Texaco Gasoline sign - vintage signs for sale.
Genuine Two Sided Porcelain Enamel Texaco Sign - 42" Diameter
Very Rare Investment Quality Certified Americana For Sale
Genuine Porcelain 1930s - This Is A Vintage Porcelain Sign - It is As Shown. (Please Read History At Bottom Of This Page) - Size 42" Diameter. One Only.
Genuine Vintage Collectable Americana (not restored)
Old Vintage Sign Specifications:
- Type - Double Sided Porcelain Enamel Sign
- Company - Texaco
- Product - Texaco Gasoline and Motor Oil
- Era - 1930
- Color - Red, White Black and Green
- Dimensions - 42" 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.
Antique Signs and Vintage Collectables
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Texaco - Interesting Historical Facts
Texaco ("The Texas Company") is the name of an American oil retail brand. Its flagship product is its fuel, "Texaco with Techron". It also owns the Havoline motor oil brand. Texaco was an independent company until it merged into Chevron Corporation in 2001.
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 1937 Texaco commissioned industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague to develop a modern service station design. In 1938, Texaco introduced Sky Chief gasoline, a premium grade fuel developed from the ground up as a high-octane gasoline rather than just an ethylized regular product. In 1939, Texaco became one of the first oil companies to introduce a "Registered Rest Room" program to ensure that restroom facilities at all Texaco stations nationwide maintained a standard level of cleanliness to the motoring public.
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.