Texaco Gas Pump Sign: Original Double Sided Genuine Vintage Porcelain – VS6215
Extremely Rare, Used For Pumps With No Access To Electricity, Original Texaco Gas Pump Top Sign From 1938, Is A Museum Quality Pump Top Advertisement, Certified By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick
Perfect Rare Display Piece, A Unique Item That Has The “WOW Factor” For Even The Most Seasoned Petroliana Aficionado, A Truly Iconic, Investment Quality American Collectible, With High Return
Texaco Gas Pump Sign: Original Double Sided Genuine Vintage Porcelain
This is an original vintage Texaco gas pump sign, is a genuine porcelain pump topper that was manufactured in 1938. It is just one of hundreds of original, collectible petroliana signs currently available from ArtFactory.com. This is sign measures 17 inches tall by 16 inches wide at its largest points, with a 6 inch deep original metal stand. This authentic advertisement for Texaco, featuring the highly sought after green "T" logo. This extremely rare metal pump topper was an early alternative to the glass globe lights that were also popular in that era. It is a genuine, round, double sided, porcelain enamel sign. This sign has a white background, with the red Texaco star logo in the center, and the word "Texaco" in black lettering. The bottom of the sign is stamped with the maker's date of 3/38. This sign is highly collector coveted item, as it not only features Texaco's most collectible logo, but is an incredibly rare find. An iconic gas station sign that was displayed during the "Golden Age" of the American open road, and is perfect for display in any man cave, game room, or automotive business.
Vintage Texaco Gas Pump Sign Specifications
- Type: Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Gas Pump Topper Sign
- Shape: Round
- Sides: Double Sided
- Company: Texaco
- Product: Gasoline
- Date Of Manufacture: March 1938
- Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: White/Red/Green/Black
- Dimensions: 16 Inches Wide X 17 Inches Tall (6 Inch Deep Metal Stand)
- Features: Original Metal Stand
- Condition: Original, As-Is, See Photos For Details
Texaco Gas Pump Sign Additional Details
Like all of our collectible signs, this Texaco gas pump 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. This vintage Texaco porcelain 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, porcelain Texaco gas pump 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 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 Gas Pump Sign Info
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