My good friend Steve shows up today to take me to lunch. He throws me a box and says--- here, found this at a flea market!! Truth is, he did a custom restoration on this helmet for me to fit into my Union 76 collection. Tore it down to bare helmet, repainted, all new headgear and straps, custom front shield and decals. He actually took a Union tax decal that I had given him and cut "Speedy" out of it. Makes you really appreciate your friends!!
With out doubt he already knew it. I didn't as I was not familiar with this particular GM sign, but once in hand, it was obvious that someone with a sawzall, and a bad eye, had gone at it. It was no doubt quite obvious to the seller as well. The sellers response was "you bought a molested sign with holes in it, and now you complain about it being cut on" Funny, he kind of talked the sign up when it was still for sale, now it's molested junk.
Welcome looking forward to following your progress, S.C. to New Zealand whats the odds. I'm a little jealous. Diamond T is top of the list as sought after trucks here and then you add its a air flow design,you have a real jewel.
Emailed the seller and he posted he bought from auction that stated it was original. This auction house has done many national auctions with gas and oil items.I'm taking their word for it as I have no other provenance on the item,so beyond that I cannot guarantee it. It may not have been a radiator cover. He also posted this in sell post.
Measures close to others I have. And yes everyone I've seen has been double sided,when one side got soiled just flip and its looks new again my guess as it was all about advertising. Thanks for the help just wish someone has seen another like it. I would feel a lot better about it. I just keep finding things of concern,no printers mark in border. I have three other different ones that has it. Made seller a decent offer I thought laying out my concerns and seller declined. Maybe I'm missing the boat on this one but I'm really glad he didn't accept.
There are 9 different GOC pumps in my collection and every stainless step top I've seen has mounting tabs under the corners and only fits the GOC Erie 129. Now after having said that, I also know that there so many variations of these GOC pumps that anything is possible so my knowledge is limited.