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Fake Red Hat Flange? #300450
Fri Jan 27 2012 09:32 PM
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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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Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: iowaoil] #300451
Fri Jan 27 2012 09:45 PM
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the mounting holes, the way they are lined up doesn't look right?
appears to have grommets?

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Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: iowaoil] #300452
Fri Jan 27 2012 09:49 PM
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picture of subject:

redhatsign.jpg

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Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: advertologist] #300453
Fri Jan 27 2012 09:50 PM
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I agree...should have had more that an "in line" 3 hole pattern....just my opinion.

Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: ebaygenious] #300456
Fri Jan 27 2012 09:58 PM
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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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Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: pumpingethyl] #300521
Sat Jan 28 2012 08:57 AM
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Does not look right to me....grommets could easily be added on.

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Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: 57tbirdkid] #300663
Sat Jan 28 2012 06:31 PM
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The font bothers me as well....looks like it's on a strict diet!


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Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #300702
Sat Jan 28 2012 07:51 PM
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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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Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: iowaoil] #300727
Sat Jan 28 2012 08:59 PM
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This is an original.


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Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: pumpingethyl] #300748
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I emailed the seller and this is the response I got. "it is a vintage sign........."



Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: Scott Baselt] #300843
Sun Jan 29 2012 11:54 AM
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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

Re: Fake Red Hat Flange? [Re: Jolly-John] #300911
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