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Posted By: hawkike

White Crown. - Sat Aug 04 2018 05:37 PM

Here you go!

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Posted By: Tankar

Re: White Crown. - Sat Aug 04 2018 09:36 PM

yep junk. they never used grommets
Posted By: TexasRanger84

Re: White Crown. - Sat Aug 04 2018 10:51 PM

There are no grommets on that sign just wear where the screws or attachment to the pump would have been.
Posted By: TexasRanger84

Re: White Crown. - Sat Aug 04 2018 10:53 PM

Hawkike, great photo! Looks identical to mine! Good to know. Thank you so much for the photo and the help. Would you also happen to have a photo of the back?
I really appreciate your help and time.
Posted By: Tankar

Re: White Crown. - Sat Aug 04 2018 11:02 PM

geeeez I better get stronger glasses I swear I seen grommets
Posted By: wayno48

Re: White Crown. - Sun Aug 05 2018 12:22 AM

It looks like it should have had grommets to keep the fasteners off the porcelain
Posted By: hawkike

Re: White Crown. - Sun Aug 05 2018 05:00 AM

Originally Posted by TexasRanger84
Hawkike, great photo! Looks identical to mine! Good to know. Thank you so much for the photo and the help. Would you also happen to have a photo of the back?
I really appreciate your help and time.


I will post one on Sunday.
Posted By: TexasRanger84

Re: White Crown. - Sun Aug 05 2018 06:08 PM

Thank you!
Posted By: hawkike

Re: White Crown. - Sun Aug 05 2018 09:03 PM

The back,just as found 40 years ago.

Tankar--were you referring to this sign when you said "junk"? Just wondered as it is an original and no doubt it had grommets originally.

Thanks!

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Posted By: Tankar

Re: White Crown. - Mon Aug 06 2018 12:10 AM

I thought I seen grommets and standard never used them on there pump plates. just bad eye sight.
Posted By: hawkike

Re: White Crown. - Mon Aug 06 2018 12:30 AM

Thanks.
Posted By: DWSheffer

Re: White Crown. - Mon Aug 06 2018 01:08 AM

I agree...I've never seen an original with grommets, but the repros have them.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/top-qualit...d-18-GAUGE-steel-PUMP-PLATE/382091433918

https://www.ebay.com/itm/top-qualit...d-18-GAUGE-steel-PUMP-PLATE/382091432830

Darin
Posted By: hawkike

Re: White Crown. - Mon Aug 06 2018 02:33 AM

I did not know the originals did not have grommets,only one that I have had and just assumed they did.
Thanks!
Posted By: TexasRanger84

Re: White Crown. - Mon Aug 06 2018 03:05 AM

Originally Posted by hawkike
The back,just as found 40 years ago.

Tankar--were you referring to this sign when you said "junk"? Just wondered as it is an original and no doubt it had grommets originally.

Thanks!


Hawkike,

Thank you! The back of mine is the same as yours minus the red paint. The back of mine doesn't have any rack marks (the straight narrow lines you see across the backs of a lot of porceline signs) I was worried that may indicate it is a repro. However, again mine is identical to yours front and back (just a different batch number/IR year and without the red paint on the back).
Posted By: TexasRanger84

Re: White Crown. - Mon Aug 06 2018 03:09 AM

Originally Posted by DWSheffer


Hi Darin,

Thanks for the input. I got reading ypur posts about the repro Mobil pump plates earlier today and what to watchout for. That knowledge so valuable to younger guys like me getting in the hobby. It's hard when all this stuff was already antique and well out of service before I was even born. Helpful guys like you definitely make "doing our homework" a bit easier.

Thank you.

Dallas,
Posted By: DWSheffer

Re: White Crown. - Mon Aug 06 2018 12:15 PM

Dallas,
I don't know if you used the search box to look for older posts on telling the originals from repros on the Standard signs, but I had posted on one of those threads the easiest way I know to check.
The corners on the repros are sharper than originals, so I told about the "half dollar test". The curve of an original sign corner follows the curve of a US half dollar coin exactly. On a repro it will not, it's too sharp. I had posted photos in that thread as well, but I'm not sure with the age of the thread if it will still show the photos.
Darin
Posted By: TexasRanger84

Re: White Crown. - Mon Aug 06 2018 05:44 PM

Originally Posted by DWSheffer
Dallas,
I don't know if you used the search box to look for older posts on telling the originals from repros on the Standard signs, but I had posted on one of those threads the easiest way I know to check.
The corners on the repros are sharper than originals, so I told about the "half dollar test". The curve of an original sign corner follows the curve of a US half dollar coin exactly. On a repro it will not, it's too sharp. I had posted photos in that thread as well, but I'm not sure with the age of the thread if it will still show the photos.
Darin


Thank's Darin. This website seems to reject my photos everytime I try to post them. I can Email them I guess. Juat nice to get a second opinion. Mine definitely have the wider radius corners like Hawkike's. Hard for me to come across a half dollar here in Canada! Haha. I don't think I even have one in any American coins I got.

Will search up your older threads and see if I can find it. I sure appreciate your help!
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