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Vintage Champlin Motor Oils Sign: Orignal 1960s Vintage Tin Litho – CMO545

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Vintage Champlin Motor Oils Sign: Orignal 1960s Vintage Tin Litho

This vintage Champlin Motor Oils sign is an original that was used at service stations and auto shops in the 1960's. This authentic motor oil advertisement in the shape of a motor oil can is just one of hundreds of original, collectible petroliana signs currently available from It is a genuine, single sided tin litho sign. The sign has an orange background with a large white arrow. The is a large blue "CHAMPLIN" logo with the words "MOTOR OILS" in red below the logo against the background of the white arrow. The sign in is original, unrestored condition and shows wear from its age as pictured, but is in excellent condition overall for a sign that is over 50-years-old, and hung in commercial businesses. The maker's mark shows that is was manufactured by Donasco in October 1963.

Vintage Champlin Motor Oils Sign Specifications

  • Type: Tin Litho
  • Style: Single Sided
  • Company: Casite
  • Product: Lubri-Gas
  • Manufacture: Donasco
  • Date Of Manufacture: October 1963
  • Country Of Manufacture: USA
  • Color: White/Red/Orange/Yellow
  • Dimensions: 42" Tall x 32 1/2" Wide
  • Condition: Original, as-is, see photos for details

Vintage Champlin Motor Oils Sign Additional Details

Champlin motor oil signLike all of our vintage collectible petroliana, this Champlin Motor Oils sign is original, investment quality memorabilia. This sign is in original, as is condition, and has moderate wear to the sign face as shown in the pictures above.  It is our belief that these vintage signs should be kept in tact with any original dings, dents, bullet holes, etc. as the preserves the original history of the sign. In addition to signs, we also have a large selections of museum quality vintage visible gas pumps, restored vending machines, and more. We are a one stop shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We even make custom doors and furniture for in any theme for your man cave. Contact us at 1-800-292-0008 for pricing on the vintage Lubrications-Gas tin sign, or any of our other investment quality, collectible petroliana.

Champlain Motor Oil Company History

Champlin motor oil signThe Champlin Refining Company held the distinction of being the nation's largest fully integrated oil company under private ownership. was based at Enid, Oklahoma. In 1916 Enid, OK banker and entrepreneur Herbert Hiram Champlin (1868–1944) bought a lapsed oil lease on the Beggs farm in the fledgling Garber Field about fifteen miles east of Enid. Champlin was reluctant to enter the new and highly speculative oil business, but at his wife's urging he agreed to invest twenty-five thousand dollars in the venture.

Champlin's first well came in on Christmas Day 1916 as a 250-barrel producer. The banker-turned-oilman drilled more wells on his 160-acre lease and in July 1917 purchased a small refineries on the outskirts of Enid, enlarged it to provide a market for the oil from his wells, and established the Champlin Refining Company.  He purchased a series of small oil companies that operated service stations. As the organization grew, it drilled more wells, built a large pipeline network, opened additional refineries, and greatly expanded the retail operation, all under the auspices of Champlin's private ownership.

Vintage Champlin Motor Oils Sign Info

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