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Vintage Union 76 Sign: Authentic Collectible Petroliana – VS0289

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Vintage Union 76 Sign: Authentic Collectible Petroliana

This is an original vintage Union 76 sign that hung on the exterior wall of an old Unocal Gas Station. This sign was used at service stations in the 1960's, and measures 14" in dimeter. It is one of the truly iconic advertising signs from this era. This authentic gasoline advertisement for Union 76 stations is just one of hundreds of original, collectible petroliana signs currently available from It is a genuine, single sided porcelain enamel sign. The round sign has an orange background with a blue and white outline around the edges. There is a large blue "76: with a white outline in the center of the sign, with the word "UNION" in smaller white lettering below. This sign is perfect for display in any man cave, game room, or automotive business.

Vintage Union 76 Sign Specifications

  • Type: Heavy Metal Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign With Lip
  • Sides: Single Sided
  • Company: Union 76
  • Product: Union 76 Gasoline Stations
  • Era: 1960's
  • Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
  • Color: Orange/White/Blue
  • Dimensions: 14" Diameter By 2 Inches Deep
  • Condition: Original, Unrestored, As Pictured, See Photos For Details

Guaranteed Authentic Investment Quality Collectible Petroliana

Like all of our vintage collectible petroliana, this vintage Union 76 sign is original, investment quality memorabilia. This authentic vintage porcelain sign for Unocal 76 Gasoline has not been restored, and is sold in original, as-is condition. 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 Union 76 sign, or any of our other investment quality, collectible petroliana.

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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.

Vintage Union 76 Sign Info

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