1930s TEXACO REGENT PETROL OIL GAS TIN WIND-UP BUS
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UP FOR AUCTION IS A VINTAGE, ALL ORIGINAL 1930s TEXACO REGENT PETROL OIL GAS TIN WIND-UP BUS
BUS MEASURES 6-1/2" LONG x 3-1/4"HIGH x 2" WIDE.
HISTORY OF REGENT OIL:
In 1913, Trinidad Leaseholds was formed to develop oil properties on the West Indies island of Trinidad. It soon built a refinery there, but lacked dedicated sales outlets, so in 1930 it acquired a small independent distributor of petrol in Britain, Burt Boulton & Haywood, which used the REGENT brand name, named after its base in East London at Regent Wharf. After the War in 1947, when pooling arrangements ceased, Trinidad Leaseholds and TEXACO (which had been operating in BRITAIN since 1916) agreed to merge their interests under the REGENT BRAND. Within twelve months, TEXACO passed its interest in Regent to Caltex - which became the brand used elsewhere in Europe. During the 1950s it became clear that a UK refinery was needed, so Texaco acquired the Trinidad Oil Company (as it was now called) to end up with a 75% stake in Regent.
GREAT VINTAGE 1930s GASOLINE TOY ADVERTISING "REGENT PETROL" .
NICE MULTIPLE COLORS AND GRAPHICS ON TIN IN WONDERFUL CONDITION,ALL THE 4 TIN WHEELS OF THE BUS ARE SO CLEAN THEY LOOK UNUSED. VERY UNIQUE SHAPED DOUBLE DECKER BUS. WINDING MECHANISM HS BEEN OVERWOUND AND HAS TO BE SERVICED. EXCELLENT... read more