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Old 01-20-2005, 05:49 PM
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Default Curtis Robin Color Scheme Help

A friend is working on an R/C Curtis Robin, and is trying to find a
source that could help him document the colors this Conoco Curtis Robin was
done in.

The picture was taken around 1930 (sorry for the poor quality, it was copied
from an old magazine). The Continental Oil Company was based in Ponca City,
Oklahoma. It has since merged with Phillips Petroleum and they
(Conoco-Phillips) have not been forthcoming with any information. Seems that
since the merger, they have put a lid on sharing any info from the company
archives.

Since it seems that the Conoco logo was (in that era) red (or maybe
orange?), green and white, it's logical to assume that the plane was
probably something similar. But he'd prefer to have some confirmation of that.

Any information that give us a source to contact for more information that
might help confirm this color scheme would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 01-21-2005, 08:11 PM
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Default RE: Curtis Robin Color Scheme Help

Try a search on www.dogpile.com or on goggle. A lot of info can be found there. On dogpile be sure to type in Curtis Robin Airplane. This narrows down the search.
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Default RE: Curtis Robin Color Scheme Help

Doug,
Thanks for the suggestion. I'd checked Google, but not Dogpile. Dogpile gleaned less.
This is looking like the preverbial "needle in the hay stack". [sm=devious.gif]

I wish we could make a connection with someone higher up at Conoco-Phillips that could get us past the "gate keeper".
You just got to believe that the info's in a old file someplace.

We'll keep digging!

Thanks again.
Old 01-23-2005, 03:39 PM
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Default RE: Curtis Robin Color Scheme Help

Well if you didn't find anything usefull there. Go to www.strictlyscale.com and go to there links page. There are several places you can do documentation research there. Museums and historical sites will probably be best. Some of them have email to ask questions, and by all means ask. But give them a few days to respond, then ask again.

You could use the diecast model coin bank of the Texaco Robin as a refence for the paint scheme! There were painted really close to the originals. Unless your going to compete with your model, then you will need a little more documentation.

Good luck and Don't give up !!!

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