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Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign #164510
Fri Dec 11 2009 09:41 PM
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Hi everyone, Im new to this forum. I was metal detecting and found this sign in the ground which I managed to recover. I was hoping someone here could put a date on the sign.

I have the images uploaded to my imageshack account. I'll try to get them posted on here, hope this works.

The sign says CONOCO across the top and Continental Oil Company across the bottom. The middle says Amalie and L Sonneborn and Sons Inc with a Permit 30.





Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: mdtexas] #164511
Fri Dec 11 2009 09:48 PM
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Hi mdtexas & welcome......your sign appears to be from the mid 1920's to mid 1930's.....is it a 24'' sign?? great find.....DT

Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: roadrelics] #164512
Fri Dec 11 2009 09:52 PM
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Its a smaller one, its maybe 10 inches across. My wife says Im crazy for bringing it home. Says its junk but I dunno, I kinda like it. One side is in better condition than the other so that will be the side that will be displayed when I hang it up somewhere. Pretty old sign..

Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: mdtexas] #164514
Fri Dec 11 2009 10:02 PM
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10", cool...must have been on a lubster or something similar....tell your wife you just hooked up with 1000's of other crazy people.....

Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: roadrelics] #164515
Fri Dec 11 2009 10:06 PM
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Im going to go back and hit the same site this weekend, if there was once a gas station at this site, there is no telling what will come out of the ground next. I'll post more pictures if I come across anything.

How cool would that be to pull these relics out of the ground that once had a fueling station there. Nothing out there now but grass and dirt but history is just a foot in the dirt. I was getting a ton of hits on this particular site so who knows..

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Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: mdtexas] #164517
Fri Dec 11 2009 10:09 PM
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Size is right for a paddle sign for use on visible/curb pumps.

Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: Dick Bennett] #164541
Sat Dec 12 2009 07:23 AM
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Welcome to Old Gas. That is a cool sign. I like the way you found it also. You just saved a piece of history. But watch out this hobby can be very addictive wink


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Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: gasoildude] #164561
Sat Dec 12 2009 08:50 AM
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WELCOME TO OLDGAS!

YOUR WIFE IS THE REASON I AIN'T MARRIED.
WITH A WIFE I COULD NEVER BRING HOME SO MUCH "JUNK" LIKE I DID TODAY! wink


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Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #164562
Sat Dec 12 2009 08:51 AM
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LET ME REPHRASE THAT....YOUR WIFE'S "COMMENTS" ARE THE REASON I AIN'T MARRIED! LOL!


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