Texaco Sky Chief Sign: Vintage Porcelain Gas Pump Belly Plate – VS6346
This Is An Original, Porcelain, Texaco Sky Chief Su-preme Gasoline, Gas Pump Belly Plate Sign From 1959, And It Is Just One Of Hundreds Of Investment Quality, Petroliana And Automobilia Collectibles Currently For Sale At ArtFactory.com
In Addition To Original Condition Porcelain And Tin Litho Signs, We Also Have Vintage Visible Gas Pumps Fully Restored To Fine Art, Museum Quality Standards By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick, Neon Signs (With Fully Rebuilt Electrical And Hand Blown Neon), And Even Classic Cars
Texaco Sky Chief Sign: Vintage Porcelain Gas Pump Belly Plate
This is an original vintage Texaco Sky Chief sign from 1959. It is a genuine porcelain enamel, gas pump belly plate that reads "Sky Chief Su-Preme Gasoline, Super Charged With Petrox". The sign has a primarily light green back ground with white areas at the bottom, and about 2/3's of the way up the sign. It is a 3 color sign with green, red, and white logos and lettering, and features a Texaco logo from the era "with the green "T"" in the center area of the sign. There is also a large Sky Chief Emblem that goes across most of the upper area of the sign. The graphics feature a green "T", Texaco logo and reads "Sky Chief Su-preme Gasoline Super-Charged With Petrox" in alternating red and black lettering. At the very bottom of the sign is the maker's information that reads Made In The U.S.A. and is dated 3/6/59 in small black lettering. On top of being a rare, hard to find, and highly collectible sign, this one is in near perfect condition, with only light wear around the edges of the sign.
Texaco Sky Chief Sign Specifications
- Type: Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Belly Plate Sign
- Shape: Vertically Oriented Rectangular Gas Pump Plate
- Sides: Single Sided
- Company: Texaco
- Product: Sky Chief Gasoline
- Date Of Manufacture: March 1959
- Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: Green/Red/White/Black
- Dimensions: 18 Inches Tall By 12 Inches Wide
- Condition: Original, As-Is, See Photos For Details
Texaco Sky Chief Sign Additional Details
This rare, vintage Texaco Sky Chief sign, and all of our signs are guaranteed to be authentic, backed by over a century of experience in the antiques and collectibles marketplace. Like all of our vintage collectible advertisements, this vintage Texaco Sky Chief sign is sold in unrestored, original condition. 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 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 vintage Texaco Sky Chief 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 Sky Chief 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 Sky Chief Sign Info
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