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Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it? #250915
Wed Apr 27 2011 02:41 AM
Wed Apr 27 2011 02:41 AM
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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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Re: Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it? [Re: 1970mach] #251021
Wed Apr 27 2011 03:09 PM
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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?

Re: Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it? [Re: Bud Miley] #251040
Wed Apr 27 2011 04:49 PM
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Definately not handpainted.


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Re: Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it? [Re: 1970mach] #251051
Wed Apr 27 2011 05:28 PM
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PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
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Post WWII would be my guess....Def looks 50's!


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Re: Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #251134
Thu Apr 28 2011 02:43 AM
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"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.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120704258567


Re: Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it? [Re: barn_raider] #251137
Thu Apr 28 2011 03:28 AM
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Greg, Can't believe you passed this one up when you were at Casey Geertz's...


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Re: Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it? [Re: 1970mach] #251324
Fri Apr 29 2011 04:22 AM
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Colin I didn't even notice it if it was there. I almost bought a nice yellow battery rack though wink

Re: Rochester Carburetor Sign. How Old is it? [Re: barn_raider] #251457
Fri Apr 29 2011 02:44 PM
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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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