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Red Indian Flare from 2011 Winter GDN

28 Jan

Hopefully everyone has received their copy of the Winter GDN and is enjoying it!

Page 20’s “It’s a Gas” featured a neat find by CSSMA member Wayne Woods. The issue was almost complete and I couldn’t fit it in on a coloured page so I thought I’d post it here so you can enjoy it in colour.

Photo by Derek McEwan

For those of you who aren’t members of the Canadian Service Station Memorabilia Association, here is the story Wayne sent us about this unique item…

“I discovered this home made Red Indian flare proudly displayed on a shelf at Mullen’s Esso Service Station located East of Pembroke, Ontario.
   Nicknamed a “slut”, it was used throughout the winter months, during the logging days in the Ottawa Valley,  to alert Teamsters of any dangers ahead on the logging roads during the late 1920’s and 1930’s.
   An interesting second life for an old oil can.”

Thanks for sharing this with us all, Wayne!