Collectable Gas Pump Signs
An original Red Crown porcelain sign used on old gas pumps from 1948 as advertisements for Standard Oil gas stations. The genuine gasoline pump sign is a single sided white porcelain sign featuring the red, white, and blue oval torch Standard Oil logo and "Standard Red Crown" in red along the top of this vintage gas station sign.
Condition - Original, as is, see photos - not restored, and not a reproduction
Dimensions - 15" x 12"
Vintage Americana rare sign for Red Crown gas manufactured by the Standard Oil Company, established in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller, and remains today as BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil.
This Standard Oil Red Crown gas pump sign features a white porcelain rectangular sign with a thin blue outline. On the white background is the red, white, and blue Standard oval torch logo, with the wording "Standard Red Crown" in red above the logo, outlined in blue. Two blue circles in both bottom corners with interlocking "SO" within the center, and with the wording "A Standard Oil Company Product" in blue between the two blue circles. The bottom left corners reads "AD-1954" and the bottom right corner reads "IR-1-48", and four grommet holes for mounting in each corner. This genuine vintage porcelain sign for Standard Oil has not been restored, and is sold in original, as-is condition from Scottsdale Art Factory. Contact us to order vintage signs, antique gas pumps, and vintage Americana at 1-800-292-0008.
All gas station memorabilia offered are genuine collectables and appreciable assets, not a fake reproductions. All items are fine collectable art at the highest world class collector level.
Vintage Sign Specifications:
- Type: Porcelain Sign
- Company: Standard Oil of Indiana
- Product: Red Crown
- Era: 1948 (1948-1955)
- Color: White, red, blue
- Dimensions: 15" T x 12" W
- Condition: Original, as-is, see photos for details
Collectable Signs and Vintage Restorations information:
Vintage Gas Signs and Collectable Memorabilia
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Standard Oil Company - Gasoline Company History
Standard Oil (Indiana) was formed in 1889 by John D. Rockefeller as part of the Standard Oil trust. In 1910, with the rise in popularity of the automobile, Indiana Standard decided to specialize in providing gasoline to consumers. In 1911, the year it became independent from the Standard Oil trust, the company sold 88% of the gasoline and kerosene sold in the Midwest. In 1912 it opened its first gas service station in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Red Crown Regular and White Crown Premium (later Gold Crown Super Premium) gasolines were marketed by parent company, Standard Oil (Indiana), in its prime marketing area in the Midwest.
Red Crown Gas Station - Grandview Heights, Ohio - 1923
Ing-Rich Sign Company
Louis Ingram and Ernest Richardson created porcelain enamel signs in 1901 in Beaver Falls, Penn. Their porcelain signs are sometimes identified with the "I.R." mark.
Source: wikipedia.org, ghmchs.com
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