Porcelain Pump Plate?

Posted by: Dick Bennett

Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 06:46 PM

In YOUR Opinion, what are the Rarest Plate[s] used on pumps?
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 06:51 PM

.. cool
Posted by: hancock-oil

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 06:54 PM

I'll second that!!!!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 06:55 PM

Wow! Now that is cool!!
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 07:02 PM

So THAT'S why Ron is looking for this plate!! I've never seen one before.
Posted by: Chevrolet SS

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 07:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
In YOUR Opinion, what are the Rarest Plate[s] used on pumps?
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 07:09 PM

I only know of a couple of these that exist! This one was found by a friend of mine, and it was sticking up out of the dirt in an old farm yard!
Posted by: Tankar

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 07:20 PM

Well I may be biased but I have a nice Fyre Drop and 2 Tankar Pump Plates which are extremily Rare.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 07:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Tankar
Well I may be biased but I have a nice Fyre Drop and 2 Tankar Pump Plates which are extremily Rare.


John, would you please post some pictures.. cool
Posted by: hotcidr

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 07:41 PM

These are mine and get my vote
Posted by: hancock-oil

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 07:49 PM

I like this one!
Posted by: Oilcanman87

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 07:50 PM

That giant is cool
Posted by: Tankar

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 08:15 PM

Here's mine.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 08:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Tankar
Here's mine.


Thanks John.. cool
never seen the Tankar plates before
this is turning out to be a good post.
Posted by: Tankar

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 08:23 PM

I have talked to many Minnesota collectors that have been in it for 40 years and have never seen these. It's a Minneapolis area company.
Posted by: hawkike

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 08:32 PM

Try these!
Posted by: Dave Richey

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Mon Nov 25 2013 10:26 PM

Rare enough.
Posted by: wfort39663

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Tue Nov 26 2013 01:57 PM

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Posted by: grabber

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Tue Nov 26 2013 03:24 PM

Lovin' this thread!!!
Posted by: bustermonty

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Tue Nov 26 2013 04:05 PM

With all the discussion in the other thread I had to put this one out for view.
Posted by: 60wayne

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Tue Nov 26 2013 08:33 PM

Not near as rare as some shown and not porcelain but still my favorites.
Posted by: Tankar

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Tue Nov 26 2013 08:36 PM

That Fire Chief you don't see that often, They were used on the east coast I believe. Great pump plates everyone.
Posted by: 60wayne

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Tue Nov 26 2013 08:39 PM

Not even sure this is a pump plate might be truck door sign. But I was happy to get this little painted sign.
Posted by: junior25

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 08:08 AM

Great thread! Awesome to see items that I may never see in my lifetime. Thanks guys.
Posted by: gasmelincelr

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 08:37 AM

17"
Posted by: gasmelincelr

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 08:49 AM

Am I the only one cringing at the sight of the thumbtacks holding up the Golden West plate? I would be worried about if falling and getting a chip.
Posted by: 60wayne

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 09:54 AM

At least there are four.
Posted by: grabber

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 11:35 AM

Greg likes living on the edge wink Here's an oddball...Company info unknown...
Posted by: Maps for the memories

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 01:10 PM

The bottom part looks like the J&L signs from northern Illinois/southern Wisconsin, from the late 60s and early 70s.
Posted by: fast66

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 01:57 PM

May not be the rarest of pump plates, but a couple you don't see that often on your side of the big pond.
The Koppartrans is fairly rare over here in Sweden, the Caltex not that rare (but good looking).
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Claes
Posted by: Dave Richey

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 03:47 PM

A small Mississippi co.
Posted by: bustermonty

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 04:19 PM

Haven't had one fall off the wall yet. Here's another. Embossed painted metal now residing in sunny CA.
Posted by: grabber

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 05:11 PM

Thanks for sharing the pictures everyone - Dont know if this is a pump sign or not...found the picture on the net a while back. I believe it is Gulf and European. Would love to find one to hang near Speedy. Maybe some of you Gulf collectors will know?
Posted by: Tankar

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 05:18 PM

Not to get off topic but this is what I use to hang signs even larger ones. 1 3/4" long get them from staples. Some signs they even blend in and you don't see them as well.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 05:23 PM

a couple for the Montana collectors.. cool
Posted by: Tankar

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 05:41 PM

Killer plates Randy.
Posted by: blacktee

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 06:11 PM

Originally Posted By: bustermonty
Haven't had one fall off the wall yet. Here's another. Embossed painted metal now residing in sunny CA.

I use to use push pins on all my light weight, small signs, never a problem. Beats mudding and sanding the hell out of your walls. LOL
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 10:30 PM

A couple more Montana plates and a couple California as well...
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 10:35 PM

those California plates are dandy's,
truck door & a pump plate?.. cool
Posted by: 66phillips

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 10:40 PM

Here's a few that haven't been listed.
Posted by: 66phillips

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 10:46 PM

More
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 10:56 PM

is the "premium powered" regular "Sunset"?.. cool
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 11:05 PM

is the premium powered double sided butch?
wondering why only 2 mounting holes?
Posted by: JUNK KING

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Wed Nov 27 2013 11:05 PM

Some great stuff. I never seem to find any plates on my picks.
Posted by: 66phillips

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 07:38 AM

I figure the premium powered is Sunset? Single sided. Don't know why only two holes. Everyone has posted some great signs. Some I haven't seen. Happy Thanksgiving.........
Posted by: Terry Flannery

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 08:56 AM

Great post of some rare signs. I have seen a few people in the past put Cities Service pump plates on here. There is some doubt in my mind that they did have pump plates. Anyone here that can post a definite pump plate from Cities Service.Also could these pump plates have possibily been truck door signs, lubester signs. I have never found any of these in over 30 yrs.Tnx
Posted by: keithia

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 10:14 AM

Here is one I have. Not fancy by any means. Midway was out of Illinois.
Posted by: Tankar

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 10:23 AM

I think Cities Service used decals. Kevin would know.
Posted by: Smoketree

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 10:33 AM

Interesting to see a spelling error on a painted sign. I guess Midway couldn't afford a proofreader.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 10:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Smoketree
Interesting to see a spelling error on a painted sign. I guess Midway couldn't afford a proofreader.


sign is porcelain, what is mis-spelled?.. cool
Posted by: keithia

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 10:49 AM

Midway sign is porcelain. Interesting error.
Posted by: Smoketree

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 11:03 AM

That's even more interesting in a porcelain sign. (There should be no apostrophe in "it's.")
Posted by: VEEDOL_AL1

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 11:06 AM

this has been a awesome tread!!!!love seeing the different plates!!!
Alan
Posted by: Dave Richey

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 11:11 AM

Misuse of the apostrophe is still rampant in the sign/advertising business today-just start looking around. It only mirrors the culture though; many people just can't resist throwing one after a plural.
Posted by: JW32

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 12:40 PM

WOW,some great signs, Butch & Randy's signs killer... as always they have the best of the best.
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 01:07 PM

Cities Service used porcelain pump plates in both the round and clover shapes (10 inch).The photo with the clock shows the 2 different configurations of pump plates!
They also had porcelain lubester plates that were slightly over 9 inches and had a different mounting configuration.I've only ever found round lubester plates, and these smaller paddle types!
The last 2 pictures are of the lubester plates. Notice the different mounting holes on the round plate!
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 01:10 PM

The truck door plates came in both the round and clover versions and were 16 inches in size. Here are 2 examples of those!
Posted by: Carolinatraveler

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 01:14 PM

Premium Powered Regular plate is from Chicago based Perfect Power.
Posted by: Terry Flannery

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 01:36 PM

Nice signs Kevin. Never found one in my part of the world.Anyone have pic's of Cities Service trucks with door signs? When I restored my 41 IH gas truck the only pics I could find on the net of old trucks were decals or painted on. I had heard of older lubesters with signs but never found any.
Posted by: Carolinatraveler

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 01:48 PM

One of my rarest pump plates. This one is tin lithographed, from the middle 1950s

Wayne Henderson
Posted by: texaspelican

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 06:39 PM

a pair of Billups
Posted by: texaspelican

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Thu Nov 28 2013 07:03 PM

three curved Louisiana Amigos
Posted by: theChandlers

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Fri Nov 29 2013 08:10 AM

Here are a few.


Life diesel is not porcelain



Posted by: KZ1000

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Fri Nov 29 2013 08:49 AM

I was waiting for you to jump in Lenny,
Several years ago I sold Bobby P. a 10-12" "Titusville Petro" porcelain sign, I have never seen another, are there any out there. I'm remembering it was a white background, green lettering. and maybe an oil derrick on it?
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Fri Nov 29 2013 09:16 AM

Awesome signs gang!!!
Posted by: grabber

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Fri Nov 29 2013 09:20 AM

KZ - Dan has a Titusville PPP in their sale this weekend (dont remember if it has graphics or not)...Great looking signs everyone. Hey Paddy...have you ever seen the Billups with "Your Friend" verbage? There's one in Scott and Wayne's Gas pump Resto guide however I have never seen one in person or one for sale...is that the toughest Billups plate in your opinion?
Posted by: HI-OCTANE

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Sat Nov 30 2013 09:40 PM

Probably not the rarest but one of my better pump plates

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Posted by: HI-OCTANE

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Sat Nov 30 2013 09:45 PM

And here is my other one that's kind of hard to find

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Posted by: 60wayne

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? - Tue Dec 10 2013 07:23 PM

Tin painted pump plate. Allen Morrison sign co. Lynchburg Va. dated 12-63