My procedure: Soap, water, and careful DABBING (not rubbing) with a soft cloth. Old paint on Masonite can tend to flake, and rubbing during the cleaning process can remove flakes of paint. It's possible that a painted Masonite sign like this may not come bright, squeaky clean. So, don't overdue your cleaning attempt. John
Hi, Jeff. I'm not an expert on air/water stations by any means. But generally speaking regarding our gas and oil stuff, I think you'd want to preserve this ECO-branded water hose. I believe it's not seen that often. Even if you want to install a new hose as part of your restoration, save this original ECO hose. I guarantee you that someone here on Old Gas will want to buy it from you. Best, John
I managed to upgrade my 48” HC and am therefore selling this one.
I bought this sign from the original family whose grandfather ran a Sinclair station in Connecticut. When the sign was taken off the station, they used it as a backyard table for over 40 years. The extra holes in the sign (4) were used to mount table legs!
The sign has great gloss and displays very well, especially since the holes don’t touch the red. The sign has not been cleaned except for being rinsed off with water.
Any questions, feel free to ask. I have close up photos available upon request.
I am asking $1950 local pick up or delivered to a show (Collinsville, Peotone) or on my travels. The sign is located on Long Island, NY
the place i found this was a old hotel site that was built around 1878 and rotted and fell in sometime around 1950. the old man that lived there was a kleptomaniac and was said to take anything he could get his hands on. the guy that owns the property now lets me metal detect and dig whatever i want. i have found lots of coins, tokens and old tools along with all sorts of other stuff. i had found a few porcelain wash pans and a coffee pot the day i found the texaco sign and thought thats what i was fixing to dig when this came to light. one of the other cool things i found at this site was a token from the worlds fair from 1914.