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#162808 - Wed Dec 02 2009 07:58 AM What is this Texaco item.....??
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Hello All,
I was at an anitque mall over the weekend and saw this LARGE Texaco sign. It's not something I would/could own because of its large size, approx. 3X6 feet or so if I remember correctly. I was just wondering HOW it was used? It has lots of original small holes drilled into it, so was thinking it was some sort of shelf display unit maybe? Does anyone have a pic of a nice one showing how it was used? I'm sure this is a 1930's vintage sign and would be a hard one to find in real nice condition. BTW, it was priced at around $175, which with the condition I felt was a bit steep, but like I said probably not a real common item.
Thanks for any replies,
Darin





Edited by DWSheffer (Wed Dec 02 2009 07:59 AM)
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#162811 - Wed Dec 02 2009 08:15 AM Re: What is this Texaco item.....?? [Re: DWSheffer]
roadrelics Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 21 2002
Loc: Minneapolis, Minnesota ...USA
it looks like a grease gun holder rack
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#162813 - Wed Dec 02 2009 08:22 AM Re: What is this Texaco item.....?? [Re: roadrelics]
Wes Maxwell Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 15 2004
Loc: Central Ohio
that would be correct, it is a rack to hold grease guns/ oil cans. They are identified as to what went where so the mechanic could grab the right gun with the right grease in it. If I was a Texaco collector, I would pay $175 for it. Other companies like Sinclair also had similar set ups to hold different products for the gas station repair bays
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#162838 - Wed Dec 02 2009 11:58 AM Re: What is this Texaco item.....?? [Re: Wes Maxwell]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
There is one on ebay that is a lot cleaner dated 3/32-
It is a little more complete with the attachments to the sign for the different grease gun attachments.

1932 TEXACO PORCELAIN DISPLAY SIGN & DISPENSER-RAREebay # 140362909128


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#162843 - Wed Dec 02 2009 01:09 PM Re: What is this Texaco item.....?? [Re: DWSheffer]
gainsigns Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 23 2009
Loc: TX
That is a Texaco grease gun wall mounted holder. They also made a triangular grease gun holder on a grease cart. The one you found is in poor shape so whatever you want to pay is your choice.

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#162878 - Wed Dec 02 2009 04:17 PM Re: What is this Texaco item.....?? [Re: gainsigns]
TUCKER48 Offline
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Registered: Wed May 14 2008
Loc: DANSVILLE MICHIGAN USA
I saw that sign at the Mason antiques district also. The seller always has high prices on his stuff. If you walk across the street the same vendor has gas and oil stuff in the old mill building. Also high on the prices. I always tell my wife that I'm going to visit the local salvage yard when I go there because they seem to have a lot of general junk for sale. Good luck.

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#162891 - Wed Dec 02 2009 05:04 PM Re: What is this Texaco item.....?? [Re: TUCKER48]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
IF you could find one of these for sale, expect to pay a few thousand.
This one belongs to an oldgas member.

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#162892 - Wed Dec 02 2009 05:06 PM Re: What is this Texaco item.....?? [Re: Dick Bennett]
Signal Gas & Oil Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 06 2004
Loc: Lodi, CA.
I'll take the Pathfinder sign. Ted
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#162917 - Wed Dec 02 2009 07:18 PM Re: What is this Texaco item.....?? [Re: DWSheffer]
oldmarine Offline
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Registered: Sat May 17 2008
Loc: Lebanon, Mo 65536 USA
I have one of these - didn't know what year
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#162962 - Wed Dec 02 2009 09:43 PM Re: What is this Texaco item.....?? [Re: oldmarine]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
That Gilmore display & other stuff is sweet cool
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#162968 - Wed Dec 02 2009 10:17 PM Re: What is this Texaco item.....?? [Re: gasoildude]
DWSheffer Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
WOW! That Gilmore one is a beaut! Thanks for the replies everyone. Like I said, nothing I would want because of the size, just curious as to it's original use.
And hey Tucker, you never know what you MIGHT find in these junk shops. I've found good stuff cheap like everyone has just by chance in similar places! I fathom to guess that Gas/Oil collectibles aren't up most antique dealer's alleys, and some grossly misprice things. I'll keep looking through the junk!
Have a good one,
Darin
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#162970 - Wed Dec 02 2009 10:19 PM Re: What is this Texaco item.....?? [Re: gasoildude]
bruzer75 Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
Very interesting sign. Glad too see what the whole sign looks like because it makes sense now.
Mike

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