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Machine drilled holes in Mobil Pegasus Sign
#412590 Sat Apr 27 2013 06:14 PM
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Bought this 1959 mobil sign at an amish auction. It has 4 holes (about 3/8) drilled in upper half of sign precisely located about 2 feet apart. You can tell these were not hand-drilled, but rather drilled by a press or something (due to the precision of the holes). If you look closely, you can also see what looks like an impression in the paint around the holes of some type of bracket or something that previously was mounted on sign. Any of you Mobil Boys know what these holes are for? Could it have been a set-up for neon?

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Re: Machine drilled holes in Mobil Pegasus Sign
Iceman #412607 Sat Apr 27 2013 06:48 PM
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Holes for neon are 1 1/4"-2", standoff use #10-12 machine bolts spaced around to hold tubing.
Indents appear to be where washers were pulled down tight.
Someone had a Nice Patch Cover.

Re: Machine drilled holes in Mobil Pegasus Sign
Dick Bennett #412613 Sat Apr 27 2013 07:02 PM
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db is right--nothing to do with neon. Odd place to be putting a hole and the only one who knows why is the guy that drilled them.


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Re: Machine drilled holes in Mobil Pegasus Sign
K W FRITH #412620 Sat Apr 27 2013 07:18 PM
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Factory holes will have a Very Smooth edge where porcelain ran in during firing.

Re: Machine drilled holes in Mobil Pegasus Sign
Dick Bennett #412668 Sun Apr 28 2013 03:46 AM
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Nice gloss on that baby!


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Re: Machine drilled holes in Mobil Pegasus Sign
texacokie #412689 Sun Apr 28 2013 05:53 AM
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Must of drilled the holes to mount the sign somewhere. Nice looking sign. I would paint that top flange you put on it colbolt blue like Doc did on his 6 footer.

Re: Machine drilled holes in Mobil Pegasus Sign
bonjimmi #412720 Sun Apr 28 2013 08:42 AM
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I have original mounting bracket & hardware....just made this temporary aluminum bracket to hang the sign on my garage wall....Thanks for replies!!


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