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Age or year Mobilgas porcelain placard? #328580
Sun May 27 2012 01:03 PM
Sun May 27 2012 01:03 PM
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Santa Clarita, CA
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Does anyone know what year this Mobilgas placard was prduced. No year on it and the back is black. Came off a 1940's Erie pump.
Thanks.

Last edited by Joel; Sun May 27 2012 01:08 PM.
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Re: Age or year Mobilgas porcelain placard? [Re: Joel] #328592
Sun May 27 2012 02:07 PM
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Those are late 40's to early 50's production. This is the west coast black border version plates made for the General Petroleum territory.
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Re: Age or year Mobilgas porcelain placard? [Re: DWSheffer] #328618
Sun May 27 2012 04:34 PM
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Thank you Darin for the info.

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Re: Age or year Mobilgas porcelain placard? [Re: DWSheffer] #328656
Sun May 27 2012 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted By: DWSheffer
This is the west coast black border version plates made for the General Petroleum territory.


Did that include South Dakota? There's an old Mobil station in Sioux Falls that's trimmed in black, not red.


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Re: Age or year Mobilgas porcelain placard? [Re: Rich Jensen] #328796
Mon May 28 2012 05:48 AM
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Hi Rich,
What I was referring to is the border around the pump plate itself, nothing to do with the decoration of the stations themselves, which is what I think you are questioning. There are blue and black border versions of the pump plates. The black versions were used on the west coast by General Petroleum, which operated in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, and California. General Pet. was acquired by Socony in 1926, 5 years before the Socony and Vacuum company merger.
Darin


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