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#300450 - Fri Jan 27 2012 10:32 PM Fake Red Hat Flange?
iowaoil Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: Chicago Suburbs
This sure looks suspect: http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-RED-HAT-...N-/260940415207

Trying to find the pics of the real ones I've seen but the font in "Red Hat", "Trade Mark" and "Independent Oil" sure look like modern computer fonts.
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#300451 - Fri Jan 27 2012 10:45 PM Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: iowaoil]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
the mounting holes, the way they are lined up doesn't look right?
appears to have grommets?


Edited by advertologist (Fri Jan 27 2012 10:47 PM)
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#300452 - Fri Jan 27 2012 10:49 PM Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: iowaoil]
advertologist Offline
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Loc: So. Ca.
picture of subject:


Attachments
redhatsign.jpg


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#300453 - Fri Jan 27 2012 10:50 PM Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: advertologist]
ebaygenious Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 03 2010
Loc: Eastern Texas
I agree...should have had more that an "in line" 3 hole pattern....just my opinion.

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#300456 - Fri Jan 27 2012 10:58 PM Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: ebaygenious]
pumpingethyl Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 30 2008
Loc: Downey , CA
All the originals I have seen are tin and say Approved Motor Oil. Font looks wrong and the hole pattern should be staggered.
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#300521 - Sat Jan 28 2012 09:57 AM Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: pumpingethyl]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
Loc: NY
Does not look right to me....grommets could easily be added on.


Edited by 57tbirdkid (Sat Jan 28 2012 10:00 AM)
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#300663 - Sat Jan 28 2012 07:31 PM Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: 57tbirdkid]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
The font bothers me as well....looks like it's on a strict diet!
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#300702 - Sat Jan 28 2012 08:51 PM Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
iowaoil Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: Chicago Suburbs
Just checked some pictures, I'll try to get one to post.

1) Trade Mark is a modern computer font
2) Originals I have pictures of all have a black flange and not a white flange.
3) Dennis is right about the "Approved Motor Oil" flange. Should be tin, i've never seen that in porcelain.
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#300727 - Sat Jan 28 2012 09:59 PM Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: iowaoil]
pumpingethyl Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 30 2008
Loc: Downey , CA
This is an original.
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#300748 - Sun Jan 29 2012 01:08 AM Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: pumpingethyl]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
I emailed the seller and this is the response I got. "it is a vintage sign........."
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#300843 - Sun Jan 29 2012 12:54 PM Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: Scott Baselt]
Jolly-John Online   content
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Registered: Tue Jul 10 2007
Loc: Plover, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Just a thought: Did Vintage Concepts in Pittsburgh ever do this Red Hat sign (could explain the aged one in question now on eBay)? John

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#300911 - Sun Jan 29 2012 04:35 PM Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: Jolly-John]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
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