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Posted By: Cpearce Mobil Oil Perspex Sign - Guidance Pls - Mon May 02 2022 07:09 PM
Hi All,

This is my second post since joining earlier (the first being in regards to McColl Frontenac).

I have a Mobil Oil Pegasus sign that we’ve had in the family for nearly 40years (proper barn find without the find!). My father says it came from the Art Deco petrol station in Potters Bar, London, England. It’s 2.3 metres at longest point and approx 1.6m tall at its tallest point.

I’ve been doing some research but have been unable to track anything similar. I see a few of the lovely porcelain signs but this is made of heavy duty Perspex plastic (the machine must have been massive to injection mould this!).

Questions I have -

Has anyone seen these Perspex signs before?

I’m guessing it is dated early to mid 50s would this be right ?

Would this sign have been wall mounted and back lighted?

Appreciate any guidance or intel


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Posted By: DWSheffer Re: Mobil Oil Perspex Sign - Guidance Pls - Tue May 03 2022 12:54 AM
Welcome.....I can't really offer you much help with the answers you seek. It looks like similar to the porcelain signs produced in the US in the 1950's. I've never seen one these types of signs in the United States. I like the look of it regardless as it has nice details with the dimensional design!
Posted By: Cpearce Re: Mobil Oil Perspex Sign - Guidance Pls - Tue May 03 2022 09:18 PM
Thanks Darin - I think it’s actually made out of resin - it’s very thick circa 8-10mm. I also think given how opaque the sign is that it must have been lighted from the front. I’m still researching it - I thinks it’s a lovely piece. Best Chris
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