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Genuine Antique Signs
Red Crown Gasoline Neon Sign - vintage signs for sale.
Porcelain Enamel - 30" Diameter
This original Standard Oil Red Crown flange sign is from 1915 as dated on the sign an antique gas advertising neon sign. This is a genuine double sided, porcelain gas sign features a white background, with the red, white, and blue Standard Oil Crown logo. All neon has been reworked including new solid state transformers. The wording "Red Crown Gasoline" in red with a blue outline curves along the top and bottom of this gas station sign. The red crown logo outlined with ruby red neon with blue outline and white details is located within the center of the sign on a white star burst pattern within the blue center area of this vintage service station sign. Old signs and vintage advertisement for Standard Oil Red Crown Gas manufactured by Standard Oil of Indiana founded in 1889, renamed Amoco in 1956.
Dimensions - 30" diameter sign - 35" projection with flange and circle frame total height 35"
Condition - Original, as is, see photos - porcelain sign not restored, and not a reproduction.
The Neon has been restored to its original craft of 1915. However, the transformers are modern solid state to conform to modern planet green power usage and housed in the heavy iron flange frame.
More About The Porcelain Condition - Most of these signs have chips in the porcelain and there is no correct way to add new porcelain in a manner that would be consistent with a full museum quality restoration. Also in the investor collector world there are two schools of thought. One is consistent with ours that it is best and correct to display the wounds, bullet holes, age marks, and chips, etc. on porcelain signs. The other is to doctor with paint finishes to cover the true condition of the porcelain to make the sign show in pristine condition. This is like putting lipstick on a pig - no matter what you do it's still a pig. We feel the porcelain sign has much more value in its true condition than it does doctored. However, if you are of the school of thought that your sign should be in pristine condition we offer to do this process at your request.
This rare condition found encased in Mississippi mud Standard Red Crown sign features a two sided porcelain round sign. This vintage gas sign for Red Crown gasoline 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 classic Americana at 1-800-292-0008.
All vintage memorabilia offered is a genuine collectable and appreciable assets, not a fake reproduction. All items are fine collectable art at the highest world class collector level.
Vintage Sign Specifications:
- Type - Double Sided Porcelain Enamel
- Company - Standard Oil Company
- Product - Red Crown Gasoline
- Era - 1915
- Color - Red, White and Blue
- Dimensions - 30" Diameter
- Condition - Original, as-is, see photos for details - not restored, and not a reproduction
Collectables, American Restorations and Vintage Memorabilia information:
All vintage signs, antiques and 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 to order vintage Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectables at 1-800-292-0008.
Vintage Signs, Antiques and Collectables
Due to our earned reputation, we have the good fortune to be in high demand by collectors. We always have a waiting list for most items. We suggest if you are looking for a specific collectable, please ask to be placed on our first-come, first-served list. (Refundable deposit required.) Call us at 1-800-292-0008.
Standard Oil - Gas Company History
Standard Oil Co. Inc. was an American oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company. Established in 1870 as a corporation in Ohio, it was the largest oil refiner in the world. Its controversial history as one of the world's first and largest multinational corporations ended in 1911, when the United States Supreme Court ruled that Standard was an illegal monopoly. John D. Rockefeller was a founder, chairman and major shareholder. With the dissolution of the Standard Oil trust into 33 smaller companies, Rockefeller became the richest man in the world.
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.
Amoco Corporation, originally Standard Oil Company (Indiana), was a global chemical and oil company that was founded in 1889 around a refinery located in Whiting, Indiana, United States. It later absorbed the American Oil Company, founded in Baltimore in 1910 and incorporated in 1922.
While most oil companies were switching to leaded gasolines en masse during the mid-to-late 1920s, American Oil chose to continue marketing its premium-grade "Amoco-Gas" (later Amoco Super-Premium) as a lead-free gasoline by using aromatics rather than tetraethyllead to increase octane levels, decades before the environmental movement of the early 1970s led to more stringent auto emission controls which ultimately mandated the universal phase out of leaded gasoline. The "Amoco" lead-free gasoline was sold at American's stations in the eastern and southern U.S. alongside American Regular gasoline, which was a leaded fuel. Lead-free Amoco was introduced in the Indiana Standard marketing area in 1970. The Red Crown Regular and White Crown Premium (later Gold Crown Super Premium) gasolines marketed by parent company Standard Oil (Indiana) in its prime marketing area in the Midwest before 1961 also contained lead.
Ing-Rich Manufacturing Company
Louis Ingram and Ernest Richardson turned the struggling Enameled Iron Company of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania into a porcelain-enamel super company in 1901. The two men from England manufactured signs for streets, oil, soap, ice cream, and panels for table tops, stove parts, refrigerators, and other signs and household products. The Ing-Rich porcelain signs are sometime identified with the I.R. mark.