Oldgas.com Home  
Home | Help | Events | Auctions | Parts | Contact
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92386
Sat Feb 03 2007 08:44 AM
Sat Feb 03 2007 08:44 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,230
Interlaken, NY
5
59fairlane Offline OP
Veteran Member
59fairlane  Offline OP
Veteran Member
5
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,230
Interlaken, NY


Well after a little break let's get back into it.

This month lets do signs that you literally found in a dump, took out of or off a barn, found in a dump or scrap heap; whatever.

Anything you have rescued from obilivion....

Here's a couple of my barn finds.........





More to come.

I found a Frigidaire sign in a dump recently. It's an old neon, totally wasted, but the porecelain signage is good. A few fresh inches of snow and the fact that it's at the bottom of a ravine keep me from getting it right now. It's not going anyware, but once the snow melts and I can get my hands on a cordless sawzall, it's going on my barn!!

COME ON, LETS SEE YOUR FAVORTITE "FINDS"....


Always looking for Ithaca Gun and Lucky Sam soda items!!!


Value Questions and Showcase forums

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: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92387
Sat Feb 03 2007 04:16 PM
Sat Feb 03 2007 04:16 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 207
East Central Illinois
M
Mike Browning Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Mike Browning  Offline
Petro Enthusiast
M
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 207
East Central Illinois
I found this sign in a barn that belonged to a relative. He told me I could store something in this old barn. When I looked around there were 5 or 6 of these in the rafters holding up short pieces of lumber. He had totally forgotten about them years ago. He had bought them when he bought some shelving from an auto parts place that was going out of business back in the 70's. I bugged him and bugged him and bugged him and one day I stopped by his house and he had gotten them all down and had them at his house. He told me to pick out the best one and he also gave me one with a rusted hole in it that I hang outdoors.





MB
Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92388
Sat Feb 03 2007 06:12 PM
Sat Feb 03 2007 06:12 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,163
citrus heights ca.95610
hawkike Offline
Veteran Member
hawkike  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,163
citrus heights ca.95610


I had my eye on this sign for years before finding out who owned it.It was on the side of an old rice mill in N.Ca.When i contacted the owner he said -"if you can get it down you may have it"! I and my 16 ft.ladder headed north at a high rate of speed! NH3--Anhydrous Ammonia


Frank Jordan
Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92389
Sat Feb 03 2007 06:13 PM
Sat Feb 03 2007 06:13 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,375
Locust, NC
57-Chevy Offline
Veteran Member
57-Chevy  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,375
Locust, NC
I found this one Literally Buried, only about 8 feet of the bottom of the pole sticking out of a hillside. Started disassembly and cleaning it today.





Mike


KJV Psalms 16:11

Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92390
Sat Feb 03 2007 08:51 PM
Sat Feb 03 2007 08:51 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,656
Santa Ynez, CA, USA
T
the poor mans museum Offline
Veteran Member
the poor mans museum  Offline
Veteran Member
T
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,656
Santa Ynez, CA, USA
This sign was found in a trench by a backhoe operator digging utility trenches near the train station in San Luis Obispo, California. When I did historical research on the business I discovered that it was not far from where it was found. Had concrete splatters and looked like it had been used for a form for some concrete.



After clean up



C Cragg
Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92391
Sun Feb 04 2007 03:40 AM
Sun Feb 04 2007 03:40 AM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 965
Lebanon, Indiana. USA
Gaspedler Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Gaspedler  Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 965
Lebanon, Indiana. USA
Some of you will remember I rescued these from the Bulldozer. They were at a long abandoned Texaco bulk plant.
Chuck

Here is a link to my posting on Old Gas when I found them.
http://www.oldgas.com/shoptalk/ubb/Forum1/HTML/007548.html




Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92392
Sun Feb 04 2007 01:57 PM
Sun Feb 04 2007 01:57 PM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,529
Parker, CO
powerlube Offline
Veteran Member
powerlube  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,529
Parker, CO
This sign was found at the dump in Arvada CO 10 years ago, I wish I had been the one to find it:


------------------
Scott Wright-
http://www.frontrangegas.com/powerine.htm


Scott Wright
Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92393
Sun Feb 04 2007 02:15 PM
Sun Feb 04 2007 02:15 PM
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 12,110
PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member
THE AMERICAN GARAGE  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 12,110
PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
FOUND AT A BARN SALE BACK IN OCTOBER....DIRT CHEAP!

BEFORE:


AFTER A COUPLE HOURS OF PAINT REMOVER AND LACQUER THINNER:


I KNOW IT'S NOT GAS AND OIL, BUT STILL JUST SHOWS TO GO YA WHAT'S STILL OUT THERE!

~DOC


DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92394
Mon Feb 05 2007 06:00 AM
Mon Feb 05 2007 06:00 AM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,394
Riley, MI, USA
T-way Online content
Veteran Member
T-way  Online Content
Veteran Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,394
Riley, MI, USA
Guys:

Some of you have seen this one before - but for those of you that are new, here's my Polarine sign.

This procelain sign had been made into a work table. It was part of the 'property' when I bought my old farmhouse.

I didn't know the table was a gas/oil sign, I just used it in my shop.

Well one day I'm rolling out from under one of my cars and happen to look at the bottom of my work table. I saw the word 'oil' and immediately dropped what I was doing and took the top off of the table. A bit of cleaning and a fairly nice sign emerged.

Of course, then I had to do a pump to match - and a lubester - and a transfer can - and start collecting oil bottles and a rack. LOL



Later . . .

Jim

Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92395
Mon Feb 05 2007 06:09 AM
Mon Feb 05 2007 06:09 AM
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 12,110
PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member
THE AMERICAN GARAGE  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 12,110
PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
"CYCLOPS!"


~DOC


DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92396
Mon Feb 05 2007 07:32 AM
Mon Feb 05 2007 07:32 AM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,529
Parker, CO
powerlube Offline
Veteran Member
powerlube  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,529
Parker, CO
These signs were used as flooring in a root cellar. That is one EXPENSIVE floor:


------------------
Scott Wright-
http://www.frontrangegas.com/powerine.htm


Scott Wright
Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92397
Mon Feb 05 2007 07:04 PM
Mon Feb 05 2007 07:04 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,782
new york
K
kmann Offline
Veteran Member
kmann  Offline
Veteran Member
K
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,782
new york
heres one that maybe should have been left buried in the leaves and crapola in the former owners backyard ... sorry... first sign i ever got....


Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92398
Tue Feb 06 2007 05:30 AM
Tue Feb 06 2007 05:30 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,230
Interlaken, NY
5
59fairlane Offline OP
Veteran Member
59fairlane  Offline OP
Veteran Member
5
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,230
Interlaken, NY
Wow, some great finds.

Doc, that was a score for sure. Love those Powerlube signs. Can't believe they were used as a floor. Great Polarine Sign!!

Kmann, nothing wrong with that sign. Would look nice on a barn or shed.

So this is all we have found?!?!!

Come on I know there is more great stories and finds out there. 5000+ members.


Always looking for Ithaca Gun and Lucky Sam soda items!!!


Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92399
Tue Feb 06 2007 02:24 PM
Tue Feb 06 2007 02:24 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 731
Elkridge, MD, US
gmstuff Offline
Petro Enthusiast
gmstuff  Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 731
Elkridge, MD, US
These two came out of a local junkyard. The chevy is 100% original except for the neon. The GMC was just the sign, no can no neon.





This one was found by our friend Don in a barn.


This one was rescued from a barn too.

Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92400
Tue Feb 06 2007 02:25 PM
Tue Feb 06 2007 02:25 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 731
Elkridge, MD, US
gmstuff Offline
Petro Enthusiast
gmstuff  Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 731
Elkridge, MD, US
Sorry heres the right pic of the GMC sign.


Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92401
Tue Feb 06 2007 08:08 PM
Tue Feb 06 2007 08:08 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,178
Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
JimT Offline
Veteran Member
JimT  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,178
Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
I think I just had a coronary.........

Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92402
Wed Feb 07 2007 08:06 PM
Wed Feb 07 2007 08:06 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,230
Interlaken, NY
5
59fairlane Offline OP
Veteran Member
59fairlane  Offline OP
Veteran Member
5
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,230
Interlaken, NY
Here's one from my buddy mr-f100-89.

He found it while hunting about 20 years ago. I am sure some of you will know were you might have read this before. Believe it or not there are still a few around this area............



Always looking for Ithaca Gun and Lucky Sam soda items!!!


Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92403
Wed Feb 07 2007 08:11 PM
Wed Feb 07 2007 08:11 PM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,230
Interlaken, NY
5
59fairlane Offline OP
Veteran Member
59fairlane  Offline OP
Veteran Member
5
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 1,230
Interlaken, NY
Wow guys keep em' coming. That Chevrolet neon was found in a junkyard!?!?! WOW. Beautys, all of them.

Here's another more humble one. I rescued this one from the floor of this old guys barn. It was partially covered in dirt. You just can't leave this stuff lying in the dirt....no matter how damaged.



Always looking for Ithaca Gun and Lucky Sam soda items!!!


Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92404
Sat Feb 10 2007 05:14 AM
Sat Feb 10 2007 05:14 AM
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 965
Lebanon, Indiana. USA
Gaspedler Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Gaspedler  Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Feb 2001
Posts: 965
Lebanon, Indiana. USA
"LIGHTS OUT BEFORE ENTERING".

That brings back a lot of memories. We still have a couple of those around here also.

Wonder how many of our younger members know where that is from?

Here is a clue, it is where they hold submarine races......lol.
Chuck

Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92405
Sat Feb 10 2007 05:32 AM
Sat Feb 10 2007 05:32 AM
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 2,018
Sherrill NY
nochevys Offline
Veteran Member
nochevys  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 2,018
Sherrill NY
Ya gotta love the drive in?


Got Socony???

Tom
Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92406
Sat Feb 10 2007 10:39 AM
Sat Feb 10 2007 10:39 AM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,753
Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
st.rod Offline
Veteran Member
st.rod  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,753
Edgewater, Colorful Colorado
Submarine races were when you were parked by the lake.

LARRY


In memory of DB 9/12/49 - 8/28/14
Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92407
Sat Feb 10 2007 12:16 PM
Sat Feb 10 2007 12:16 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 398
Clinton, Illinois, U S A
C
cmeon66 Offline
Petro Enthusiast
cmeon66  Offline
Petro Enthusiast
C
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 398
Clinton, Illinois, U S A
I am never sure that what I try to do will work, but here goes. about ten years ago a friend of mine that knew I collected petro. called and said he had something for me, if I was intrested.This is a TRUE, story.He was installing a new septic tank in Weldon Ill. and when the contractor dug down to the lid, he discovered it was covered by not one, but two, Shell porcelain signs, sandwiched together. I could buy them if I would get a temporary lid to cover the hole while they worked on it.I did think quickly enough to get a polaroid camera to take a picture before I removed the signs. this is a pic. of them in the ground, and after I did a rough clean up.Which by the way is not not for someone with a weak stomach. The signs were mfg. by Artcraft, dated 11-37. There were condition problems, but the story, is almost as good as the find. I kept the sign for about 5 years, and eventually traded it to an avid Shell collector, Greg Harris, for a really nice Cities Service sign which I wanted. This is about as rough and dirty as it gets. thanks Norm Huff.


Norm Huff
Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92408
Mon Feb 12 2007 04:31 PM
Mon Feb 12 2007 04:31 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,023
NW PA
Tokheim Offline
Veteran Member
Tokheim  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,023
NW PA
Great topic, SUPER SIGNS SAVED!

This was my second sign, I was just getting into gas/oil habit and was telling a friend about the stuff, turns out he had found this in the middle of the woods while surveying. He had taken it home and put it under his work bench in case he ever needed a chuck of steel that size. It had been there a couple years and he was happy to give it to me to get it out of his way.



HAGD

Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92409
Mon Feb 12 2007 07:01 PM
Mon Feb 12 2007 07:01 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 716
Nebraska
D
danceswithpumps Offline
Petro Enthusiast
danceswithpumps  Offline
Petro Enthusiast
D
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 716
Nebraska
We used to call them the "Passion Pit"!
The VCR and daylight savings time kind of did a number on them.
My wife's mother never liked it when we went there.LOL
Rod van Pelt

------------------

Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92410
Mon Feb 12 2007 09:15 PM
Mon Feb 12 2007 09:15 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 9,346
Oneida IL USA
G
gasoildude Offline
Veteran Member
gasoildude  Offline
Veteran Member
G
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 9,346
Oneida IL USA
Here are my finds.

The Imperial sign was found in a junk yard in Missouri. It is a little over 7 foot tall.


These Brake Service & Tires signs are from Goodyear. I have the sign that says Goodyear but some of it is cut off & it is covered in paint.



This 6ft Texaco was found on a farm covering a well. The other side is gone with no porcelain left.



This 30in Champlin was found on a farm in southern IL.



Not petro but this Janitrol Heating lexan sign was found in a dumpster by a co-worker of mine. It is cool anyway.



Wanted Owens Motor Oil & Mobiloil Gargoyle.
Brad Ralston & my website is
www.petrobarn.com
Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92411
Sun Mar 04 2007 04:41 PM
Sun Mar 04 2007 04:41 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,160
Seattle WA
djhubba Offline
Veteran Member
djhubba  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,160
Seattle WA
Heres a couple from our friend Tom Stover. The Carboard 1930 sign was saved from heading to the trash can when the General Petroleum Museum was being dismantled..the Minute man "Taco" was bought at freds for 5 bucks ..LOL..He now has two of these rare signs..who can say that..LOL



------------------
Hubba: GAS GEEK , OIL FREAK and humble moderator


Hubba: GAS GEEK , OIL FREAK of Seattle WA
Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92412
Mon Mar 05 2007 07:36 PM
Mon Mar 05 2007 07:36 PM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 358
Renton,WA. USA
F
Flyingaman Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Flyingaman  Offline
Petro Enthusiast
F
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 358
Renton,WA. USA
Hubba.....you didn't mention how proud Tom was of that sign too. I can't believe he still has it. LOL


Craig


Craig
Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92413
Mon Mar 05 2007 10:09 PM
Mon Mar 05 2007 10:09 PM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,970
Left Coast
T
Tom Stover Offline
Veteran Member
Tom Stover  Offline
Veteran Member
T
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,970
Left Coast
Craig, it came in handy last week as a snow plow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See you two Thursday!!!

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Oldgas, Ryan Underthun, Watchdog8 

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: 0.034s Queries: 13 (0.007s) Memory: 1.9944 MB (Peak: 2.2369 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-09-23 18:59:28 UTC