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Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Steven C.] #450741
Thu Jul 25 2013 09:25 AM
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this sign was hard to get too-
picture of bottom of mine.. cool

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Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: advertologist] #450749
Thu Jul 25 2013 09:59 AM
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another example of a original gargoyle where the stenciler had something else on his mind.. cool

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Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: advertologist] #450914
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I think Randy hit the nail on the head.......all the people who made these signs weren't necessarily artists, although many of them were. They worked in porcelain sign factories and in most cases did good quality work. But just like today, you don't always get the best quality products every time. The expression "good enough for government work" comes to my mind. Small and sometimes consistent "errors" or mistakes are to be expected. These things were "disposable advertising" items that were designed to be viewed from a distance.

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Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Pegasus] #450930
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Haven't any of you shown up to work with a hangover? Or been in a hurry to leave on a Friday afternoon? Quality control is dependent upon many variables.


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Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: hotrodfun1] #454117
Fri Aug 09 2013 07:17 AM
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Can anyone please post the correct/authentic back side of one of these signs?
Or tell me, from most that I see on the web, they are light grey with what looks like spots of some kind. Probably from the rack. Is this correct?

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Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Steven C.] #454198
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Could be the differences between sign companies or divisions of the same company w/ different manufacturing locations. Can only imagine how many of these sign Vacuum Oil ordered at one time w/ a deadline on delivery.

Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Dick Bennett] #484978
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I was looking back through this thread trying to chase some information. No one ever said, what is the correct size for one of these rectangular Gargoyle signs?


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Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Steven C.] #484986
Mon Oct 14 2013 12:47 PM
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19 1/2" X 24".. cool


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Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: advertologist] #484989
Mon Oct 14 2013 12:54 PM
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Thanks Randy!!!!


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