I uploaded pics to photobucket just now. Included close ups of several scratches. Still has glass and trim out, from me moving it earlier. if you click on one of the links below the main pics of pump it will take you to my photobucket page....then click on my name, and go into "gas stuff" album. Thanks John
You may not have found 100 but from the photo it looks like there are three or more. An original square one would have had three mounting holes on each flange but they would be spaced quite far apart, one in the centre and two holes close to the top and bottom ends. Another India fake??
Thanks for pointing out the origin of the matches SandPCollector. Conoco began with "downstream" operations (gas stations, refineries) in Europe in the early 1960's but I don't believe they ever used the Conoco logo in Europe. They use Jet in the UK and Germany and Austria, and they used SECA in Belgium. They originally purchased a chain called SOPI in Germany and their original logo in Sweden was ARA Bolagen, while they converted to Jet in the Nordic countries. I know this because I worked in the European downstream division in the early 1980's and I later worked in Europe for four years as well. Thus, I suspect the logo isn't an international Conoco logo but it could indeed be from a totally different company.
Now Jack Sim will tell you not to assume because it's military that it's always WW2.....don't forget the Korea era. I would say the date right there on the can is correct, 7/53....... If in my collection, I would say it's a Sinclair can as they produced the product and filled the can. Mobil did the same, as did Standard, probably others, all in the same standard issue green and white color scheme. Darin
Reposting here to see if I can get any more traction. My Bro in law came across this sign near him and offered to get it for me but was unsure about its authenticity - most I've seen have a black band around the border but I'm by no means an expert. I think it's about 24" or so around but hard to tell from the picture. It's about the height of a single "pane" of a garage door as you can see in the pic. It's in the absolute middle of nowhere so unless the current owner got ripped off it has me thinking it's real. Not too far from Canada either.