Texaco Fire Chief Sign: Vintage Porcelain Gas Pump Advertising – VS6334
One Of The Most Popular Signs Among Texaco Collections, This Original Fire Chief Porcelain Belly Plate Sign From 1963 Is A Rare Find In This Larger 18 By 12 Inch Size
We Currently Have Hundreds Of Original Porcelain And Tin Litho Signs For Sale, Including Memorabilia From Not Only Texaco; But All Of The Brands Serious Collectors Are After Mobil, Standard Oil, Sinclair, Shell, Phillips 66, Gulf Oil, Conoco, Flying A, And Many More
Texaco Fire Chief Sign: Vintage Porcelain Gas Pump Advertising
This is an original Texaco Fire Chief sign that was manufactured in 1963. This vintage porcelain enamel belly plate sign measures 18 inches tall by 12 inches wide, and reads "FIRE CHIEF GASOLINE". The sign has a white background with a black stripe around the border with a Texaco logo and Fire Chief helmet. Lettering is red and black against the white and white against the red. The Texaco Fire Chief helmet logo is below the wording. This rare Fire Chief Gasoline sign is just one of hundreds of original collectible petroliana advertisements currently for sale from ArtFactory.com. We have one of the largest collections of old gas station signs for sale anywhere. It is in original, unrestored condition and although it has a few dings and dents, is in excellent condition for a 60-year-old item. 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.
Vintage Texaco Fire Chief Sign Specifications
- Type: Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Belly Plate Sign
- Shape: Vertically Oriented Rectangular
- Sides: Single Sided
- Company: Texaco
- Product: Fire Chief Gasoline
- Date Of Manufacture: March 1, 1963
- Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: White/Red/Black/Green
- Dimensions: 18 Inches Tall By 12 Inches Wide
- Condition: Original, As-Is, See Photos For Details
Texaco Fire Chief Sign Additional Details
This vintage Texaco Fire Chief 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 Texaco Fire Chief 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 Texaco Fire Chief sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectables at 1-800-292-0008.
The History Of Texaco Signs
Texaco, has a long history of creating memorable roadside signs for their gas stations. In fact, the Texaco logo itself, featuring a red star with a green "T" inside, has become an iconic symbol of American gasoline. On a Texaco sign, the green "T" stands for Texaco, which is an oil company founded in 1901, as the Texas Fuel Company. The name was changed to Texaco in 1905.
The green "T" is a distinctive part of the Texaco logo, and is often seen alongside the company's red star emblem. The logo has undergone several changes over the years, but the green "T" has remained a constant element.
Texaco has used various slogans over the years, including "The Texas Company," "Star of the American Road," and "You can trust your car to the man who wears the star." However, the green "T" has always remained.
The first Texaco sign was introduced in 1909 and featured the company's name in red letters with a white background. Over the years, the Texaco logo has evolved, with different variations incorporating different color schemes, typography, and graphics.
Texaco's first neon sign was introduced in 1934 and was an immediate hit with customers. The sign featured the company's iconic red star with a green "T" inside, and was illuminated with neon tubing, which gave the sign a bright, eye-catching glow.
Among the most famous Texaco signs are the "Sky Chief" sign, the "Fire Chief" sign, and the "Marine Lubricants" sign. Texaco also produced a range of roadside illuminated signs that could be seen from a distance.
In the 1950's and 1960's, Texaco began to introduce more modern designs for their signs, incorporating brighter colors and more eye-catching graphics. Some of these signs featured animated elements, such as moving stars or rotating globes, and became more elaborate, incorporating new technologies such as flashing lights and moving parts. Some signs featured animated elements, such as flying airplanes or moving gas pumps.
Despite their popularity, Texaco neon signs began to decline in the 1970s as other forms of advertising became more popular. Many of the neon signs were removed or replaced with more modern designs, and today, vintage Texaco neon signs are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts.
Today, Texaco signs remain popular with collectors and enthusiasts, with vintage signs fetching high prices at auction. While Texaco has undergone various changes and mergers over the years, their iconic logo and roadside signs continue to be a recognizable symbol of American culture.
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Texaco Fire Chief Sign Info
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