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Union 76 Gasoline Sign: Vintage Porcelain Gas Pump Belly Plate – VS84

This Is An Original, Round Porcelain, Union 76 Gasoline, Gas Pump Belly Plate Sign From The 1950’s, And It Is Just One Of Hundreds Of Vintage 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


Union 76 Gasoline Sign: Vintage Porcelain Gas Pump Belly Plate

This vintage Union 76 Gasoline sign is an original porcelain, gas pump belly plate advertisement from the 1950's. This sign is round in shape, has an orange background with a navy blue stripe, a white stripe, then another navy blue stripe around the outer edge of the sign. It reads "Union 76 Gasoline" with the words "Union" and "Gasoline" in white lettering with a navy blue border, and the number "76" in navy blue lettering with a white outline. It is a single sided, round sign that measures 11 3/4 inches in diameter. It is an ideal size for display as it is large enough to be eye catching, but small enough to not take up too much of your wall space. It is in original, unrestored condition and although it has its fair share of dings and dents, it is in excellent condition overall, for an over 60-year-old item. 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.

Union 76 Gasoline Sign Specifications

  • Type: Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Belly Plate Sign
  • Shape: Round
  • Sides: Single Sided
  • Company: Union 76
  • Product: Gasoline
  • Era: 1950's
  • Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
  • Color: White/Navy Blue/Orange
  • Dimensions: 11 3/4 Inches Diameter
  • Condition: Original, Unrestored, As-Picture, See Photos For Details

Union 76 Gasoline Sign Additional Details

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At ArtFactory.com, we only deal in collectibles that are guaranteed to be authentic, and backed by over a century in experience. Don't settle for reproductions when you can own the genuine article that is appreciable, investment quality memorabilia.

This rare, vintage Union 76 Gasoline 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 vintage Union 76 Gasoline 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 Union 76 Gasoline sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectables at 1-800-292-0008.

Union 76 Gas Station Company History

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Union 76 station in Southern California, c. 1950s. Dinah Sanders, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Union 76, also known as Union Oil Company of California, has a rich history in the petroleum industry. Here's an overview of the history of Union 76 gas stations:

  1. Founding and Early Years:
    • Union Oil Company of California was founded in 1890 by Thomas Bard, a California politician and businessman.
    • The company initially focused on oil exploration and production in California.
  2. The Orange Disc:
    • In 1932, Union Oil introduced the iconic orange ball or disc symbol, which became synonymous with the brand. This symbol was featured prominently at Union 76 gas stations.
  3. Expansion and Growth:
    • Union Oil expanded its operations beyond California, exploring and producing oil in other parts of the United States and internationally.
    • The company grew its retail presence by establishing gas stations under the Union 76 brand.
  4. Distinctive Design:
    • Union 76 gas stations were known for their distinctive orange and blue color scheme, and the orange ball logo was a prominent feature in the station's signage.
  5. Unocal Merger:
    • In 1985, Union Oil Company merged with the Molson Brewery of Canada to form a holding company called First Interstate Bancorp.
    • In 1987, First Interstate Bancorp acquired Pure Oil Company, and the combined entity adopted the name Unocal Corporation.
  6. 76 Brand Continues:
    • Despite the corporate changes and mergers, the Union 76 brand continued to be used for the company's retail gasoline stations.
  7. Chevron Acquisition:
    • In 2005, Chevron Corporation announced its intention to acquire Unocal Corporation. The acquisition was completed in August 2005.
  8. Transition to Chevron Brand:
    • Following the acquisition, many Union 76 gas stations were rebranded as Chevron stations. The distinctive orange ball logo gradually disappeared from the retail landscape.
  9. Legacy:
    • Despite the transition to the Chevron brand, the Union 76 brand and its iconic orange ball logo continue to hold nostalgic value for many people.
  10. Collectibles and Memorabilia:
    • Union 76 memorabilia, including signs, gas pumps, and other items featuring the orange ball logo, are sought after by collectors and enthusiasts.

Union 76 Gasoline Sign Info

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