Right. My first thought was this sign is original. With the Rack marks and the clip location, Im convinced it is not original. when placed on an angle (Like Peggys are) the clips would also be on an angle, which would be contrary to what a sign company would do- gravity, layout ect. Ron B. chimed in on Facebook again on these, saying they were made in the 90's and advertised in Hemings as repo's back then.
Hi, I'm looking for a Union 76 rotating ball sign. These are very large and are 6 to 7ft in diameter and light up. I'd like to find something complete if possible and I'm willing to travel. Also I'm willing to pay a finders fee if someone can put me in touch with someone who is selling one and a purchase takes place.
Maybe the visi gage don’t belong to the pump? Post a pic of where the pipe comes out of the top side of the pump, I’m thinking the visiguage model has a notched top. Or maybe the sight glass manifold doesn’t go with your pump? Chris
If this doesn't qualify as petro related, I would ask that the mods move it for me. Anyway, pics tell the story. The box works as it should , but you can feel that the hinge assembly has been used plenty and I don't know how long it will last. $28.00 shipped to the lower 48 . Thanks, Tom
The paint and litho printing are all oil based. Apply WD40 and feed them. It will neutralize the rust and preserve the original coatings. I apply this to my old originals every six months and they still look great to my eye.
From what I have seen from Randy He's smarter than that. I'm sure he's already killed the surface rust. " it's only original once"
There was no intended insult in my post. If I offended the OP, I apologize. The point of the post was to help novices, such as myself. I have read repeatedly on here where people speak of leaving things as they are and never say anything about neutralizing or arresting rust. A novice reader could, by such remarks, be led to taking no action and then have a multi-hundred dollar item continue to deteriorate till it is not worth showing. How does linseed oil work to stop rust? What other techniques work for those wanting to preserve patina - rust reformer? vinegar followed by clear enamel?