Genuine Americana For Sale – This Is A Vintage – Skelly Grease Can – It is In Condition As Shown. (Please Read History At Bottom Of This Page ) 5 Gallon Grease Can . One Only. </div id=”black16″>
We Guarantee These Artifacts To Be Correct As Described ( this is not like e bay ) – We Do Not Restore Or Manufacture Classic or Antique Artifacts, IE Signs, Cans, Logo Art Etc. ( the condition is as shown as found ) We Certify Correctness And Grade. Backed by our 99 year reputation.
We Buy Sell And Trade In This Area For High Quality Genuine Americana – Mostly Used To Decorate Our Custom Man Caves Etc. Top Dollar Cash Paid – We Pick Up Or Ship World Wide. Call 1 800 292 0008
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We Build Complete Historically Correct Vintage Filling Stations, Soda Fountains, Drive Ins And Many Other Authentic In Every Detail Environments In Any Era You Wish To Create For Your Enjoyment Or Business. We Pre Fab Entire Free Standing Full Function Historical Sets In Full Detail For – Store Fronts – Your Favorite In The Day Hang Out – Outdoor Or Indoor Displays To Fit Any Specifications.
Simply Send Us Your Photos, Drawings Or Description And We Will Design & Build To Your Specifications. Our Fine Art Manufacturing Facility And Classically Trained Craftsman Allow For Original Craft Production ( Not Fake Reproductions.) Resulting In A Museum Quality Historically Correct Man Cave Environment Of Your Dreams To Become Your Reality. These Man Caves Can Come Complete Adorned By Genuine Un Restored Antique or Classic Investment Quality Collectable Artifacts Such As Shown In This Section. </div id=”blk14″>
All Genuine Collectable Americana Is Approved And Guaranteed To Be The Real McCoy By Artist And Design Expert H. J. Nick and Scottsdale Art Factory a handmade in America custom Fine Art Furnishings manufacturer is based in Scottsdale Arizona has been designing building and restoring some of the worlds finest Antiques, and Fine Art furniture for some of the world’s finest designers with ordinary clients as well as most prominent and successful Persons, C.E.O.’s, leaders, royalty and celebrities for the last 99 years. Most of our clients want finished product that has a BIG WOW factor and elegance. All want investment value and quality that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the personality of the environment for which it is intended.</div id=”blk14″>
All Of Our Products Are The Real McCoy – And Are Guaranteed To Your Satisfaction Backed By Our Over Nine Decades Of Fine Craftsmanship Since 1913. </div id=”red12″>
We Are One Of The Worlds Foremost Fine Art Furniture, Door, And Hardware Manufacturers And Antique Restorers. With A Large Classically Trained Work Force in Metal Working, Wood Working, Leather and Upholstery, Glass, Stone And Mechanical Repair. This Allows Us To Work In The Same Hand And Materials As Our Forefathers Such As Thomas Chippendale (english furniture builder), George Hepplewhite (english furniture builder), Stephen’s Brothers (boat builders), H. A. Moyer (carriage builders) Gustav Stickley (American Manufacturer) To Mention A Few Of The Finest.
No matter The Era. This Attention To Detail And Fine Art Craftsmanship Allows Us To Restore Your Collector Antique Furnishing, Artifact Or Classic Collectable To The Highest Quality That Can Be Achieved To A World Class Collectors Standard. ( We accept everything such as gas pumps, coke machines, vending machines – We do not restore, signs, logo art.)
Restoring American History One Piece At A Time – Since 1913. </div id=”red20″>
Interesting Historical Facts
Bill Skelly (1878-1957) came to Oklahoma from Pennsylvania in about 1913 where he worked as a mule skinner and tool dresser in the oil fields around Ardmore and Duncan, Oklahoma, prior to partnering with Jack Sanky to form Skelly Sanky Oil Company in Duncan, Oklahoma in 1915. An article in The Pittsburgh (PA) Press on January 4, 1922, stated that Skelly Oil Company was formed to take over the oil properties of Mr. Skelly and of the Skelly Sanky company. Mr. Herndon was the son of Captain Thomas Herndon, a Civil War veteran who oversaw a family fortune in real estate, tobacco and banking in Tennessee. Captain Herndon’s cousin William Herndon was Abraham Lincoln’s law partner in Illinois.
Chesley Coleman Herndon was a practicing attorney in Tulsa when he won several court victories against William Skelly involving oil leases on Osage Indian land. Mr. Skelly summoned Herndon to his office for a meeting after his final loss in court, and shortly thereafter, the two unlikely allies, along with Fred Pielsticker, the son of German immigrants who was orphaned at age twelve and became a renowned engineer, would form Skelly Oil Company. For the next thirty-seven years, Skelly and Herndon held the number one and two positions in the company, and are buried twenty-five feet apart in Tulsa’s Rose Hill Mausoleum, the same distance as their desks for almost half a century. A 1932 Fortune Magazine article stated that “Skelly Oil Company is a great success because of the different temperaments of its top executives… in this company, William Skelly is the accelerator and Chesley Herndon is the brake.”
The company entered into the refining business by purchasing the Midland Refining Company in Eldorado, Kansas, in 1922. Throughout much of its history, Skelly was a popular gasoline marketer throughout the Midwestern United States and was a market leader in several cities throughout its marketing area including Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Wichita, Topeka, Omaha, Des Moines, Minneapolis/Saint Paul and other cities. Skelly’s branded products included Skelly Regular, Powermax, Keotane and Skeltane gasolines; and Skelly Supreme, Tagolene, Skelmark and Ranger motor oils, and Skelgas propane products through Skelgas franchised stores. What may have been unique to Skelly, beginning in the late 1950’s it offered its female customers a Ladies Credit Card in a shade of light blue.
Skelly was among the leading oil companies to develop a network of truck stops along major highways including the interstate during the 1950s and 1960s. Skelly also had a contract to sell gasoline at most locations of the now-defunct Nickerson Farms restaurant chain during the 1960s and 1970s, which was similar to Texaco’s arrangement with Stuckey’s.