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Texaco Gas Pump Belly Plate: Original Vintage Porcelain Sign – VS6906

A Truly Unique And Rare Find, This Over 90-Year-Old Sign Was Found Buried Beneath Railroad Tracks, Was Excavated By A Collector, And Has Made Its Way To Our Showroom Floor

A Must Have Item For Any Texaco Or Petroliana Collector, And Is Perfect For A Vintage Visible Gas Pump Restoration Project As It Is Already Properly Bent For Gas Pump Application


Texaco Gas Pump Belly Plate: Original Vintage Porcelain Sign

This vintage Texaco gas pump belly plate sign is an original porcelain, belly plate advertisement from the 1920's or earlier that is correctly bent to fit a visible gas pump from 1927 or earlier. This sign, which was found buried beneath railroad tracks by a picker, is round in shape, has a white background with a black outline, and a Texaco star logo in the center. It is a single sided sign that measures 8 inches in diameter. It is an ideal size for display as it is large enough to be eye catching, but small enough to not take up too much of your wall space. All early advertising with the Green "T" Texaco logo is highly collector coveted. This vintage Texaco gas pump belly plate sign is in original, unrestored condition and although it has a few dings and dents, is in excellent condition for an over 90-year-old item (it is also correctly pitted on the back from being buried in the dirt for many decades). 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 vintage Texaco gas pump belly plate 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 original gas pump advertising sign is original memorabilia from one of America's most iconic brands.

Vintage Texaco Gas Pump Belly Plate Specifications

  • Type: Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Belly Plate Sign
  • Heavy Iron With Solid Brass Grommets/Mounting Rings 
  • Green "T" Over Red Star Shelving Is Period Correct 
  • Marked In The Porcelain Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.
  • Shape: Round (Correctly Bent For Pre-1927 Visible Gas Pump)
  • Sides: Single Sided
  • Company: Texaco
  • Product: Gasoline
  • Era: 1920's
  • Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
  • Color: White/Red/Black/Green
  • Back Rust Color And Pitting Is Consistent With Being Buried In The Ground In A Place With Four Seasons Weather Climate For 30 Years Or More
  • Dimensions: 8 Inches Diameter
  • Condition: Original, Unrestored, As-Pictured, See Photos For Details

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Texaco Gas Pump Belly Plate Additional Details

We are a one stop shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We 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 gas pump belly plate 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 gas pump belly plate sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectables at 1-800-292-0008.

The Unique Story Of This Sign's Discover (From H.J. Nick's Historic Journal)

Yesterday, I was reminded of how simple finding the right petroliana to collect really is. A man called in and said he was walking down the rail road tracks in his little town, and saw something sticking out of the ground about a half inch. He stopped, dug it up, and it was a properly curved, 80-year-old, Texaco gas pump belly plate sign, with the collector coveted, green “T” logo. To top it all off, the porcelain on the front was in near perfect condition, the rust on the back was pitted exactly how you would expect it to look, if it spent half its life in the dirt, in a part of the U.S. that experiences all four seasons of weather. There was absolutely no doubt that it was “The Real Mccoy”.

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The History Of Texaco Signs

Antique Texaco advertising, Gippsland Motor Garage, Old Gippstown. Gippslander2012, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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.

Texaco Gas Pump Belly Plate Sign Info

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