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Sinclair Power Lube Sign: Vintage 1950’s Porcelain Petroliana – VS6590

This 1950’s Era, Porcelain Enamel Advertisement For Sinclair Power Lube Oil Features The Iconic Dinosaur Logo; Any Sign Featuring The Dino Logo Is Highly Sought After By Collectors, And A Must-Have-Item For The Serious Petroliana Aficionado

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Sinclair Power Lube Sign: Vintage 1950's Porcelain Petroliana

This vintage Sinclair Power Lube sign is an original gas and service station advertisement from the 1950's. It is just one, of hundreds of original, investment quality petroliana items currently for sale at ArtFactory.com. This sign is rectangular with rounded corners, and is die cur in the shape of an oil can. It has a green and white background, with red lettering that reads "Power Lube". The sign is designed to exactly resemble the design of a one pint sized oil can from that era. The center area of the sign has a Sinclair Dino logo graphic. It is a single sided sign that measures 11 inches tall by 8 inches wide, and is an original gas station advertisement that is dated as having been manufactured in 1952. This vintage Sinclair Power Lube sign is an ideal piece for your vintage gas station themed man cave or game room as it is just the right size to be an eye catching piece, while also not being so large that it takes up too much wall space.

Sinclair Power Lube Sign Specifications

  • Type: Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign
  • Shape: Rectangular Oil Can Shaped Die Cut Sign With Rounded Corners
  • Sides: Single Sided
  • Company: Sinclair
  • Product: Power Lube Oil
  • Date Of Manufacture: 1952
  • Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
  • Color: White/Green/Red
  • Dimensions: 11 Inches Tall By 8 Inches Wide
  • Condition: Original, Unrestored As-Pictured, See Photos For Details

Vintage Sinclair Power Lube Sign Additional Details

Like all of our vintage porcelain and tin litho signs, this vintage Sinclair Power Lube sign is in original, unrestored condition, as pictured. We sell all of our original petroliana advertising in unrestored condition because it is our belief that each blemish is part of the unique history of that item. This sign is in Excellent Plus (Ext+) condition overall, with only some light chipping around the outer edges of the sign, and some wear around the hanging grommet areas being of any significance. Small chips around the very edges of the sign, is the most common type of blemish found on these older porcelain signs. There are no large dings, dents, or any damage from wind blown objects. The sign face lettering and graphics are all very clean, and this is likely to be one of the nicest examples of this now over 70-year-old sign as you will find for sale. This vintage Sinclair Power Lube 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 Sinclair Power Lube sign is the perfect conversation piece that will wow your friends and clients alike. It can be hung or displayed as a stand alone piece, or used as part of your vintage gas pump restoration project. Upon request, we can restore any vintage gas pump with a period correct, Sinclair station color scheme. These world class fine art restorations include original signage, such as this belly plate, and original pump top lighted milk glass globes when applicable. Like all of our vintage collectible signs, this vintage Sinclair Power Lube Oil sign is guaranteed authentic, investment quality memorabilia. We specialize in those hard to find signs that serious collectors are looking for. All antique collectibles offered are genuine memorabilia and appreciable assets, not fake reproductions. All items are fine collectible art at the highest world class collector level. Contact us for pricing on this original vintage Sinclair Power Lube sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.

History Of The Sinclair Dino Logo

old Sinclair station in New York state

New York State Route 17 Sinclair Station. Doug Kerr from Upstate New York, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Sinclair Oil is an American petroleum company that was founded in 1916 in Wyoming. The Sinclair dinosaur logo is one of the most recognizable logos in American history. The logo was first introduced in the 1930’s by the Sinclair Oil Corporation, a major oil company based in the United States. The Sinclair dinosaur logo has undergone several changes over the years, but it remains a beloved symbol of the company's history and legacy.

The story of the Sinclair dinosaur logo begins in 1916, when the Sinclair Oil Corporation was founded. At the time, the company did not have a logo or a recognizable brand identity. However, that all changed in the 1930’s, when the company hired an artist named Dino De Laurentiis to create a new logo. De Laurentiis was an Italian artist who had recently immigrated to the United States. He was known for his ability to create memorable characters and logos, and he was the perfect person to design a new logo for Sinclair. De Laurentiis began working on the logo, and after several drafts, he came up with the now-famous image of a green Brontosaurus (later corrected as Apatosaurus) with the company name written in bold, red letters. The Sinclair dinosaur logo was an instant success. It was unlike anything else in the oil industry, and it quickly became synonymous with the Sinclair brand. The logo was used in all of the company's advertising, and it helped to establish Sinclair as one of the leading oil companies in the United States.

modern Sinclair Oil logo

Modern Sinclair Dino Logo.

Over the years, the Sinclair dinosaur logo underwent several changes. In the 1950’s, the company updated the logo to make it more modern and streamlined. The Brontosaurus was given a more realistic appearance, and the font used for the company name was updated as well. In the 1960’s, the Sinclair dinosaur logo was updated again, this time to reflect the company's interest in space exploration. The Brontosaurus was given a rocket on its back, and the company name was updated with a more futuristic font.

Despite these changes, the Sinclair dinosaur logo remained a beloved symbol of the company's history and legacy. It continued to be used in the company's advertising and marketing campaigns, and it was even featured in movies and television shows. In the 1970s, however, the Sinclair dinosaur logo began to disappear from the company's advertising. The oil crisis of the 1970s had a major impact on the oil industry, and many companies, including Sinclair, were forced to cut back on their advertising budgets. As a result, the Sinclair dinosaur logo was no longer as visible as it had been in previous years. Despite this decline in visibility, the Sinclair dinosaur logo remained a beloved symbol of the company's history and legacy. It continued to be used on the company's products, and it was still recognized by people all over the world.

Sinclair Power Lube Sign Info

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