Vintage Mack Trucks Sign: Original 1950’s Built To Outlast Them All – VS6567
Specializing In Rare Automobilia For The Serious Collector, This Porcelain Sign For Mack Trucks Is An Original Advertisement From 1953, And Is Just One Of Hundreds Of Investment Quality Collectible Signs Currently In Stock At ArtFactory.com
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Vintage Mack Trucks Sign: Original 1950's Built To Outlast Them All
This original vintage Mack Trucks sign from the 1950's, is just one of hundreds of collectible automobilia and petroliana collectibles currently for sale from ArtFactory.com. This round shaped, genuine vintage porcelain enamel sign measures 12 inches in diameter. It has a white background (that has yellowed some with age, and features a graphic of the famous English Bulldog, which has been the companies official symbol since 1922. The sign reads "Mack" in red script style lettering in the upper, right corner of the sign. Below the bulldog, between its feet, reads "Built to outlast them all" in large blue script style lettering. Just below that, it reads "Gasoline - Diesel" in medium sized script style lettering. Just below this, it reads "Trucks - Buses - Fire Apparatus" in medium sized, red block style lettering. At the bottom edge of the sign, it has the copyright information "Mack trucks Inc., Allentown, PA., Made In U.S.A. 1953" in small black lettering.
Vintage Mack Trucks Sign Specifications
- Type: Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign
- Company: Mack Trucks
- Product: Trucks, Buses, Fire Apparatus
- Sides: Single Sided
- Shape: Round
- Date Of Manufacture: 1953
- Place Of Manufacture: Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
- Color: White/Blue/Red/Grey
- Dimensions: 12 Inches Diameter
- Condition: Original, Unrestored As-Pictured, See Photos For Details
Vintage Mack Trucks Sign Additional Details
This vintage Mack Trucks 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 porcelain and tin litho signs, it is sold in original, unrestored condition, as pictured. We do not believe in restoring old signs because it is our belief, and also the prevailing belief in the collector community that any dings, dents, or blemishes are part of that item's unique history. This vintage Mack Trucks sign has a number of small chips around the edges, and some discoloration also in outer areas of the sign, and some wear around the grommet areas. The sign background has also yellowed slightly with age, but otherwise is very clean example of this now over 70-year-old sign, especially in any areas with graphics and lettering. The sign is in Very Good/Excellent (VG/Exl) condition overall. This sign is also free from any of the large dings associated with damage from wind blow objects. This vintage Mack Trucks 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 trucking company, auto dealership, or gas station 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 automobilia and petroliana restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.
This rare, original 1950's vintage Mack Trucks 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 collectible art at the highest world class collector level. Contact us for pricing on this vintage Mack Trucks Sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.
Mack Trucks Bulldog Logo History
The Mack Truck Bulldog logo is an iconic symbol associated with Mack Trucks, one of the most well-known manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks in the United States. The Bulldog logo has a rich history and symbolism. Here's more information about it:
- Origins: The Bulldog first became associated with Mack Trucks during World War I. This was when British soldiers nicknamed the Mack AC models that were used by Allied forces as "Bulldog Macks". This is because, like the Bulldog, these trucks were known for their strength, tenacity, and durability,. The Bulldog moniker stuck from that point on. The Mack Truck Bulldog logo itself dates back to the early 1920s, and was created by Alfred Fellows Masury, a chief engineer for the company at that time. The Bulldog was chosen as a symbol of the company's products due to its similar qualities, which Mack Trucks aimed to embody in their vehicles.
- Symbolism: The Bulldog logo represents the rugged and enduring nature of Mack Trucks. Bulldogs are known for their strength, determination, and resilience, which align with the characteristics of Mack trucks designed for heavy-duty hauling and construction purposes.
- Design: The Bulldog logo typically features a stylized image of a bulldog's head, often with a spiked collar around its neck. The design has evolved over the years but has retained the essential bulldog motif. It has been featured on the front grilles of Mack Trucks for decades.
- Bulldog Hood Ornaments: In 1932, Alfred Fellows Masury, a chief engineer at Mack Trucks, was in the hospital recuperating from an operation. During his recovery, he hand-carved the first model of the now iconic Bulldog hood ornament out of a bar of soap. Once released from the hospital, Masury applied for a patent on his design, and the bulldog hood ornament has adorned Mack trucks ever since.
- Mack's Motto: Alongside the Bulldog logo, Mack Trucks has the motto "Built Like a Mack Truck." This motto reinforces the idea that Mack trucks are built tough and built to last, aligning with the bulldog's symbolism.
- Enduring Icon: The Bulldog logo has become an enduring symbol in the trucking industry and is instantly recognizable. It signifies reliability, durability, and quality.
- Mack Trucks' Legacy: Mack Trucks, founded in 1900, has a long history in the manufacturing of commercial vehicles, including trucks and buses. Over the years, Mack Trucks has been a significant player in the development of heavy-duty trucks in the United States and around the world.
- Collectibles and Merchandise: The Bulldog logo has also been featured on various merchandise and collectibles associated with Mack Trucks, including clothing, accessories, and promotional items. Enthusiasts of Mack Trucks often seek out memorabilia featuring the iconic Bulldog logo.
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Vintage Mack Trucks Sign Info
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