Very interesting Bill. When branded as PLUME, I’m sure that servos carried signage somewhere identifying them as ‘The Vacuum Oil Co’ and this persisted for a time under Mobilgas.
Neptune was a subsidiary of the Shell Oil company but was previously identified as Waratah brand. I think there was a brand of petrol in Sydney called Purr-Pull.
The name COR (Commonwealth Oil Refinery) was unkindly applied to a brand of whiskey distilled at Geelong. This company marketed its product as ‘Corio 5-star’ but to those who didn’t find it to their taste it was COR-10.
Now we learn that Caltex servos are to be rebranded as Ampol. What next? Resurgence of Golden Fleece?
From:tramsdownunder@... tramsdownunder@...> On Behalf Of Bill Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, 7 July 2020 12:21 PM
Subject: RE: [TramsDownUnder] Hobart photo - 120
As I’ve said before --- my grandfather in 1932 had a petrol bowser on the footpath outside his shop – the brand was PAX with a black and white insignia – a hand operated pump. A few years later Pax was absorbed by ALBA (yellow and bluish I think) and then by 1938 the bowser was electrified and was the flying red horse --- Vacuum Plume I think. A short distance away there had been a Texaco (yellow!) and it became Caltex.
From:tramsdownunder@... mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Greg
Sent: Monday, July 6, 2020 9:19 PM
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On 6 Jul 2020, at 9:04 pm, Peter Bruce p1.bruce@... mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org > wrote:
"At the Sign of the Flying Red Horse". Can't remember the brand....Mobil??
On Sun, 5 Jul 2020 at 16:11, Mal Rowe mal.rowe@... mailto:email@example.com > wrote:
On 05/07/2020 15:30, Ian Saxon wrote:
116 turning from Augusta Road onto New Town Road, West Hobart
Love the petrol station!