0/ ORIGINAL VACCUM MOTOR OILS DOUBLE SIDED ENAMEL SIGN/ AVAILABLE…….

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Description

THIS IS A GOOD AND SCARCE EXAMPLE OF THE 1920/30s VACCUM MOTOR OILS DOULBLE SIDEDED ENAMEL SIGN WITH FLANGE. VACCUM OIL WAS FOUNDED IN 1866 BY THE AMERICAN OIL COMPANY AND AN ACCIDENTAL DISCOVERY WHILE ATTEMPTING TO DISTIL KEROSENE. IT WAS THEN BOUGHT BY STANDARD OILS IN 1879 AND IN 1899 THE MOBIL OIL TRADEMARK WAS INTRODUCED. IN 1931 VACCUM OIL AND STANDARD OIL(SOCONY) MERGED AND BY 1955 THE COMPANY BECAME SOCONY MOBIL OIL COMPANY AND IN 1966 IT WAS RENAMED MOBIL CORPORATION.

THIS EARLY SIGN HAS HAD SOME RESTORATION DONE IN AREAS WHERE THERE HAS BEEN ENAMEL LOSS AND THE OIL CAN HAS SOME FADING BUT GOOD STRONG COLOURS AND GLOSS. UNFORTUNATELY THE MANUFACTURERS NAME ” PROTECTOR ECCLES ‘ HAS BEEN OVERPAINTED WITH THE RESTORATION.

51 X 40cm.

PRICE: £675.00