Mobil Pegasus Double Neon Road Sign: On Working Rotating Pole – NS6900
A Collector’s Dream, This Is A Pair Of Matched, Original, Vintage Mobil Pegasus Signs Featuring An Oil Derrick With Turning Display Mast Pole; These Are Original Condition, Porcelain Signs Displayed Together; Featuring A Complete, 101-Point Neon And Electrical Restoration To Original, Working Condition; Rebuilt Under Supervision Of, Signed, And Certified With Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick’s Brass Tag Signature Certification As Original Memorabilia, Rebuilt To Historic World Class Fine Art, Museum Quality Standards, As A Tribute To The History Of Mobil Oil And Its Predecessor Magnolia, Oil; Inspired By And In Honor Of The Famous Pegasus That Is On Top Of The Magnolia Oil Company Building In Dallas, Texas
A Genuine American Icon From The U.S. Industrial Revolution That Resulted In American’s Of All Walks Of Life Being Able To Get Out From Behind The Old Horse And Buggy; With Gasoline Being Available All Across The United States, It Allowed Everyone To Travel Further, At Record Speeds
Mobil Pegasus Neon Roadside Sign: On Working Rotating Pole
This is a rare, original, vintage Mobil Pegasus neon roadside sign for Standard Oil Socony-Vacuum Oil company from the 1950's that is currently for sale from ArtFactory.com. This vintage sign is a die cut flying horse Mobil sign with new neon lighting mounted on a custom made, rotating display pole. This features a pair of original matched, porcelain Mobil Pegasus signs that are red with white details. One sign is dated 1958, and the other is dated 1960. This extra large sign display features signs that are 9 feet (108 inches) at their widest point by 7 feet (84 inches) at their tallest point, and the two signs plus metal electrical housing can are a total of 20 inches in depth. It is mounted on a 17 feet 10 inch (214 inches) tall pole (including the rotating spinner that attaches at the horses belly), and is 21 feet 5 inches tall in total including the sign and pole. This is authentic roadside advertising that was used at Mobil Gas Stations, and was manufactured in the 1950's. The Mobil Pegasus signs are among the most highly prized, and collector coveted petroliana signs, and are a must have for any serious collection. To make this into something truly special, our experts have created a Mobil branded, rotating display pole for the sign (as pictured). This allows you to display the sign so it can be seen from miles away, just as this sign would have been displayed at roadside in the 1950's. It is a centerpiece type item for even the most serious Mobil or petroliana collection. This vintage Mobil Pegasus neon roadside sign is in excellent condition as pictured, and is an American iconic artifact from the open road.
Like all of our collectible signs, this Mobil Pegasus neon roadside 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. The only exception being the 101 point, museum quality neon restoration, which is done under the supervision of, certified, and signed by award winning artist H.J. Nick as meeting 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. All neon restored by our in house glass blowers, who have blown new glass using the same techniques and materials that were used for the original neon. Also, any electrical parts including wiring and solid state transformers have been replaced. The neon features a separate on/off toggle switch as pictured.
Mobil Pegasus Neon Roadside Sign Specifications
- Type: Double Sided Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Roadside Cookie Cutter Sign
- Style: Die Cut Cookie Cutter Pegasus Shaped Porcelain Sign Mounted On A Tall, 360 Degree, Rotating Display Pole
- Company: Mobil
- Product: Gas Stations
- Date Of Manufacture: Side 1 Dated 1960/Side 2 Dated 1958
- Place Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: Red/White
- Neon Color: Red
- Dimensions: Signs: 9 Feet (108 Inches) At Widest Point Of Porcelain Pegasus Signs By 7 Feet (84 Inches) At Tallest Point Of Pegasus Signs By 20 Inches In Total Depth (Including Both Porcelain Signs And Metal Housing Can)
Oil Derrick Rotating Pole: Mounted On 17 Feet 10 Inches (214 inches) Tall Pole (Including The Rotating Spinner)/ 21 Feet 5 inches (257 Inches) Total Height All In Total From The Bottom Of The Pole To The Top Of Pegasus's Head)
- Condition: Original Genuine Porcelain Sign Not Restored Or Doctored (As-Pictured, See Photos For Details)
- Neon Details: All Neon And Solid State Transformers, Flashers Wiring, Mounts, Switches, And Wires Have Been Replaced.
- Neon Has Separate On/Off Toggle Switch 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
- Features: Custom Made Rotating, Mobil Branded Display Pole
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Take a trip back to a simpler time when soda shops, jukeboxes, black and white televisions, and Elvis were all the rage. This vintage neon Mobil Pegasus neon roadside sign. 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 advertising signs and collectible petroliana items have appreciable investment value that reproductions never will. This vintage, neon Mobil Pegasus neon roadside 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.
Custom Oil Derrick Base Pole Details
In addition to our standard, 101 Point Neon and Electrical restoration, for this sign, H.J. Nick was inspired to create something truly unique and special, and pay homage to the famous Pegasus on top of the Magnolia Building in Dallas, Texas. The derrick top is built over the main original, heavy gauge steel structure to give the appearance of an early oil derrick with man platform. We have rebuilt and restored the base post and housing to better than brand new standards, and the mountings have been reenforced to withstand hurricane force winds.
This sign is a mechanical marvel of the highest quality, (including details such as the electrical contacts are precisely arranged so the lights are on while the sign is rotating), and will stand the test of time, even outdoors, and in any climate, with little maintenance out side of oiling, cleaning, and possibly periodically waxing. Signed and certified by H.J. Nick as historic, American fine art, a truly one-of-a-kind, museum quality piece, fully guaranteed and backed by our now over 110-year-old business reputation.
Investment Quality Collectible Petroliana
This rare neon, Mobil Pegasus neon roadside 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 today for pricing on this collectible vintage Mobil Pegasus neon roadside sign or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.
ArtFactory.com & 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.
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.
- One of the most famous Mobil Pegasus signs was the 40-foot red neon sign installed atop the Magnolia Building in Dallas, Texas, in 1934. This sign became an iconic landmark and a symbol of the city's association with the oil industry.
- 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.
The Famous Magnolia Building Pegasus
The Magnolia Petroleum Company’s Pegasus, a forty-foot long and thirty-foot high red neon horse, was placed in 1934 atop a 50-foot tower anchored to the roof of the Magnolia Building. The Pegasus and its 1,000 feet of neon tubing rotated every minute and a half.
It was the city’s tallest point for almost a decade and remains one of Dallas' most famous landmarks. Soon after its installation, Dallas citizens could claim that the city, still considered a provincial outpost of cowboys and cattle by the rest of the nation, was no longer a one-horse town.
The Magnolia Building was completed in 1922, at the time the 16th-tallest building in the country, and housed the offices of the Magnolia Petroleum Company.
The building’s architect, Sir Alfred Charles Bossom, British baron and member of Parliament, created a blend of Beaux-Arts classicism and modern 20th-century high-rise in his design for the building.
Today, the building serves guests as the Magnolia Hotel, a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Dallas. The building and its red Pegasus are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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