I have a 15 inch Texaco lubster but not in as good shape and certainly not with such a great story! True antique archeology! You are right...the 15 inch were used on lubsters. The black outlined “T” was an older usage. Also the “Reg.T M” (registered trade mark) was changed to an “r” inside a circle in or about 1963. One dead giveaway for many fakes is the mismatch of the registered trade mark and a sign’s marked date. Congratulations on such a find with your metal detector.
I've been in North Carolina for the last 2 days looking at properties to buy and move to from California. While driving around, I've come across a couple nice signs displayed. One place has a lot of them. Not sure if any are owned by someone on here, but whoever it is, they sure have a VERY nice collection. These were taken from the side of the road. Hoping to spot a few more while I'm here for a couple more days. Hope you all enjoy.
Here is a picture of my 15 inch lube sign that I found metal detecting. From what I have learned on this site, it looks like it is from the 30's. Found in Pontotoc,Ms. Any info anyone can give me on this sign would be appreciated.