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#250915 - Wed Apr 27 2011 04:41 AM Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it?
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
I picked up this nice gasket sign last night. Just wondering what year(s) this could be from? I posted the pic of the graphics, hopefully that will assist in dating it.


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#251021 - Wed Apr 27 2011 05:09 PM Re: Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it? [Re: 1970mach]
Bud Miley Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 02 2011
Loc: Greenup, IL
The lettering..especially in Gen Motors Products looks like it was repainted or something..fat and then skinny.. Are you sure it isnt homemade or hand painted or something?

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#251040 - Wed Apr 27 2011 06:49 PM Re: Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it? [Re: Bud Miley]
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
Definately not handpainted.
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#251051 - Wed Apr 27 2011 07:28 PM Re: Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it? [Re: 1970mach]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Post WWII would be my guess....Def looks 50's!
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#251134 - Thu Apr 28 2011 04:43 AM Re: Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
barn_raider Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 13 2010
Loc: Ontario, Canada
"In 1937 Rochester Products was founded, planned as a second plant for Delco Appliance, but achieving Division status by 1939. In 1953 an advertisement in Life stated: "Rochester builds original equipment carburetors for Chevrolet starting with 1950, Oldsmobile from 1949 and Cadillac from 1951. Also, Rochester supplies replacement carburetors for Chevrolets from 1932."

Nice item. Early '50s I would say.

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#251137 - Thu Apr 28 2011 05:28 AM Re: Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it? [Re: barn_raider]
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
Greg, Can't believe you passed this one up when you were at Casey Geertz's...
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#251324 - Fri Apr 29 2011 06:22 AM Re: Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it? [Re: 1970mach]
barn_raider Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 13 2010
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Colin I didn't even notice it if it was there. I almost bought a nice yellow battery rack though wink

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#251457 - Fri Apr 29 2011 04:44 PM Re: Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it? [Re: barn_raider]
1970mach Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 01 2008
Loc: Ottawa Ontario, Canada
LOL..Watch for it in this weeks buys of the week. Finally got there to get it this past week. The rochester sign was in the outbuilding in the bottom area of the top right corner. Last time I was there I didn`t see it either. He must have cleared a bunch of stuff out of there and expose it. I also gave him an offer on the BA Door push..Pricey but RARE..hoping to get a call back soon saying it is mine! Only ever seen 4 of them, and he has 2 of them.
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