Independent Oil Neon Sign: Vintage “The Emblem Of Dependability” – NS6172
This Original Genuine Porcelain Enamel Sign Measures 29 Inches In Diameter And Features Fully Rebuilt Neon And Electrical Components, With ALL SOLID STATE TRANSFORMERS
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Independent Oil Neon Sign: Vintage "The Emblem Of Dependability"
This original Independent Oil neon sign is just one of hundreds of collectible automobilia and petroliana collectibles currently for sale from ArtFactory.com. This large, single sided, porcelain enamel sign measures 29 inches in diameter, and is on a 6 inch deep metal can. The round sign features a red thunderbird logo in the middle and reads "Independent Oil, The Emblem Of Dependability, From Coast To Coast". This is a 3 color sign that features a white and blue background and lettering, with the red thunderbird in the middle. The thunderbird lights up in red neon, and the wording lights up white. It is an authentic advertisement that was originally displayed at service stations in the early twentieth century, and was made in the U.S.A. Like all of our collectible signs, it is sold in original, unrestored condition as pictured. We do not believe in restoring old signs because it is our belief that every ding, dent, and blemish is part of the story and history of the item. However, all electrical elements and neon have been fully rebuilt by our experts with solid state transformers, and an on/off pull chord as pictured.
Independent Oil Neon Sign Additional Details
This vintage round independent oil neon sign, and all of our signs are guaranteed to be authentic, backed by over a century of experience in the antiques and collectibles marketplace. This sign is original memorabilia from one of America's most iconic brands. We are a one stop shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We can can outfit an entire gas station or automotive themed room for you, or help you find that one special item that has been missing from your collection. In addition to signs, we have vintage visible gas pumps, oil pumps, lubesters, and more, that we have fully restored to working, museum quality condition. Our petroliana restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.
This rare vintage independent oil neon sign is the perfect conversation piece that will wow your friends and clients alike. Like all of our vintage collectible signs, it is guaranteed authentic, investment quality memorabilia. We specialize in those hard to find signs that serious collectors are looking for. All antique collectables offered are genuine memorabilia and appreciable assets, not fake reproductions. All items are fine collectable art at the highest world class collector level. This is one of those centerpiece type items, that really have that "WOW Factor" to impress your friends and clients. Contact us today for pricing on this genuine porcelain enamel, vintage independent oil neon sign or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.
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Vintage Independent Oil Neon Sign Specifications
- Type: Vintage Genuine Porcelain Enamel Sign With Fully Rebuilt Neon And Wiring As Well As Metal Housing Can
- Sides: Single Sided
- Shape: Round
- Company: Independent Oil
- Product: Oil
- Era: Early Twentieth Century
- Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: White/Blue/Red
- Neon Color: White (Lettering)/Red (Thunderbird Logo)
- Dimensions: 29 Inch Diameter (6 Inch Deep Metal Can)
- Condition: Original Porcelain Enamel Sign Not Restored Or Doctored (As-Is, See Photos For Details)
- Neon Details: All Neon And Solid State Transformers, Wiring, Mounts, Switches, And Wires Have Been Replaced.
- Housing Can Has Been Rebuilt In Heavy Gauge Steel And Finished For Indoor Or Outdoor Use.
- Neon Has Separate Toggle Pull Chord As Pictured So That The Sign Can Easily Be Switched On And Off With Out Unplugging.
- Comes with H.J. Nick exclusive “Fast Hanger Bar” Allowing a simple and easy way to hang straight and true every time.
Independent Oil Red Thunderbird Logo History
The Independent Oil trade name was registered in Chicago in the early 1920's, and small oil companies could register with the organization to be able to include the red thunderbird logo on their signage. These signs are extremely rare due to the fact that they were only used by small, and often times short lived oil companies. The Red Hat logo was also registered by the organization in 1925, as a parody to Standard Oil's Red Crown logo. Standard Oil sued and the red thunderbird logo was used in a number of states where the Red Hat logo could no longer be used after rights were lost because of the lawsuit. The last regular user of the logo was Quincy Oil, a member company who used the red thunderbird up until the 1970's.
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Independent Oil Neon Sign Info
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