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#300136 - Thu Jan 26 2012 02:23 PM Red Indian auto oil
screamin flea Offline
Active Member

Registered: Thu Jan 26 2012
Loc: ON
I have a Red Indian Auto oil sign. I can find no information about it doing an online search. All that comes up is "Red Indian Motor Oil". It is a vintage sign as far as I can tell. I pulled it out of a barn almost 25 years ago. If anyone has any background information on this I would appriciate it. I have posted these pictures. Thanks in advance

Indian sign side 1.jpg

Indian sign side 2.jpg

Indian sign side 1 2.jpg

Edited by screamin flea (Thu Jan 26 2012 03:50 PM)

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#300140 - Thu Jan 26 2012 02:33 PM Re: Red Indian auto oil [Re: screamin flea]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Can't wait to see the pictures! Is it porcelain?
Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

#300146 - Thu Jan 26 2012 03:02 PM Re: Red Indian auto oil [Re: Dave's Garage]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Quick google search turned up the same,but it speaks about McCoil-Anderson oil co.was formed in 1873 was in business till 1941 when they were replaced by the Texaco name and its Sky Chief products. Was formed in Toronto,Ontario. Makes sense that they would later print a sign that said Auto, as the auto became means of getting around. From the logo I think you are looking at one in the same.
*Wanted Pierce Pennant Petroleum*

#300148 - Thu Jan 26 2012 03:06 PM Re: Red Indian auto oil [Re: Loyd Pierce]
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
I think you have a flange sign. Tuff to tell from pics
see me at Mason Dixon Gas, Spring Carlisle M114-115, and Hershey C4E-35.

#300149 - Thu Jan 26 2012 03:18 PM Re: Red Indian auto oil [Re: screamin flea]
Wes Hague Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 08 2007
Loc: canada
PM sent

#300152 - Thu Jan 26 2012 03:32 PM Re: Red Indian auto oil [Re: Wes Hague]
gulfiend! Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...looks to me like an early tin flange sign, flattened out...and VERY valuable, even with the wear...I've never seen one...

Edited by gulfiend! (Thu Jan 26 2012 03:32 PM)
Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...

#300320 - Fri Jan 27 2012 09:14 AM Re: Red Indian auto oil [Re: gulfiend!]
canadianoilguy Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Oct 09 2008
Loc: alberta
PM Sent
Always looking for Red Indian Tins, McColl Frontenac, McColl Bros., Buffalo (prarie cities oil co), Stellarene and other western canadian tins.


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