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Kendall Motor Oils Neon Sign: Rare 1940’s Embossed Tin Litho – NS6521

This Extremely Rare, Extra Large, Kendall Motor Oil Strip Sign Featuring The Slogan “The Dealer Sign Of Quality” Is An Original From The 1940’s, And Measures 6 Feet Wide, Making It A Centerpiece Quality Item For Even The Most Serious Petroliana Collector

An Original Embossed Tin Litho Advertising Sign, With 101 Point Neon And Electrical Restoration, Neon Tubes Hand Blown And Bent By Our In-House Master Glass Blowers, All New Electrical Components, Wiring, Mounts, And Solid State Transformers; This Vintage Neon Kendall Motor Oil Sign Has Received Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick’s Brass Tag Signature Certification As A World Class Fine Art, Museum And Investment Quality Piece


Kendall Motor Oils Neon Sign: Rare 1940's Embossed Tin Litho

This original 1940's era, vintage Kendall Motor Oils neon sign, is an authentic heavy metal, embossed tin litho advertisement, with fully restored, working neon. It is just one of the hundreds of authentic, vintage petroliana signs and collectibles we have available for sale at This extra large, centerpiece sized sign, measures 72 inches wide by 12 inches tall and is 4 1/2 inches deep, including the heavy metal electrical housing can. This rare vintage motor oil advertisement was made in the U.S.A.. A sign of this size is the perfect collection centerpiece for even the most serious vintage petroliana collector. The sign is rectangular in shape, and has a white background background on the left 1/3rd of the sign, and a red background on the right 2/3rds of the sign, with raised embossed yellow lettering. It reads "The Sign Of Dealer Quality" in small black lettering, in the right part of the with area, with red Kendall Motor Oils, peace sign logo to the right. The red area of the sign reads "KENDALL" in large white, raised embossed lettering. The sign lights up with white neon around the border of the white area of the sign, and around the lettering of the word "KENDALL". The border of the red area of the sign lights up in red neon, as does the border of the circular Kendall peace sign logo.

Like all of our collectible signs, this vintage Kendall Motor Oils neon sign 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, this sign, is in Near Mint/Excellent (Nr MT/Exl) condition overall with very little visible damage of any kind on the sign. This is is clean of an example of this now 80-year-old sign as you will find available for sale, and is very close to a true Near Mint condition item. (Many collectors would grade this signs as Near Mint, but we always round down a grade if its close. We only grade an item as Near Mint if it is truly flawless.)

Kendall Motor Oils Neon Sign Specifications

  • Type: Lighted Vintage Genuine Embossed Tin Litho Sign With Fully Rebuilt Neon And Wiring As Well As New Heavy Metal Housing Can
  • Sides: Single Sided
  • Shape: Rectangular Strip Sign
  • Company: Kendall
  • Product: Motor Oil
  • Slogan: The Dealer Sign Of Quality
  • Era: 1940's
  • Place Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
  • Color: Red/White/Black
  • Neon Color: White (Border Of White Area/Lettering "KENDALL")/Red (Border Of Red Area/Border Of Peace Sign Logo)
  • Dimensions: 72 Inches Wide By 12 Inches Tall (4 1/2 Inches Deep Including Heavy Metal Can)
  • Condition: Original Heavy Metal Embossed Tin Litho Sign, Not Restored Or Doctored, 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
  • Housing Can Rebuilt In Heavy Gage 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 Without Unplugging

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Kendall Motor Oils Neon Sign Restoration Details

This vintage Kendall Motor Oils neon sign is as clean of an item as you will find, of its age (now over 80-years-old), and a truly rare find in this condition. As stated, the tin sign itself is in fully original condition, however, all neon and electrical components have been fully rebuilt or replaced as part of our 101 point, museum quality neon restoration. This restoration is done under the supervision of, certified, and signed by award winning artist H.J. Nick as meeting all world class fine are 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. All neon is rebuilt by our in house glass blowers, who have blown new glass and bent it by hand, using the same techniques and materials that were used for the original neon. Also, any electrical parts including wiring and solid state transformers (and flashers) have been replaced. The neon features a separate on/off toggle pull cord as pictured. & Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification Details

The H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification ensures each piece to be the genuine article. Backed by our over a century of experience, with our word is our bond reputation and guaranteeing or your money back “forever". The H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification makes this item one of the highest appreciating, collectible investments that you can make. These items can be insured at stated value, usually on your home owners policy, for little added premium. Thus, making this a safer investment than even those insured by the FDIC, is much more fun to own, and puts you in control instead of the bank.

Kendall Motor Oils Neon Sign Additional Details

This vintage Kendall Motor Oils 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 embossed tin, vintage Kendall Motor Oils 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. Contact us for pricing on this, vintage Kendall Motor Oils neon sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectables at 1-800-292-0008.

Kendall Motor Oils Company History

Vintage Kendall Peace Sign

Kendall Motor Oil was founded in 1881 by chemist Dr. Herbert John Kendall in Bradford, Pennsylvania. The company started by producing lubricants for machinery and farm equipment.

Kendall Motor Oil is a well-known brand of motor oil in the United States with a history dating back over a century. The history of Kendall Motor Oil is closely tied to the development of the American automotive industry. Here's an overview of its history:

  1. Early 20th Century: Kendall Motor Oil was founded in 1881 by chemist Dr. Herbert John Kendall in Bradford, Pennsylvania. The company started by producing lubricants for machinery and farm equipment.
  2. Automotive Transition: As the automobile industry began to grow in the early 20th century, Kendall recognized the need for specialized motor oil. The brand shifted its focus toward developing high-quality motor oil formulations to meet the needs of the emerging automotive market.
  3. Quality and Innovation: Kendall Motor Oil became known for its emphasis on quality and innovation. They were one of the first companies to offer motor oils that met the standards set by the American Petroleum Institute (API), ensuring the oils met industry-specific requirements.
  4. World War II: During World War II, Kendall was chosen by the U.S. military as the motor oil supplier for American forces. This helped establish the brand's reputation for reliability and performance.
  5. Mergers and Ownership Changes: Over the years, Kendall went through several mergers and ownership changes. In the 1950s, the company merged with Witco Corporation. Later, Witco was acquired by Crompton & Knowles. In the 1990s, the company became part of the British multinational oil company BP (British Petroleum).
  6. Heritage and Tradition: Kendall has maintained a heritage and tradition of producing high-quality motor oils throughout its history. The brand is often associated with classic and vintage cars and is known for offering oils suitable for older vehicles with flat tappet camshaft engines.
  7. Modern Era: Kendall Motor Oil continues to produce a range of motor oils for various types of vehicles, from classic cars to high-performance modern engines. It's available in various formulations, including conventional, synthetic, and high-mileage oils.

Kendall Motor Oils Neon Sign Info

When we use the terms "Museum Quality" and "Historically Correct," we are indicating our world-class process. We absolutely preserve all original signs, badges, glass with anomalies, natural aged patinas, and everything that makes a vintage item collectible. Maintaining non-structural damage, all age, wear, and tear is proudly displayed to showcase each item's unique charm.

Due to our earned reputation, we have the good fortune to be in high demand by collectors. Because most of our items have a waiting list, if you're looking for a specific collectible, please ask to be put on our first come, first served list (refundable deposit required).

We are the oldest and largest seller of fine art, historically correct, museum quality antiques and genuine, investment quality classic Americana.

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