Oldgas.com Home  
Home | Help | Events | Auctions | Parts | Pictures | Contact
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Pennzoil Owl - Clock and era #711446
Thu Jun 14 2018 09:55 AM
Thu Jun 14 2018 09:55 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,648
Upstate SC, USA
carolinaskies Offline OP
Veteran Member
carolinaskies  Offline OP
Veteran Member
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,648
Upstate SC, USA
Yesterday I had the chance to look at a Pennzoil piece i'd never seen.

It was an clock, looked to be c1940s and had the Owls on the glass face, maybe 10-12" face.

Sadly the stairstep style casing had plenty of rust and doubtful it could be restored to a decently smooth surface.

I think it might have been a Cleveland Clock piece so maybe another body could be found.

I've scoured the internet and the few books I have but haven't seen another one like it. Sadly I wasn't able to get a picture of the clock to share.

Has anyone ever seen one of these? And generally would it be worth restoring? That's what the fellow was considering doing but had asked me to look at it to see if it would be worth the restoration.

As an aside, when and how long did Pennzoil use the Owl wise?


Checkout my items for sale on Pauls Picks on Facebook.

Collecting anything keeps you young at heart!
Please use For Sale forums to sell

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
Re: Pennzoil Owl - Clock and era [Re: carolinaskies] #711452
Thu Jun 14 2018 11:21 AM
Thu Jun 14 2018 11:21 AM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,355
northern in.
cggas Offline
Veteran Member
cggas  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,355
northern in.
Did it hav the flat sheet metal (stairstep face)? Thinking that is an Aztec clock? Just going by memory, without a pic. Chris

Re: Pennzoil Owl - Clock and era [Re: carolinaskies] #711454
Thu Jun 14 2018 12:41 PM
Thu Jun 14 2018 12:41 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,648
Upstate SC, USA
carolinaskies Offline OP
Veteran Member
carolinaskies  Offline OP
Veteran Member
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,648
Upstate SC, USA
Yes. about 3-4 steps. And had 4 light bulbs. It seemed to be missing a bezel as well. The guy thought it might have been a neon ring but from the look of the screw holes I'm pretty sure it was probably a 1/4 trim bezel with probably a shallow glass.


Checkout my items for sale on Pauls Picks on Facebook.

Collecting anything keeps you young at heart!
Re: Pennzoil Owl - Clock and era [Re: carolinaskies] #711480
Thu Jun 14 2018 08:07 PM
Thu Jun 14 2018 08:07 PM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,355
northern in.
cggas Offline
Veteran Member
cggas  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,355
northern in.
?maybe?maybe, maybe ?..... my avatar cover my first 2 or 3 words. Chris

63D040B1-211C-4E35-866C-48FF645FF8FB.jpeg
Last edited by cggas; Thu Jun 14 2018 08:09 PM.
Re: Pennzoil Owl - Clock and era [Re: carolinaskies] #711537
Sat Jun 16 2018 10:06 AM
Sat Jun 16 2018 10:06 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,462
MICHIGAN
Steven C. Offline
Veteran Member
Steven C.  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,462
MICHIGAN
I have 149 saved pictures of Pennzoil ads. The first time I see the owls show up is 1937 and the last time is 1942. Shown below. 37 on left. 42 on right.
Now the accuracy of the dates on these is only as good as the source where I got them. They are not dated.
Not that its definitive, but I do have several ads from 1936 and several from 1943 and none of them have the owls.
But if this info holds true, it seems the owls were a short lived campaign.
Now from the book, American Oil Cans, it shows the first can with owls being the Streamliner can but only dates it as being from teh 30's. And the last can it shows with owls is the United Airlines can and it calls this as being from teh 40's. It does not get any more specific than that.
Hope that helps.
Maybe someone else has further info.

1937.jpg1942-3.jpg
Last edited by Steven C.; Sat Jun 16 2018 10:08 AM.

Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: Pennzoil Owl - Clock and era [Re: Steven C.] #711538
Sat Jun 16 2018 10:28 AM
Sat Jun 16 2018 10:28 AM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 12,378
So. Ca.
advertologist Offline
Veteran Member
advertologist  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 12,378
So. Ca.
good post - that helps date a lot of items .. ... cool


RANDY

Moderated by  Oldgas, Ryan Underthun, Watchdog9 

Click for an eBay Search Form and lots more live petro auction listings

Copyright © 2018 Primarily Petroliana Interactive, All Rights Reserved

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1
(Release build 20180111)
Page Time: 0.306s Queries: 16 (0.060s) Memory: 1.8508 MB (Peak: 1.9520 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-11-18 10:50:04 UTC