Vintage Ethyl Gasoline Corporation Sign: Original Round Porcelain – VS93
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Vintage Ethyl Gasoline Corporation Sign: Original Round Porcelain
This is a rare original vintage Ethyl Gasoline Corporation sign for Ethyl Gasoline Corporation of New York from the 1920's. At ArtFactory.com, we specialize in rare and hard to find original collectible petroliana. This old gas pump sign is a single sided porcelain enamel that reads "Ethyl Brand Of Anti-Knock Compound" in black and yellow on the ETHYL triangle logo with the yellow sunburst logo. The 8 inch round sign has a white background that is outlined in black. The bottom reads "Made in U.S.A." This sign is ideal for display in your man cave, or any automotive related business. Like all of our vintage porcelain signs, it is guaranteed to be authentic, a guarantee that is backed by our over 100 years of experience in the business. Don't get duped by fakes or settle for low quality reproductions that will never have any long term value.
Vintage Ethyl Gasoline Sign Specifications
- Type - Porcelain enamel
- Style: Single Sided Round
- Company - Ethyl Gasoline Corporation
- Product - Ethyl Gas
- Manufacturer: Unknown
- Country Of Manufacture: USA
- Era - 1920's
- Color - Black/White/Yellow
- Dimensions - 8" Diameter
- Condition - Original, as-is, see photos for details - not restored, and not a reproduction
Ethyl Gasoline Corporation History
Founded in 1923, Ethyl Corp was formed by General Motors and Standard Oil of New Jersey (Esso). General Motors had the "use patent" for tetraethyllead (TEL) as an antiknock, based on the work of Thomas Midgley, Jr., Charles Kettering, and later Charles Allen Thomas, and Esso had the patent for the manufacture of TEL. Since the patents affected the marketing of TEL, General Motors and ESSO formed Ethyl Corp; each parent company had a 50% stake in the new corporation. Since neither company had chemical plant experience, they hired Dupont to operate the manufacturing facilities. After patents ran out, Dupont started manufacture of TEL on their own, and Ethyl started running its own operations.
Read More At: Ethyl Corp On Wikipedia
Vintage Ethyl Gasoline Corporation Sign Info
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