Vintage Sign for Texaco Fire Chief Gas
This is an original Texaco FIRE-CHIEF Gasoline gas pump sign from the 1940s. The genuine advertising sign is single sided porcelain featuring the Fire Chief red hat, outlined in black, with red and black fonts, and the green "T" Texaco logo outlined in white color scheme. Bottom corners read "Made in USA" and "3-3-53".
Condition - Original, as is, see photos - not restored, and not a reproduction sign. Dimensions - 18"T x 12"W
Rare Americana old sign for Texaco gas manufactured by "The Texas Company" of Houston, Texas founded in 1901, owned by Chevron since 2002.
This Texaco gas pump sign features a white porcelain rectangle sign, outlined in black, and font in red and black, with the red fireman's hat logo (18" x 12"). This vintage collectable Texaco Fire Chief sign has not been restored, and is sold in original, as-is condition from Scottsdale Art Factory. Contact us to order old signs, advertisements, antique gas pumps, and classic Americana at 1-800-292-0008.
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Gas Advertising Sign Specifications:
- Type: Porcelain Sign
- Company: Texaco
- Product: Fire Chief Gasoline
- Era: 1940s-50s
- Color: White, red, black, yellow, and green
- Dimensions: 18" tall x 12" wide
- Condition: Original, as-is, see photos for details
Classic Restorations and Vintage Collectables information:
Collectable Vintage Signs
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Texaco - Gas Company History
Texaco ("The Texas Company") is the name of an American oil retail brand. It began as the Texas Fuel Company, founded in 1901 in Beaumont, Texas, by Joseph S. Cullinan, Thomas J. Donoghue, Walter Benona Sharp, and Arnold Schlaet upon the discovery of oil at Spindletop. In 1928, Texaco became the first U.S. oil company to sell its gasoline nationwide under one single brand name in all 48 states (50 states after Alaska and Hawaii joined the Union in 1959).
In 1931, Texaco purchased Indian Oil Company, based in Illinois. This expanded Texaco's refining and marketing base in the Midwest and also gave Texaco the rights to Indian's Havoline motor oil, which became a Texaco product. The next year, Texaco introduced Fire Chief gasoline nationwide, a motor fuel that meets the octane requirements for fire engines. It was promoted through a radio program over NBC hosted by Ed Wynn, called the Texaco Fire Chief.
In February of 2002 Chevron Corporation merged with Texaco and Shell. Shell began converting its Texaco stations to the Shell brand the next year. In July 2004, Chevron regained non-exclusive rights to the Texaco brand name in the U.S.