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#309562 - Sun Mar 04 2012 08:43 PM Neon Chicken Wing??
Magneto Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Jun 05 2010
Loc: USA
ebay#290679318190, thoughts on this sign, never seen anything like it before,but that doesn't mean anything

#309568 - Sun Mar 04 2012 08:55 PM Re: Neon Chicken Wing?? [Re: Magneto]
JimT Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Killer piece.

#309580 - Sun Mar 04 2012 09:39 PM Re: Neon Chicken Wing?? [Re: JimT]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
IMO, this sign is not an Associated Oil Chicken Wing......

Again, IMO, wings wrong and the A is different than photos I have seen in the past.....
Looking for Tide Water/ Tide Water-Associated/ Tidewater items

#309617 - Mon Mar 05 2012 12:05 AM Re: Neon Chicken Wing?? [Re: Bob Richards]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.

#309619 - Mon Mar 05 2012 01:48 AM Re: Neon Chicken Wing?? [Re: advertologist]
Neil Gerrard Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Dec 09 2003
Loc: Canby, Oregon
I ended up with the archive of Associated station photos (several hundred) from the Portland bulk plant and although the sign is similar to one that went on the end of some canopies there are some basic differences. The canopy signs were single sided and not neon. I also have dealer mags from the 20's to the early 40's and it doesn't show up in any. It could be real, there's a lot of stuff out there that appears to be one of a kind but as said already, it's a little odd. The paint appears newer as well, assuming this was an outdoor sign.

#309701 - Mon Mar 05 2012 01:37 PM Re: Neon Chicken Wing?? [Re: Neil Gerrard]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
I build signs. I would never place the glass peanuts or contacts at different locations on the wings. Any good sign builder would have done that for a more balanced and pleasing appearance. The neon tube bender wasn't very good as the bends in the tubes are different on each side when the image/graphics are the same. You think they would have drawn out a pattern and taken the time to bend the neon tube off of that. For that kinda of money, you would think more effort would have been put into it.
Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

#310025 - Tue Mar 06 2012 06:35 PM Re: Neon Chicken Wing?? [Re: Dave's Garage]
Dave Richey Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Nov 24 2008
Loc: Pearl Mississippi USA
I could buy that the sign itself is real, but you are correct-that's some lousy tubing bending.
Collecting the Mississippi companies:
Billups, Southland, Rose Oil,Crystal Oil, Barq's


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