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GM General Motors Sign
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This is a great GM sign. Based on the typography I would date this sign to the 1930s/40s. $400 + shipping. Measures 29" x 3 1/4". Thanks!

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Re: GM General Motors Sign
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Alec #775021 Fri Feb 11 2022 05:39 PM
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Nice sign. What were these on? They were attached to something. Someone told me once and I can’t remember.

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Alec #775023 Fri Feb 11 2022 07:09 PM
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could have been on a radiator shell on a power plant generator etc

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I can't remember either, guys. But, could it have been used in the locomotive division GM owed from 1930 until the 2000's sometime? Looking online, I see it was named GM's Electro-Motive Division. As Bill jr noted above, I think they made diesel power plants, in addition to the locomotives. Again, just throwing that out for consideration. John

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Locomotives were branded EMD for US produced Locos and Canada produced it was GMD.

EMD = ElectroMotive Division
GMD = General Motors Diesel

I’ve seen similar signs on stationary generators powered by the 567 diesel. That was the standard Locomotive prime mover for decades. It is a 2 cycle diesel with each cylinder displacing 567 cid. Usually in V8 or V12, mostly non turbo.

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It’s definitely off of a generator.


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