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Tidewater Question #731896
Tue Jul 02 2019 03:44 PM
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I was hoping one of the members can shed a bit of knowledge on a sign I purchased about 25yrs ago. I have always assumed it was a pump plate but I have looked at numerous pictures of Veedol/Tydol and Flying A pumps and have yet to see it anywhere. It measures 16" w x 7" H. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Tidewater Question [Re: Caddyman58] #731905
Tue Jul 02 2019 06:15 PM
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I have this same sign & always assumed it was a bulk plant or truck door sign .. ... cool

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Re: Tidewater Question [Re: advertologist] #731916
Tue Jul 02 2019 09:41 PM
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I never thought of that but it makes sense....lack of grommets maybe ruled out being pump mounted. Any idea how old it would be?

Re: Tidewater Question [Re: Caddyman58] #731926
Wed Jul 03 2019 09:16 AM
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late 40's/50's era .. ... cool


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Re: Tidewater Question [Re: Caddyman58] #731928
Wed Jul 03 2019 10:13 AM
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...not too many 16" wide pump signs out there - in fact, given the width of an average pump door, I can't think of any...also, a pump plate wouldn't need to advertise as a distributor...


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Re: Tidewater Question [Re: Caddyman58] #731929
Wed Jul 03 2019 10:28 AM
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I did a simple search for Tidewater Oil truck and came up with this photo. Sorry the quality isn't the best but it does look like the same sign on the door. The photo is dated 1965. Cheers, Don.

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Re: Tidewater Question [Re: coopersplace] #731943
Wed Jul 03 2019 01:01 PM
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...well done!

...the font on the large sign on the tank - and the sign on the apex of the roof - makes me wonder if this isn't close to the Getty rebranding...


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Re: Tidewater Question [Re: Caddyman58] #732378
Fri Jul 12 2019 11:57 PM
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Thanks to all the members for their help on clarifying the origins of the sign. Much appreciated


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