Texaco Roadside Neon Sign: Vintage Gas Station Advertisement – NS6629
An Extremely Rare Piece Of Petroliana History, And A Collector’s Dream, This Original Texaco Roadside Sign And Pole Is A Centerpiece Item For Even The Most Serious Texaco Collection
Features A 101 Point Neon And Electrical Restoration With Neon Tubes, Hand Blown And Bent By Our In-House Master Glass Blowers, All New Electrical Components, Mounts And Wiring, And All Solid State Transformers, Certified With Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick’s Brass Tag Signature Certification
Texaco Roadside Neon Sign: Vintage Gas Station Advertisement
This vintage Texaco roadside neon sign is mounted on its original metal pole, and was used at service stations in the 1950's, and measures 6 feet in diameter. This authentic gasoline advertisement for Texaco gas stations is just one of hundreds of original, collectible petroliana signs currently available from ArtFactory.com. This style and size of sign was notably popular along Historic Route 66, as a form of roadside advertising. It is mounted on a 14 foot tall metal pole, as it would have been originally displayed so that passing motorists would be able to see the sign from many miles away. With the 14-foot-tall metal pole, this displays at a full height of 20 feet. It is one of the truly iconic advertising signs from this era. Due to its extra large size, the Texaco roadside neon sign is a true collection centerpiece type item, and is also an extremely rare find, and a highly collector coveted item.
It is a round, double sided, genuine vintage porcelain enamel sign. It has a white background with the red star and (collector preferred) green "T" Texaco logo in the center of the sign. It lights up in white neon, around the border of the sign, and around the lettering of the word "TEXACO". It lights up in red neon around the border of the star in the logo, and green neon around the border of the letter "T" in the center of the logo. This sign is perfect collection centerpiece for even the most serious petroliana and automobilia aficionado.
101 Point Neon And Electrical Restoration Certified By H.J. Nick
Like all of our collectible signs, this vintage Texaco neon 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 item is in Excellent (Exl) condition overall, and is a very clean example of this over 70-year-old sign, and has only a few small scrapes and light scratches on the sign face, as pictured.
Texaco Roadside Neon Sign Specifications
- Type: Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Roadside Sign On Metal Pole
- Sides: Double Sided Sign Mounted In Heavy Metal Original Structural Ring
- Shape: Round Sign On Tall Heavy Metal Pole Built For High Wind Speeds
- Company: Texaco
- Product: Texaco Gasoline
- Date Of Manufacture: 1950's
- Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: White/Black/Red/Green
- Neon Color: White (Sign Border/"TEXACO" Lettering)/Red (Star Border)/Green (Logo "T" Border)
- All original Neon Maps Are Furnished To Make Replacement Of Broken Neon Should The Need Occur
- Dimensions: 72” Diameter Porcelain Sign/Base 22 1/2 Inches By 31 Inches (Total Height 20 Feet Including 14 Foot Metal Pole)
- Overall Sign And Pole Weight 1100 Pounds
- Base Is Heavy Steel With Structural Mounting "S" With Bolt Down Holes.
- Condition: Original Genuine Porcelain Enamel Sign Not Restored Or Doctored (As-Pictured, See Photos For Details)
- Neon Details: All Neon And Solid State Transformers, Wiring Mounts, Switches, And Wires Have Been Replaced.
- Hand Blown All New Neon Glass Same As Original By Our In-House Master Glass Blowers
- Certification: Brass Tag Signed And Certified By H.J. Nick
The only exception being the 101 point, museum quality neon restoration, which is done under the supervision of, certified, and signed by award winning artist H.J. Nick as meeting all world class fine are 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. All neon restored by our in house glass blowers, who have blown new glass using the same techniques and materials that were used for the original neon. Also, any electrical parts including wiring and solid state transformers have been replaced. The neon features a separate on/off toggle pull cord as pictured.
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Texaco Roadside Neon Sign Additional Details
This vintage Texaco roadside neon 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.
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This rare vintage Texaco roadside 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 collectable art at the highest world class collector level. Contact us today for pricing on this collectible vintage Texaco roadside 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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Texaco Roadside Neon Sign Info
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