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#164510 - Fri Dec 11 2009 10:41 PM Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign
mdtexas Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 11 2009
Loc: Texas
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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#164511 - Fri Dec 11 2009 10:48 PM Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: mdtexas]
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Registered: Sat Dec 21 2002
Loc: Minneapolis, Minnesota ...USA
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
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#164512 - Fri Dec 11 2009 10:52 PM Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: roadrelics]
mdtexas Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 11 2009
Loc: Texas
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..

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#164514 - Fri Dec 11 2009 11:02 PM Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: mdtexas]
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Registered: Sat Dec 21 2002
Loc: Minneapolis, Minnesota ...USA
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.....
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#164515 - Fri Dec 11 2009 11:06 PM Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: roadrelics]
mdtexas Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 11 2009
Loc: Texas
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..


Edited by mdtexas (Fri Dec 11 2009 11:07 PM)

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#164517 - Fri Dec 11 2009 11:09 PM Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: mdtexas]
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Size is right for a paddle sign for use on visible/curb pumps.

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#164541 - Sat Dec 12 2009 08:23 AM Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: Dick Bennett]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
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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#164561 - Sat Dec 12 2009 09:50 AM Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: gasoildude]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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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#164562 - Sat Dec 12 2009 09:51 AM Re: Conoco Amalie L Sonneborn and Sons sign [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
LET ME REPHRASE THAT....YOUR WIFE'S "COMMENTS" ARE THE REASON I AIN'T MARRIED! LOL!
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