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Red Top Chevron Sign #348342
Tue Aug 14 2012 08:38 AM
Tue Aug 14 2012 08:38 AM
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Hi all, new guy here. I just have a question that I hope someone can answer. I recently saw a color photo from the 50's of Central Ave in Albuquerque. On one of the street corners was a Chevron gas station. The top of the sign where the "Chevron" logo was, is red, not the blue color I'm used to seeing. I first thought it might signify a company-owned station but I think those were all branded "Standard". Why the red color? My father worked as a repairman for Standard Oil of Texas, and later, SOCal, from '57 to the early '80s, but he's gone and I cant ask him. Maybe this was something Standard Oil of Texas did. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Red Top Chevron Sign [Re: Yoop] #348589
Tue Aug 14 2012 11:49 PM
Tue Aug 14 2012 11:49 PM
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Well I don't know the answer to your question but wecome to Old Gas. This will bring your question back to the top so the experts can answer you. Mitch

Re: Red Top Chevron Sign [Re: 67Chev4X4] #348590
Wed Aug 15 2012 12:14 AM
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Is it like the 1st station picture in this link?
http://www.gassigns.org/chevron.htm

Re: Red Top Chevron Sign [Re: Dick Bennett] #349114
Fri Aug 17 2012 08:10 AM
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Yes, that's the sign. Any ideas why the different colors
Thanks!

Re: Red Top Chevron Sign [Re: Yoop] #349116
Fri Aug 17 2012 08:14 AM
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That is a nice link, lots of info there. Thanks for the link.

Re: Red Top Chevron Sign [Re: Yoop] #349164
Fri Aug 17 2012 02:02 PM
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