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Conoco Neon Triangle Sign: Rare Vintage Collectible Petroliana – NS4902

This Continental Oil Company Sign Features The Iconic “Red Triangle Logo”, And Is A Must Have Item For Any Aficionado;At We Have The Largest Collection Or Original, Investment Quality Collectible Petroliana For Sale Anywhere In The World, And Specialize In The Rare Memorabilia That The Serious Collectors Are After

Features A 101 Point Neon And Electrical Restoration, Including All New Electrical Components, Wiring, Mounts, All Solid State Transformers, And Neon Tubes Hand Blown And Bent By Our Master Glass Blowers, And Certified As Museum And Investment Quality, World Class Fine Art With Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick’s Brass Tag Signature Plaque


Conoco Neon Triangle Sign: Rare Vintage Collectible Petroliana

This original vintage Conoco neon triangle sign is just one of hundreds of collectible automobilia and petroliana collectibles currently for sale from This extra large, single sided, die cut triangular, porcelain enamel sign that measures 46 inches at its widest point by 40 inches at its tallest point, and is on a 6 inch deep, heavy metal housing can (Total Weight: 55 Pounds). It is an original gas station, roadside advertisement from the 1940's, and is an iconic petroliana signs from its era. This vintage Conoco neon triangle sign has a red background with a green border around both the inner and outer borders of the triangle. It reads "CONOCO" in white lettering across a rectangular shaped strip in the center of the sign. The neon lights up in green around the border triangle borders, and also in white around the the lettering of the word "CONOCO" and with red neon around the border of the strip around the lettering.  To top it all off, this Conoco neon triangle sign features a separate on/off toggle pull cord, as pictured, so the sign can easily be turned on and off without unplugging.

Like all of our collectible signs, this vintage Conoco neon triangle sign is sold in original, unrestored condition (as pictured). This sign is in Good/Very Good (G/VG) condition overall, which isn't bad for an item that is now over 80-years-old. There is significant damage to the top part of the sign, as pictured, but other than these areas, the sign is mostly clean,. It DOES appear that this sign was displayed outdoors, as the damage at the top is consistent with the type of damage you would see if the sign was struck by a wind blown object (extremely common for outdoor signs). We do not believe in restoring damage such as dings, dents, scratches, or damage to porcelain enamel. Restoring damage to vintage porcelain signs is frowned upon in the collector community because there is simply no way to repair this type of damage that is consistent with the standards of a museum quality restoration.

Conoco Neon Triangle Sign Specifications

  • Type: Single Sided Genuine Vintage Porcelain Neon Service Station Advertisement
  • Shape: Large Triangular Porcelain Sign With Conoco Strip The Extends Beyond Side Edges Of The Sign
  • Company: Conoco
  • Product: Gasolines
  • Era: 1940's
  • Place Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
  • Color: Red/Green/White
  • Neon Color: Green (Border Of Sign Inner And Outer)/Red (Border Of Lettering Strip)/White (Conoco Lettering)
  • Dimensions: 46 Inches Inches Widest Point (Including Lettering Strip) By 40 Inches At Tallest Point By Width (6 Inches Deep Including Heavy Metal Electrical Housing Can)
  • Condition: Original Genuine Porcelain Sign Not Restored Or Doctored (Unrestored, As-Pictured, See Photos For Details)
  • Neon Details: All Neon And Solid State Transformers, Wiring, Mounts, Switches, And Wires Have Been Replaced
  • Comes With H.J. Nick Exclusive “Fast Hanger Bar” Allowing A Simple And Easy Way To Hang Straight And True Every Time.
  • Neon Has Separate Toggle Pull Chord As Pictured So That The Sign Can Easily Be Switched On And Off Without Unplugging. 
  • Certification: Brass Tag Signed By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick

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Most often attempts at porcelain restoration leaves the item looking worse than its original condition. Furthermore, it is our belief that every ding, dent, and blemish is part of that item's unique history, and helps to tell its story. The only exception to this is when dealing with neon and electrical components.

That is why this vintage Conoco neon triangle sign has received a 101 point, world class fine art and museum quality, neon and electrical restoration. This means that all electrical components have been replaced, including any wiring, mounts, switches, and ALL SOLID STATE TRANSFORMERS. The neon tubes are hand blown and hand bent by our in-house master glass blowers using historically correct techniques. This restoration is completed according to the specifications, and under the supervision of, award winning artist H.J. Nick. An item does not receive his brass tag signature certification until it has been found to meet all world class fine art qualifications. This certification means each item bearing his signature is backed by over 100 years of manufacturing world class fine art handmade furnishings, and restoring America's finest collectibles to original, museum quality condition. Also, any electrical parts including wiring and solid state transformers and flashers have been replaced.

Continental Oil Company Red Triangle Logo History

Conoco, short for Continental Oil Company, has a rich history that dates back to the early 20th century. The Conoco Triangle logo, also known as the "Red Triangle," has been a distinctive and enduring symbol associated with Conoco throughout its history. Here's an in-depth look at the history and significance of the Conoco Triangle logo:

  1. Introduction and Early Adoption:
    • The Conoco Triangle logo was introduced in 1929. It featured a simple yet striking design: a red equilateral triangle with the word "CONOCO" inscribed inside it.
    • This logo quickly became synonymous with Conoco's service stations and products, marking their presence across the United States.
  2. Symbolism and Design:
    • The choice of a red triangle was deliberate. Red is a color often associated with energy, dynamism, and action, which suited Conoco's branding as a petroleum company.
    • The triangle itself symbolized stability, strength, and progress, qualities that Conoco sought to convey to consumers.
  3. Recognition and Branding:
    • Over the decades, the Conoco Triangle logo became highly recognizable among motorists and consumers. It adorned service stations, signage, product packaging, and marketing materials.
    • The logo's simplicity and bold color made it easy to identify from a distance, contributing to its effectiveness in branding.
  4. Evolution and Adaptation:
    • While the basic design of the Conoco Triangle logo remained consistent, there were minor adaptations over time to modernize its appearance and maintain relevance.
    • In the 1960s and 1970s, slight variations in typography and styling were introduced to keep up with design trends, but the core elements of the red triangle with "CONOCO" remained unchanged.
  5. Cultural Impact:
    • The Conoco Triangle logo became a part of American cultural and visual history, especially during the heyday of road travel and the expansion of the highway system.
    • It symbolized not just a brand but also a reliable stop for fuel and services along the nation's roads, contributing to the overall experience of travel.
  6. Legacy and Transition:
    • After Conoco's merger with Phillips Petroleum in 2002 to form ConocoPhillips, the Conoco brand continued to be phased out from retail operations.
    • Many Conoco-branded stations were rebranded as Phillips 66, reflecting the company's shift in focus while retaining the legacy of Conoco through its historical logos and imagery.
  7. Continued Recognition:
    • Despite the evolution of branding and corporate structures, the Conoco Triangle logo remains a nostalgic symbol for those who remember its distinctive red triangle and its association with service stations and gasoline products.

In summary, the Conoco Triangle logo is not just a visual symbol but a piece of Americana that reflects the evolution of a company and its enduring presence in the energy sector. Its design elements were carefully chosen to convey strength, reliability, and energy, making it a timeless icon in the history of corporate branding.

Conoco Neon Triangle Sign Info

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