location: Duluth, Ga
Date: 6 March 2006
I came across this site about a year ago, and visit the Guest Book every so often. Just wanted to say hello to some of the great people I've worked with. My career with Gulf started in 1959 in Toledo, Ohio, 1963 - 1970 Houston Texas, 1970 - 1985 Atlanta, Ga. 1985 - 1993 Chevron, San Ramon, Ca. All of my Gulf employment was in data processing/credit card end of the business. I still feel pride (and sadness) seeing the Gulf logo during TV sporting events, from the Northeast, always said Gulf should of bought Chevron, but that's another story.

Have a great day!

Jack Sabo

Name: Joseph Joeb
Date: 29 December 2005
What a great site! My father was a Gulf Oil bookkeeper in D.C. during WWII. We moved to Fla. in 1949 where he bought a VERY small (two pumps, outside "drive on" rack) Gulf service station. He built that into a three bay beauty and aquired a second location as well. I bought a dealership when I graduated high school but sold it after a little over a year.

I was surprised that your site contains no Gulf Travel Map artwork. The Florida maps were full of cartoon figures engaged in all sorts of liesure activities. I still have one or two of those myself and could probably scan and send to you a few of the images if you like.

Contact me at teacherjoe[blocked:blocked]@aol.com if you're interested.
Joe Joeb

Date: 22 December 2005
I am looking for information about a Gulfoil tv commercial from the late 1960's featuring a 1967 chevrolet z28 camaro going around a race track.

Name: Steve Fields
Date: 22 December 2005
My name is Steve Fields. My Dad, Kermit owned the first and only Gulf Gas station in Palm Bay Florida opened in 1964...

Name: Nick Nichols
Date: 8 December 2005
Nick Nichols...Gulf Oil Dealer in early 50's

Name: Don Grills
Date: 6 December 2005
Hello. My dad drove a gulf transport truck out of Little Rock and Helena Arkansas in the 60's and early 70's. I was looking for someone that may have some pictures of the trucks and people from those days.

Name: Ryan Baptiste
Date: 5 December 2005

I.m trying to find out if the font of the current Gulf logo is derived from a universally known typeface or whether it has been designed independently. I.d be grateful if someone could help me in this matter. Many thanks.

Kind regards
Ryan Baptiste

Name: Ellen S. Davis
Date: 1 December 2005
Dear Gentlemen:

I heard on NPR today that Dec. 1 was the date of the opening of the first gas/filling station in America located in Pittsburgh. That rang a bell with me, since I'd always heard that my husband's grandfather owned the first gas station in PIttsburgh and it was a Gulf station. Long story short, I searched the web and read the Post Gazette article of July 2000 about the historical marker for the station and the address/location is the location of my husband's grandfather's business. He was Trevor Leonard Smith and the business owned by him, Lewis Smith and another brother. The brothers were immigrants from the UK. Trevor was born in Southhampton, UK. The company name was Lewis G. Smith and Company, Inc. We have some stock certificates from his company and some other letterhead with the address of Baum Blvd. and St. Clair St. I also have pictures of Trevor in front of their business/building and a card/advert with a picture of the Gulf station on it saying they have "Gulf gasoline and accessories." His daughter, my mother in law, also used to say that Trevor worked closely with chauffeurs in Pittsburgh for some of the wealthier citizens. I would be happy to send you copies if you are interested. Out of curiosity, are Lewis G. Smith or Trevor Smith either one mentioned in the historical plaque? Many thanks,

Ellen Davis

[My husband is Geoffrey Trevor Davis, Sr. ;he grew up in Pittsburgh, son of Frank E. Davis II and Muriel E. Smith Davis.]

Name: Laura Champa
Date: 23 November 2005
I don.t see anything about gulf oil pumps just gas pumps do you have any photos of these? I own several and I am trying to find out how old they are.

Location: LAVERGNE, TN
Date: 21 November 2005

Name: Brian Jo
Location: Korea
Date: 17 November 2005
Hello Gulf History Keepers,

I worked for Korea Gulf Oil Company from 1968 to 1976 in Seoul, South Korea. I still treasure the the period of Gulf life and can not forget the wonderful time with Gulf. I now wonder which company acquired the Gulf ? I herard "Chevron" ?

Would you please kindly tell me about the M&A history at my e-mail: Brianjo1028[blocked:blocked]@Yahoo.com ?

Brian (BT) Jo

Name: Jim
Date: 15 November 2005
I have an empty bottle of Gulf oil company Lighter fluid/spot remover. It does not have the Gulf logo but it does have a label stating that is Gulf Oil corp, Pittsburg, Pa (no zip code). Also, it has a small metal screw-on lid. I would like to know when this product stopped being made in this type container.

Thank you.

Name: Frank Gerhardt
Date: 7 November 2005
Dear Sirs

Working since 1992 in US Maritime Commission History from 1936 to 1950. A large number of Commission build T2's where sold after WWII to the Gulf Oil Corpoartion. I can provide you with a complete set of informations on this, in exchange of digital files on these ships for my collection and my website www.us-maritime-commission.de

With kind regards
Frank A.Gerhardt

Name: Kenny Wood
Location: Pearland, TX
Date: 3 November 2005
Hello !!

I am researching the family tree for my grandchildren I have just learned that their great grandfather worked for Gulf Oil for 27 years. I think he started about 1924 in Houston, Texas when he was 18 years old. He died in Houston in 1951 when he was 45. His name was Eugene E. Abbott and he was adopted ~~ I learned this from the 1920 and 1930 census.

My question to you is ~~~~ Where can I write to get his personel records ?? I am certain I can learn a lot from his file. PLEASE help me if you can !!

Thank you very, very much !

Kenny Wood
Pearland, Texas

Name: Anthony Perlman
Date: 1 November 2005
Dear Sir

I found your site very informative.

Kind regards
Anthony Perlman

Name: Michael Bruss
Date: 29 October 2005
Dear Sir

I am looking for a picture of a Paragon Refining Railroad Tank Car. If someone could help me let know.

Mike Bruss

Name: Darlene S. Dail
Date: 15 October 2005
Darlene S. Dail, a former employee.

Name: Mark Cowan
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Date: 14 Oct 2005
Dear Sirs:

I have just found your website and have downloaded the membership application. My father was a distributor in SC, my uncle was a distributor in GA, and my grandfather had a 52 year career with Gulf. I look forward to your updates.

I am very interested in locating a record that Gulf sold in the mid-60. It was narrated by Richard Boone and contained the musical history of the U.S. If anyone has information on where I might obtain a copy of this recording I would be very grateful.


Mark Cowan
Fort Worth, TX

Name: John Harwood-Bee
Location: UK
Date: 11 Oct 2005
A pleasure to find this site. For your interest, I own the 1994 Gulf Kremer Porsche K8 Le Mans racing car that brought Gulf back into endurance car racing.

John Harwood-Bee
Figment Group Ltd
Ware. Sg12 9EN UK

Name: Peter A. Kincaid
Date: 02 Oct 2005
I am wondering if you have information on Thomas Harold Kinkade who finished his career with Gulf Oil. He gained international attention for his role in the trans atlantic flight. He took care of the the planes of Charles Lindbergh, Richard Byrd, Clarence Charmberlain for their historic flight. I believe he died in February 1963 at the age of 70.

Best wishes!
Peter A. Kincaid

Name: Mike Wallace
Location: High River, Alberta
Date: 30 SEPT 2005
Hello............I began work at British American Oil in Toronto in October 1955. Gulf Oil was a major shareholder of B-A at that time and eventually the name was changed to Gulf Canada Limited. The demise of both Gulf Oil Corp and with it, Gulf Canada are probably known by anyone reading this. The upstream side of Gulf Canada was taken over by Petro-Canada, and I was retired from there in 1990. I have always bee interested in things logoed "GULF" and have been particularly surprised to see continued display of the Gulf logo in various parts of the eastern U.S.

I just now have searched the internet and discovered the Gulf history site. I thought I would say "Hi" to any long-lost U.S. colleagues.......glad to see someone is keeping up the name and tradition.

Mike Wallace

Name: Chris Pech
Location: Toronto, Canada
Date: 16 SEPT 2005
RE: Gulf Oil Tower/Building
Dear Sir or Madam,

I am trying to find out some specific information about the Gulf Oil Tower/Building in Pittsburgh, PA and I was hoping you could help. Many websites list the opening of the building as 1932 but don't list what month in 1932. I am trying to find out so that I may more easily complete some family research.

My grandmother tells me that she worked as a secretary to two lawyers on the 18th floor of the Gulf Tower in 1932 before moving to Canada in November of the same year. Could you tell me what month the building was completed or first opened/tenanted? Also, (I know this is a long shot) if the law firm that was in that space - it wouldn't happen to still be in business would it?
Thank you in advance for any help you are able to provide.

Chris Pech
Toronto, Canada

Name: Harold Cramer
Date:05 SEPT 2005

I am looking for an image of the 1914 Gulf road map of Pennsylvania made by W. B. Akins. I understand there is also a 1914 map of Allegheny County. Would any of your members know where an image could be obtained? I plan to use it on the website www.mapsofpa.com.

Thank you,
Harold Cramer

Name: Tom Conlon
Date: 29 AUG 2005
I have an inquiry.

I am in the possession of what resembles a paint stir stick, that was manufactured by Gulf Refining Co. Pittsburgh, PA., and is marked as a 'Gasoline Gauge' for Ford cars, Arthur VonSenden, Pittsburgh, PA. It is calibrated with marks for "Gasoline in New Tanks"; "Gasoline in Square Tanks": "Gasoline in Oval Tanks" & "Inches for other Cars".

Any help in determining the age, and if there is any value for this item.

Tom Conlon

Name: Keith Brodhead
Date: 20 Aug 2005
My grandfather worked for Gulf Oil for approximately 50 years in the marine division. I'm looking for anyone who may know him or can share some stories. His name was Wessel C. Brodhead. He was there from 1926 through the early 70's. He passed away in 1977 from Cancer.


Name: Jim Wadowsky
Date: 24 AUG 2005

The attached ship photo was taken offshore Democratic Republic of Congo (or DRC for short) - West Africain in ~2003. Gulf operated a number of oil fields offshore DRC since the early 1970's and the Zenith had been moored in place since ~1979 and used as a "floating production and storage facility" for crude oil. Sometime after the Chevron buyout of Gulf in 1984 the vessel was renamed the Chevron Zenith and in ~2002 again renamed the "Bellatrix-Voyager". In June of 2004 Chevron sold the fields and Bellatrix to Perenco. The vessel remains in place and is currently operated by Perenco - a small independent French oil company.

   Bellitrix Voyager w GCO    Chevron_Zenith

Jim Wadowsky

Date: 12 Aug 2005
Good Afternoon..had some free time and was searching the web for some stuff from childhood growing up in Ohio.

I have a question..I lived near the Gulf Terminal in Lima and have always wondered from which refinery the supplies came from. Any idea? What was the capacity of Toledo and Cincy?

Thank you.

Name: Skip Dunderman
Date: 11 Aug 2005
HI - Name here is Skip Dunderman. I was employed at the Toledo Refinery for some 35 years & 8 months. Started in 1947 and was there as part of the transition team when the refinery closed and was demolished. In going through the list I recognize one name - Stewart Ash. We currently still have a retiree group meeting about 4 times a year but the group is shrinking as we do not have any new gulf retirees in the area to keep us going. Those of us who are left still enjoy getting together.

Name: Deborah Holliday
Location: Port Isabel TX
Date: 2 Aug 2005
I found a bottle today in the Laguna Madre (bay between South Padre Island and Port Isabel TX) that reads Gulf Refining Co, Pittsburgh PA. It was uncovered due to erosion and wave action from recent hurricane Emily. Am trying to get info on age and possible product it contained. Can you provide any info?

Enjoyed the site.

Name: Charles Jackson
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Date: 1 Aug 2005
Hi --

My name is Charles Jackson, and I'm researching an old (now closed) airport on Long Island, New York.

I'm particularly interested in the old "Gulf" logos (with wings) that appear on the aircraft hangar.

Photos are at http://research.sun.com/zahns/gulf.htm

The logos appear to have the "GULF" letters in white, with Victory Wings in the background.

Would you have any information on this logo?

Thanks so much, Charlie Jackson

Name: Danny Allen
Date: 29 Jul 2005
Unidentified Gulf Station?

I have a photo postcard, circa 1940, of a "Four Corner Station", "A. Beutnagel" proprietor. It was sold to me as a West Virginia card, but I believe it to be on the Pinellas Trail, near Tampa. Would you be able to confirm?

It is a nice image; I would be glad to email a scan to you.

Danny Allen

Date: 28 Jul 2005
My grandfather Chris Wagly, owned the Gulf station in Itasca, TX for many years 1920's? until retirement in 1974 it was called "City Garage" behind the station were 2 molasses storage tanks if anyone has pictures they would be greatly appreciated. All of mine were destroyed in a house fire along with a lot of Gulf items.

Paul L. Higbee

Name: Ursula Saunders
Date: 20 Jul 2005
Hi......I am one of those looking for old pictures of when Gulf began in Venezuela......specifically in Oficina and the building of San Tomé. .......Mene Grande Oil. While I have some pictures, I would like to have more.......and none of my work is for commercial uses or commercial publication. Is there a source to which you might direct me for additional information?
Thank you,
Ursula Saunders

Name: Joe Haines, Sr.
Location: Blackwood, NJ
Date: 12 July 2005
Gulf employee fromm 1966 to 1981 when Chevron acquired the company.

Name: Alan
Date: 5 Jul 2005
Question: In November 1966 (65?) I was on a bus headed for a high school football playoff and the bus stopped at a station to gas up. They were giving away orange plastic horseshoes (pairs built together) that you attached to the car with either peel off sticky spots or magnets. They MUST have been Gulf because they were orange---our school color. We cleaned them out. I have never seen any again. These were part of a sales campaign about getting a "kick" out of your gasoline or something. Any idea what I'm remembering? Think they were Gulf ? Thanks

Name: Yvonne Porfilio
Date: 21 Jun 2005
The Gulf Company said maybe you could help me.
My grandfather bought stock in The Pittsburgh Oil Company of Braddock, PA in 1920. I have never been able to find anything about this company. If you know anything about it please let me know.
Thank you for reading my email

Name: Darrin Hopper
Date: 20 Jun 2005
I noticed the question on the Gulf racing blue and orange but couldn't find the answer. Would you be able to e-mail me those paint codes?

Name: Ben & JoAnn Campbell
Date: 16 Jun 2005
I have acquired 3 envelopes measuring 10”x7” which are promotional items for Gulf Oil Co. They are all identical. The envelope which has a clasp on the back, says “the TOURGUIDE PORTFOLIO you asked for.” “from GULF” and at the bottom it says “TOURGUIDE BUREAU Gulf building Pittsburgh 30, PA”. There is a recreational scene of the cover of the envelope with a car in the middle which looks to be from the 40’s or early 50’s. All three are in excellent condition and would be an interesting addition to someone’s collection. I can scan them to see, if anyone’s interested. Thank you very much for the opportunity to offer this. I can be reached at bcampbell435[blocked:blocked]@hotmail.com

Name: Glenn A. Walsh
Date: 13 June 2005
My father, William L. Walsh, Ph.D. (Carnegie Institute of Technology), was a Senior Research Chemist at Gulf Research in Harmarville for 19 years [1954-1973]. He produced several patents for Gulf during his tenure.

For several years, in June, our family would accompany him to the Gordon Research Conference in New London, New Hampshire.

Is there any specific archive of Gulf patents and other scientific papers produced by Gulf scientists?

Any information, regarding this question, would be appreciated. I can be contacted at the following electronic mail address:


Glenn A. Walsh

Author of History Web Sites on the Internet --
* Buhl Planetarium, Pittsburgh:
* Adler Planetarium, Chicago:
* Astronomer & Optician John A. Brashear:
* Andrew Carnegie & Carnegie Libraries:
* Duquesne Incline cable-car railway, Pittsburgh:

Name: Skip Hartley
Date: 13 June 2005
There was somebody in here looking for a downtown picture of the Houston Skyline with the Gulf Oil sign on top of the building. I have one I will need to make a print of it. I will not sell the original. The picture is much clearer than this. It is in a frame and would have to be removed to be scanned.

Skip Hartley

Name: Delightfull Decor
Date: 9 June 2005
Keep up the great work! Job well done.

Name: Keith Marriot
Location: Alvarado, TX
Date: 6 June 2005
I was happy to find your web site and hope that someone will be able to assist me in a search. I have been attempting to locate the type of Camaro that was used in a Gulf Oil commercial in the late 60's early 70's. The car is a Camaro and the commercial was shot at the old Daytona track on the asphalt part of the beach track. The commercial had little dialog, just the sound of the car going through the gears to over 100 MPH. Then the narrator came and announced the speed and said, "... And not even a ping." That commercial has stuck in my mind all these years and I would like to find out as much about the type of Camaro that was used. If someone has the commercial archived that would be fantastic.

Thank you for your assistance.

Keith Marriott

Name: Clyde Crittenden
Date: 26 May 2005
Do your records include any information about Gulf's purchase of a company named Paragon Oil (Toledo, OH) in or about 1928? The reproduction below is reported to be a vintage logo of Paragon. Note that the logo indicates that they are Producers, Refiners and Distributors. Apparently, a similar sign with Oil substituted for Gasolene and a green triangle rather than the red exists.
I remember that Gulf manufactured a Paragon brand oil - I think that I remember that it was a transformer oil.
Would appreciate any information you have.
Clyde Crittenden

Name: SDobrowo
Date: 26 May 2005
I am looking for info on the 1975 Gulf Oil Refinery Fire in Philadelphia. Do you have Anything you can send to me? Thanks.

Name: Carole McKee
Date: 24 May 2005
Has anyone in your organization seen or has the video that was produced in 1966 on the construction of the neon Gulf sign that was once on the top of the Gulf Building in Houston? I have been a Gulf Oil collector for many years and would like to know if this is worth adding to my collection?

Thank you.

Name: Leon Arrington
Date: 23 Apr 2005
We have an old metal gulf dealer sign which is prob about 5 feet in diameter. How old is it and how do we find an interest in a new home for it?
Pam and Leon Arrington

Name: Larry Bergeron
Location: Sugarland, TX
Date: April 17, 2005
My dad Al Bergeron gave over 50 years of his life to Gulf/Chevron as a field gauger in Grand Bay, near Buras/Venice, LA. We lived in track housing made of asbestos siding (back in the fifites, we thought it was neat) The three streets were called the Gulf Camps of Thriumph, LA. We lived on Pipeline Dr, sixty miles south of New Orleans, until Hurricaine Camille wiped the entire area off of the map. (Yes, contrairy to popular belief, Camille devistated the lower Plaquemines Parish area before it reached the now Casino ridden Gulf Coast. Gulf hired me to work at Ostrica Oil Terminal ( 1966-1969, it was the largest inland oil terminal in the world) I came close to losing my life there three times. The last near death experience was on the Destsco barge with four other college mates who were working the graveyard shift during summer break from college. Thanks to Gulf oil's policy of hiring employees sons to work during their college summers, I made good money and continued my education. I am currently writing a novel and one of my early memories of the "Gulf King", on which I once got to eat lunch with the Captain and my Dad is in the first chapter. Does anyone have a picture of the King during the early 1940's?

Larry (Little Al) Bergeron
Sugar Land, TX (formerly Buras, LA, 1948-1966)

Name: Aaron Kendrick, DO
Date: 8 Apr 2005
I love your collection... Do you ever put any of these items up for sale, particularily the 66 inch gulf dealer sign? If so, how much? Thanks .. A Kendrick

Name: Kevinw Walton
Location: Garner, NC
Date: 2 Apr 2005
I am restoring 1978 Model Southwest pump model #ETA-2-SP G.O.C. and would like help returning to original appearance any help would be appreciated.

Kevinw Walton
Garner, NC

Name: W. Mele Orendorf
Date: 28 Mar 2005
Who acquired Gulf Oil?

W. M. Orendorf

Name: Penny Irvington
Date: 19 Mar 2005
A.Lewis , You may want to try this site that I found helpful to me, www.usmm.org/closetohome.html This site has been helpful to me. I hope this helps you out.

please put my e:mail so that they contact me thank you pennyirvington[blocked:blocked]@aol

Name: A. Lewis
Date: 15 Mar 2005
I am looking for information regarding my grandfather Peter J. Sigona. He was Captain of the Gulfprince in 1942. I would like any information on other ships he sailed on and maybe any pictures of those ships. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1979 and I was too young to know his place in history.


A. Lewis

Name: Michael Magee
Location: Livermore, California
Date: 9 Mar 2005
During August 1960 I worked on the launch crew of the Tanker "Gulf Oil". I was stationed on the fire watch launch crew as she went down the ways at Bethlehem Steels Sparrows Point Yard. I have always been curious what has happened to her thru the past 45 years. Is she still in service? If not where is she or has she been scrapped.

Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!

M. W. Magee

Name: Ernest Martin
Date: 3 Mar 2005
What year was the Chevron buyout of Gulf completed? Thanks

Name: Paul L. Higbee
Date: 27 Feb 2005
My grandfather, Chris Wagly, owned the Gulf station in Itasca, Tx for many years 1920's to the 70's wondering if you had any info or pictures of this station. All of my gulf stuff and pictures were destroyed in a house fire. We had items all the way back to when he first started in unopened packages.

Name: Laura Lawson
Date: 25 Feb 2005
Hello, I'm looking for a Gulf Oil map from the 1950's or 1960's to purchase for a friend who would like to have one. I have tried e-bay and just missed one. Can you point me in the right direction? Thank you so much. Jonnie Crelan

Name: Norman Calder
Date: 20 Feb 2005
Your correspondent John Maerske and your members may be interested to know that a book has been published recently about the history of Gulf’s involvement in motorsport. The title is ‘Blue and Orange’, and its author is Michael Cotton, who is an eminent motorsport journalist in the UK. It’s available from Amazon.co.uk.

Norman J Calder
Fladda Consulting Ltd
Formerly Director, Gulf Oil (GB) Ltd

Name: Randy Ward
Date: 16 FEB 2005
Query on Gulf TV commercial...

I'm trying to locate a copy of the Gulf Oil TV commercial that aired on NBC during the Apollo space program coverage, and featured the tankers that brought oil into Bantry Bay (Universe Ireland, etc.). I have most of the words to the song in that commercial, but are missing a few, and would love to see the video of the tankers again!

Any idea who might have this commercial on videotape?

Randy Ward

Name: Peter Pallag
Date: 17 Feb 2005
Thank you for having a great site on Gulf!

I found your site through Google, I'm looking for a copy of a Gulf Oil Television Commercial widely shown in the late '60's, in which the song "Bringing Home the Oil" is sung. I haven't been able to find it anywhere, and I thought that you might have a handle on where this song may be hiding.

I appreciate any info you can give me on this.

Please contact GOHS if you have
information and would like to get
in touch with Peter.

Name: Jack Baker
Date: 14 Feb 2005

I purchased a Certificate from Gulf Oil Company to a Mr. Sam Foschini in appreciation of a business relationship since 1933. I was wondering if there was anyway to track down this dealer (I'm assuming that he was)? It would interesting to find info or even better, a picture of his station from the 30's.

BTW, I like your site. Just found it today. I'm not a member but I've got a lighted Gulf sign in addition to this Certificate.

Thanks for any help.

Jack Baker
Greenville, SC

Name: Penny Irvington
Date: 11 Feb 2005
I am trying to find anyone who was on the Gulf King. My husband's uncle was on board in May of 1942. We would like find a photo or anything we can about the ship in its days in the gulf. He was a oiler on the ship. Please send me an email if you have photos or any information.

Name: Brad Birdnow
Date: Feb. 10, 2005
I currently own a truck that was allegedly a Gulf Oil fuel tanker at an airport in the southeastern United States. It is a 1947 Chevrolet 1 ton panel that was converted by Chevrolet to a dually. The tank was inside, with a PTO cable running through the wooden floor from the transmission to the pump. To ventilate fumes the rear door glass was replaced by louvered sheet metal and there are two vents added in the roof. There is also a large patch in the roof near the rear doors that I believe was the filler for the tank.

My truck is still orange (repainted, I'm certain), but someone has painted murals on the side, covering any Gulf logos. (alas!)

Any way, you can see a picture of it here.

As you can imagine, I am seeking history on it, and considering how it will be done, (restored, modernized, etc.)

My questions to you are:

I am building a website. Do you mind if I include a link to your site? Do you have any knowledge of this particular model being used as a tanker?

Brad Birdnow

Name: Katherine R. Young
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005
I am trying to research my Dad’s birth mother and father. He was born in Pelly, TX and was adopted from an orphanage there. Can you help?

(Please contact GOHS for email address.)

Katherine R. Young

Name: Mary Ann Clubb
Date: 7 Jan 2005
Looking for a copy of the with regard to International Fuel Technology additives which appared in the Orange Disc Magazine May 2004.

Can you help me?

Mary Ann Clubb

Name: Carol Ann Bowman
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date: 30 Dec 2004
I have a Gulf Flying Service key chain that I got through Gulf Oil Av-Gas (aviation gas) back in the mid 70’s at Latrobe Aviation, Latrobe Airport, PA. The front has four stages of flight with the Concorde being the bottom and most recent stage. My registration number is 3442 and it says if lost drop in any mail box and it will go to:

Gulf Flying Service
PO Box 1519
Houston, TX 77001

I use this key chain to today. How many others are out there and still being used? Mine looks as good today as it did 30 years ago. Maybe the edges are not as rough. If you have any information on this please e-mail me.

Carol Ann Bowman

Name: Tony Winig
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004
Howdy - my uncle tells me GULF OIL used to make a gas line antifreeze called "S D L". He thinks it stood for SYNTHETIC DEICER AND LUBRICANT. Can you tell me anything about it? No problems, just curious. Thanks / regards / Tony Winig

Name: Andrew West
Location: United Kingdom
Date: Wednesday, December 01, 2004

I'm building a gulf oils Austin Mini here in the uk. Pics can be found at www.gulfmini.co.uk email me with your feedback.


Andrew West

Name: Nancy Kincaid
Date:Tuesday, November 30, 2004

I found your web page while looking for some info on Oxford Kansas. I see that Buzz Houston is from Oxford. Is there some way I could get in touch with Buzz? If he has email would you be willing to forward this message on to him. I am looking for a friend that lives or used to live in Oxford. Her name is Gale Castor. I see Oxford is small enough that maybe he might know of Gale. If you could some how put me in touch with Buzz I would appreciate it.


Nancy Kincaid

Name: John Row
Date:Monday, November 29, 2004

I am seriously considering starting a Gulf collection...as of right now just have a real nice zippo lighter with the gulf logo on it, was supposedly handed out to executives on the company's plane back in the day.

Is there a book that I should get concerning Gulf collectibles?

Am curious as to what the octane rating was for Gulf gas back in the 50s-70s..

Gulftane was the low end gas? Then Good Gulf? Then No-Nox, then Gulf Crest?

I am in my 30s and remember some of the old Gulf pumps from stations in New England, way back in the 70s...but I don't know what the octane ratings were.


Name: John Maerzke
Location:San Francisco, California
Date:Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Good day,

My name is John Maerzke, a retiree from Chevron. I've done a little consulting for the company dealing with licensing the Gulf trademark with companies producing replica models.

I'm writing you to inquire whether you might have any information relating to the Gulf sponsored LeMans race cars, any documentation or recollection or know of someone who does. My current understanding is that the company, that is Gulf Oil Corporation, owned the cars and paid automotive engineers, drivers and other teams to carry out the racing programs. So this is what I would like to confirm if you might be able to help me.

Thanks for considering this and for any help.

Name:Robert Thorden
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004
To whom it may concern,

I'm trying to obtain any information/value of a book belonging to my grandfather. The book is "Gulf 50" by Craig Thompson. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your time,

Robert Thorden

Name:Clint Scherger
Location: Calgary, Canada
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004
I came across your website, WOW. I've been looking for a Gulf patch to sew onto the back of my car club jacket. One like what was used from the 60's on, maybe 6" in diameter.

I see Mike Smyth has a collection of patches, or if any of your other members could help me out. (I see Alex Colwell listed on your site. I've actually purchased a couple B/A patches from Alex).

Please let me know if you can steer me in the right direction.


Clint Scherger

Calgary, Canada

Name:Tara Doucet
Date:Tue, 26 Oct 2004
Hello from a Gulf fan.
Hello Gulf people, i just randomly stumbled upon your website, i am the daughter of Kermit Doucet. I am Tara Doucet and I just wanted to let you know that I think that what you all are doing is wonderful; although, you could say that I am a little bit biased because my father was so supportive of it. I had a great respect for the Gulf company and what it stood for, even as a child I remember my father teaching me about the importance of a good day's work and honesty; consequently, these were two things he associated with his childhood and with the Gulf Oil Company. I just wanted to say that it pleases me that people are still carrying on this tradition that my father cared about so much. Thank You.

Name:Richard Mayhew
Date:Sept. 24 2004
1960 Gulf Oil Baseball Cards
I am trying to authenticate a baseball card of Roger Maris which was supposedly given out along with others during the '60's on a weekly basis at Gulf gas stations.
Can you help?

Name:Frank Williamson
Location:Pittsburgh, PA
Date:Sept. 15, 2004
On the northeast corner of Kelly Street & North Lang in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, there are the remains of what appears to be a very early Gulf Station. How can I find photographs or other records of Gulf Oil that might help?
Frank Williamson

Name:Joan Gilson
Location:Gloucester, MA
Date:Aug. 16, 2004
I am interested in obtaining the Orange Disc magazine dated Jan./Feb. 1945. There is an article re the Gloucester fishing fleet and my picture is on the cover as well. Because I am writing my memoirs, it is important to me that I have this issue.
Please let me know if this is possible and/or the website I should use to receive one.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Ronald H. Gilson

Name:Robert W. Eden
Date:Aug. 12, 2004
My name is Robert W. Eden my father William D. Eden (deceased) worked for Gulf Oil at the Port Arthur Docks on the small but Mighty Fire Tug “Delanco” he was there from mid to late 70’s until the end in mid eighty’s. To any that wish to talk about my dad please email at .... Thanks….. This site is Awesome..!

Name:Mark Lockerman
Location:Smithville, Texas
Date:09 Aug 2004
Was wondering if the GOHS would be interested in some of my Dad’s collection ? We are simply running out of room to put things. I have picked out a good many to hang on to, but thought you guys might be interested in the rest as a donation. Thought maybe you could use it for auctions or door prizes etc at annual meetings. It is 2 boxes worth – some railroad cars, lots of maps, pens etc, a few framed pictures, some editions of the Gulf magazine, radios, ashtrays, asst keychains, screwdrivers etc Send an address if you are interested and I’ll send them to you. Mark Lockerman

Name:Ernest Walker Sanders, Jr.
Date:30 Jul 2004
My name is Ernest Walker Sanders, Jr. My dad was an officer on some of these ships back in the late 50's and early 60's, one being the Gulfprince. If you have any employee listings I would be thankful.

Name:Paul Gryniewicz
Location:Chandler, AZ
I am researching a possible magazine article on the collision and fire between the tankers "Gulfoil" and "SE Graham" in Narragansett Bay on August 7, 1958. I am particularly interested in the US Navy's efforts in firefighting and recovery. I would very much appreciate any information you can provide.
Thank You
Paul Gryniewicz

Name:Gerald M Lang
Location:Newcastle upon Tyne
Dear Webmaster, I looked at your website with interest and must say it looks good. My interest in Gulf Oil is that my father Capt Arthur Edward Lang was employed by Gulf on the coast of Venezuela. He was in command of several of the tankers then used by the MGO company subsidiary of Gulf Oil. For some years my brother Gordon and I lived at Maracaibo camp. I read on your guestbook page of a Susan Mortlock Benedetto location New York City who left comments on the 17th May 2004. If she would like to get in touch my home e-mail address is .... Regards, Gerald

Name:Ray Gabriel
Location:Fort Walton Beach. Fl
Gulf Oil, 1958-1984, Chevron 1984-1996 (retired)

Name:Skip Sherwood
Location:Myrtle Beach, SC
My name is Gary 'SKIP' Sherwood, born December 25, 1935, in Chewelah, Washington State. In 1960 I was installed into the Gulf Marine Racing Hall of Fame in New York. Red Barber was the presenter in the NY Athletic Club. My Plague, picture with Red were destroyed in a fire in Malibu, Ca. several years ago. Now I am trying to research this happening to me. APBA has no records and perhaps Gulf Oil staff may have data as they were the sponsor of this Marine Racing Hall of Fame. Would appreciate any sources suggestions from anyone. Respectfully, Skip Sherwood

Date:Tue, 22 Jun 2004
I am trying to get in touch with a man who is a member of your society and is presently selling his collection of Gulf items. He and his wife were at the Columbus pump show held at the Wyndham Motel this last weekend. His first name is Bob and he is from Butler, Pa. I would like to purchase an item he had. Can you help me? Jason

Name:Greg Murphy
Location:San Francisco, CA
Date:Wed, 23 Jun 2004
I'm a real estate consultant in San Francisco, and I'm dealing with a property in Morgan Hill, CA that reportedly was a Gulf Oil service station. Can you offer some brief information regarding the fate of Gulf Oil? Were they acquired by another petroleum company? And if so, when? Any information would be appreciated. - Greg

Name:Hambrick, Derek
Location:Atlanta, GA
Date:Mon, 24 May 2004
To Whom It May Concern, My grandfather David Carlton Hambrick, Sr., worked for Gulf as a mechanic for over 30 years. I am writing a short story set in 1929. As part of the background details, I wanted to include a stop at a Gulf station. As the story is set in Dallas, Texas, could you let me know if there was indeed a filling station in the area? I can use writer's liberty and add one if I so deem, but wanted to make the piece as historically accurate as possible. My thanks for your assistance! Derek Hambrick Delta Air Lines ~ Communications Coordinator Hartsfield~Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Name:Hasan Benler
Location:Poway, CA
Date:Wed, 28 Apr 2004
Hi: I have a copy of a typewritten letter by a J. Max Ardary dated 11 June 1965, addressed to R. M. Foster regarding auditing procedures in Teheran, Iran for The Iranian Oil & Producing Co. I can send it to you if it's of interest. H. A. Benler Poway, CA

Date:Thu, 29 Apr 2004
I am a vintage auto enthusiest. I am interusted in finding t-shirts, hats, etc. with the 60's era Gulf Oil logo as seen on so many a racing car. Do you know where i can find some? Bryan

Name:Diane and Greg Eck
Hello! Great site. Can anyone tell me if there were any Gulf stations in Wisconsin in the 1950s-1960s? Thanks! Greg Eck

Name:Kim Shutway
Date:Fri, 25 Jun 2004
Hi, My grandfather started working for Gulf Oil Co. right out of business college - probably in about 1930. I have a pic of him sitting behind the desk at the Gulf Oil office in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1935. Later, the family moved to the Canton/Akron area in Ohio and when my mom married in 1956 he had purchased a Gulf Oil distributorship in Lansing, Ohio. I can still hear my dad say "fill it up with Good Gulf" whenever we pulled into a station. The sight is looking good! Kim Shutway

Name:GOHS Webmaster
Location:Pittsburgh, PA
Date:June 23, 2004
We have finally returned to the original GOHS Guestbook format. We hope you enjoy!

Name:Dr. Renier Moolman
Location:Johannesburg, South Africa
Great site! Restoring a Ford GT 40 to original Gulf specs of the 68/69 Le Mans era. Can anybody please assist with 68/69 GT 40 original blue/orange and later McLaren F1 Silver/grey/ orange/blue paint codes PLEASE!? Many thanx. Renier Moolman

Name:Tommy Keegan
Location:Salisbury NC
I worked on MainlinePipelines from 1973 to 1977,This was aconsortium of Esso,Texaco and Gulf.I handled the receipt facilities at Gulfs,West Bromwich terminal,England.It was a state of the art terminal, Sadly no longer in existance. All in the cause of what they call progress. In answer to GerMoynes query the company he refers to was Socony Vacum taken over by Mobil Oil. Another progression. Best regards..

Name:Boyd Gilbert
Location:Ferndale, WA USA
I visited Vengref PLC in 1968 for a two-month vacation relief. Single and 29, the wives ''fixed'' me up with a Vengref school teacher from Pennsylvania. We got married the next year. When kids came, moved next door to Sinclair El Chaure camp. Had three kids in Venezuela and moved back to USA in 76. Really miss those arepas and hallacas.

Name:Greg Kuhn
Location:Zanesville, Ohio
Gulf collector and restoring gulf pump. Looking for a door for a gilbraco 906/996 with ''V'' door glass size 12 3/8'' x 11 1/8''. Would appreciate any information. Thanks.

Name:Susan Mortlock Benedetto
Location:New York City
I'd like to hear from the Lang Brothers, as I was unable to contact them on this site. My family was in Maracaibo at he same time, and traveled on the Managas, perhaps with their father as captain, and knew Grady Davis well. I'd love to hear from any MGO Maracaibo or Venezuela people!

Name:Ronald Gilson
Location:Gloucester, MA 01930
Gulf Oil Corp. published a company magazine ''Orange Disc''. The Jan./Feb. 1945 issue featured a story about the Gloucester fishing fleet and its wartime consumption of Gulf Oil products. Appearing on the cover of that Disc issue, is a 12-year old boy shown looking over the local fishing fleet. I am that boy and I would like to obtain a copy of that particular publication. Now 71 years old, I am writing my memoirs and would very much like to use the Disc cover as an illustration. Is there another website that I should use to obtain a copy? Perhaps someone out there can help me.

Name:Bob Page
Gulf Oil Shipping UK , Gulf Finn engineer 1973 - 1976 on Angola - Port Arthur , and Esmereldas - Huntington Beach for most of the time.

Name:James Williams
Location:Sussex, England
Petrol station since 1968 as a BP site, now moved over to the Gulf brand, what a wonderful bunch of guys, am really happy to have joined a piece of fuel history. Looking forward to promoting a great company, and busy buying up models carrying the Gulf logo.

Name:Cheryl Lewellyn
Location:Crosby, Texas
Hello everyone. My grandfather retired in the mid 70's after 33yrs with the gulf. His name was Verna H. Russell. He received 5 award pins over the years for service. I lost the 20yr. pin and would like to replace it. If anyone knows where I could buy another one please let me know. I am currently looking on ebay. Thanks, Cheryl

Name:Jean Oertel
Location:Cape Cod..now..formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa.
My dad was Byron Oertel ''Beans''. He worked at Gulf for 42 years, retiring in 1966. He mostly worked in the Gulf Building in Pittsburgh, but traveled quite a bit to Texas, Costa Rica, and numerous other places. He worked with Dick Miller and Adam Young. If anyone remembers my dad, I'd love to hear your stories/memories. Thanks!

Name:Ursula Saunders
Location:Kingwood, Texas
Would appreciate you contacting me if you have pictures of very early San Tome, Oficina, ''Campo Lona'', early MGO planes, housing,anything related to that camp in Eastern Venezuela. This information is for personal use and not for profit. Thanks!

Name:Rod Downie
Location:Covington, LA
I was part of Gulf Refining Company and Gulf Pipeline (not Pipe Line) Company 1967-1984, the finest people all over the world. Never regretted it. Retired from what Rhett calls the other one in 1992. Never regretted it! Love the website. I'll be back.

Name:Jessica Wardrup
Great site. Thanks

Name:Gary Baer
Location:Ft. Myers, FL
My name is Amy I am the daughter of Gary Baer, he worked at Gulf Oil in Cleves, OH when I was little. He was resently killed by a school bus hitting him in his Dodge Ram Truck. He was only 48 years old. Chevron/Texaco took over and they don't want to pay him retirement benefit to me and my brother. He was fully vest after the company was shut down, is their any one out there that can help me with information or phone numbers. Thank you Amy

Name:Caree Phillips
Dad retired from Gulf in 1975 and has several cross pens, where can I find out who wants them? He started with Gulf in Kilgore.

Name:Rhett Williams
Location:Livingston, Texas
Just found out about your site. My Dad retired with Gulf and I worked for them until that other company bought them in 84. Retired with them in 95. Have lots of Gulf stuff and looking forward to joining your group.

Name:John Messick
Sunk T2 Tanker No. 10 Gulfland. This tanker's Bow is resting in 40 ft. of water just north of Jupiter Florida. I have dived many times on it. Always a lot of barracuda and sharks present. It had a large Jew fish in a bow hole that was estimated at 1,000#. It blew me backward when I got too close. I heard that he was later killed with a bang stick. What a pity. His name was Big Joe. All local divers knew him. I hope we are talking about the same ship. Thank you, John Messick

Name:Carroll Kehne, Jr.
My father, Carroll H. Kehne, also operated a Gulf Station in Frederick Md for over forty years. I most recently completed a signed limited edition print of the 1950s view. It was a landmark icon, however, was torn down in the 80s. Harry Truman once stopped in 1953. I have pics and the original Coke bottle from which he drank his coke. Great memories.

Name:Malcolm Hathaway
Location:Raleigh, NC
Gulf is a great color logo and it is fun to see an old piece of Gulf when hunting for old gas stuff..... I like Gulf, it is like a fresh batch of brownies that were made especially for you !!! Nuts or not, always sweet and delicious - And oh so satisfying !!!!! Anybody out there got any Good Gulf stuff for sale??? Let me know, THanKs - Good Gulf Hunting !!!

Name:Bob Schuon
I was looking at the stations on your site and found a picture of my Grandfather's and later my Father's Gulf Station in Ann Arbor Michigan in 1951. It was called Tom Schuon's Gulf Service and was in the family from the 30's until the oil embargoes of the 70's. Great site.

Name:Jean McCluskey
Location:Houston, TX
I saw your tent [blocked:blocked]@ the 100th anniversary of Spindletop and glad to see you all. My grandfather started working for Gulf Oil in 1909 in Beaumont when he was hired by Mr. McGruff(?) who's wife worked for my great-grandfathers (JF Lanier) in his law office. My granfather(Douglas Lanier) started the Land Leasing dept and was the ONLY Land Leaseing mgr. They closed that office when he retired after 45 yrs. Gulf Oil allowed him to keep his office in the Gulf building in Houston after he retired and all the furnishings. He kept his office until the early 1970's. I still have some of the office furniture w/ the Gulf metal tags on them, along w/ all of my granfathers Gulf Oil service pins. I also have some old land plats that my grandfather used.


Name:Kent Miller
Location:New Orleans, LA
I worked for Gulf Oil in Houston from '81 until it was absorbed by Chevron. I'm still with them, but have been starting to collect old Gulf memorabilia.

Name:Robert K. Black
Location:McMurray, PA
My father, Rolland K. Black was associated with Gulf as a service station attendent and dealer for 51 years most at forbes and murray avs. in sq hill section of Pgh.I have lots of pics,plaques, books,etc.Would be willing to share info.

Name:Gerald Lang
Location:Whitley Bay
My father Captain Arthur Lang was an employee of MGO and captained several of the small tankers moving oil in lake Maracaibo. I was born at Maracaibo General Hospital in 1941. We lived for a time at Maracibo my friends at this camp were Steve Polinski, Steve Kerr and john Poutis. I remember the Steve Polinski's mother made candy and his father had a lionel train set. My brother Gordon has already made an entry on this board. It would be interesting to know what happened to the Tankers where they were made and some details of the crews. I remember that the 1st officer on my dad ship was Rolf Williamson. He attempted to teach me how to fish. There was also Dr. Aserhill, and Dr Rinoso who my parents knew but not certain which camp they were attached to.

Name:Gordon Lang
Location:Sharnbrook, Bedford, UK
My dad was a tanker captain for MGO in Venezuela 1934-1955. I was born in Cabimas and went to Cardon school 1948-1950when i returned to uk.i met grady davis(gulfvice-president)again in 1972 at brands hatch when he was involved in the Gulf sportscar team.His family were good friends of my parents but lost touch after my father died in 1958.The oil tankers my father captained were the Apure,Paez,Monagas & others taking oil from lake maracaibo to deep-sea terminals. our last residence was Las Piedras near Puntofio.I would like to hear from any one who has any memories,news or historical info.

Name:Bill Barnes
Location:Youngstown, Ohio
Hi my grandfather ran a Gulf station in Augusta, Ohio from about 1921 thru 1976.

Name: Shelly Doucet
Location: Kansas City, MO USA
Date: Monday, October 13, 2003 at 19:06:10
I am the daughter of Kermit A. Doucet, one of the founders of this club. Thank you for keeping his name on your site. I never fully understood his fascination with Gulf memorabilia, but am warmed by the fact that he found such good company in his fellow collectors, and is remembered. He would be amazed to know his name lives on through the internet!

Name: Dan Lif
Location: Hvrby, Sweden
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2003 at 02:37:34
Im bilding a old Gulf station in Sweden.

Name: Craig Presler
Location: Noblesville, Indiana US
Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 18:19:37
I am gathering information to restore a 1930 Gulf tank car at the Indiana Transportation Museum in Noblesville, Indiana. The car was painted in the late 60's with GULF spelled out in large letters. We would like to refinish it in an earlier paint scheme, using the circle logo on one end like the Lionel cars. The current car number is WRNX 14141, but when the sun is just right, we think we can barely see GRCX and bits of a different number under the current paint. I hope that someone might know where to find the history for this series of cars. This is one of eleven antique freight cars donated to ITM by Alcoa Aluminum in Lafayette, In. several years ago. When I called Gulf headquarters when the car arrived, I was told it was the only one of its class remaining, which was the largest fleet of identical tank cars ever made. I haven't confirmed that, but it sounds good. Alcoa bought several tank cars to cut down and convert into flat cars, but fortunately they missed this one. Any information will be most appreciated. The museum web site is www.ITM.org. GULFpreslerc[blocked:blocked]@fsip.com

Name: Peter Johannesson
Location: Karlskoga., Sweden
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 09:24:50
I collect everything from British Petroleum from the years between 1923,when they started in Sweden,and 1958,when the new logotype was introduced.Does anyone know if i can find a site like this "Good Gulf site" for BP collectors?

Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at 20:44:03

Name: Andy Kohlhofer
Location: Pto. La Cruz, Venezuela
Date: Friday, August 22, 2003 at 20:38:55
Hello Ron Deal. My name is Andy Kohlhofer and I am currently living in PLC. I remember your family very well from the Vengref Camp. My dad John Kohlhofer was in PLC for 1950-1984. I am currently living in PLC and would like to get in touch with you. email address. GULFakohlhofer[blocked:blocked]@satelca.com.ve

Name: Jack Marinelli
Location: derby, ks. usa
Date: Friday, August 15, 2003 at 07:38:13
Great site! Super stuff, enjoy having Buz in the club!

Name: Nikk Salata
Location: North Berwick, Maine USA
Date: Monday, August 4, 2003 at 11:25:05

Name: Brian L. Edwards
Location: Lizton, In USA
Date: Sunday, August 3, 2003 at 16:50:57
My grandfather ran a Gulf Station when it was new in 1967.He stayed when Gulf pulled out of Central Indiana around 1973 or 1974,then it changed to PRO (Petroleum Retailers Organization).It was formed by Old Gulf Oil dealers in Minnesota.I don't think it last very long.My grandfather left in 1976.The station had 2 bays that was on either end. He came back in 1988 to run the station & it's a Phillips 66 Station now.He retired in 2000 & passed away in 2001.I've been collcting oil tanker trucks.I acquired a 1950's Gulf Station that has a clock & lights up.

Name: Jack Dison
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 19:22:27
I worked as an Oprator at the Cincinnati Refinery from 1972-1983

Name: Melvin H. Worth
Location: Largo, Florida U.S.A.
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2003 at 20:30:20
I served as Purser/Pharmacists Mate with Capt. B.P. Bobbitt, Captain of the S/S Gulfking. I enjoyed working with the Gulf Oil family. They were a fine group of people. Could you tello me where I can obtain a picture of the S.S Gulfking? I am putting together a file for my children of my activities while in the Service during WWII. May I receive a reply to my E-mail address: melandseemore[blocked:blocked]@aol.com I am 81 years of age and legally blind, have a guide dog named Seemore. Thank you, Mel. Worth

Name: A.C."Skid" Frothingham
Location: Seattle, Wa USA
Date: Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 22:52:07
A former resident of the Mene Grande camp 1938,39,40. Does anyone have a shot of the old "Gulfhawk"? Or of Roscoe Turner, the famous aviator of the 30's and his famous Grumman Navy Fighter "GulfHawk" ?. Anyone else around that attended the old Bella Vista School that served the Standard, Shell , and Gulf camps in Maracaibo?? C.frothingham[blocked:blocked]@comcast.net

Name: A.C. "Skid" Frothingham
Date: Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 22:46:07

Name: Janet (Hutchison) Mize
Location: Houston, TX USA
Date: Sunday, July 6, 2003 at 09:40:35
I use to work at the marketing district office in Houston. Looked at the other that have signed the guestbook and remember quite a few names, M.L. Vivrett, Johnny Martin. Hello all, have wondered, often, how everyone was. This is a GREAT site. I Loved working for Gulf Oil. Alot of wonderful memories. thank you

Name: Scott Adrian
Location: st paul , mn usa
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2003 at 00:13:42
I love you site, My father spent 30 years in the gulf service statiopn bussiness with 3 stations in the st paul area. this brings back many mant memorioes for me thank you

Name: glenn webb
Location: friendship, md united states
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at 07:45:13
hello ,great site

Date: Monday, June 23, 2003 at 10:12:39

Name:Priyansha Raina
Location: London, U.K.
Date: Friday, June 20, 2003 at 14:52:47
Hi everybody. I have been reading comments in the guestbook and it really touched my heart to see that employees of Gulf and their children and grandchildren remember Gulf fondly and feel such a strong bond with this brand even after so many years. I am working with Gulf Oil Intl. as a Brand Manager for last 2 years and it is impossible not to be captivated by the passion this brand evokes.What is moving is that inspite of being one of the largest and most profitable corporations in the oil history, Gulf achieved its business objectives while retaining human values and ethics. Although Gulf today has changed dramatically in its business structure but I hope that the human bond with this magical brand will continue. I hope I too can look back in 30 years time and say that I am proud that I am part of this inimatable, unique family called Gulf Oil. My best wishes to all.

Name: nathaniel senderoff
Location: milfore, ct usa
Date: Friday, June 20, 2003 at 08:44:11

Name: Richard Joseph Edmundson
Location: Vero Beach, Fl USA
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 14:16:44
1958 to 1985 then BP till retirement in 1990. La. Miss. Tn. Fl.

Name: Wm Richard Burch
Location: North Augusta, SC USA
Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 14:44:58
1954 to Chevron Buy out then to BP Retited 1991

Name: Mike Elliott
Location: Beavercreek, OH USA
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 14:40:05
when i was younger i worked for seven yr. at Gulf now i am trying to make my garage looklike a old Gulf station

Name: Keith Litchfield
Location: Port Neches , TX US
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 11:56:45
Started with Gulf at the Port Arthur Refinery in 1980 till the merger with Chevron. I now work for Chevron Phillips at the Orange Plant.

Name:Robert Cowser
Location: Martin, TN USA
Date: Friday, May 23, 2003 at 15:13:26
I'm trying to get information about the construction of a pipe line by Gulf Pipe Line Co. of Texas. The line carried crude oil from the Glenn Pool in Okla. to Port Arthur, TX. I grew up near the Saltillo Station on the line. Several relatives were employees of the pipe line division: O. B. Cowser, Boyd Wardrup, Bruce Wardrup, John Jennings, and Royal E. Wilder. Sincerely, Bob Cowser

Name: Donald F. Kendrick
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 20:14:58
Hi All, My Dad worked for Gulf for 37 years. He started at GR&DC in Harmarville while attending U of Pitt and worked cleaning out the grease pits (he always told us and it sounded rough). We moved to Houston in 1971 and grew to love Texas. My family still lives there although I still live here in Pgh, PA. I was inspired to do a search of GULF when I saw the logo on tonights Pirate game and I just could not believe that they still use the Orange Disc. My Dad retired as Manager of Petroleum Products from GR&DC in the mid 80's and passed away in 1992. He had a few good years to enjoy himself. Gulf was so much a part of my life growing up. I have fond memories of the connection between Gulf and Holiday Inn when we would go on vacation. God Bless the Gulf Employees that made one of the greatest companies in the world. DFK

Name: Joel Green
Location: Arlington, TXDate: Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 18:13:56
Can anyone tell me what the "Gulf Capsule of History" is? This document (assuming it was a document) was mentioned as the source for some information regarding theories develped by a Gulf employee, William Henry Bowers, on the solubility of gases.

Name: Ed Zahn
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 01:49:05
I currently work at The Gulf Building in Pittsburgh as a Project Manager. It's now officially called the Gulf Tower. There are a lot of things still here that force you to remember that the Gulf organization used to run the show here. There are still a few people here that worked here when it was the Gulf office building. I'm pretty sure Gulf sold it in early 1986. Drop me a line, maybe I'll show ya around.

Name: Sam McCarthy-Fox
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 06:54:15
Can any one help me I am trying to find out about the Gulf Oil Marbles Team that play at Tinsley Green, England in 1975 & 1976. If there is any one who has information I would love to hear from them - Regards Sam McCarthy-Fox, Tinsley Green

Name: clayton voyles
azDate: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 16:54:46

Name:Marki Rodriguez
Location: Nederland, Tx USA
Date: Thursday, May 8, 2003 at 19:35:09
Marki Rodriguez

Name: John Watts
Location: Lynchburg, VaDate: Thursday, May 8, 2003 at 09:54:00
Great site. Still have a lot of old Gulf things around.

Name: Joni Kiurunen
Location: Fort worth, TX Finland/us
Date: Thursday, May 8, 2003 at 03:07:42
Hello !! What a great site! I am trying to build replica of small 50s gulf station and need some Gulf letters,signs and oilrack .Can someone help me? please email me : joni.kiurunen[blocked:blocked]@kesko.fi

Name: R.S.Petty
Location: Phippsburg, ME USA
Date: Sunday, May 4, 2003 at 19:29:30

Name: glenn ridley
Location: tonawonda, n.y. erie
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 16:28:35

Name: Leonard (Lenny) Oestreicher
Location: Antioch, CA USA
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at 17:25:38
Worked for Gulf (Los Angeles and Houston) from 1965 to 1985 at which time transferred to San Ramon, CA with Chevron. Retired from Chevron in 1998.

Name: Lowell Nabers
Location: Valmeyer, IL USA
Date: Sunday, March 2, 2003 at 19:56:14
My father, A.J. Nabers, worked at the Gulf pumping station in Valmeyer, Illinois (1942-1970's). I would be interested hearing from any families that worked at the Valmeyer, IL or Dublin, Indiana stations.

Name: Carl Morrison
Location: Tulsa, OK USA
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 17:30:01
My grandfather, whom I am named after, worked for Gulf Oil for over 42 years (from abt. 1916 to 1958). I am not sure of his exact title but know he was in management. He mainly lived in Oklahoma (such as Avant, Boston Lease in Cleveland County, etc.)but also lived in Valmeyer, ILL in early 1940's. Would love to talk with anyone about the history of Gulf Oil, especially regarding it's place here in NE Oklahoma. I have several photos of various oil rigs and pump stations where he worked, from the 20' to 40's.

Name: Ursula van den Broek
Location: hengelo , nederland
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 15:51:01
Hello, Great site. I have worked for two years by the Gulf. Now I am a big fan of it. I make pictures from al the tankstations in the Netherlands and I collecting all the Items of Gulf. Greetings from Ursula!

Name: alex pm
Location: stuttgart , germany
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 09:17:06
hello, i am looking for GULF stickers to decorate my historic racing car. where do I get some? thanks very much alex pm

Name: Alice Devlin
Location: Cape May, NJ USA
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 00:16:09
Just found this site while searching for Gulf Oil Memorabilia. My father use to have a Gulf Oil Station, in Wildwood, New Jersey back in the late 50's early 60's. Very nice to look at the old stations.

Date: Monday, February 10, 2003 at 13:42:37

Name: Marlin Knisely
Location: Boswell, Pa. USA
Date: Friday, January 31, 2003 at 21:04:46
Worked for distributor in Johnstown Pa. Retired June 2001

Name:W. Creighton Gallaway
Location: La Jolla, Ca. USA
Date: Monday, January 27, 2003 at 16:23:44
Retired 1983

Name: James L. Riley, Jr.
Location: Luling, La. USA
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 19:53:10
Both of my grandfather's worked/retired from the "Guffy" Port Arthur refinery, my father, uncle and father in law all worked/retired from the Port Arthur facility while it was still "The Gulf". As a kid growing up in Port Arthur there were two major employers, Gulf and Texaco, there was always some level of competition between the "Gulf kids' and the "Texaco kids". I am a collector of Gulf items and after the change to Chevron (and all of the Gulf stations in Port Arthur went away) I was visiting Danbury, Conneticut and there was a Gulf station around the corner from my hotel. I purchased quarts of oil, lighter fluid, etc. and the owner gave me an old banner (thought I was going to have to throw away clothes to get it all in my suitcase). I was thrilled to find your wedsite, thanks for keeping the orange disk alive.

Name: M. L. Vivrett
Location: Beaumont ,, TX. Jefferson
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 15:31:47
Just and old timer who would like to here from some he worked with years ago.

Name:Deborah Chalk
Location: Chimney Rock, NC USA
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2003 at 07:04:21
I am interested in finding a commercial for Gulf Oil Company that a friend mine made about 50 years ago in Bat Cave, NC She wa young, tanned and stunning but very shy and was forced to attend an "audition" at a local church. She was picked immediately "by men from New York" and other local people were chasen to be her family. The commercial called for them to be riding in a convertible pulling a boat and was made on state road 9. She remembers it took 14 takes. Her name is Rosemary Freeman (Mrs. Harvey Freeman( from Bat Cave NC. She said her aunt in Cincinati saw the ad on TV. It would thrill my friend to death if I could get a copy of this ad. Has anyone seen it or can you help me? thank!!

Name:Peggy Zorn
Location: Williams Lake, BC Canada
Date: Monday, December 30, 2002 at 23:10:31
Hi: I visited your site as I was searching for some historical information. Has anyone ever heard of "Blindman Valley Oil Co., Limited" or "The Wetaskiwin-Alberta Oils, Limited". In going through some old documents I came upon some old share certificates of these two companies. Both share certificates were dated 1914. It peaked my curiosity and I wondered what happened to them. If anyone is familiar with these two companies or has any information on where I could research them I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks. Peggy Zorn

Name: Larry Hesketh
Location: Livingston, Texas USA
Date: Monday, December 30, 2002 at 12:15:53
Began as Service Station Attendant on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Oct '57, and retired from Chevron as Communicaations Analyst in Houston in Oct '92. Gulf assited me in receiving my Associate Degree in accounting, and Bachelors in Management and Accounting from the Univ. of Penna Wharton School; I have always been very grateful for that!!! Really enjoyed my career, friendships, and locations where I worked with the Company!! It was a wonderful time to be emplyed by a wonderful, employee-centered Company!! Larry Hesketh

Name: Libby Maynard
Location: Groveland, FL USA
Date: Monday, December 30, 2002 at 09:48:56
My 88 year old dad wanted to know "whatever happened to Gluf Oil" so I got on the 'grey box' for him He is Les Roberts andhad a FBO in Lakeland, FL for almost 50 years. Bought and a LOT of Gulf Oil products - mostly avaiation fuel! GULF sponsored the ALL AMERICAN AIR MANUEVERS in Miami, FL for years! GULF gave the fuel FREE to any pilot attending the event! Lots of good old stories about that event.And of course, I learned to read by seeing the signs! Great site! Dad sold Texaco aviation fuel but fondly remembers GULF. Thanks for this opportuntiy.

Name: Ray Stewart
Location: Bakersfield, CA USA
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 18:38:29
Worked for Gulf as a geophysicist from 1969 to 1985, then took an early, early retirement.

Name: Suzanne
Location: Locust Valley, NY USA
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2002 at 09:05:03
Did anyone ever work with JOSEPH J. MINUTOLI at GULF in a Manhattan office? (Probably in the early 1950's) Please e-mail. Thank you.

Location: las vegas, nv usa
Date: Friday, November 22, 2002 at 16:50:56
As a son of an old Gulf employee 1921 to 1928. We lived in Gulf Hill or Gulf Camp In Pelly, Texas and have a lot of fond memories but alas no pictures of this camp. Should anyone have any pictures please scan and e-mail them to me at the above address. Thank you so much.

Name: Suzan Ebert
Location: Edmond, OklaDate: Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 20:21:53
Just found this site! My uncle Jack Ebert started working for Gulf in the 20's and got my father Ralph Ebert a job in the early 30's. He worked for them for 37& 1/2 yr4s. Mostly in Research & Development. When closed down that Dept. He switched to Production until his retirement. I have wonderful memories of being a Gulf Kid! Would love to visit with anyone who remembers those days.

Name: David Binder
Location: Hollywood, FLA. UNITED STATES
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 17:18:10
I never worked for Gulf. I am formerly of Pittsburgh PA. Bostons neon Citgo sign has received a lot of recognition. In Pittsburgh, we had neon Gulf signs of that nature. Boy were they huge! Please tell me someone els of all the ex gulfers and Gulf fans remembers these signs. I'd like to see a miracle and one of the neon signs come back! Thanks. David.

Name: John Casey
Location: Abington, MA USA
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 14:43:24
This is a very interesting website. I found this site because I was looking for info on some of the Gulf Oil ships that I sailed on. The search engine picked a reference to the Gulf Seal out of this guestbook. I was third assistant, second and first assistant engineer on a number of Gulf ships from 1970 to 1975. These were some of the best and most interesting years of my life. Hard to believe, but I'd like to see Port Arthur again. After spending months running from Ostrica, LA to the Hog Island terminal in Philadelphia (but out in the middle of nowhere) Port Arthur was the big city. I'd like to hear from any of the guys that I worked with.................

Name: Wayne Mockl
Location: Daphne, AL USA
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2002 at 10:00:28
Good to see something remains of Gulf. I worked for Gulf Research and Development,System and Control, in Harmarville, Pa. Best group of people, I ever worked with in my career. What ever happens to the pension fund?

Name: Patricia Nelson Sanders
Date: Friday, October 11, 2002 at 11:47:27
My grandfather R.L. Nelson was employed by Gulf Oil Co. I believe. Maybe from the early 1900's to 193?. I always heard he had an office in Tulsa, he died in 1939 and is buried at Broken Arrow. If there is any way I can find out anything else about him being employed there I would appreciate it. He was also acquainted with the Phillips Brothers. I have heard a lot of oil business stories taken place in the 1910's, 20's and 30's from my dad.

Name: Joni Schock
Location: Upperco, MD USA
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 19:30:31
Started at the old Baltimore District on Macon Street as a Retail Clerk, then became Human Resources Supervisor, then Operations Analyst and finaly Maintenance Disptacher when Chevron took over. John Poling was our District Manager way back then. What a gentleman. Then came Frank Odom, Gaylon Simmons, Bob Bradley and Larry Walker. All great Managers. What a fantastic group of people we had. I see that some of my old compadres have written in....what a wonderful way to keep in touch. Keep up the good work! I still have an old Gulf Oil gas pump telephone (still works) that I am holding onto.

Name: Don Cook
Location: Portsmouth, N.H. U.S.A.
Date: Friday, October 4, 2002 at 23:30:11
Started with Gulf in 1961 in the old Eastern Division as a I.B.M. machine operator. ln 1968 transferred to retail marketing and worked in the Bucks County, Pa. area. ln 1971 transferred to New jersey and stayed as a rep.untill l retired in 1991. Glad to see so many Gulf people still around.

Name: Jan v. Oorschot GULF sprang-capelle
Location: sprang-capelle, N.BR Holland
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 11:35:52
Hello folks, how are you? Good luck whit your organisation .

Name: A.C. "Skid" Frothingham
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 21:31:36
My father accepted employment with Gulf Oil Co. in 1937. In 1938 the rest of the family sailed south on the SS Gulfhawk to Maracaibo, and assignment to quarters in the old Mene Grande Camp, on the shores of the Lake. I attended Bella Vista School in 38-39-40. We returned to the US in 1940 aboard the same ship the SS Gulfhawk, Capt. Percy Thomas,commanding. I have many old photo's of life in the camps at that time, even a shot of the old Pan Am clipper, that used to fly in everySaturday from Brownsville, Texas. Would be happy to hear from anyone that might be still standing up right from the "Good Old Days!" Thanks for maintaining a great site.. Frostyaye

Name: Bobby Martin
Date: Monday, September 16, 2002 at 17:00:13

Location: NEDERLAND, TXDate: Friday, August 23, 2002 at 20:37:09
JUNE 1962 TO MAY 1997

Name: Charles F. Cadenhead
Location: Spring 77379, TXDate: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 19:30:26
Hired by Gulf Oil Corporation 1 August 1963. Retired from ChevronTexaco Corporation 29 June 2002. Worked for Gulf and Chevron in Houston, Nigeria, Gabon, Angola, Australia and Papua New Guinea and worked for American Overseas Petroleum Limited (Amoseas), a Caltex Group Company, in Houston.

Name: Robert J. Landry
Location: Houston, Texas USA
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 16:27:20
I am just starting as a collector of Gulf oil artifacts. My dad, grandad, and Uncles were all employed by Gulf. My Grandfather started at the Port Arthur Refinery around 1925. My Uncle was a Captain on several Gulf Tankers and My Dad and Uncle were employed at the Port Arthur Refinery their entire life. I visted the refinery from the tie I was a small boy.

Name:Tod Swormstedt
Location: Cincinnati, OH USA
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 09:51:41
Even though we, in a sense, compete, I'm glad that groups like yourselves are preserving signage and providing information for those also interested in the history. Keep up the good work.

Name:ian foster
Location: united kingdom
Date: Monday, July 1, 2002 at 13:46:46
worked on the uk gulf contract 1990-1998. until it was sold to shell and disbanded unfortunatly. great time of my life worked hard but also made some fantastic friends. so sad it had to end!!

Name: steve
Location: derbyshire, united kingdom
Date: Monday, July 1, 2002 at 09:56:50
Worked for gulf 1992-1998 when gulf sold out in the uk. met my wife through gulf she was a cashier and i was a tanker driver . great site miss gulf in uk.

Name: Peter R. Stricker
Location: W. Caldwell, NJ USA
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 11:17:27
looking for collectible items with Gulf. racing products (Porsche) etc. Service Stations etc.

Date: Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 04:13:13

Name: chip anderson
Location: raleigh, nc usa
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2002 at 17:01:38
while visiting in Puerto Rico this past week, we saw Gulf service stations...whereas we began to speculate as to who bought Gulf. We believe that BP now operates the locations in NC we remember as Gulf stations. Can someone set the record straight for us? Thanks

Date: Monday, May 6, 2002 at 20:25:53
My grandfather ran Purkey's Gulf in Franklin,Ohio for 37 years.I have lots of memories of those days.Great to see People saving history.Great,job.Purkey

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2002 at 20:24:42

Name: David B. Wright
Location: Kingwood, TXDate: Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 23:02:45
Wow, 40 years ago hired in at Port Arthur.

Name:William E. (Gene) Hibbens
Location: Baytown, Tex USA
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 10:52:53

Name: Stewart Ash
Location: South Elgin, IL USA
Date: Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 11:45:09
As an 'Old Guffy" (17 years - Port Arthur Refy, Toledo Refy, and Houston) it was great visiting this site and seeing some old friends.

Name: Blaine Yarber III
Location: Abingdon, Va. USA
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 14:07:14

Name: monica mccullar
Location: vidor, txDate: Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 11:14:19

Name: Phil (pcphil)
Location: MI USA
Date: Monday, April 8, 2002 at 21:46:20
Just passing through while doing some research for a vintage Gulf service station attendant hat I am auctioning on Ebay. I found the site most informative. Thank you very much!

Name: Edward Dilley
Location: Peterborough, Cambs United Kingdom
Date: Monday, April 8, 2002 at 11:22:09
Of course, Gulf, Milford Haven closed in 1997, not 1977!

Name: Edward Dilley
Location: Peterborough, Cambs United Kingdom
Date: Monday, April 8, 2002 at 11:12:41
I worked as a Chemical Engineer at Gulf's Milford Haven refinery for nearly 20 years until it closed in 1977. Some of my best and most interesting years. I've read that the Gulf brand is being resurrected in the north-east US, and there is at least one Gulf-branded station in the UK, near Spalding, Lincs. Let's hope this is the start of a trend.

Name: Dale E. Viers
Location: Ottawa Lake, Mich USA
Date: Friday, March 29, 2002 at 06:37:32
Would like to say HI to all as the new Sec/Tres. of the GOHS. I hope I can fill everyones expectations. I want to see GOHS here for many years to come. What a great job everyone has done.

Name:John Wendt
Location: Anaheim, CA USA
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 10:59:43
I'm a Ham Radio operator who operates a "Bookworm Net" or radio network discussing various books. We have been going through Daniel Yergin's book, "The Prize". This is a wonderful book, and started my research on Gulf Oil. I would really like to chat with others who are intrigued by this sort of effort and enterprize. The oil business seems to be something I should have taken better note of when I was a kid. I grew up only a few miles away from "Richfield", and I have since then done some instrumentation electronics work for various petrochemical companies.

Location: HARRISBURG, PADate: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 21:21:03

Name:Best Rate Merchant Accounts
Location: San Francisco, CADate: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 16:30:44
Real interesting and informative. Keep it up! - Jens

Name: chuck kraus
Date: Monday, March 11, 2002 at 18:11:29
great site !!!... hung around randy's gulf station in the bronx... also... a friends dad was an exec for gulf for many years...

Date: Monday, February 25, 2002 at 04:04:58

Name: Ron Deal
Location: Miami, FL
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 10:41:05
Would like to get in touch with others from Gulf Oil Venezuela (Mene Grande or Vengref) who, like me, lived in Pto. la Cruz.

Location: proddatur-516361, a.p india
Date: Monday, February 18, 2002 at 12:34:12
send the comparative catlouge gulf products

Name: scott wilkerson
Location: oakwood, ga usa
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 14:09:14

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 12:50:17

Name: Steve Sleeman
Location: Port Arthur, TX USA
Date: Monday, February 11, 2002 at 15:03:03
Started working for Gulf 20 Years ago at the Port Arthur Refinery in the Utilities Department as the "Head Boilerwasher".

Name: Sara Delmonego Hall
Location: Horseshoe Bay, TX USA
Date: Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 15:05:59
My first day at Gulf Oil was Aug. 4, 1969 at 712 Main St., Houston, Texas, as a teletype operator in the Communications Department. I worked for Gulf in 2 Houston Center, Westbelt Center and the Wilcrest Center in Houstonm too. I retired from Chevron in Aug. 1996 in Midland, Texas.

Name: Ethan Edwards
Location: mayfield, ky usa
Date: Friday, February 8, 2002 at 19:09:01
this is a great informative sight and i have been collecting gulf for quite a while and i have been surfing the net for a good gas and oil sight and this is the best i have found

Name: Gary Overton
Location: Satellite Beach, FL USA
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2002 at 18:12:28
My Grandfather ( Charles A. Torbett) started a Gulf Oil Distributorship in New Tazewell Tenn in the 1920s. The company is still there(although it is BP) and is ran by my uncle C.A. (Bud) Torbett to this day.

Name: Nathan Wetekamp
Location: Galesburg, IL U.S
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2002 at 17:57:54

Name:Ger Moyne
Location: Carndonagh, Ireland
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 05:56:41
Hoping that someone can help me. I am looking for information on a compant called Seconia Vacuam.. Oil company once upon a time in Michigan. the first word may be spelt wrong.. Thank in advance..

Name: Don Holle
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas U.S.A.
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 01:14:50
Nice and informative web site. From 1951 to 1953 I worked as a grunt in the Material Accounting Department on the 7th floor of the Gulf annex building in Houston, TX. If any of you of this vintage that worked in the Houston office are out there would love to hear from you.

Name:William (Bill) Keener
Location: Simpsonville, SC USA
Date: Monday, January 21, 2002 at 19:53:24
Just found this great site. It was fun looking at all the messages and recognizing a lot of names. I started at Gulf Research in 1964 and worked in Technical Services until 1976 when I became the aviation quality control engineer in the southeastern US. In 1985 I went with Sohio(thenBP)and worked as the Technical Service Mgr until retirement in 1999. Would love to hear from any old friends who may read this.

Name: John D. Jones
Location: Sugar Land , Texas USA
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 10:19:08
Good Old Gulf..

Name: Marian Ruiz
Location: Port Arthur, TX USA
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 09:57:06
Nice Web Page - Gulf will always hold a place in my heart since they are the company that hired me 22 years ago.

Name: Virginia Carpenter
Location: Brookshire, TX. USA
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 06:56:39

Name: Gerald C. Vincent
Location: Groves, TexasDate: Monday, January 14, 2002 at 13:58:07

Name: Bill Evans
Location: Moraga, CA USA
Date: Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 13:12:07
I worked in Pittsburgh from 1968 to 1985. I have been with Chevron until 2001 and am now working for ChevronTexaco.

Name: Scott M. Ingram
Location: Midland, TX USA
Date: Friday, January 11, 2002 at 16:16:48

Name: Eddie Molina
Location: Bridge City, TX USA
Date: Friday, January 11, 2002 at 09:56:15

Name: Joseph P. Beck
Location: Port Arthur, TX USA
Date: Friday, January 11, 2002 at 08:47:21
My Dad worked for Gulf in Pittsburgh from 1940 to 1960. I worked for Gulf from 1970 until Chevron bought us out in 1986. I understand that Gulf lubricants is going back on the market.

Name: J. L. Reavis, Jr.
Location: Humble, TX USA
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 21:55:28
Gulf Oil Chemicals survives today in a few remaining souls at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. Keep us in your prayers and thoughts.

Name: Ron Miller
Location: Tipp City, OH USA
Date: Monday, January 7, 2002 at 06:38:44
I worked in my Dad's Gulf station in the late 50's and early 60's , the station was in Dayton Ohio. I just started collecting Gulf stuff,any good deals out there, email me . GOHS good job!

Name: Mark Perry
Location: Nashville, TN USA
Date: Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 11:31:26
Keep up the great work on this page. My father would have been proud of it. He was employed with Gulf for 35 years and worked his way up pumping gas to working in the Nashville, TN Terminal.

Name: Michael Perry
Location: Nashville, TN USA
Date: Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 16:18:27
My father worked for Gulf from 1948, at West Meade Gulf, through Through the BP and finally working for an indie jobber in Franklin. Would like more info about your society. My brother will probably be e-mailing also. We do N-Scale model railroading and have several Gulf stations on our layouts. All fly the original orange disc, not the white stripe of the 60s on. Look forward to investigating your group and website. Thanks much. Mike Perry Nashville, TN

Name:Sami Lassila
Location: Ruotsinkyla, Finland
Date: Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 03:46:04
My dad began a Gulf service station here in October, 1961. At first it was only a small store converted from a one-car garage in our basement and a small separate garage with one grease pit. It remained under the Gulf flag until 1973, when Gulf sold their Finnish operations to two Finnish oil companies. I am still running this 40-year old station, now under a different brand, but with a strong awareness of the Gulf tradition. Our cafe still carries the Gulf name. We have had visitors from all over the country coming to see the only remaining Gulf station cafe in Finland. Once Gulf was the third largest oil company in our country, with about 200 gas stations. I have been running this station from 1983, but have practically grown up at the station.

Name: Kellie McMurdy
Location: Slippery Rock, PA USA
Date: Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 15:02:04
I hope someone can help me! My Grandparents ran a Gulf station for many years while my father was growing up and he has been collecting some of the Gulf memorabilia for quite some time. We're now trying to locate an 8 pocket wall mounted map display rack. If you have one for sale or know someone who might please help me get in contact with them. Thank you!

Name: Ethan Edwards
Location: Mayfield, ky USA
Date: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at 19:10:19
i have just started collecting gulf oil and gas collectiblesabout 3 months ago and i am open to any oppurtunity that comes along o if you have any thing you want to sell email me

Name:Scott Weed
Location: Houston, Tx. Harris
Date: Monday, December 24, 2001 at 19:19:41
This is a Great Gulf Oil site. I became interested in Gulf Oil Collectibles after I aquired some Gulf Oil Date Nails. I visit Beaumont, Texas to go to the "Energy Museum" it is well worth the visit!!

Name: Rickey H Walker
Location: Middletown, DE USA
Date: Friday, December 14, 2001 at 23:02:16

Name: Tom Carter
Location: Batavia, Ohio USA
Date: Sunday, December 9, 2001 at 14:42:27
Hello Gulf Oil Collectors. I have been collecting oil company advertisements for around 20 years but have only in the last 5-year made my most desirable brand Gulf Oil. I am in the process of assembling a 1950’s Gulf Oil Gas Station. It is about 50% complete. I have no schedule for completing the task. I just can across this internet site and thought it would be nice to say hello to all of you and inform you that I am doing my part to keep the history of the Gulf Oil Company alive.

Name: Jerri Stephenson
Location: Odessa, TX USA
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2001 at 20:14:29
My brother and I just moved back to Odessa and are helping to restore the old Gulf Building on Second Street here in Odessa. It opened 10/30/36. It is in bad repair now but will be a beauty when finished. Our father J. W. Stephenson, worked for Gulf Oil in Wickett, Texas for over thirty years.

Name: Robert Saylor
Location: conroe, tx us
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 08:42:07

Name: Gayland Dunn
Location: Conroe, tx U.S.A.
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2001 at 19:33:34
HI" Gulf is great.

Name: Mary Barrett
Location: Shreveport, LADate: Monday, November 12, 2001 at 18:50:07
Gulf Oil has a lovely history in the Caddo-Pine Island Field, LA. Here they developed the underwater oil resouces of the field below Caddo Lake beginning in 1910. The development was the first isolated overwater drilling in the U.S. There is an oil museum in Oil City, LA, if anyone ever visits the northwest LA region north of Shreveport.

Name: mike miracle
Location: noblesville, in usa
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 08:56:25
my dad had a gulf station in the 50's and 60's in norwood ohio garrett's gulf station

Name: Chet Houston
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 21:25:10
Great page! Glad to see all the profiles and pictures.

Date: Sunday, October 21, 2001 at 21:56:58

Name: Deborah Roberts
Location: Youngsville, La. USA
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2001 at 17:29:21

Name: Bill Frye
Location: Okeana, OH. U.S.
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 15:45:34
I enjoyed working for Gulf in Hooven,OH.Tonwanda,N.Y. Rochester,N.Y.Rensselear,N.Y.Phila. and Delmont Pa. worked for Gulf 22 years then Chevron for eight years.

Name: Stephen Downing
Location: Los Angeles, CA. USA
Date: Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 17:32:28
This is a great site. It's also nice to see that Chevron has reintroduced the Gulf name through a line of oils and lubricants in seven Southern states. With Gulf service stations already on the East Coast, maybe the Gulf name will come back nationally.

Name:Peter Kane
Location: San Ramon, CA USA
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 10:42:01
PS - Please visit the new Gulf Lubricants website at www.gulflubes.com

Name:Robert E. Alexander
Location: Giddings, Tx USA
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at 19:22:15
You're doing a great job with the Gulf Historical magazine. We look forward to reading it. Would you please change my address to our 911 address which is: Robert E. Alexander 725 North Orange Giddings, TX 78942-1423 Thanks for doing such a good job. Robert Alexander

Name: Charlie Cason
Location: Lenoir City, TN USA
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2001 at 17:24:13
Great site. Keep up the good work. Attended a Gulf reunion in Middlesboro, Ky. on 10/3/01 hosted by Sam Mars and Charles Cason ( my dad ). It was really great to see some old friends and get to talk to everyone. There are plans for a follow up reunion next year and I hope to be there again.

Name: Michael Shepherd Studio
Location: Fayette, Ala. 35555, USA
Date: Monday, September 3, 2001 at 22:10:04
Hello! While I'm no oil company employee or Gulf retiree, I still owe my childhood doodles--& my later career in "fine" art, commercial graphics, & cartooning--to the Orange Disc, as much as to God Himself. In 1964, before my first birthday, Gulf discs were replaced throughout the USA, let alone N.W. Alabama. I must have wanted one badly...because I both doodled gas stations & country stores, AND cut trademarks out of road maps & ads from magazines, by two years of age (1965-'66). One Disc that I especially wanted was on the way from rural Fayette County to Tuscaloosa (where my grandparents lived), to the side of Smalley's Store on US Hwy. 43. It was dwarfed by the current Disc...it was on a "lollipop" with wrought-iron curlicues...and it was under a shady oak on the Smalley family's front lawn. What could look more elegant to a 1 1/2-year-old? THAT set me to doodling Gulf (& Pure Oil) stations above all other brands! I became interested in trademark design & graphics by age eight (1972), and collected road maps, cloth badges, and pump signs seriously by age twelve (1976)--all just before my entry into Ala. School of Fine Arts--because of that 42- inch disc from 1925-1935. And now...we finally have one! It's my hope that we can do more than just "git t'gether an' reminisce 'bout ol' memories." Perhaps...we can persuade Cumberland Farms to merge with other C-store chains...maybe even with a crude oil/gas producer...and thereby return the Orange Disc to other parts of the USA! Why can't we? Thanks for letting me chime in...!

Name: Paul Galloway
Location: New Orleans, LA USA
Date: Friday, August 31, 2001 at 08:55:42
It's good to see the banner being carried high!

Name:Merchant Accounts Credit Card Processing
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2001 at 08:49:35
This is a beautiful historic document. My dad used to work for Gulf, and if he was still around, he'd love this site. Keep up the good work. Warmest regards, Dan Miller

Name:Mike Curtis
Location: Glorieta, NMDate: Monday, August 13, 2001 at 14:25:43
My dad, Frank E. Curtis, Jr., was a Landman for Gulf for 47 years. I like the site and the information.

Name: william lynn
Location: katy, tx usa
Date: Monday, August 6, 2001 at 15:07:32
Great site.....Loved working for Gulf Oil Co.

Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 23:43:24

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra India
Date: Monday, July 16, 2001 at 17:36:04
Very interesting & informative site.I was exteremely impressed with the overall layout & copy which was very pleasing to the eye. Keep up the Good work.

Name: Phillip Carroll
Location: Swansea, UK
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 11:33:41

Name: Federico Ferretti
Location: Genova, Italy
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at 16:00:46
This is a very interesting site, it made me remembering when I was a child , when "Gulf Italiana"'s service station animated with its colours "Via Borzoli" street here in Genoa.

Name: Patty Belew
Location: Nashville, Tn USA
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2001 at 19:21:23
Nice Site! Very Interesting.

Date: Monday, June 25, 2001 at 16:34:45
Trabajo en la S.A.Española de Lubrificantes (GULF) desde el año 1991, soy vendedor de lubricantes en Madrid.

Name: Backes Berthold
Location: Elwen, Troisvierges Luxembourg
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 07:29:33
Tolle Seite .... weiter so Gruß Mystify Luxembourg

Name: John Vaughan
Location: Mt. Gilead, NCDate: Friday, June 15, 2001 at 20:09:46
I have found the Gulf Oil site quite interesting and helpful. I have recently restored and old Gulf Oil oil can display rack. These normally sat in front of the station or in the island for displaying the Gulfpride Oil products for sale. I have also restored a old refuse can with the spring loaded top for placing trash, etc. Now in the process of restoring a '60 model Gulfcrest gasoline pump and also and earlier 50's version, using a Gilbarco pump. Not sure if Gulf ever used Gilbarco or not, but it should make a nice display.

Name: James Singleton
Location: Jackson, Ms USA
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2001 at 21:23:02
I started to work for Gulf Oil in 1970,just out of the Air Force.I worked as a warehouseman in Jackson Ms.unloading many rail cars of oil and bug sprays and charcoal lighter.In 1974 I took a job as a Gulf transport driver.The fleet Rep.came and rode with me on one of my first deliveries,when we returned to the terminal he was overheard to say,"James will be a good driver if the transmission holds up".It did and I lasted through the merger and drove for B P until I retired in 1995.This is a great site,it feels like visiting with family.

Name: Erick Stuart
Date: Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 20:24:07

Name: Philip Smith
Location: Lambertville, MI Bedford
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 06:32:16
My father owned a Gulf gas station in Toledo,OH It was call Old Orchard Gulf, it was on Central Ave. right next door to Churchill's Supermarket in the Old Orchard area. I started working there helping my dad when I was probably in the fifth grade. Not sure when he opened the station but recently, I saw some family pictures where my three sisters and my mom were handing out things for the Grand Opening. Those sure were the "Good Ol' Days. I have some of my dad's Gulf items and have been to some flee markets and other places to collect more Gulf Stuff. I am not a collector, I just enjoy having these Gulf things because they bring back good memories. Once in awhile you can still find a Gulf Station in Kentuckey,W.Virginia and Virginia One thing I would really like to get is, a "pop gun" it was made out of paper and cardboard. The paper folded up inside of the cardboard gun and when you snapped it,it would pop! I haven't seen one since the station first opened up. This is all for now. Phil Ps. Drop me a line and say Hi.

Name: Richard E. Rowland
Location: Ira, MI U.S.
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 18:58:34
I got my first station in 1959 and left Gulf when they pulled out of the state. Sold well over 250,000 to 300,000 gallons of gas per month. The last four or five years we concentrated on servicing boats. Made many, many, friends and still keep in touch with some of the kids that worked for me. Ran a drag car with Gulf all over it. Won a lot. Lost a lot, too. Still have some pictures of the station and some of the road projects we were involved with through the city and Gulf Oil. They had the finest products at that time and nothing could beat them. Would be glad to correspond with any one. My computer skills suck when it comes to sending pictures and stuff so you will have to be very patient with me. My station was in Warren, Michigan

Name: Brenda Robbins
Location: Mathews, va united states
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2001 at 11:33:11
My father, Vergil Foster worked for Gulf Oil on the tug Gulf Sprite and he wa stationed at the dock in Philadelphia. My uncle, Thomas Wilson Hutchinson, was a captain for Gulf Oil and my uncle Eugene Ripley, also was a captian for Gulf Oil. They all worked the tugs in Philadelphia. If any one knew them, would appreciate contact with you.

Name: Bill Abley
Location: Kamloops, BC Canada
Date: Monday, April 30, 2001 at 13:31:45
I am looking for information regarding BA Oil as I am building a model railroad which would include one of their refineries/stations etc.

Name: Robert J Roseman
Location: Concord , CADate: Friday, April 27, 2001 at 13:10:01

Name: Steve Roeber
Location: Tulsa, okla United.States
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 03:08:17
I Worked at uncle ,Phil's Gulf service gas station in.N,H, when. was a kid. and rilly ,thought it was great working with uncle phil and phils,Gulf service . I MISS FULL SERVICE ,GULF

Name: Frank FioRito
Location: Oak Park, IL USA
Date: Friday, April 13, 2001 at 23:08:25
Enjoyed the site. Worked for Gulf 1979-83. Cincinnati and Philadelphia Refineries. Made lasting friends.

Name: Jeff Jones
Location: Aliso Viejo, CA USA
Date: Friday, April 13, 2001 at 11:50:59
Born in Pittsburgh in 1963, and remember seeing the big GULF signs all over the city, and the research center. Moved to NY in 1970, and had a chance to see some race cars sponsored by GULF at Watkins Glen as a kid. Interested in anyting to do with Pittsburgh History or Gulf Racing!

Name: James R. Swank
Location: Houston, TXDate: Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 15:56:37
"Hired on" with "The Gulf" at Port Arthur in 1979. The company was always refered to as "The Gulf." Marine Department, under Capt J.C. Davis and Paul Cleary. Super fine people in a great company. And what a fleet we had. The "animal" class T-2's GULFDEER, GULFLION, GULFSEAL and GULFTIGER, the GULFCREST, GULFOIL (she got more stray mail intended for Pittsburgh, Houston, etc), GULFPRIDE, GULFSOLAR, GULFSPARY, GULFSUPREME, and the royalty class GULFKING, GULFKNIGHT, GULFPRINCE and GULFQUEEN, and the small but mighty tug DELANCO (at the refinery from 1919 until 1983, that's service). With the retirement of the old T-2's and fleet downsizing, I was offered an opportunity to transfer to the lubricants export desk in Houston. The VP or Marine called around and found a slot that I could move into (I believe lubricants said OK about midnight of the deadline of the first downsizing ever in '81 (as I recall!). Went with BP, and often delt with the Charleston Blend Plant, again supper quailty folks. By far the best company I have worked for. Recently retired from

Name: Curtis Davis
Location: memphis , tn usa
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 21:04:48
My dad owned a gulf station in memphis from 1957 till his death in 98. i grew up in the bussiness and still have it in operation, {garage only}

Name: Kathy Lambert
Location: Cleburne, TxDate: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 14:07:55
My father started out working for Mr. Dickey, a Gulf distributor in Cleburne, Tx, after WWII. He worked for several years driving a truck, then went on to open a pump repair shop. In 1951, he went to work for Gulf Oil as a pump mechanic. He retired from Gulf as terminal supervisor in 1971 from the Ft. Worth terminal. He bought out the Gulf distributor in Cleburne, Tx in 1971, the same business he worked for after the war. He and my mother have been running the business ever since. I have been working with them for about 15 years, and now my grown son and daughter are working with us. My youngest daughter, who is in kindergarten, also comes to "work" after school. Anyone who may remeber my Dad or Mom please e-mail us about the good old days at Gulf. I have heard so many stories and remember many myself. There is a loyalty we all have for Gulf that is hard to explain. It was, and still is, a great way of life.

Name: James B. McSwain
Location: Tuskegee, AL USA
Date: Friday, March 23, 2001 at 12:26:42
Am an historian, work in the history of the petroleum industry; have a strong interest in the early days of J.M. Guffey Petroleum, a Gulf predecessor; anyone with information about any archival sources for the early days of Gulf, please advise; thanks much, JBM

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Name: Paul F. Hartling
Location: Hurricane, WV USA
Date: Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 12:59:43
Started with Gulf Oil Co. in 1965 and took early retirement in 1999. 34 great years

Name: John G. (Johnny) Martin
Location: Onalaska, Tx USA
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 15:42:17

Name: Steve Ridge
Location: Danville, IL USA
Date: Monday, February 5, 2001 at 11:27:09

Name: George Fuller
Location: Bayville, NJ USA
Date: Sunday, February 4, 2001 at 19:21:52
Great Site. I worked at the Phila Refinery from 1975-1985. My father, " Chic " Fuller retired with 35 years.Nice to see somebody remembers the company.

Name: Joseph Borras 2nd
Location: Grants Pass , OrDate: Saturday, February 3, 2001 at 23:24:54
I am researching our family history. Anyone having any info about my Uncle Richard P. Vinade would be deeply appreciated. He retired from Gulf around 1951 or 1952. He worked in the Industrial Sales Dept, Marine Lubricating Sales Dept. In 1947 he was presented an award by Thomas Reilly Div Supt of Marine Lubricating Sales.That's all the info I have. Thank You

Name: Mike Smyth
Location: Northampton, Pa USA
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2001 at 07:14:18
I see many former Gulf employees checking out this website. I know many of you and would like to encourage you to join the GOHS. It`s a great way to keep in touch with friends and former employees from the "good old days" and find out about the history of the "old" Gulf. Although I am still employed by Gulf Oil Limited Partners, here in the Northeast, there is no connection between Gulf Oil LP and the Gulfoil Historical society. This site and the club itself is dedicated to the preservation of the history of Gulf. I am a Charter member of GOHS and highly recommend that each and every one of you join. I joined because I am a collector of Gulf memorabilia but you don`t have to be a collector to join, just someone who has a love for Gulf and it`s history. I`d like to hear from any of you out there who remember me or who would like to inquire about the whereabouts of someone we both may have known in the old days. Drop me a line at gulfstuff[blocked:blocked]@enter.net

Name: Art Swanson
Location: babylon, NY USA
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 15:43:39

Name: Erik Koning
Location: Ulrum, Nederland
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 11:14:40
I work at Gulfoil Nederland B.V. in den Helder i'm salesman for Gulf in the north of Holland. I like this site it is very cool, and nice pictures

Name:Larry Keefe
Date: Friday, January 26, 2001 at 07:54:13

Name: doug cormack
Location: modesto, calif usa
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 01:29:40
I work for gulf transportation in san fransisco. We are gas carriers, our main company is olimpyan oil, a minny major on the west coast. The owner liked the name of the old gulf stations and called our transportation division gulf, so when i deliver to station's i'm asked all the time if we are of the old gulf stations..i say with regret no. I would have been proud to have deliverd for the company and i am very fasinated when i go by old unused stations that bear a rezembalance to stations of the past..it makes me feel like i wish i could step back in time!

Name: lloyd clifton
Location: fayetteville , nc
Date: Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 14:39:02
Would like to thank Dwain , Paul and L C for the great display that they put together for our club at the Spindletop 100th anniversary.. The pictures look great and looked like yall had alot of fun.. Wish i could have been there with yall.... Great Job Guys

Name: Shelia (Estep) Blackwell
Location: Jenks, OK U.S.A.
Date: Friday, January 19, 2001 at 22:05:37
My Dad, Raymond Estep, and his brother Harold owned/operated staion for 50 yrs. (1936 -1986) at the intersection of U.S. Highway 11-211 in New Market, VA. My Uncle Harold owned the station several yrs before dad came to work with him after his term in the military. If anyone remembers this station, would love to hear from you.

Name: Gary Quebedeaux
Location: Port Neches, TX USA
Date: Monday, January 15, 2001 at 22:32:05
Just found out about this group and website recently at the Spindletop "Centennial" celebration in Beaumont Texas. I began work in 1977 at the Port Arthur Refinery, I am still at Port Arthur working at what was know as Package and Grease, now called Chevron Lubricants & Specialty Products (PADC)-Chevrons largest operation of this type. I am a collector, looking forward to joining up. Very interested in Gulf history and memorabilia. My dad also worked for Gulf at the Port Arthur Refinery...the old main office still stands !

Location: North Port, FL USA
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at 21:24:19
Worked in Marketing from 1958 to 1985 in Detroit, Chicago, Toledo, Atlanta, Houston and Baltimore. Glad I voluntarily retired when I did.

Name: Gary Pugh
Location: Belton, Tx USA
Date: Monday, January 8, 2001 at 13:24:56
Enjoyed your Web-site. Let`s never forget our "Oil Roots!!!"

Name: Frank Horvath
Location: Seaman, Ohio USA
Date: Saturday, January 6, 2001 at 19:34:37
Hi, my wife enrolled me in the GOHS as a Christmas gift. I really enjoy the website. I have been a gulf collector for a few years. The membership card is really neat and I like looking through the galleries.

Name:David & Janet Bennett
Location: Hebron, MD USA
Date: Saturday, January 6, 2001 at 14:36:35
Sending check today to join the GulfOil Historical Society - I (Janet) worked for Gulf Oil in Salisbury, Maryland in the late 60's and early 70's. My husband and I love collecting Gulf items.

Name: charles h. "chuck" cooper
Location: lumberton, ms usa
Date: Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 07:05:56
I am a third generation Gulf oil employee. I worked as an offshore instrument technician from 1977 till around 1993 My grandfather Mack Cooper and My father Malcolm Cooper and myself Chuck Cooper all retired with this fine company, I worked out of Venice La. in all thier fields and went to Nigeria Africa with Gulf Oil Co. of Nigeria which was changed to Chevron Nigeria Ltd. or Chevron Overseas Petroleum Co. Inc. "COPI" My grandfather's brother Sedjie F."Ted" Cooper also retired with Gulf / Chevron . I quit Chevron and went into the cross country trucking business and now own a small country store in rural south mississippi and would like to hear from all the fine people I worked with during these 20 wonderful years. "Miss you guys a lot" Chuck

Name: Graham Phillips
Location: Wales
Date: Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 07:05:23
I entered the wrong mail address in October The first Welshman to sign the guest book? I worked at the Milford Haven Refinery (West Wales, United Kingdom) in the refineries Fire Department from 1st January 1968 through the Chevron Merger and am still at the same site although it is now owned by Petroplus Tankstorage Ltd. I have a collection of Gulf memorabilia mainly orientated to the UK and Gulf's sponsorship of Racing Teams. I would like to hear from anybody who worked or visited the Milford Haven Refinery during its time under the Gulf banner. It's nice to see the Orange Disc is still shining brightly across the globe.

Name: James W Phillips
Location: Baton Rouge, LA USA
Date: Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 14:31:04
Worked for Gulf Oil Chemical 1967-84...Retired Chevron 2000

Name: Brian Barger
Location: Crothersville, IN US
Date: Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 20:59:00
Would anyone know of or know how I would get Info on a Gulf Station that use to be in Uniontown IN until the early 70's.? I can remember it although I was about five when it closed.

Name: William Steiner
Location: Cleves, OH USA
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 19:30:09
Cincinnati Refinery Storehouse - worked for Gulf 1948 until l978 - retired

Name: Nick Dixon
Location: Bradford, PA USA
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 11:33:01
I work for American Refining Group Inc., at 77 N. Kendall Ave., Bradford, PA. the Master/Jobber Distributor for Gulf Lubricants. I am at present the regional sales rep. for the Western PA and OH area. Any questions please feel free to contact me. Great Site.

Location: atlanta, ga usa
Date: Monday, December 11, 2000 at 12:50:37

Name:Eddie N. Moore, Jr.
Date: Sunday, December 10, 2000 at 12:21:53
Worked for Gulf Oil from 1971-1985, Pittsburgh,Pa;Houston, Tx;Cabinda Angola;Phila., Pa;Richmond, Va. Would enjoy hearing from friends.

Name: Jett Hanna
Location: Austin, TX USA
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2000 at 11:38:46
I am looking for information about my grandfather, Marcus (Mark) Hanna. He was a paleontologist with Gulf from about 1921 to 1960. He and my grandmother, Myrl, had a hobby which was the subject of a Gulf company magazine article. They made butterflies out of rock sections, mounting them on plaques and stands or making them into jewelry, such as pins and bolo ties. The magazine article was most likely in the late 50's early 60's. If you have information about my grandfather, I'd love to hear from you.

Name: Harold Symanietz
Location: Wilmette, Illinois USA
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at 23:12:13
I was working in gulf oil gas station in Wooddale ,Illinois 1973 to 1977 but still same station until sold in 1995. My dad was own Station for 30 years. From 1965 to his Death in 1993.I am still never forget about the gulf oil co. I still have my gulf hat,key ring,pen,work shirt, work coat,oil can,antifrize can ,repair sheet. I really miss my old days working in gas station 1965 to 1977 they change to e-z go then 3 years later then change to Bobs Service to sold in 1995

Name: Harold Symanietz
Location: Wilmette, Illinois usa
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at 22:59:26
I was working in gulf gas station 1973 to 77 still work same station until sold 1995. my dad was owner for 30 years from 1965 until his dead in 1993. I still never forget about the gulf oil . i still have my old gulf hat, shirt ,key ,work sheet, repair sheet,oil can ,coat,antifreze can . I really miss old gulf oil station from 1965 to 1977 they change to e-z go then bobs service . thank u to bring me member the historyof gulg oil

Name: Bobby G.Mace
Location: Oak Grove, Ky. U.S.A.
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2000 at 16:10:55
I am building a Gulf Service Station now,have gas pumps that light at night and an island to gas up at,every thing inside is also GULF.

Name: Stephen Howells
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 13:38:41
I joined Gulf at Milford Haven in 1977. It always had the reputation of being the best refinery on Milford Haven. When we were hijacked by Chevron no one ever said they worked for Chevron always Gulf!

Name: norman oliver
Location: georgetown, tx usa
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 10:12:30
first visit to site. worked port arthur refy 69-73, pacific gulf oil tokyo 73-76, cedar bayou chemical baytown tx 76-82, marietta oh chemical 82-92.

Name: Millie Gooch
Location: Houma, LA usa
Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 16:06:39
My grandfather, father and uncle retired from Gulf. My dad retired at the time Chevron bought Gulf, he was employed for 30+ years. He has pictures of rigs he worked on throughout LA and TX. He also has some of the old Gulf books sent out. These books are from the 1950's. He will be so excited to hear about this

Name: Bill Barnes
Location: Boardman, Ohio USA
Date: Monday, November 27, 2000 at 09:58:18
my grandfather(James W. Brice) own a gulf station until his death in 1967 in a small town of Augusta, Ohio

Name: Dewey Nunez
Location: Baytown, TxDate: Monday, November 27, 2000 at 05:01:18
Started at Cedar Bayou 1973 with Gulf, great place to work. We changed our name to Chevron Cedar Bayou 1986. Wished I still worked for Gulf Oil.

Name: Vicki Thornton
Location: Athens, AL USA
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2000 at 07:14:52
This is sort of a sentimental site! My grandfather owned a Gulf Station in Birmingham, AL. At the time of his death in December of 1971, he owned one of the oldest dealerships in the southeast.

Location: denham springs, la usa
Date: Monday, November 20, 2000 at 10:13:19
i am fixing up the front of my garage with a gulf motif. i have a gulf dealer sign i am touching up. the ppg code numbers i have do not compute with the local auto paint stores. all they have are fleet colors for gm and ford. i guess they used these to paint gulf vehicles. i need the gulf orange and blue paint code using ppg or whatever. thanks for the help in advance.

Name: David M. Miller
Location: Indianapolis, IN USA
Date: Friday, November 10, 2000 at 19:01:03
This is a great site. I am going to join real soon. I am a long time Gulf customer and collector. I was never an employee, but Gulf has a special feeling in heart. My Dad and I done alot of engine work in the early days in addition to our other full time jobs, and we rented a couple bays in an old Gulf station near our home and had a lot of fun. When I came back from the service in 1967, Gulf was my very first credit card that I had ever had. It continued until the merger of Chevron, which I still have and am a Time Honored Member as my years with Gulf continued. I use it every time we travel south which is two or three times a year. I collect everything that is gulf and still want more. Hope to hear from of you. Keep up the good work on the work you do on the society.

Name: niklas wejedal
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2000 at 08:11:00
I would like to buy some Gulf racing stickers /dekals. Are there someone who knows where I can get those?

Name: Kim Mudway ( Mallinder)
Location: Worcestershire England
Date: Sunday, November 5, 2000 at 09:38:08
Hey! Anybody from Chiswick or Cheltenham out there? I joined Gulf in Chiswick in 1977 as the Occupational Health Nurse I am delighted to see this websight. Hope some others will visit soon. Kim

Name: Ramesh V Rao
Location: Manila, Philippines
Date: Friday, November 3, 2000 at 06:32:05
Great! I think I am the oldest employee still in the Gulf employment. Thanks to all you seniors and sons/daughters of seniors. I thank you all. Good News! Gulf is still running and surviving the fierce competition in Asia. We are still big - even though not as big as earlier. I used to work from 1984 to sell-off in 1985 with GULF OIL Corporation Licensee in India. Technical - Reporting to Harmarville -Mr. Robert Sissingh. Anybody Remember?

Name:Robert J. Patterson
Location: West Chester, PA Chester
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 09:10:38
Employed by Gulf at Philadelphia Refinery June 1956.

Name: James Ringham
Location: Port Charlotte, FL USA
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 at 09:32:28
Went to work for Gulf in March of 1957 as Dealer Developement/Manager of a 24 hour training station at Kentucky & Adams, in Evansville, IN. Worked different marketing assignments in MI, and New England area. i.e. the Providence District. Discharged in July of '83. Just found this site. Great, and I've seeen a couple of other names I regonize. Hi, you all!

Name: william conklin
Location: salem, nj usa
Date: Sunday, October 22, 2000 at 17:59:49
This is a new email address. Could you please correct it from my old one? Thanks

Name: Joe Schlotthauer
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio United States
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 02:53:11
Looking for as many pictures of gasoline pumps as I can find, with all four views of the pump. Front, rear, rightand left. This will greatly help me with the project that I'm working on. The original size of the pump will be necessary also.

Name:Ian Histor
Location: Ind. U.S.A.
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 21:17:22
I quite enjoyed the pix of the early service station and its historical marker dedication.

Name: Mike Fitzwilliam
Location: Kenner, LA USA
Date: Monday, October 9, 2000 at 18:51:11
Nice to see the site, even if I don't know any of the names yet. My father began working for Gulf Refining in New Orleans in 1950 and had progressive assignments in the credit department in Jacksonville, FL, Atlanta, GA, and Houston. I began my career with Gulf Exploration and Production in New Orleans in Financial Accounting and moved through various assignments until the merger with Chevron. I'm still with Chevron, having worked in Land, Gas Control, Training Coordination, and Aircraft Operations. I'd be happy to correspond with any of you who knew my father or me over the years.

Name: Ed Striffler
Location: Dennis, Ma. USA
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2000 at 05:40:38
Browsing through my new computer and checked out the alumni web site. It was indeed a pleasure to see many familiar names. Sounds like a great pastime for me after 15 years of retirement. Looking back I have many pleasant memories of GULF.

Name: Graham Phillips
Location: Milford Haven, Wales United Kingdom
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2000 at 08:57:31
The first Welshman to sign the guest book? I worked at the Milford Haven Refinery (West Wales, United Kingdom) in the refineries Fire Department from 1st January 1968 through the Chevron Merger and am still at the same site although it is now owned by Petroplus Tankstorage Ltd. I have a collection of Gulf memorabilia mainly orientated to the UK and Gulf's sponsorship of Racing Teams. I would like to hear from anybody who worked or visited the Milford Haven Refinery during its time under the Gulf banner. It's nice to see the Orange Disc is still shining brightly across the globe.

Name: Steve Higgs
Location: Bridge City, tx USA
Date: Monday, September 25, 2000 at 10:13:50
Started to work for Gulf Oil in 1975 at the Port Arthur Refinery, stayed through the "merger" with Chevron and the subsequent sale of the refinery to Clark Oil. Still with the refinery now called Premcor Refining, same group different name. Good to see a site where we can gather and remember how it used to be.

Name: Jerry Dunphy
Location: Hauppauge, NY USA
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 17:52:51
Worked for Gulf '64 thru '85 till takeover..Chevron then CFI till '91..Retired 1-1-2000 from a local environmental company..looking to move south soon..great idea for this way of keeping in touch

Name: Louis H Davis
Location: Bridge City, Tx. USA
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at 21:35:14
I hired on with the old Gulf in Feb. of 1974 in the testing Lab in P.A. Texas. Worked there for 7 years and then bid into the Instrument Dept. Moved to Orange in 1992 and retired from Chevron August of 1999. Gulf was the best to work for without a shadow of a doubt. Most of the guys knew me as GUNRUNNER at P.A. Miss those guys. Thanks for the site and i am thinking hard about joining.

Name: Peggy Thomason Brock
Location: Sherman, TX USA
Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 23:22:40
Mt father started with Gulf pumping gas in Dallas TX int the late 30's and worked his way through the company in TX and in 1954 he took over the distributor ship in Grayson co. TX would love to here form some of the others from this ere in TX. He was with Gulf until his death in 1879 and then my brother took over and saw the turn to Chevron

Name: Bob W. Sims
Location: Universal City, TX USA
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2000 at 20:53:27
My father worked for Gulf in the Texas Panhandle oil field from 1926 till 1959 when he retired. I also had two uncles who spent their working years with Gulf. When I was in college, the Gulf was kind enough to give summer jobs to sons of Gulf employees. Most of my boyhood days, we lived in Gulf company camps in the Panhandle. I will always have a warm stop in my heart for Gulf. I am in the processing of developing a web site devoted to live in oil company "camps" in generaland with our Gulf camp in Hutchinson county Texas in particular.

Name: Mike Royster
Location: Shelby, NC USA
Date: Friday, August 25, 2000 at 23:08:13
I am a 4th generation Gulf Oil Distributor still working out of my original bulk plant built in 1925. I have a nice collection of pre-1964 Gulf items and enjoy furthering the interest of "The Orange Disc". I congratulate all of those working for the GOHS and I appreciate your efforts. I look forward to the newsletterand I hope to be able to contribute to your article or efforts. Keep up the good work!

Name: Paul Beveridge
Location: Houston, Tx USA
Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2000 at 17:40:27
Cool site. Y'all have done a fantastic job on it.

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Name: Cindy Skaggs
Location: Junction, TX USA
Date: Monday, July 24, 2000 at 21:05:30

Name:Dorothy H. Mullen
Location: Pascagoula, MS USA
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 15:13:22
My father, Harry J. Huffman was an employee of Gulf Oil for over 30 years. Retired in 1960 at Waynesboro, MS. I saw an article in the paper about your placing the historical marker and was interested to learn more about your organization.

Name: James A. Cupps
Location: Ocean Springs, MS US
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 18:32:26
Employee 1964 - 1999, GR&DC 64-78, Gulf Chemicals, Baytown,TX 78-94 (Chevron), Chevron Refining, Pascagoula,MS 94-99.

Name: James Weddington
Location: Concord, NC US
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2000 at 15:56:41
I have a picture of my grandfather standing in front of the Gulf Oil service station he operated. Picture taken in about 1920. That station was put on logs and pulled with horses several hundred feet and then was used as my grandparents home. The round orange sign was visible thru many coats of paint through the years and the house still stands. When that station was moved a brick one replaced it which was very much like the old wooden one. The brick one was just torn down a year or so ago. I will share photos with a few people, only charge printing and postage.

Name: robert monteath
Location: asheville, nc usa
Date: Sunday, July 2, 2000 at 18:52:59
My father was a Gulf dealer for at least 50 years. I dont have a lot of memrabelia but i do have a lot of memories.this site brings back a lot of those fond memories thank you very much.

Name: Mr Gulf --- Larry Senter
Location: Benson, N C U S A
Date: Sunday, July 2, 2000 at 14:55:00
New Member - I have been collecting GULF items for five years and enjoying it. I have an old country store (MR GULF's Country Store) where I display my GULF collection. Anyone is welcome to visit.

Name: David L. Smith
Location: Oakboro, NC USA
Date: Sunday, June 25, 2000 at 20:05:58
Current member and Gulf Oil Collector.

Name: Ed DeStefano
Location: houston, txDate: Saturday, June 24, 2000 at 22:18:30
I worked for GOE&P International from 1976 to 1981 in the Houston headquarters at 712 Main Street. Great memories. I turned in my Gulf stock certificates on Wall Street on the last day for redemption -at the time of the Chevron takeover. I was sent to a room (I believe it was at Morgan Trust Co.) and the room was approximately 100' x 100'. Stacked and sorted on many table tops were most of the individual stock certificates that had been tendered by all of the shareholders. There was a mountain of stock certificates (many thousands) piled on the tables, all different vintages, designs and dates....I like to claim that i was one of the last employees to see the old corporation gathered together for the last time !!!

Name: Jeremy Sanchez
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas U.S.A.
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at 05:33:11
I am looking for any and all examples, photos or stories pertaining to the Wichita Truck. I know that Gulf Oil mostly used White Trucks but I remain hopeful that somebody may have seen something from the Wichita Falls Motor Company. The Wichita trucks are very similar to the White Truck in design and may be hiding in old oil field photos. Any information will be included in the now forming Wichita Truck Museum. Thank you for your time. Jeremy S.

Name: David M. Smith
Location: Nicholasville, KY. U.S.A.
Date: Monday, June 5, 2000 at 11:44:06
The guestbook is a great idea! I am a member of the G.O.H.S. My grandfather,father and I collectively wore the Orange Disc on our shirts for 94 years. I would like to hear from anyone who has photos or other items related to Gulf's truck fleet. I would buy them or pay to have copies made. I am especially interested in Gulf trucks from the '30's,'40's and '50's.

Name:Vasant Bharath
Location: London, ENGLAND
Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 at 08:02:59
I operate as VP Marketing Gulf Oil International, which owns the Gulf Trademark worldwide outside of the USA. I am currently in the process of producing a 100th year publication to mark this great co's history. I would very much appreciate any input of what should be included particularly great stories and anectdotes. There aren't too many companies out there with the rich tradition and heritage that we possess and as you would appreciate we only get one chance to do this right. Look forward to hearing from you all.

Name: Steve Downing
Location: Los Angeles, CA.Date: Sunday, May 21, 2000 at 22:50:07
I grew up in Boston, Mass. in the 1960's and 1970's when Gulf stations were everywhere. I know Gulf is now a fraction of its original size, but it is still nice to know that the name is still alive along the East Coast. This is a great site.

Name: Bob Huhn
Location: Toledo, Oh
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2000 at 19:15:13
I want to turn my garage into a Gulf Shrine. I am looking for signs & advertising. I am now restoring a Gulf Gas Pump.

Location: Louisville, KY USA
Date: Monday, May 15, 2000 at 16:42:25
My Grandfather, Charles Prinz, worked for Stoll Oil Company in Lexington, Kentucky and later for Gulf Oil in Louisville, KY. Unfortunately he died when my mother was only 6 years old. I was hoping to locate images, articles, anything that might mention my Granddad. I continue to surf in hopes of locating information, but no luck so far. I would appreciate any suggestions. Great site! john

Name: Philip Smith
Location: Lambertville, MI Bedford
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2000 at 10:35:37
I am interested in Gulf products, I have collected a few over the years. My father used to operate "Old Orchard Gulf" on Central Ave. Toledo, OH If you have a mailing list, I would like to get on it. Also maybe purchase some items.

Name: Ted Weed
Location: Denver, CO U.S.A.
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2000 at 18:39:22
It's nice to see people still care about what some of us grew up seeing on our streets and in our neighborhoods.

Name: Jim DEWARE
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2000 at 17:49:06
Great site! Going to join up to catch some U.S. news. Was a GULF DEALER in eastern Canada.

Name: Vern Moulton
Location: Calgary, Canada
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2000 at 00:57:40
I started working for Gulf Canada in 1977 and am still employed with Gulf in their Calgary Office. I have just started collecting Gulf "collectables"

Name: Dale E. Viers
Location: Ottawa Lake , Mich USA
Date: Friday, April 28, 2000 at 05:16:18
I am a current member of GOHS. Love Gulf things and enjoy being a part of this group. Worked in a Gulf Station for 14 years. Father owned one until they (Gulf) moved out!

Name: Mike Bowling
Location: Georgetown, In US
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 20:33:00
I started with Gulf in 1970 at Hooven, Ohio (just 2 letters from Heaven) Terminal. My wife Barbra work at the Cincinnati Refinery located beside next door. The Terminal and the Refinery are long gone. Istill work for Chevron in Louisville, Ky. and Barb is a teacher. Glad to see this site.

Name: Glenn F. Conrad
Location: Manassas Park, VaDate: Wednesday, April 26, 2000 at 19:19:31

Name: Dick Boduch
Location: Westerly, R.I. USA
Date: Monday, April 24, 2000 at 17:32:23
Just saw your ad in "Check the Oil", nice website, started with Gulf in 1969 in the New England area, still collecting Gulf items, current office is decorated in signage and cans and globes.

Name: Joe Wood
Location: Arlington, Tx USA
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2000 at 11:14:49
Nice to see some former co-workers. Worked for Gulf in Ohio,WV, Md. and Fla.Took early in 1994 when Chevron traded MD to Exxon.

Name: Carl LeBlanc
Location: Port Arthur, TX USA
Date: Friday, April 21, 2000 at 08:54:31
Nice site. I started working for Good Ole Gulf Port Arthur in 1977,still working for Chevron. My father worked for Gulf and retired in 1986, His brohter also worhed for Gulf at Port Arthur. Thanks for the site.

Name: Terry E White
Location: Eureka, Ca. U.S.A.
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2000 at 13:49:46
I am a model builder. Lately I have taken to modeling old style gas pumps from scratch. They have been fairly generic but I am now trying to get them more technicaly correct. Also I was delighted to find that I was the one thousandth visito to this sight. Do I get some kind of door prize for that? Just kidding! This is a marvelous sight, thanks for making it available.

Name: Jeff Gower
Location: London, UK
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2000 at 11:35:28
Could I be the first international employee to sign up! I started at Gulf Oil Co. Eastern Hemisphere in its London office at 2, Portman Street back in 1978 after leaving school. As you can see by my email address I survived the merger and am still with that other oil co. Gulf hold many happy memories for me and for me were the best working years of my life... so far! Like others here I have a small collection of Gulf memoribillia, mostly UK focussed. My working life with Gulf was great fun... something that seems to have left the workplace nowadays! Any other UK Gulfers out there ?

Name: Mark Heater
Location: Houston, TX USA
Date: Friday, March 24, 2000 at 18:43:35
Wish I had found this site sooner - thanks to Art Gray for letting me know about it. I spent 7 very good year at Gitco and GTT from 1978 to 1984. Many of the friendships I made there continue to this day. It was a great place to work!!!

Name: Carl B. Beck
Location: Pgh, Pa usa
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at 20:44:18
I worked at GRDC from 1957 to the end in Refining services Divison as a pilotplant operator, foreman,and supervisor, I am very Proud of GOHS as R.Beck is my son. Anyone that knows who we are contact us on the net.

Name: Earl Wittenez
Location: Hampstead, NC USA
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2000 at 10:40:54
Started with Gulf 1954. Moved to various locations and stayed to the end, great to see this site as it brings back many happy memories.

Name: Gary E. Johnson
Location: Cambridge,, Oh US
Date: Monday, March 6, 2000 at 10:27:18
I am a member of GOHS and wanted to relay two messages. One, I think the GOHS is a very professional and impressive website. Secondly,I wanted to report that my e-mail address has changed. It is currently gulfguy[blocked:blocked]@dellnet.com

Name: Garland (Mac) McArdle
Location: commack, ny usa
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2000 at 21:23:58
great site - see some friends already in the guest book. keep up the good work. worked in new jersey/new york from '66 until the end. good luck to all.

Name: Russ O'Brien
Location: Patchogue, NY USA
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2000 at 19:35:03
Really great to see this site. I started with Gulf in New Jersey in 1977 and still receive a paycheck with the name Gulf on it. It's not the same, but I work for Gulf Oil Limited Partnership out of Chelsea, Ma. Like I said, it might not be the same, but at least the name is carried on. This is a great site and I thank all the wonderful people who put it together. My wife had our first child when I was an employee of Gulf (GORAM Gulf Oil Marketing), we bought our first house and moved to Long Island through Gulf. Sometimes I think my veins are flowing with blue and orange!

Name: william conklin
Location: salem, nj usa
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2000 at 18:56:06
this is great. hope to contact old friends from gulf.i was in marketing in new jersey,1955 till 1985.worked out of bridgeton,collingswood,trenton,wilmington,linden,and hackensack.

Name: leonard
Location: little rock, ark. usa
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2000 at 15:02:44
very nice site

Name: Helen Adams
Location: Palembang, South Sumatrera Indonesia
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 07:36:19
I need the address of branch company in Indonesia. Thank you for your kindness.

Name: Davis C. Dixon
Location: New Orleans, La. USA
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 16:09:38
What a GREAT idea and will come back to this site. I recently started collecting Gulf items and love it. My Grandfather (Lucius C. Dixon) started with Gulf Oil in Port Arthur, Texas in 1912 and worked there until his death in 1946. My Father (Arthur C. Dixon) worked there for 40 years and retired in 1973. I started in Port Arthur in 1968 and then transfered to the new Allinace Refinery (south of New Orleans) in 1971 for the start-up. I am still at Alliance, but it is currently owned by BP. So, you can see Gulf Oil runs deep in my family and there is no doubt Gulf Oil was the BEST company to ever work for. If anyone knew my Dad or knows me, please get in touch.

Name: Bruce A. Hamilton
Location: Beaumont, TX USA
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 11:49:25
Great to see a site on Gulf Oil History ! I am interested in research on the early years in and around Beaumont, Texas and Spindletop (10 Jan 1901).

Location: BILLERICA, MA. U.S.A.
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2000 at 08:36:53
Intereted In Collecting Gulf Handy Oilers

Name: Mike Jennings
Location: Bel Air, Md USA
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 19:51:52
Work with Buckshot (listed further down) recongize several names already. Was I & C in Pa, also in N.E. and Va, 71 until "The end" Hard to believe that in 1970 Gulf was one of the top 10 corporations in the US!

Name: Bob Beck
Location: Brackenridge, PA USA
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2000 at 21:36:19
ATTENTION Ex-Research Center Employees ..... If you worked at the Harmarville Research Center, particularly the refinery services department, please email me ASAP. There is a legal proceeding involving asbestos problems, and you may be able to assist and or benifit from your involvement. Also, if you have had any respitory problems, and you worked with asbestos at the lab, please email. I will provide you with the contact information.

Name: Allen Bean
Location: Williamsburg, VA USA
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 13:44:06
Thanks--what a neat concept. Hope to be able to renew some old friendships. Keep up the good work.

Name: dan macedo
Location: timonium, md.
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 08:47:17
nice going. this should be interesting. worked for gulf in mass.,vt.,conn., syracuse, phila., houston and baltimore.

Name: Wally Harper
Location: Mt.Airy, MD USA
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at 12:27:48
Great idea! It is good to read about old friends and acquaintances.

Name: Mike Cramer
Location: Glen Arm, MD USA
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at 09:00:39
Great idea !!! I am sure this guest book will fill up fast as there are still a number of people out there that loved this company. By the way, Glen Arm is a Baltimore Md. suburb.

Name: Donna Marx George
Location: Baltimore , MD USA
Date: Monday, January 24, 2000 at 17:48:18
Hello, I started in the steno pool in June 1967 - I 1st worked with Betty Lotter in the City Line Office. Then up to Retail Credit with Bob Siewell, George Flick, Harry Giesiecke, Bill Watson, Bob Best, Gerry Spause, George McCall, Bud Avery. I moved on the Data Processing and worked with May Carr. Then moved out to the Bryn Mawr office with Bob Olmstead, Bob Barger, Dave Woods, Ed Lynch, Jack Watt. That office closed and moved down to Baltimore with Gayle Simmons, then Bob Bradley and then Larry Walker. Chevron took us over and closed the Baltimore office and I finally HAD to leave after 25 years. Take care everyone - this is great.

Name: Donald A. Grant
Location: BERA, OH USA
Date: Monday, January 24, 2000 at 16:24:35

Name: Bob Ragan
Location: Salisbury, MD USA
Date: Monday, January 24, 2000 at 16:04:21
Great to see the interest & Activity... Bravo!

Name: bill webb
Location: wells, me usa
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 15:47:03

Name: L. C. Sheffield
Location: Port Neches, Texas U.S.A.
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 15:38:44
Co-workers are impressed with this organization, and I am doing what I can to encourage them to join. I am truly enjoying my membership, and all the information shared, is very beneficial.

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