Vintage Pennzoil Strip Sign: Original 1952 Advertisement “Sound Your Z” – VS6262
This Rare, Extra Large Tin Litho Strip Sign Measure 5 Feet Tall And Was Manufactured By Allen-Morrison Sign Co. Of Lynchburg, Virginia
Just One Of Hundreds Of Original, Collectible Petroliana And Automobilia Signs Currently For Sale From ArtFactory.com
Vintage Pennzoil Strip Sign: Original 1952 Advertisement "Sound Your Z"
This is an original, 60 inch tall by 12 inch wide, vintage Pennzoil strip sign. It is a thick, heavy single sided sign, is rectangular in shape, and vertically oriented. It was used as advertising at gas stations and auto repair shops. This is an original sign, and is dated 1952. It features the famous "AM" maker's mark, meaning is was manufactured by Allen-Morrison Sign Co, Lynchburg, VA., U.S.A.. It has a yellow background with black and red lettering and graphics. Like all of our signs, it is in original, unrestored condition, and as can be see in the pictures this sign shows wear especially in the edges of the sign, and the red "Z" in the center of the sign is faded. There is also a handful of small and medium sized dings and dents, but overall is in very good condition for a sign that is approaching 70-years-old. We believe in keeping signs in unrestored condition, because these blemishes are part of the history and story of the item.
Vintage Pennzoil Strip Sign Specifications
- Type: Heavy Metal Tin Litho
- Sides: Single Sided
- Shape: Vertically Oriented Rectangular Strip Sign
- Company: Pennzoil
- Product: Motor Oil
- Manufacture: Allen-Morrison Sign Co.
- Date Of Manufacture: 1952
- Place Of Manufacture: Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
- Color: Yellow/Black/Red
- Dimensions: 60 Inches Tall x 12 Inches Wide
- Condition: Original, as-is, see photos for details
Vintage Pennzoil Strip Sign Additional Details
This rare, collectible tin litho, vintage Pennzoil strip sign is just one of hundreds of authentic, collectible petroliana items currently for sale from ArtFactory.com. All of our signs are guaranteed to be authentic, backed by over a century of experience in the antiques and collectibles marketplace. This advertisement 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 Pennzoil strip 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 Pennzoil strip sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, or old gas pumps at 1-800-292-0008.
Allen-Morrison Sign Co. History
The Allen-Morrison Sign Company was a prominent sign-making company that was founded in 1919 and based in Lynchburg, West Virginia. hey produced metal signs for many large oil companies, and also had contracts with Coca-Cola and other soft drink companies. (Photo's by Lynchburg Photos). The company was known for its high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, and it created signs for a wide variety of businesses, from small local stores to large corporations. The company's early signs were hand-painted and made of materials such as wood, metal, and glass. However, as technology advanced, the company incorporated newer materials and techniques into its work, including neon signs and more efficient lighting systems.
Allen-Morrison remained a family-owned and operated business throughout its history, and it was known for its commitment to customer service and its ability to create custom signs that met the unique needs of each client. In addition to traditional signs, the company also created billboards and other outdoor advertising and provided installation and maintenance services for its products. During the 1940's and 1950's, Allen-Morrison was one of the major manufacturers of porcelain signs in the United States, producing approximately 80% of the porcelain signs in the country during this era. This number is testament to the quality of their workmanship and their reputation as a leading sign-making company. The company's porcelain signs were highly regarded for their quality, durability, and vibrant colors, and are considered to be some of the most collectible vintage signs today.
Despite its success and reputation for quality work, the Allen-Morrison Sign Company eventually closed its doors in 1990, as a result of changing economic and technological factors (such as the proliferation of plastic signs). However, its legacy lives on, and its signs can still be seen in many communities throughout West Virginia and the United States.
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Vintage Pennzoil Strip Sign Info
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