Texaco Lubester Oil Cart: Original Fully Restored Circa 1920’s – OP3366
Original Authentic Antique Oil Cart On Wheels Restored To Museum Quality
From Historic Bill’s Texaco Station At 1st And Main In Riverside, California
Texaco Lubester Oil Cart: Original Fully Restored Circa 1920's
This fully restored 1920's era Texaco Lubestore oil cart is a collection centerpiece for even the most seasoned petroliana aficionado. The antique oil cart on wheels is fully restored to working, world class, museum quality standards. The cart has 3 separate reservoirs to allow for the dispensing of 3 different grades of oil.
In the world of lubester and oil pump collecting, those that have 2 or more reservoirs, and those that are on wheels are the most sought after. This Texaco Lubester oil cart not only has 3 reservoirs, and is on wheels, but also comes with the added provenance of original, signage linking it to Bill's Texaco in Riverside, California, and important historic station from American history.
Bill's Texaco Riverside, California History
This Texaco Lubester oil cart was originally used at, and includes historically correct to period (and station) signage from Bill's Texaco (a historic station in downtown Riverside, California). The station, which was built in 1936 is significant in that is was one of the first stations to use "branded architecture." These stations were recognizable by their high ceilings, flat roofs, concrete floors, and roll up service doors.
In 1935, architect, Walter Dorwin Teague, designed what is thought to be world's first ever "brand imaging" system for Texaco. This system included branded architecture, and a style known as "Streamline Moderne" which allowed customer's to identify the brand of a business base on the building's architecture. The Texaco in downtown Riverside was one of the first such stations built. By 1960 there were more than 20,000 of this style of station worldwide. Although the doors are now closed, and the gas pumps are gone, the iconic flat roofed building still stands in downtown Riverside today (seen in the picture above). These buildings stand today as a reminder of this part of the history of American architecture. Reference: The Press Enterprise
ArtFactory.com World Class Museum Quality Restorations
Most significantly, this Texaco Lubester oil cart has been fully restored both inside an out to world class museum quality by our experts at ArtFactory.com. It is out belief that our antique petroliana restorations are the finest quality that you will find anywhere. The reason why is simple, no one has done it for longer, nor does anyone take the attention to detail. When we say museum quality, we mean museum quality. This also means all parts and signage are original and period correct to the era of the item. That is why our restored vintage visible gas pumps are some of the finest examples in the world.
It also means that the item is restored to fully operational condition, just as if it were a brand new item directly from the manufacturer. To top it all off, all of our world class restoration items are signed by award winning artist H.J. Nick as meeting world class fine art specifications. These are investment quality collectibles with future appreciable value, and are fully insurable. We can also restore any of your existing items to museum quality condition. Call us today at 1-800-292-0008 to receive a quote on this Texaco Lubester Oil Cart, any of our other vintage petroliana items, or your own custom restoration project.
Texaco Lubester Oil Cart Specifications
- Brand - Bennett
- Station Signage/Branding - Texaco
- Provenance - Bill's Texaco Riverside, California
- Condition - Original (Fully Restored To Working Museum Quality)
- Era – 1920s-1940s
- Color – Red
- Dimensions – 24" H x 49" W x 19" D
- Wheel Style - 6 Spoke
- Wheel Height - 15"
- Material - cast iron
Texaco Lubester Oil Cart Info
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