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#553778 - Wed Jul 16 2014 02:57 PM Cities Service Curb Signs - experts advise
BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
So I have tons of photos of Cities Service curb signs saved on my computer from various places on the net... and wanted to put them together for a useful post to be used for reference.

I know of many styles of Cities curb signs & 3 styles of curb sign bases. I have seen all 3 bases used on several of the signs... But do any of you have photos showing which base is correct for which sign? Or do any of the experts have opinions to offer?

I know Kevin can weigh in, as he has had some NOS ones... and the pipe diameter should tell us which base is correct? Or is it possible the base and sign were provided to the station separately, and multiple bases used for the same sign?

Would like to hear everyone's input. Here are the pictures , I do not have a picture of the last sign complete on a stand.


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3-bases.jpg

Signs1.jpg

Signs2.jpg

Sign7.jpg


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#553851 - Wed Jul 16 2014 09:54 PM Re: Cities Service Curb Signs - experts advise [Re: BryceG]
Terry Flannery Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 20 2001
Loc: Goodman WI USA
Unless there are some dates/codes/numbers to use for reference I don't think you are going to get much info. Seems to me you are looking for the unknown. Some of this stuff at the time it was made was not a big deal and certainly never dreamed to be collectible or valuable but good luck on the hunt for info. I have some of these also as have been collecting Cities Service a long time. Let me know if you have any luck.

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#553852 - Wed Jul 16 2014 09:55 PM Re: Cities Service Curb Signs - experts advise [Re: BryceG]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
From what I can tell, there were at least 2 different rings and clamp systems for the clover shaped signs. One used a 1 1/4 inch pipe and the other used a 1 inch pipe.
The large round, embossed bases, have a 1 inch pipe thread, while the smaller clover shaped bases have a 1 1/4 inch pipe thread.
I do not know the pipe size on the first base you have pictured. I have 3 different clover shaped signs here, and they all use the ring and clamp that calls for a 1 1/4 pipe.
I also have an unused ring and clamp that would use a 1 inch pipe, but I don't know what sign went in it? It is also clover shaped but the signs pictured below won't fit in the ring correctly. The ring seems to be bigger than the sign. Both signs pictured use the 1 1/4 inch pipe and clover shaped base. The green colored sign is mounted on the wrong base with the use of a reducer adapter!
Do all of them that look like this use the same mounting hardware?? I couldn't begin to tell you. LOL


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Koolmotor Clover 001.JPG

Todays Pics 005.JPG




Edited by K W FRITH (Wed Jul 16 2014 09:57 PM)
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#554004 - Thu Jul 17 2014 11:41 AM Re: Cities Service Curb Signs - experts advise [Re: K W FRITH]
BryceG Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2013
Loc: Peoria, IL
found a picture of the last sign complete in the stand... here it is.

...thanks for the info. I might not ever know which base is for which, but it was worth starting a discussion about and to document all the curb signs.


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Sign8.jpg


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#554016 - Thu Jul 17 2014 12:55 PM Re: Cities Service Curb Signs - experts advise [Re: BryceG]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...you need old photos...using the sizes of the signs/bases (which you and/or Kevin will have) it should be relatively easy to extrapolate the sizes of each in the photos...that will tell you which is correct...

...what are the diameters of the different bases?

...Kevin, is that an NOS sign in your second photo?
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#554812 - Mon Jul 21 2014 08:35 AM Re: Cities Service Curb Signs - experts advise [Re: gulfiend!]
DCpate Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 08 2000
Loc: Norman, OK
Don't think this 21" curb sign was pictured?



Different style base too:

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