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#78884 - Wed Mar 10 2004 10:43 PM Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL
Midwest Oil Offline
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Registered: Sun Jan 25 2004
Loc: Iowa
Here is a tin lubrication chart holder and card board chart.

Also porcelain chart holder


[This message has been edited by Midwest Oil (edited 03-10-2004).]

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#78885 - Thu Mar 11 2004 04:42 PM Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL
41150 Offline
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Registered: Wed Mar 09 2005
Here are some pictures from the collection of Larry Karlson.



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#78886 - Thu Mar 11 2004 04:48 PM Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL
41150 Offline
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Registered: Wed Mar 09 2005
More awesome picture from Larry Karlson. Can anyone say MARINE. Ted



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#78887 - Thu Mar 11 2004 04:55 PM Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL
Scott Shipers Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 18 2003
Loc: Kansas City, Missouri
Great call Ted on the Mobil company of the month. What impressive collections by several people. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Scott in Kansas City
quarts@mindspring.com
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#78888 - Thu Mar 11 2004 05:03 PM Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL
Lastgas15 Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 04 2002
Loc: illinois
Richard,
When I saw the group of pump plates I thought...neat!
When I saw the second group I thought...cool!
When I saw the Mobilheat sign with the smaller sign hanging from it I thought...wow!
When I saw the Gargoyle lubester signs I though...awsome!
When I saw the Gargoyle thermometer I started drooling!!!!
By the time I got to the SOCONY lubester signs I needed a big ol' slobber bucket!!!!
Thats undoubtedly the most impressive collection of small Mobil signs I've ever seen. Could you post some info on when and where your signs would have been used?
GREAT collection.
Bob
p.s. Were you able to get the globe you emailed me about?

[This message has been edited by Lastgas15 (edited 03-11-2004).]
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Wanted: Gas pump globes:Sinclair & affiliates, IL companies. Ripple bodies. Anything Sinclair, Stoll, Pierce, 4 Bros.


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#78889 - Fri Mar 12 2004 09:01 AM Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL
41150 Offline
New Member

Registered: Wed Mar 09 2005
Here is a porcelain Mobilgas Special from my collection. Keep those horses and gargoyles coming. Ted

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#78890 - Fri Mar 12 2004 10:59 AM Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL
djhubba Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 24 2003
Loc: Seattle WA
Heres a couple of my outside hangers.

Here is a nice Gargoyle cabnet sign I bought from our friend 5 quart years ago..still have it Don.

Here is an australian pump plate I won off ebay.


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Hubba the GAS GEEK , OIL FREAK of Shoreline WA
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Hubba: GAS GEEK , OIL FREAK of Seattle WA

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#78891 - Fri Mar 12 2004 04:55 PM Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL
Pegasus Offline
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Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
Thanks to all you “oldgasers” for the nice comments on my signs….90% of my collection is Mobil related, so I don’t have much to share unless Mobil is the topic. Lastgas15 asked for information about where and when the signs were used……I can provide some good information and some “best-guesses”. I consider myself fairly knowledgeable on the subject, but not an expert. I’ve numbered the photos above from top to bottom for reference.

1) These single-sided pump shields were used in the USA from about 1931 to the mid 1950’s.

2) More SSP pump shields from 1931 – 1950’s. The one with the right-facing Pegasus is actually a truck door sign….Pegasus faced left on all pump plates during this time period. The 2 small numbered shields are from Europe…..any sign spelled “Mobiloel” was used in the German market. The tiny shield with just Pegasus is one of my favorites, but I don’t have a clue how, where, or when it was used.

3) The red motor spirit sign at top center is from South Africa and dates from 1911 – 1930. The Mobilheat sign is double-sided and from 1931 – 1950’s.

4) Most of the Gargoyle double-sided lubster signs are marked Vacuum Oil and were used in the USA before 1931.

5) The red motor car oils sign, the can shaped sign, the motorcycle sign, and the curved lube cabinet sign are all marked Vacuum Oil and were used in the Great Britain from 1900 to (?). The thermometer is obviously foreign, but I don’t know what language is used…..can someone out there help?

6) The signs at top center and left are domestic, the small flange is Austrian, the large oval German, the authorized service Australian, the “A” and “BB” are English, and the odd shaped one is French. All would date from the early 1900’s to WWII.

7) All the Socony lubster signs are domestic, except the bottom center, and would date from before 1931.

8) The Plume and Laurel signs are from Australia and are pre-WWII.

9) The two yellow Elephant signs are 1911 – 1920’s and were made is the USA but used overseas. Standard-Vacuum was formed in 1933 and existed until 1962, so that dates the red Elephant.

10) The White Eagle and General Petroleum signs are domestic and pre-1930.

11) The Sphinx sign with the pump is 1920’s, the blue one 1930’s , and the Pegasus version after WWII. All came from Austria. The Sunflower sign is from southern Europe and the yellow Tiger is from the far-east, probably China……not sure the their ages.


Richard Weir (“Pegasus”)
pegasusdude@yahoo.com
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Richard Weir
Corinth, Texas

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#78892 - Fri Mar 12 2004 05:41 PM Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
AS YOU MIGHT KNOW....I LIKE 'EM BIG!
HERE ARE MY SHIELDS:



DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGES
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#78893 - Fri Mar 12 2004 05:47 PM Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
BUT WAIT!....THERE'S MORE (SHIELDS):


(THIS BIG MARINE IS ONE OF MY FAVES)

DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGES
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#78894 - Fri Mar 12 2004 06:51 PM Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
MAYBE SOMEONE CAN HELP ME DATE THIS ONE (???):

THANKS!

DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGES
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DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#78895 - Sat Mar 13 2004 08:10 AM Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL
Midwest Oil Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jan 25 2004
Loc: Iowa
Here is a Mobil curb sign I bought at the General Petroleum Museum auction last year.

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#78896 - Sat Mar 13 2004 06:54 PM Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL
Gary Drye Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Oct 13 2000
Loc: Clarksville, Tn. USA
As one of my favorite companies, I have really enjoyed seeing all these Mobil signs. Great choice for this month since it will soon be my B-day and looking at all of you guys collection pieces is a great present! Wonderful pieces from everyone. But to Pegasus (Richard), Sir, I salute you. Keep 'em coming.

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#78897 - Sun Mar 14 2004 07:29 AM Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL
Scott Shipers Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Apr 18 2003
Loc: Kansas City, Missouri
These two Mobil signs were sent in by Greg Walker. Nice signs Greg.
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4dd35b3127cceba01c85dcac10000003610[/img]
[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4dd35b3127cceba01c861cafd0000003610[/img]

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Scott in Kansas City
quarts@mindspring.com
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Scott Shipers
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#78898 - Sun Mar 14 2004 11:26 AM Re: Sign of the Month MOBIL
Flyingaman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed May 21 2003
Loc: Renton,WA. USA
Here are two signs we got out of the GPM auction. The horse rotate with neon on both sides. the other sign in the rear has a relay so the wings flap.

Craig

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