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#693323 - Mon Aug 28 2017 11:41 AM Johnson Gasolene - who owns?
natboojay Offline
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Registered: Mon Aug 28 2017
Loc: Kansas, USA
I was hoping to start reproducing some of the cooler petro signs but wasn't sure if I could get into legal trouble. I found this awesome post on here regarding the history of the company (Johnson Oil Refining Co.) but no definitive answers. Just wanted to see if anyone here had an idea!
Really like the winged Johnson Gasolene sign.
Appreciate you time. Thank you.

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#693324 - Mon Aug 28 2017 12:53 PM Re: Johnson Gasolene - who owns? [Re: natboojay]
Tankar Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 30 2008
Loc: MN United States
We don't need anymore reproductions out there.

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#693325 - Mon Aug 28 2017 12:59 PM Re: Johnson Gasolene - who owns? [Re: natboojay]
wayno48 Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 28 2017
Loc: California
My sentiments exactly!

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#693330 - Mon Aug 28 2017 02:39 PM Re: Johnson Gasolene - who owns? [Re: natboojay]
Hud Oil Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Oct 30 2004
Loc: Belvidere,IL 61008
please find a different activity,

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#693332 - Mon Aug 28 2017 03:05 PM Re: Johnson Gasolene - who owns? [Re: natboojay]
cggas Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 02 2003
Loc: northern in.
ha, not a good place to look for answers on making reproduction signs!! If you look around eBay you will find repop's of any sign your wanting. Chris

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#693335 - Mon Aug 28 2017 03:34 PM Re: Johnson Gasolene - who owns? [Re: natboojay]
UpnorthNeil Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 29 2011
Loc: Green Bay, WI
Not sure there is 1 person on this site that would suggest making reproduction signs is a good idea. IMO reproduction signs provide an opportunity for the unscrupulous individual to "artificially age" or to "strategically damage" the porcelain where any maker's mark would have been. This creates victims of fraud downstream from every one of these reproduction signs. I realize that is not your intent, but it is one of those "unintended yet predictable" consequences. For the sake of the hobby, don't do it.

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#693339 - Mon Aug 28 2017 06:37 PM Re: Johnson Gasolene - who owns? [Re: natboojay]
Mike M. Online   content
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Registered: Tue Jan 31 2012
Loc: Western, WI.
And with lawsuits pending already on some repop signs, it reminds me of the days when Harley Davidson would show up to shows and destroy or confiscate all their repop items!
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#693341 - Mon Aug 28 2017 07:07 PM Re: Johnson Gasolene - who owns? [Re: natboojay]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Natalie; if you do decide to reproduce Johnson Oil Signage...

I, as a very Long time Collector of Petro Items; ask that you permanently mark the signs you either make or consign to an "outside Source"... By marking your creations in a meaningful way such as: a small screened note, stating that an item is not original; along with the actual Year date of Manufacturer. Something not easily removed by anyone who is wanting to "cheat the Public"...Preferably on the front of the sign...

Far too many in the Petro Hobby are quite young (as in time in the Hobby) and do not know or do not remember that "Fake and Fantasy" Petro Signs has been around since the early 1900s...

And before the early 1980s; none of these Signs were marked as "Fakes"... (as most of the so called Reproduction Signage; did not correspond to actual "Original Authentic" Signs...) Now, more and more "Fake Signs are being sold; without any markings so show that the Signs, are new Creations"

You will go a long way in the Marketplace if you consider and respond in a "Respectful Manner to those that do Collect actual Authentic Petro Items. As a "fake sign" that is not marked as such can easily be advertised as an original; in the future...
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#693344 - Mon Aug 28 2017 08:12 PM Re: Johnson Gasolene - who owns? [Re: natboojay]
Done4 Online   content
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
^^^^^^^ well said^^^^^^^ heed this advise. I'm sure your intentions are good but do the right thing, thanks.
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#693349 - Mon Aug 28 2017 08:46 PM Re: Johnson Gasolene - who owns? [Re: natboojay]
cggas Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 02 2003
Loc: northern in.
Seems as the last name is Johnson, and they are probably only looking for one or two signs to hang in the garage? Just look around and you will find some repo's... probably wouldn't be worth your time to have some made. Chris

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#693354 - Mon Aug 28 2017 09:20 PM Re: Johnson Gasolene - who owns? [Re: natboojay]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
First off everyone who has responded probably looked at your profile before posting because repo signs is a big deal in our hobby as they at somepoint will effect us in some form. According to the post from 2004 Johnson assets was sold and rebranded in 1956. I doubt there would be any one to give you any trouble. That being said I agree with Chris with as much repos already on the market it wouldn't be worth you set up fees to do.
If you go on with your plan as everyone else has said please mark and advertise as not original.If you have a real talent you would be a real hero to channel it other than making fakes of real collectables.


Edited by Loyd Pierce (Mon Aug 28 2017 10:10 PM)
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#693358 - Mon Aug 28 2017 10:06 PM Re: Johnson Gasolene - who owns? [Re: natboojay]
Speedracer Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Feb 08 2014
Loc: Michigan, USA (near Chesterfie...
There are enough people reproducing signs and destroying this hobby. We do not need any more people ruining a good thing.

Respectfully being honest, Steve


Edited by Speedracer (Mon Aug 28 2017 10:09 PM)
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