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Blank Texaco Keyhole Sign #702807
Fri Jan 19 2018 08:16 AM
Fri Jan 19 2018 08:16 AM
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Central Texas
Stephenwarren30 Offline OP
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I just purchased this Texaco Distributor Keyhole Sign. I was needing some help....what exactly is the story on these blank ones? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Blank Texaco Keyhole Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #702828
Fri Jan 19 2018 11:35 AM
Fri Jan 19 2018 11:35 AM
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Peoria, IL
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could just paint in the distributor name. or at least thats what i assume they did. or maybe leave it blank and it still serves its purpose as a truck door identification sign


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Re: Blank Texaco Keyhole Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #702859
Fri Jan 19 2018 10:44 PM
Fri Jan 19 2018 10:44 PM
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St. Louis, MO, USA
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I am going to assume something here. Signs were made in large quantities, so the name of the distributer was probably painted on the sign long after it was made. It would be to expensive to make one porcelain sign with the name. Correct me if you have better information.

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Re: Blank Texaco Keyhole Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #702909
Sat Jan 20 2018 03:04 PM
Sat Jan 20 2018 03:04 PM
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Thanks Bryce and Jack!

Re: Blank Texaco Keyhole Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #703177
Tue Jan 23 2018 11:47 PM
Tue Jan 23 2018 11:47 PM
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Yorba Linda, Ca
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They were left blank intentionally so the name could be changed easily... why I'm not 100% sure ? . Maybe for areas where a "strong" business had not yet been established ? Or for starting companies that were waiting on the permanent ones to be made ? The vast majority will have the owners name permanently fired in the porcelain with "agent" "distributor" or " consignee". The blanks are my favorite, If for sale please PM me.......

Last edited by 63shelby; Tue Jan 23 2018 11:49 PM.

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Re: Blank Texaco Keyhole Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #703182
Wed Jan 24 2018 01:11 AM
Wed Jan 24 2018 01:11 AM
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St. Louis, MO, USA
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In the mid-1970s I was a Shell dealer. For many reasons I soon hated Shell and told them to stick it. I didn't even think of taking the name of my station that was above the door, I just wanted out.

Jack Sim

Last edited by Jack Sim; Wed Jan 24 2018 01:12 AM.

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