Vintage Valvoline Motor Oil Sign: Rare 1950’s Round Porcelain Signage – VSS0217
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Vintage Valvoline Motor Oil Sign: Rare 1950’s Round Porcelain Signage
This 1950's era, vintage Valvoline Motor Oil sign, is just one of the hundreds of authentic, vintage petroliana items we have available for sale at ArtFactory.com. We are a one-stop-shop for old gas station memorabilia, with hundreds of collectible signs available, as well as restored visible gas pumps, lubesters, old oil cans, and more. This large, round (30 inch diameter) gas station sign was made in the U.S.A. in 1953, by the famous Allen-Morrison sign company of Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.A.. The genuine vintage porcelain enamel sign has a green background with yellow lettering. Its a double sided sign that reads "ASK FOR VALVOLINE MOTOR OIL" on both sides of the sign. The original paint and surface are very clean on both sides except for some very light scratching. It is in Excellent (Exl) condition overall, and is as clean of an example as you will find of this now 70-year-old sign. This vintage Valvoline Motor Oil sign is perfect for any man cave, or automotive business, and ships ready to be displayed.
Vintage Valvoline Motor Oil Sign Specifications
- Type: Heavy Metal Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign
- Shape: Round
- Sides: Double Sided
- Company: Valvoline
- Product: Motor Oil
- Manufacture: Allen Morrison Sign Co.
- Date Of Manufacture: July 1953
- Place Of Manufacture: Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
- Color: Green/Yellow
- Dimensions: 30 Inches Diameter
- Condition: Original, Unrestored As-Pictured, See Photos For Details
Vintage Valvoline Motor Oil Sign Additional Details
Like all of our collectible signs, this vintage Valvoline Motor Oil sign is sold in original, unrestored condition, as pictured. We do not believe in restoring old signs because it is our belief that every ding, dent, and blemish is part of the story and history of the item. This sign, and all of our collectible petroliana items are guaranteed to be authentic, backed by over a century of experience in the antiques and collectibles marketplace. This 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 gas station or automotive themed room for you, or help you find that one special item that has been missing from your collection.
This rare vintage Valvoline Motor Oil 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 Valvoline Motor Oil sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectables at 1-800-292-0008.
Valvoline Motor Oil Historical Information
1866 - Valvoline was founded by Dr. John Ellis who formulated a petroleum-based lubricant in 1866 and trademarked the Valvoline name in 1873. Unable to find any healing powers in crude oil, Dr. John Ellis changes course and develops a petroleum lubricant for steam engines running at high temperatures.
1939 - Valvoline develops a single grade oil, called X-18, that eliminates the need for 18 other specific car lubricants.
1945 - Leading up to the end of WWII, Valvoline is widely used to lubricate allied vehicles. If it’s good enough for an army fleet, you can use it in your family car.
1954 - With the economy in high gear, hot rods all the rage and people driving more often, automakers shift to the powerful overhead valve v8 engine. Valvoline responds with its all-climate oil, so people don’t have to switch oils for each season.
1965 - With America’s obsession with the speed and power of muscle cars, Valvoline introduces an oil specifically designed for racing, now called VR1.
Read More At: https://www.valvoline.com/our-story/our-history
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 Valvoline Motor Oil Sign Info
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