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Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? [Re: 66phillips] #494921
Thu Nov 28 2013 07:56 AM
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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

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Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? [Re: Terry Flannery] #494946
Thu Nov 28 2013 09:14 AM
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Here is one I have. Not fancy by any means. Midway was out of Illinois.

midwaypumpplate.JPG

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Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? [Re: keithia] #494948
Thu Nov 28 2013 09:23 AM
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I think Cities Service used decals. Kevin would know.

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? [Re: keithia] #494950
Thu Nov 28 2013 09:33 AM
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Interesting to see a spelling error on a painted sign. I guess Midway couldn't afford a proofreader.

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? [Re: Smoketree] #494956
Thu Nov 28 2013 09:45 AM
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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


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Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? [Re: Smoketree] #494959
Thu Nov 28 2013 09:49 AM
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Midway sign is porcelain. Interesting error.


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Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? [Re: keithia] #494961
Thu Nov 28 2013 10:03 AM
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That's even more interesting in a porcelain sign. (There should be no apostrophe in "it's.")

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? [Re: Smoketree] #494962
Thu Nov 28 2013 10:06 AM
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this has been a awesome tread!!!!love seeing the different plates!!!
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Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? [Re: VEEDOL_AL1] #494966
Thu Nov 28 2013 10:11 AM
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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.


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Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? [Re: Dave Richey] #494996
Thu Nov 28 2013 11:40 AM
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WOW,some great signs, Butch & Randy's signs killer... as always they have the best of the best.

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? [Re: JW32] #494999
Thu Nov 28 2013 12:07 PM
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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!

Cities Service COTM 071.JPGCities Service COTM 008.JPGCities Service COTM 019.JPG

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Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? [Re: K W FRITH] #495000
Thu Nov 28 2013 12:10 PM
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The truck door plates came in both the round and clover versions and were 16 inches in size. Here are 2 examples of those!

Cities Service signs 004.JPGCities Service COTM 064.JPG

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Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? [Re: advertologist] #495001
Thu Nov 28 2013 12:14 PM
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Premium Powered Regular plate is from Chicago based Perfect Power.


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Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? [Re: Carolinatraveler] #495009
Thu Nov 28 2013 12:36 PM
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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.

Re: Porcelain Pump Plate? [Re: Terry Flannery] #495013
Thu Nov 28 2013 12:48 PM
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One of my rarest pump plates. This one is tin lithographed, from the middle 1950s

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