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Re: Texaco black "T" vs white "T".
advertologist #340137 Mon Jul 09 2012 01:41 PM
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found this sticker after removing some paint to get to it. this is the tag on the lubster. so this decal was placed on it after 1940?

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Re: Texaco black "T" vs white "T".
moonphone #340143 Mon Jul 09 2012 01:54 PM
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Most likely the decal was placed on the tank in the early 30s (IMO)....

Fewer and fewer stations used their oil dispensers on a regular basis once 1qt and 5qt cans/containers became popular....


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Re: Texaco black "T" vs white "T".
Bob Richards #342836 Fri Jul 20 2012 02:15 PM
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Maybe I missed it, but always heard the "A" in Texaco should have a red triangle. The repo's I've seen are missing this extra detail.

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Re: Texaco black "T" vs white "T".
smokey1 #342920 Fri Jul 20 2012 08:13 PM
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FYI ... I've seen repro globe lenses on Ebay that have the red triangle inside the "A" in Texaco, so I don't think this is a good sign to determine if an item is an orignal or a reproduction. Greg


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Re: Texaco black "T" vs white "T".
lando-4 #342949 Fri Jul 20 2012 09:39 PM
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I seriously Doubt that TEXACO made & printed their own cans. Oil Companies ordered Open Top printed cans from can companies & filled them at their refineries w/ their products, then sealed the cans. Quality Control that assured the Public they were getting what the oil company said was in the can.

Re: Texaco black "T" vs white "T".
Dick Bennett #342958 Fri Jul 20 2012 10:10 PM
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I agree with above statement.. cool


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Re: Texaco black "T" vs white "T".
advertologist #343357 Sun Jul 22 2012 04:54 PM
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Sorry Dick

Texaco had there own printing, stamping and canning plant at Port Arthur, Texas. I have quite a few photos with the machines going back to the teens and twenties. Mostly women working the equipment.

Re: Texaco black "T" vs white "T".
blacktee #343386 Sun Jul 22 2012 05:58 PM
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No doubt, but that was before the 1932 patented design of standardized round qt motor oil cans w/ rolled on sealed lids.

Re: Texaco black "T" vs white "T".
Dick Bennett #343471 Mon Jul 23 2012 04:18 AM
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There is a great book about Texaco's Port Arthur Works by Elton Gish. It has some amazing pictures of Texaco's can production lines at Port Arthur. I bought a copy after Doug recommended it on a thread last year. It was a well spent $24.

http://www.texacohistory.com/


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Re: Texaco black "T" vs white "T".
Steven C. #732141 Sun Jul 07 2019 10:23 PM
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There is alot of misinformation out there regarding Texaco logos.Some people are selling memorabilia from the late 90's and newer and claiming the item is from the 50's or 60's.I have attached the true logo history below.The black-edged T was discontinued in 1936 when The Texas Company changed it's name to Texaco.They returned the black T for a short time in 1948.

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Wow, that is bringing up an old post! Thanks for the info, but I would definitely not call that complete. I don’t know who compiled that chart or where it came from, but right away I noticed two logos that are missing.

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Re: Texaco black "T" vs white "T".
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Don,
In reference to your Veribrite being repro go back to the auction, look at his positives/negatives, he admits they are "NEW."

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Re: Texaco black "T" vs white "T".
Steven C. #732198 Tue Jul 09 2019 04:04 AM
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Holy Old post's Batman!! July 7, 2012! This was one of my first post's. That was the spring I started in the hobby when I was like a sponge asking tons of questions!! I remember Dick Bennet posting one time telling me to calm down I was asking so many questions!! : ) LOL!!

Larry, not to crash on your post, but I wouldn't put a whole lot of faith in any of these google search logo pics. Here's one showing the 1948 to have a white "T"!!

This question is right up there with how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie roll tootsie pop!!


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Re: Texaco black "T" vs white "T".
Steven C. #732207 Tue Jul 09 2019 09:07 AM
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Definitely a blast from the past...LOL


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