Rare Investment Quality Certified Americana For Sale - Genuine 1966 - This Is A Vintage Porcelain Sign - Condition As Shown. (Please Read History At Bottom Of This Page) - Size 73" x 79" - One Only
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Genuine Porcelain Signs For Sale
We build complete vintage filling stations, soda fountains, drive-ins, and many other authentic-in-every-detail display sets, in any era you wish to display. We pre-fab entire free standing, full function, historical sets in full detail for - store fronts - your favorite hang out - outdoor or indoor displays to fit any specifications. Simply send us your photos, drawings or description, and we will build to your specifications.
Scottsdale Art Factory, a handmade in America custom manufacturer is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and has been designing, building, and restoring some of the world's finest Antiques, and Fine Art Furniture for top designers with ordinary clients, as well as more prominent and successful individuals, CEOs, leaders, royalty and celebrities for over 100 years. Most of our clients want finished product that has a BIG WOW factor and elegance. All want investment value and quality that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the personality of the environment for which it is intended.
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Gulf Oil - Interesting Historical Facts
1901 to 1982 Gulf filling station in Jasper, Tennessee. Photo taken in 1939
The business that became Gulf Oil started in 1901 with the discovery of oil at Spindletop near Beaumont, Texas. A group of investors came together to promote the development of a modern refinery at nearby Port Arthur to process the oil. The largest investor was William Larimer Mellon of the Pittsburgh Mellon banking family. Other investors included many of Mellon's Pennsylvania clients as well as some Texas wildcatters. Mellon Bank and Gulf Oil remained closely associated thereafter. The Gulf Oil Corporation itself was formed in 1907 through the amalgamation of a number of oil businesses, principally the J.M. Guffey Petroleum and Gulf Refining companies of Texas. The name of the company refers to the Gulf of Mexico where Beaumont lies.
Output from Spindletop peaked at around 100,000 barrels per day (16,000 m3/d) just after it was discovered and then started to decline. Later discoveries made 1927 the peak year of Spindletop production, but Spindletop's early decline forced Gulf to seek alternative sources of supply to sustain its substantial investment in refining capacity. This was achieved by constructing the 400-mile (640-km) Glenn Pool pipeline connecting oilfields in Oklahoma with Gulf's refinery at Port Arthur. The pipeline opened in September 1907. Gulf later built a network of pipelines and refineries in the eastern and southern United States, requiring heavy capital investment. Thus, Gulf Oil provided Mellon Bank with a secure vehicle for investing in the oil sector.
Gulf Oil grew steadily in the inter-war years, with its activities mainly confined to the U.S. The company was characterized by its vertically integrated business activities, and was active across the whole spectrum of the oil industry: exploration, production, transport, refining and marketing. It also involved itself in associated industries such as petrochemicals and automobile component manufacturing. It introduced significant commercial and technical innovations, including the first drive-in service station (1913), complimentary road maps, drilling over water at Ferry Lake, and the catalytic cracking refining process (Gulf installed the world's first commercial catalytic cracking unit at its Port Arthur, Texas, refinery complex in 1951). Gulf also established the model for the integrated, international "oil major," which refers to one of a group of very large companies that assumed influential and sensitive positions in the countries in which they operated.