Sunday, October 7, 2012

ca. 1914 Wayne Oil Tank and Pump Co.Advertising Ephemera

Closeup showing the Agents name and address.
This piece of undated ephemera was saved by Charles Harrell MORAN.  The first thing I noticed was the name L.C. GUNN.

The Moran's are related to the Gunn's through their mother, Sophia Riley Gunn Moran and she had a brother named Lyman Cephas Gunn.




Nashville City Directory 1914
I've highlighted Lyman C. Gunn's name in red.
Using the clues I found on the stationery I was able to confirm that this is the same Lyman Cephas Gunn that is related to the Moran's.  The 1914 Nashville City Directory lists Lyman Cephas Gunn and his wife Sallie as living at 1040 Seymour, the same address listed on the Wayne Oil Tank and Pump Co. stationery.  Which means this signed letter has to have a date prior to August 18, 1914 because that's when Lyman C. Gunn passed away.





Here is side one with transcription:




Wayne Oil Tank and Pump Co.
Manufacturers of
Self Measuring Oil Pumps and Storage Tanks

L.C. Gunn                           Fort Wayne, Ind.
Office
918 Broadway Phone Main 613
Residence
1040 Seymour Ave. Phone Wal 105
Nashville, Tenn.


Conserve Your Interest--Read this Carefully

The Wayne Standard System of Pumps and Tanks for safe and economical handling of Oils, Paints, Varnishes and Gasoline, is equal to any in the market.

We install at actual cost and guarantee perfect installation.  Customer need have no concern.  Turned over in perfect working order--simply give your orders.

Under an arrangement with the factory, can make better prices and terms than any other concern.

On the reverse side of this letter you will find a parital list of users of our outfits, to whom I confidently refer.

More of our outfits in use in Nashville than any other make.

Our outfits are accepted by National Board of Fire Underwriters without penalty on insurance.

Phone or write and our representative will call, demonstrate and make prices and terms.

Outfits displayed at 918 Broadway.  Call and see them.

Respectfully,
L.C. Gunn

Side two with transcription:




Partial List of Parties Using Wayne Outfits in Nashville
T.L. Boswell................................................1313 Calvin Ave.
City of Nashville...........................................(Six outfits)
Standard Iron Company...............................Stahlman Building
Howell E. Jackson........................................2107 Hayes Street
R. Houston Dudley.......................................2314 West End Ave.
Gray & Dudley Hardware Co.......................(Four OUtfits)
Dr. D.W. Blakemore....................................116 Seventeenth Ave., S.
Claude Waller...............................................Care N., C. & St. L. Ry.
Campbell Bros..............................................426 Seventh AVe., S.
A.C. Harsh...................................................1922 Hayes Street
Hope Dry Cleaning Co..................................Church Street
J.B. Richardson.......................................Lockeland and Seventeenth Street
Vanderbilt University................................West End Ave. (Two Outfits)
Cassetty Oil and Grease Co............................City
A.E. Spotswood.............................................Gallatin Road
Linton & Knight..............................................Bellvue
Harris Solinsky...............................................1916 West End Avenue
Volunteer Motor Car Co.................................Broad Street
A.H. Mayer.....................................................2212 Patterson Street
A. Henning.......................................................West Broadway
Kennedy & Stevens.........................................1927 West Broad Street
R.E. Lee...........................................................Flat Rock
Lebeck Bros.....................................................Church Street
E.K. Woodward...............................................Mr. Olivet, Lebanon Pike
H. Sudekum......................................................Seventeenth and Eastland
Nashville Laundry Co.......................................Bridge Avenue
J.E. Cartwright.................................................Gallatin Pike
J.C. Cartwright................................................1501 Acklen Avenue
Max Bloomstein...............................................Church Street
A.J. Joseph......................................................210 Twenty-third Avenue,S
McQuiddy Printing Co.....................................Fifth Avenue
C.C. Waggoner................................................2105 Church Street
C.A. Craig.......................................................2214 State Street
C.H. Brandon...................................................512 Woodland Street
Stilz & Graessle................................................111 Third Avenue, N.
Dorris-Hutchison Auto Co................................Third Avenue N.
The Blackwood Fire and Vulcanizing Co...........918 Broadway
J.J. Martin.........................................................2318 West End Avenue
J.P. Connor......................................................2101 Hayes Street
Nashville Railway and Light Co.........................Church Street, City
W.H. Hartford................first Ave, and First St., West Nashville, City
John A. Haley.................................Twenty-first Ave. and Church St.
Lee J. Loventhal.................................................120 Lyle Ave.
Joe Erskind.........................................................1912 West End Avenue
AND MANY OTHERS




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