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  1. Bill Dilks

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    Well, let's see....

    AMOCO = American Oil Company
    ARCO = Atlantic Richfield Oil Company
    SUNOCO = Sun Oil Company
    ESSO = Extra Special Something Oil :embarrassed:
    TEXACO = Texas something Oil or Texas Company, something Texas :crazyme:

    Hurry back or I'm gonna look the damned thing up!:bang:
     
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    would be so great , I love that townhouse so much !!!
     
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    Look that style it's in Dallas the adress is 12660 Hillcrest Rd #2106
    I think that kind looks like a lot
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    Nicolas Pierce penthouse is also Alexis penthouse in Dynasty

    The Longford, 10790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California

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    So far I've reviewed 695 to Mockingbird, 75 to Hillcrest. No luck...not to say I might have missed something. That's a nice development, but for me I don't see it. I can't see all residents removing second story brick for siding, or removing the 2nd floor windows over the first floor windows for a balcony set-back and siding. Let's keep looking...it's bound to turn up sometime.

    Great find on the building...I had forgotton all about that highrise. It was JR's condo that Pearce flew out of during the tussle. Pearce's condo was the same establishing shot as Alan Beam's...mentioned earlier in the thread. If I remember the post, it's in Beverly Hills, or just outside of it. Great detective work...keep it up. I'm anxious to see what else you find.
     
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    You are right on. TEXACO is shorthand for The Texas Company

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    Notice that this is a Barnes well.

    Maybe Digger finally hit one!
     
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    Their old jingle: "You can trust your car to the man who wears the star. The big bright Texaco star!"
     
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    You all are so sharp that I'm going to set out a true-life one minute mystery for you to solve:

    Notice the pumps above are mechanical. If gas was 32 cents per gallon (which it was in 1972) then you would open the pump and rotate the gears to meter 32 cents per gallon.

    If the price went up to 37 cents, you would open the pump and rotate the gears to 37 cents per gallon. And when prices dropped back to 32 cents, you would rotate the gears back to 32 cents.

    There was no way to set the gears above 99 cents, because we never thought gas would cost over 99 cents.

    Then. . .

    in 1979 (the year Dallas began), gasoline jumped overnight to $1.22 per gallon.

    Here is your one minute mystery:

    If the gears only go up to 99 cents, then how do you charge your customers $1.22? I know how they did it at the station above, because I was there.

    Do you know how they did it?
     
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    set the gear to 61 (or some other factor of 122) and multiply it somehow?
     
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    If the gears only go up to 99 cents, then how do you charge your customers $1.22? I know how they did it at the station above, because I was there.

    Good question.

    I don't remember, and I was 25 at the time and living at the Jersey shore. I would assume they either put a $1 sign on top and counted cents only, or used the 10ths of a cent position as a cent position.

    But that would wreak havoc if regular is under a buck and mid/premium are over a buck.
     
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    Bill, your ideas are very good.

    But our buddy Guzzler has the right answer. With the old, mechanical pumps if gas was $ 1.22 then you would have to set your pumps to $ .61 and double the amount on the face of the pump.

    Now, this was before electronic billing and electronic credit card machines. If you are old enough you remember the Ka-CHING sound of the mechanical credit card imprinters. Everything was mechanical so making the conversion was no problem.

    You would say to your customer,

    "Mr. Bennett, our pumps only go up to 99 cents, and the gas is $1.22, so I set the pump at 61 cents and we'll double the amount it shows at the end."

    After a few weeks, everybody got used to it.

    Now, on a side note. Can you imagine being Jock Ewing back then? You're already wealthy but then suddenly your product is so expensive that people couldn't even meter it!

    No wonder the Ewings were so rich!
     
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    Interesting. Simple and makes sense. Good post!
     
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    Sorry but Dallas began in 1978. So what was the price of oil that year?
     
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    Under $1 :gotcha:
     
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    JR & Dusty at the Cotton Bowl.

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    ...in relation to downtown Dallas

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    From Twitter...

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    Wow. Yeah, this was on my list of "where is its", just a few miles from the studio. Thanks jm10...great info!
     
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    Been wondering for a long time where this was. Dr Waring's exterior and Rebecca Wentworth's exterior, according to @definitivedallas. 5500 Park Lane. Works for me.

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    My list of things to find from season five (because that is what I am currently watching)
    • Brooktree Hospital where Pam gets treatment after her attempted suicide
    • Roger’s photography studio
    • Sue Ellen’s townhome
    • The hardware store Donna visits while doing research
     
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    I'm on S8. My short list for now as:

    • Swellen's townhome
    • Jenna's apt - with the rock wall/fountain at the sidewalk.
    • Katherine's home she "bought back the home she was raised in"
    Rebecca's house (above)
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    Kath's house "she bought"
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    Others will come up while watching, or will come up from the buried depths of my fading memory.
     
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