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Questions On Standard Oil Sign
#741669 Sat Jan 04 2020 01:51 PM
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The sign is 10' x 1' and I am in the process of cleaning it.

I am curious about the age of the sign.

Also there is some discoloration on the background as shown in picture 4. What causes this and is there any way to fix it?

This my first attempt at posting pictures here so I hope they come out OK

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Printing on lower RH of sign

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Left end of sign

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Right end of sign

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Background discoloration

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tallgrass #741670 Sat Jan 04 2020 02:00 PM
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Have you tried Vinegar to clean some of the spots? I have never tried on Porcelain but seems like it would be ok and not abrasive.

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tallgrass #741672 Sat Jan 04 2020 02:16 PM
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No fixing the discoloration of the blue porcelain. That is caused by being in the sun and weather. Blue is probably the worst color for that and is a common occurrence. Nice original sign!

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[quote=tallgrass] I am curious about the age of the sign. [quote]

by pat. # on the sign it dates it early 30's .. ... cool

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tallgrass #741679 Sat Jan 04 2020 03:35 PM
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Thanks for the replies. A customer of the bank I do farm inspections for dug up several of them in the shelter belt around his farm house. I was lucky enough to get my pick, for what I thought was a reasonable price. I was tough choosing one since they have at least 40 years of crud from being buried and he has not cleaned them up.

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You should be able to get better gloss on this sign by buffing it out like you would paint.


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