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A reminder to do your research #697503
Thu Oct 26 2017 07:20 AM
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I had picked up a truckload of stuff and in there was a tin Cato oils "Wanda" sign . I did very little research but saw that Barrett Jackson had sold one claiming it was a 1940's sign. I figured that was good enough for me so I listed it for sale on Craigslist and here as well. ( I called it a 40's sign on Clist) . I was bored this morning and did some more research and found that Cato oils was established in 1960 and Wanda trademark was filed for in 1980. I'm glad I found out before I sold it to someone giving them incorrect info. My integrity is important to me and a lot of people would not believe it was an honest mistake, especially where petrol stuff is concerned.

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Last edited by ironheadtom; Thu Oct 26 2017 07:22 AM.
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Re: A reminder to do your research [Re: ironheadtom] #697509
Thu Oct 26 2017 08:06 AM
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Interesting Tom....If I just went by the "look" of the sign, I would guess it was much older than what you discovered, from the fonts, style, etc.
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Re: A reminder to do your research [Re: ironheadtom] #697511
Thu Oct 26 2017 08:57 AM
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Re: A reminder to do your research [Re: ironheadtom] #697512
Thu Oct 26 2017 09:08 AM
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...that sign IS from the 1940s or 1950s...


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Re: A reminder to do your research [Re: ironheadtom] #697513
Thu Oct 26 2017 09:10 AM
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Tom:

Just found this quote: "Cato has been manufacturing lubricating oils and greases for major industrial customers since 1922."

This is the source:
https://www.questia.com/newspaper/1P2-5423536/cato-oil-and-grease-marketing-new-line-of-lubricants

Re: A reminder to do your research [Re: ironheadtom] #697516
Thu Oct 26 2017 09:45 AM
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Our History

Elliott T. Cato came to Salisbury, Maryland and joined Roach Oil Company after working nineteen years for Texaco, Inc. in Virginia. He bought out his partner and renamed the company to Cato Incorporated, trading as Cato Oil Company in 1960. His son-in-law, Michael G. Abercrombie, joined the firm in 1969 and was President of the company from 1971 until 2002. Michael G. Abercrombie, Jr. joined the company in 1991, became President in 2002, and continues the family tradition today. When Cato began selling propane in 1998 it changed its name to Cato Incorporated, trading as Cato Gas & Oil company.

Re: A reminder to do your research [Re: ironheadtom] #697517
Thu Oct 26 2017 09:46 AM
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Thanks for the help guys. This is what confused me along with the next one I'll post

Re: A reminder to do your research [Re: ironheadtom] #697518
Thu Oct 26 2017 09:47 AM
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On Thursday, February 28, 1980, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for WANDA by CATO OIL AND GREASE CO., OKLAHOMA CITY 73126. The USPTO has given the WANDA trademark serial number of 73251868. The current federal status of this trademark filing is CONTINUED USE NOT FILED WITHIN GRACE PERIOD, UN-REVIVABLE. The correspondent listed for WANDA is WILLIAM G. ADDISON of KERR-MCGEE CENTER, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73125, . The WANDA trademark is filed in the category of Lubricant and Fuel Products . The description provided to the USPTO for WANDA is LUBRICATION OILS, GREASES, OIL FIELD DRILLING LUBRICANTS, GEAR LUBRICANTS, TRANSMISSION OILS (( , AND TRANSFORMER OIL )).

Re: A reminder to do your research [Re: ironheadtom] #697520
Thu Oct 26 2017 09:48 AM
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I think I'll just put it up and enjoy it for a while.

Re: A reminder to do your research [Re: gulfiend!] #697525
Thu Oct 26 2017 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted By gulfiend!
...that sign IS from the 1940s or 1950s...

X2

We all wish they still made signs that sweet in the 80's LOL


Thanks
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Re: A reminder to do your research [Re: ironheadtom] #697547
Thu Oct 26 2017 05:54 PM
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They just got it trademarked on that date. Was around much longer and as said that is an older sign not 1980's.


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