1950’s Neon Mobil Pegasus: A Very Rare & Highly Collector Coveted Sign – VS7803
This Is An Original Vintage (Working) 9 Foot Wide Lighted Roadside Sign That Was Manufactured In 1951 & Displayed At Mobil Gas Stations
The Mobil Pegasus Is An Icon Of The American Open Road And Is A Must Have Sign For Any Serious Petroliana Collector
1950's Neon Mobil Pegasus: A Very Rare & Highly Collector Coveted Sign
This is a rare, original, vintage 1950's neon Mobil Pegasus sign for Standard Oil Socony-Vacuum Oil company from 1951 that is currently for sale from ArtFactory.com. This vintage sign is a die cut flying horse Mobil sign with new neon lighting and all solid state transformers. The left facing Mobil Pegasus gas sign is red with white details. This extra large sign is 9 feet wide, and 5 and a half feet tall with on off neon toggle switch. This is authentic roadside advertising that was used at Mobil Gas Stations from the 1950's forward. This vintage 1950's neon Mobil Pegasus sign is in excellent condition as pictured, and is an American iconic artifact from the open road. Like all of our authentic petroliana signs, it is sold in original condition because we feel that these old signs should never be restored entirely and should show their age because it is part of the story and history behind the sign.
1950's Neon Mobil Pegasus Additional Details
Take a trip back to a simpler time when soda shops, jukeboxes, black and white televisions, and Elvis were all the rage. This vintage 1950's neon Mobil Pegasus sign is in original, unrestored condition as we believe all Americana and petroliana should be kept when possible. It the perfect display piece for your man cave or automotive business. Never settle for low quality reproductions when you can have the genuine article. Authentic, original vintage porcelain signs and petroliana have investment value that reproductions never will. All of our collectible signs, restored vending machines, and museum quality vintage visible gas pumps are real, authentic Americana with future appreciable value.
Additionally, all of our gas pump and vending machine restorations are done to museum quality specifications, and are fine art quality certified by award winning artist H.J. Nick. Our restorations are the finest quality available anywhere because nobody has been doing it longer, or takes the attention to detail that we do at ArtFactory.com. We have one of the largest selections of collectible vintage Americana available anywhere, and over a century of experience in the antiques restoration business. Don't settle for reproductions, call us today at 1-800-292-0008 for pricing on this rare vintage 1950's neon Mobil Pegasus sign, or any of our other museum quality collectible Americana.
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1950's Neon Mobile Pegasus Specifications
- Type: Single Sided Metal Neon Sign
- Style: Die Cut Pegasus
- Company: Socony-Vacuum Oil Company
- Product: Mobil Gasoline
- Date Of Manufacture: 1951
- Place Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: Red/White
- Dimensions: 66" Tall x 108" Wide
- Condition: Original, as-is, see photos for details
- Additional Neon Details: All neon and solid state transformers have been replaced
- Neon has separate toggle switch
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Mobil Oil Flying Pegasus Neon Sign History
The Mobil Oil Flying Pegasus neon sign is a classic and iconic piece of advertising history. It features the image of Pegasus, the winged horse from Greek mythology, which has long been the symbol of the Mobil Oil Corporation. The history of the Mobil Oil Flying Pegasus neon sign dates back to the early 1930s when it was first introduced as part of Mobil's branding.
Here is a brief history of the Mobil Oil Flying Pegasus neon sign:
- Introduction: The Mobil Oil Flying Pegasus neon sign was introduced as part of Mobil's marketing and branding efforts. The sign featured a stylized depiction of Pegasus, the winged horse, in flight, often with the word "Mobil" or "Mobiloil" incorporated into the design.
- Iconic Design: The design of the Flying Pegasus sign was eye-catching and easily recognizable. It became a symbol of Mobil Oil and was used on various advertising materials, including signs, gas stations, and promotional items.
- Neon Lights: The sign used neon lights to illuminate the Pegasus image, making it visible day and night. Neon signs were popular in the mid-20th century and added a vibrant and colorful element to advertising.
- Historical Significance: Over the years, the Mobil Oil Flying Pegasus neon sign became a beloved and nostalgic symbol of the American roadside. Many of these signs were installed at Mobil gas stations across the United States, contributing to the company's brand recognition.
- Collectible Item: Due to its historical significance and eye-catching design, the Mobil Oil Flying Pegasus neon sign has become a highly sought-after collectible item among enthusiasts of vintage advertising and Americana.
- Preservation Efforts: As the years passed, some of these neon signs became rare, and efforts were made to preserve and restore them. Some have been donated to museums or private collections.
- Legacy: While the design of the Flying Pegasus sign has evolved over the years, it remains a part of Mobil's heritage and is still associated with the company, even after Mobil merged with Exxon to form ExxonMobil in 1999.
Today, vintage Mobil Oil Flying Pegasus neon signs are considered valuable and iconic pieces of Americana, evoking a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era of advertising and gas station culture. They continue to be cherished by collectors and enthusiasts of classic advertising memorabilia.
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1950’s Neon Mobil Pegasus Info
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