Wow. All excellent excellent info. My skin does have the flat bar welded up the entire length. I guess I didn’t notice the holes were threaded (mine are pretty rusty, I’ll have to run a tap through).
As for the support rod(s), I don’t see anywhere where they would attach, except for one of them. I’m guessing there was a design change from one to three at some point. My base looks exactly like 42Packard’s, with one hole for a rod.
Ogle, you are right, the pipe on the right is the conduit.
I love this sign, Sealtest had an ice cream packaging facility in Omaha that my mother worked at summers when she was home from college. She said that was the most fun job because they got to try free ice cream at break! Cleaned up and lit I think that would be a valuable sign, especially like Craig said in an area familiar with the brand. I know a neon Lady in Omaha who would love to work on that, she is a true artist.
I am looking for a number of hard to find road maps: 1930's Speedway Early 1930's Pepper (Ashland) 1930's Tri-State Fyre-Drop Attached are pictures of some of those maps I want. PM or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know what you have and maybe we can strike a deal.
I will say this, now with all the great very clean stations, both outside and inside I do get a little confused when I go into the new style men's rooms. Now there are two sizes of urinals, one high and one low, I don't know if I should just rinse it off or give it a bath. Hey it is late at night, maybe we can all take a little time off to have a laugh or two.
That Clipper pump came from the stone gas station on Rainier Ave in Seattle. Real close to the Renton Airport. In the book "The American Gas Station" it shows the station on pages 30 and 31. On page 31 that pump is shown between two visibles. Years ago I saw the pump and talked to the man who got it from the owners of the station. He was living in Oregon at the time. Nice to see it again.