Saturday, July 6, 2013

Reiff's Station

I visited Reiffs Station in Woodland California it is Mark Reiff's home filled with vintage gas pumps, signs and many other collectibles. He has turned his house into museum that captures the past of the service stations, burger joints, a movie theater as well as an unfortunate voyage of a plane and car. I saw many gas pumps from Shell, Mobile, Chevron, Texaco, SinclairSunset, Sun Ray, Gilmore Oil Company of California that started in 1936 (which was purchased by Socony-Vacuum in 1940) and later became the Mobilgas, Sky Chief (Texaco), Beacon, Gulftane (Gulf merged with Standard Oil in 1985), Richfield, Flying A (Tide Water Petroliun founded in 1887 in New York) and Go Farther. The gas pumps he has were manufactured by Erie, Tokheim, Bennett, Wayne and National.

He has vintage signs from Standard Oil, Union Oil, Phillips 66Magnolia Petroleum Company, Socony,  Aircraft Oil, Sunoco, Macmillan Ring Free OilWolfs Head Oil, Royal Triton Motor Oil, Nic L Silver Battery'sTydol Gasoline, D-X GasolineSkellyHavoline, Firestone TiresCooper Tires, Fisk Tire, Holman Scales, Sunbeam BreadBlatz Beer, Coco Cola, Thirsty Just Whistle Soda, Carling Black Lable BeerTeem Soft Drink and Kik Soft drink (1995).

In the driveway he has a Milton Driveway Bell (which I stepped on a couple of times and it scared me), old Penzzoil oil cans, Coke and Pepsi in wooden boxes and glass bottles. On the roof he has a Bob's Big Boy statue. In a bar he has an antique National Cash Register.

His movie theater has a marquee with Rebel Without A Cause a poster from West Side Story and Tucker.




























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