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Re: Company of the month May 2004 Signal Oil and Gas Company #108390
Mon May 03 2004 03:23 PM
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1931, Grand opening of all the station on one day. the globes were very plain, they had two, but at that time thee was basicly only two types of low-compression engines, but that changed one year later, 1932 the V-8
higher compression. So Signal needed another type of fuel not just regular and ethyl. as all did they came up with a higher octane that became their Ethyl , Anti-knock and Regular. so they came out with new globes.

this is the first globe they used as their Ethyl. Steve Castelli has this globe. only one known. the Purple was used as their regular . I've seen pictures of it.

in the early times the globe didn't always show the type of fuel , it was the decal, these are as close as we can get useing a black and white photo.

And sents they started with only about 7-9 filling stations, no wonder these globes are gone. heres the regular decal.






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Re: Company of the month May 2004 Signal Oil and Gas Company #108391
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Here is a picture of that restored Signal tower staion in Postland OR. Ted

Re: Company of the month May 2004 Signal Oil and Gas Company #108392
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In 1931 along with getting the service stations going Signal contracted with Standard oil to provide natural gasoline and crude oil. Standard did not own Signal and was just a business partner. At this same time Signal got into a huge advertising agreement with radio and took over the radio program called Carefree Carnival soon to be renamed Signal Carnival a Sunday night weekly program. Also in 1931 Signal contracted the rights to use the popular movie Tarzan to attract the youth. Let's see?? Use the kids to influence the parents to buy Signal gas because of a special club. Below is some advertising dealing with the Signal Tarzan Club.



More about Signal later. Just going to post some signs,pumps and globes the rest of week one.


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Re: Company of the month May 2004 Signal Oil and Gas Company #108393
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Here is my other Signal pump plate 12 inch two black and one red light.

Below is a sign for the door of a distributors truck never used and aquired from a local distributor in Lodi. 12 inch and notice the very fine white edge.

Re: Company of the month May 2004 Signal Oil and Gas Company #108394
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Below we have an official Tarzan Club card.

Advertising road bill boards were used all over California Oregon and Washinton like the ones below.





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Re: Company of the month May 2004 Signal Oil and Gas Company #108395
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One more billboard advertisement. Ted

Re: Company of the month May 2004 Signal Oil and Gas Company #108396
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WOW.... Great stuff Ted, I might even try to get a can of signal oil someday! Elden

Re: Company of the month May 2004 Signal Oil and Gas Company #108397
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The Signal Tarzan club got tobe so big they had to drop it after 5 years. heres an image of the Tarzan Pinback you got with the membership.


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Re: Company of the month May 2004 Signal Oil and Gas Company #108398
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Here are some signs from the collection of Fred Stoke. Ted


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Great job Ted!!!! I thought the black & white photo of the "little people" was shot out front of Fred's station last fall!!!!

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Tom,it does look like Fred's station but the shots I got earlier of Fred's place sure looks different when nobody is there. Felt weird. See ya at the bash. Ted

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Here is a nice original sign from the collection of Fred Stoke.

Below is a nice double sided 6 foot Signal Gas all porcelain.

This is a 6 foot Signal Gasoline sign that an old gas member (T-Bone) just sold on ebay. Ted

Re: Company of the month May 2004 Signal Oil and Gas Company #108402
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Ted , show the picture from the book of the signs that say purr - pull,

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Re: Company of the month May 2004 Signal Oil and Gas Company #108403
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Thanks again Dwaine, for posting the Pic below for me.

Although, the sign itself is original, the frame is'nt, it was added about 12-13 years ago.

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Re: Company of the month May 2004 Signal Oil and Gas Company #108404
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Sorry Mark don't open those, love to see the pictures. Send them to me and I'll post them for you.

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