Texaco Neon Sign: Original Vintage Porcelain “Gasoline, Motor Oil” – NS5161
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Features A 101 Point Neon And Electrical Restoration, Including All New Electrical Components, Wiring, Mounts, All Solid State Transformers, And Neon Tubes Hand Blown And Bent By Our Master Glass Blowers, And Certified As Museum And Investment Quality, World Class Fine Art With Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick’s Brass Tag Signature Plaque
Texaco Neon Sign: Original Vintage Porcelain "Gasoline, Motor Oil"
This original vintage Texaco neon sign is just one of hundreds of collectible automobilia and petroliana collectibles currently for sale from ArtFactory.com. This large, single sided, round, porcelain enamel sign measures 42 inches in diameter, and is on a 4 1/2 inch deep, heavy metal housing can. It is an original gas station, roadside advertisement from the 1930's, and is one of the most iconic petroliana signs from its era. This Texaco neon sign has a red background in the outer area and a white background in the inner area. It reads "GASOLINE/MOTOR OIL" in white lettering in the outer area of the sign. The inner area of the sign has a red Texaco, star logo, featuring the green "T" of that era, and the word "TEXACO" above the star in black lettering. There is also manufacturer and patent information in smaller black lettering near the bottom of the white area. The sign lights up with white neon around the borders of the lettering "TEXACO/GASOLINE/MOTOR OIL", and in red around the border of the star and around the edges of the sign. The green "T" lights up in green neon, and flashes (as pictured). To top it all off, this vintage Texaco neon sign features a separate on/off toggle pull cord, as pictured, so the sign can easily be turned on and off without unplugging.
Like all of our collectible signs, this vintage Texaco neon sign is sold in original, unrestored condition (as pictured). This sign is in great condition for an item that is now over, 90-years-old. There is a fair amount of dings and chips around the outer edges of the signs, especially at the edges and around the edges of the sign. These mostly smaller sized dings and chip, and are more prevalent around the edges of the sign, while the lettering and logo areas are fairly clean. This sign is in Excellent/Very Good (EXL/VG) condition overall. It appears that this sign may have been displayed outdoors at some point, as the chipping to the porcelain is consistent with the type of damage you would see if the sign was struck by a wind blown object (extremely common for outdoor signs).
Vintage Texaco Neon Sign Specifications
- Type: Single Sided Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign With Working Restored Neon
- Style: Round Sign On Heavy Metal Housing Can
- Sides: Single Sided
- Company: Texaco
- Product: Gasoline And Motor Oil
- Era: 1930's
- Manufacture: The Texas Company
- Place Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: Red/White/Black/Green
- Neon Color: White (Around Lettering Of Words "TEXACO/MOTOR OIL/GASOLINE")/Red (Around Edges Of Sign/Border Of Star)/Green (Around The Letter "T" In Logo)
- Dimensions: 42 Inches Diameter (4 1/2 Inch Deep Heavy Metal Can)
- Condition: Original Genuine Porcelain Enamel Sign Not Restored Or Doctored (As-Pictured, See Photos For Details)
- Neon Details: All Neon And Solid State Transformers, Wires And Wiring Mounts, Switches, And Solid State Flasher Have Been Replaced.
- Comes With H.J. Nick Exclusive "Fast Hanger Bar" Allowing A Simple And Easy Way To Hang Straight And True Every Time.
- Neon Has Separate Toggle Pull Chord As Pictured So That The Sign Can Easily Be Switched On And Off Without Unplugging.
- Certification: Brass Tag Signed By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick
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ArtFactory.com 101 Point Neon Restoration Details
We do not believe in restoring damage such as dings, dents, scratches, or damage to porcelain enamel. Restoring damage to vintage porcelain signs is frowned upon in the collector community because there is simply no way to repair this type of damage that is consistent with the standards of a museum quality restoration. Most often attempts at this type of restoration leaves the item looking worse than its original condition. Furthermore, it is our belief that every ding, dent, and blemish is part of that item's unique history, and helps to tell its story. The only exception to this is when dealing with neon and electrical components.
That is why this vintage Texaco neon sign has received a 101 point, world class fine art and museum quality, neon and electrical restoration. This means that all electrical components have been replaced, includeing any wiring, mounts, switches, and ALL SOLID STATE TRANSFORMERS. The neon tubes are hand blown and hand bent by our in-house master glass blowers using historically correct techniques. This restoration is completed according to the specifications, and under the supervision of, award winning artist H.J. Nick. An item does not receive his brass tag signature certification until it has been found to meet all world class fine art qualifications. This certification means each item bearing his signature is backed by over 100 years of manufacturing world class fine art handmade furnishings, and restoring America's finest collectibles to original, museum quality condition. Also, any electrical parts including wiring and solid state transformers and flashers have been replaced.
Vintage Texaco Neon Sign Additional Details
This vintage Texaco neon 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 porcelain, vintage Texaco neon 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 collectible art at the highest world class collector level. Contact us for pricing on this, vintage Texaco neon sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.
ArtFactory.com & Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification Details
The H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification ensures each piece to be the genuine article. Backed by our over a century of experience, with our word is our bond reputation and guaranteeing or your money back “forever". The H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification makes this item one of the highest appreciating, collectible investments that you can make. These items can be insured at stated value, usually on your home owners policy, for little added premium. Thus, making this a safer investment than even those insured by the FDIC, is much more fun to own, and puts you in control instead of the bank.
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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