Vintage Sinclair Oils Sign – Rare 1950’s Petroliana – VS65
- Product – Sinclair
- Era – 1950s
- Color – Red, White and Green
- Dimensions – 9″ Diameter
- Condition – Original, as-is, see photos for details – not restored, and not a reproduction
Vintage Sinclair Oils Sign - Rare 1950's Petroliana
Porcelain enamel sign - 9" Diameter
Vintage Sign Specifications:
- Type - Single Porcelain enamel
- Company - Sinclair
- Product - Sinclair
- Era - 1950s
- Color - Red, White and Green
- Dimensions - 9" Diameter
- Condition - Original, as-is, see photos for details - not restored, and not a reproduction
Sinclair Oil Corporation
Sinclair Oil Corporation is an American petroleum corporation, founded by Harry F. Sinclair on May 1, 1916, as the Sinclair Oil and Refining Corporation by combining the assets of 11 small petroleum companies. Originally a New York corporation, Sinclair Oil reincorporated in Wyoming in 1976. Also the corporation's logo features the silhouette of a large green dinosaur. It is ranked on the list of US largest privately owned corporations. It owns and operates refineries, gas stations, hotels, a ski resort and a cattle ranch.
Sinclair has long been a fixture on American roads with its dinosaur logo and mascot, a brontosaurus.
So during September 1919, Harry F. Sinclair restructured Sinclair Oil and Refining Corporation, Sinclair Gulf Corporation, and 26 other related entities into Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation. In 1932, this new entity was renamed Consolidated Oil Corporation. In 1943, it was renamed Sinclair Oil Corporation.
Also Near the beginning of the Great Depression, Sinclair sold the remaining interest in its pipeline subsidiary to Standard Oil Company (Indiana) for US$72.5 million (Standard Oil had purchased a 50% interest in the pipeline subsidiary in 1921). Therefore with these funds, including an additional US$33.5 million from an additional common stock issue, Sinclair retired a number of promissory notes and prepared to weather the Depression with the remaining supply of cash.
Vintage Sinclair Oils Sign
Also, Between 1921 and 1922, Sinclair leased oil production rights to Teapot Dome in Wyoming without competitive bidding. As a result this led to the Teapot Dome scandal.
At the Chicago World's Fair of 1933–1934, Sinclair sponsored a dinosaur exhibit meant to point out the putative correlation between the formation of petroleum deposits and the time of dinosaurs, due to a largely discredited misconception. The exhibit included a two-ton animated model of a brontosaurus. So Since the exhibit proved so popular it inspired a promotional line of rubber brontosaurs at Sinclair stations, complete with wiggling heads and tails, and the eventual inclusion of the brontosaur logo. In addition some locations have a life-size model of the mascot straddling the building's entrance
In conclusion, in the early 1960s, Sinclair came up with the Turbo-S aircraft oils used for reliability in commercial jets, military jets, guided missiles and space exploration rockets.
Vintage Sinclair Oils Sign Info
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