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Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp #696546
Wed Oct 11 2017 03:48 PM
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I've had this Signal sign for 37 year now. Nobody seams to have ever seen one.I just want to know what it was used for. I can't post pictures.If I email photos would someone please post them for me. Thanks, Wayne in Ca.

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Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #696548
Wed Oct 11 2017 04:10 PM
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.. ... cool

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Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #696552
Wed Oct 11 2017 04:32 PM
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Wayne's signal sign: .. ... cool
IMO- rare, if legit -

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Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #696559
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I removed it from a abandoned garage and house ready to be demolished in 1980. The back is black and all four eyelets are of the split type. heavy shelving. If it's a repop it's a good one. And why has another not turned up ? If they went to this much trouble you would think they would make more than one.

Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #696561
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Has anybody seen this sign before ?

Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #696583
Thu Oct 12 2017 06:08 AM
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email me a picture of the back and ill help out if i can, OnceAlwaysPetro@gmail.com


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Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #696591
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backside...

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Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #696595
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Thank you Randy and Bryce for posting the pictures of my sign.

Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #696704
Sat Oct 14 2017 02:23 PM
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I hope somebody has seen one before and end this mystery. Ted


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Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #696764
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I do too, Thanks Ted.

Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #696912
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Nobody? Thanks to all who have looked.

Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #697939
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Anybody have an idea what this sign was used for?

Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #697950
Wed Nov 01 2017 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted By wayno48
Anybody have an idea what this sign was used for?


Easy-- advertising.--If its real the back really makes one wonder. Don't know a thing about signal but companies had signs for tanker trucks,and some sales reps light duty rides looked like poster children when they came calling. I don't think it would be early on as the corners are rounded? The veterans will have to way in on this notion.
If you really want to beat your head against the wall you could track the ownership of home you might get lucky and find someone worked for signal.


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Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #697984
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Thanks for the input Loyd.What's your concern about the back? All the repops I've seen the backs are white.I thought a truck door sign also but all the pictures I've seen they're round. The red top light is early. They changed to all black later.

Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #697987
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If the first color fired on was black it makes sense then others laid on top just can't tell by pics. Pierce truck signs was white on back because that was base color with others added on top,just don't deal with a vast amount of companies. Doesn't have to be truck door sign maybe could be attached to rear of tanker or parade promotion sign would explain why no one has seen before.
Good Luck,so far you have a one off!


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Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #697988
Thu Nov 02 2017 11:31 AM
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Thanks Loyd

Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #700443
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I'm still looking for help as to use of this sign in the Signal Oil Co.

Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #700979
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Doing some quick looking on Google that sign may be from as far back as the 1930s to 1940s. That may be why it's hard to find out any information on the sign.

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Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #700980
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Thanks for the interest. The red lights date it to at least the 40's.They later changed to all black.

Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #701009
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My guess is this sign was used on a promo vehicle for parades, or TV commercials, racing, or a promo vechicle that went cross country for special events.

Re: Signal gasoline sign 16x12 ssp [Re: wayno48] #701020
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Thanks for your input.

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