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Indian Gasolne Plate authentic??

Posted By: 71chevelle

Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Tue Aug 13 2019 06:57 PM

Hi All

I'm hoping someone can tell me if this Indian Gasoline plate is real or reproduction.

Thanks for the help.

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Posted By: advertologist

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Tue Aug 13 2019 07:17 PM

what size is sign?
mine says made in USA btm left & 9/40 btm right in white -
all the eyelets on sign are in the correct spot .. ... cool
Posted By: Tankar

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Tue Aug 13 2019 10:44 PM

what I see I would say ok but like Randy said what does the bottom say
Posted By: 71chevelle

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Tue Aug 13 2019 10:47 PM

I appreciate the replys.

Its 12 x 18 and is Dated 3-41
Posted By: advertologist

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Wed Aug 14 2019 12:20 AM

by comparison your sign looks alright .. ... cool
picture of:

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Posted By: 71chevelle

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Wed Aug 14 2019 12:34 AM

Thanks for all the help.
Posted By: advertologist

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Wed Aug 14 2019 12:39 AM

comparing the 2 , the word ga s oli ne - the s n & e look different - your 2¢ .. ... cool
Posted By: advertologist

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Wed Aug 14 2019 01:14 AM

here is a repo indian pump plate .. ... cool

https://www.ebay.com/itm/top-qualit...GAUGE-steel-PUMP-PLATE-sign/382097707078

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Posted By: Done4

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Wed Aug 14 2019 01:54 AM

Yikes I never looked that closely. Major problems. I’m worn out.
Posted By: Speedracer

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Wed Aug 14 2019 04:33 AM

Originally Posted by advertologist
comparing the 2 , the word ga s oli ne - the s n & e look different - your 2¢ .. ... cool


I agree, the S, N, and E are definitely different. However the S on the picture that Randy posted looks to be upside down, with the smaller portion on the bottom. Randy, I know you are very knowledgeable however are you 100% sure that one is real?
Posted By: 71chevelle

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Wed Aug 14 2019 08:59 AM

The S and E are definatly different.
Randy, are the letters in gasoline on yours outlined in black? It looks like they are in the picture. They do not look outlined on the plate in question.
May just be shadowing in the picture.
Posted By: 71chevelle

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Wed Aug 14 2019 09:19 AM

The gentleman that owns the plate claimes he has had it since the mid 70s. He picked it up in either Wisconsin or Iowa.
Posted By: Tankar

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Wed Aug 14 2019 12:28 PM

Problem with that is the 70s they were popping stuff. The letters on sign in question are outlined in black.
Posted By: advertologist

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Wed Aug 14 2019 03:51 PM

Steve,
without a doubt, 100% "the Real McCoy" - more pictures on the upside down "S" - notice on the curved indian that the "S" is as one would think it would be, on the 2
8" X 12"s the "S"s are again upside down - I believe this would be a manufacture's overlook - I've had these signs a long time & I never noticed it until this subject came up..

Chuck,
you left out the "N", notice how it is blocked on each corner, what is noticeable is the lower right of this letter..

pictures of markings on base of flat 12" X 18" .. ... cool

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Posted By: advertologist

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Wed Aug 14 2019 05:04 PM

Originally Posted by 71chevelle
. May just be shadowing in the picture.


Chuck,
the picture posted is a dark image would you post a better
"brighter picture" so we can analyze it better ? .. ... cool
Posted By: 71chevelle

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Wed Aug 14 2019 05:40 PM

It's the picture I was sent.
I'm putting my hands on it tomorrow and will get done better pictures.

Thanks again for all the help and the education .
Posted By: Speedracer

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Wed Aug 14 2019 09:41 PM

Ok Randy. Like I said, I know you are very knowledgeable, it’s just something I noticed. And I know the quality control back then was usually pretty good.

Just wanted to bring that to attention, in case it was overlooked.

-Steve
Posted By: Wasatch Man

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Wed Aug 14 2019 10:22 PM

Here's mine for comparison . It's dated 3/40

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Posted By: Larry Nace

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Thu Aug 15 2019 01:04 AM

Here are mine for comparison. The first one is the 8 x 12 and the second one is the 12 x 18.

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Posted By: 71chevelle

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Thu Aug 15 2019 01:44 AM

Is yours 12 x 18 or 8 x 12?
Posted By: Speedracer

Re: Indian Gasolne Plate authentic?? - Thu Aug 15 2019 05:39 PM

Originally Posted by 71chevelle
Is yours 12 x 18 or 8 x 12?


If you’re asking Wasatch, his is 12x18. A standard cinder block is 8” tall. 😀
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