Old Lubester Signs
An original Mobil oil lubester sign from the 1930s for Gargoyle Mobiloil. The genuine motor oil sign is a single sided white porcelain sign with white and red outline, with "Mobiloil" in black along the center, the red and black gargoyle logo along the top of this old service station sign.
Condition - Original, as is, see photos - not restored, and not a reproduction
Dimensions - 8" x 11 1/2"
Rare vintage Americana service station sign for Mobil oil lubesters manufactured by Vacuum Oil Company, established in 1866, later part of the Standard Oil Company of New York (Socony).
This Gargoyle Mobiloil sign features a white porcelain oval sign with white and red outline. The wording "Mobiloil" is in black across the center. A black outline and detailed gargoyle logo is above the "Mobiloil" with the wording "Gargoyle" in black with a red line through the letters arched above the gargoyle figure. This authentic genuine porcelain oil lubester pump sign for Mobiloil has not been restored, and is sold in original, as-is condition from Scottsdale Art Factory. Contact us to order service station signs, old gas pumps, and vintage Americana at 1-800-292-0008.
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Old Service Station Sign Specifications:
- Type: Porcelain Sign
- Company: Socony Vacuum Oil Company
- Product: Gargoyle Mobiloil
- Era: 1930s
- Color: White, red, black
- Dimensions: 8" T x 11.5" W
- Condition: Original, as-is, see photos for details
Collectable Oil Signs and Vintage Restorations information:
Antique Service Station Signs and Collectable Memorabilia
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Vacuum Oil Corporation - Gas and Oil Company History
Mobil (Socony, Vacuum Oil, Magnolia Petroleum, Gargoyle) - Standard Oil Company of New York, Socony, was founded in 1882 as the administrative divions of Standard Oil. In 1918 they purchased Magnolia Petroleum and General Petroleum in 1926, and restarted oil exploration after the breakup of Standard in 1911 left Socony without crude oil. When Socony partnered with Vacuum Oil in 1931, they used Vacuum's "Mobilgas" flying horse trademark. They replaced the Magnolia brand with Mobilgas in 1934, and by the end of WWII they expanded the Mobilgas brand name to all affiliated companies. They renamed the company in 1955 to Socony-Mobil, and Mobil Oil Company in 1966. In 1962 Mobilgas was replaced with Mobil as the brand.
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Source: wikipedia.org, kilduffs.com
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