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Help To Identify Sign #704528
Tue Feb 13 2018 08:34 PM
Tue Feb 13 2018 08:34 PM
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Central Texas
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I need some help from our members. I recently purchased this sign (photo). I was not sure what petrolelum company used it or how it might be dated. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

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Re: Help To Identify Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #704529
Tue Feb 13 2018 08:39 PM
Tue Feb 13 2018 08:39 PM
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Plano TX
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The style of the red letters looks like 50's/60's to me, but I don't know for sure what you have.


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Re: Help To Identify Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #704531
Tue Feb 13 2018 08:52 PM
Tue Feb 13 2018 08:52 PM
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richmond , Virginia
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I WANT to say Gulf oil used this in the late 1960's .....


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Re: Help To Identify Sign [Re: eshaver] #704539
Tue Feb 13 2018 09:22 PM
Tue Feb 13 2018 09:22 PM
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Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
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I believe a few companies used these. Maybe was available to a number of companies? For some reason i thought Mobil used them but that is mostly just from using my imagination I think. lol. One thing Im almost sure of is that Sunoco used them. Even though they look nothing like something Sunoco would use.The reason I say this is:
#1) A number of years ago, I bought a NOS Restroom set from a couple that was never used at their station. It included the pledge plate with the steel gas pump key fobs as well as the colonial door signs and a set of the signs in question. I remember thinking to myself that i never knew these were Sunoco.
PS :I have to amend this- Thinking back the couple didnt own the station they told me they bought the set from a station owner and he told them they went together.
#2) Just this past year, at Michigan Gas, I purchased a few of these signs (your sign), as well as a couple of small (maybe 1 1/2"x3"), rectangular , I want to say with curved corners , both a mens and ladies , light blue-(the same shade as your sign), door ID signs. I had never seen these light blue door signs before. I was BSing with the guy , and he said he used to own a Sunoco station and thats where these came from. So I said to myself "Aha! the other ones that I have MUST be Sunoco then. Im not sure where I stashed the light blue door signs, but Ill try to dig them up and ad a picture.
Somewhere, I have a copy of either PCM or CTO where they did a really good article with lots of info just on various Restroom ID signs. Ill look around for that as well- Maybe, might be in there.

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Re: Help To Identify Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #704587
Wed Feb 14 2018 11:11 AM
Wed Feb 14 2018 11:11 AM
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Central Texas
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I appreciate the input. I have seen powder blue restroom signs that were nothing more than silhouettes of a man or women. I thought they were from Pure. I thought my sign might be related to them.

Re: Help To Identify Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #704588
Wed Feb 14 2018 11:41 AM
Wed Feb 14 2018 11:41 AM
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citrus heights ca.95610
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I THINK they may be PURE OIL CO.


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Re: Help To Identify Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #704643
Thu Feb 15 2018 12:55 PM
Thu Feb 15 2018 12:55 PM
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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It's Sunoco. 100% sure.


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: Help To Identify Sign [Re: Stephenwarren30] #704645
Thu Feb 15 2018 01:21 PM
Thu Feb 15 2018 01:21 PM
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Illinois
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Yep,Sunoco.


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Re: Help To Identify Sign [Re: Cold Pizza] #704661
Thu Feb 15 2018 06:06 PM
Thu Feb 15 2018 06:06 PM
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Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
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Here you go. Notice the key holder plaque. Theres a sheet of paper between the key fobs and the plaque to prevent scratching in the riker .

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Re: Help To Identify Sign [Re: JimT] #704703
Fri Feb 16 2018 12:56 PM
Fri Feb 16 2018 12:56 PM
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Central Texas
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Steve


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