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#450741 - Thu Jul 25 2013 11:25 AM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Steven C.]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
this sign was hard to get too-
picture of bottom of mine.. cool


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#450749 - Thu Jul 25 2013 11:59 AM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
another example of a original gargoyle where the stenciler had something else on his mind.. cool


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#450914 - Thu Jul 25 2013 11:05 PM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: advertologist]
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
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.

Richard

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#450930 - Fri Jul 26 2013 01:32 AM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Pegasus]
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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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#454117 - Fri Aug 09 2013 09:17 AM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: hotrodfun1]
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
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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#454198 - Fri Aug 09 2013 06:40 PM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Steven C.]
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
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.
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#484978 - Mon Oct 14 2013 02:12 PM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Dick Bennett]
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
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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#484986 - Mon Oct 14 2013 02:47 PM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: Steven C.]
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
19 1/2" X 24".. cool
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#484989 - Mon Oct 14 2013 02:54 PM Re: 1930's Gargoyle Mobil Oil Mobiloil Porcelain Sign [Re: advertologist]
Steven C. Online   content
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Thanks Randy!!!!
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Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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