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American gas sign real or not ? #409279
Sat Apr 13 2013 07:02 PM
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I picked up this American sign today that I had never seen before. I feel that it is real but am not sure. {options ?}

It is porcelain and has good shelving. What would it have been used for? I put it against the add panel on a Wayne 60 and found that it would look good in it. The top edge is bent over in order to hook onto something and then a lower oblong hole for a screw.

If it where a repro I cant see anyone taking the time to bend over the top or make an oblong hole versus a round hole.

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Re: American gas sign real or not ? [Re: 60wayne] #409282
Sat Apr 13 2013 07:09 PM
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Its real. Went on top of pump.

Re: American gas sign real or not ? [Re: wocopep] #409289
Sat Apr 13 2013 07:25 PM
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Did they make other brands? Hung on a frame? Any pictures of one in use? Thanks

Re: American gas sign real or not ? [Re: 60wayne] #409291
Sat Apr 13 2013 07:46 PM
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clio, michigan usa
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What size is it?


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Re: American gas sign real or not ? [Re: r49th] #409293
Sat Apr 13 2013 07:57 PM
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5 1/4 in. by 12 in.

Re: American gas sign real or not ? [Re: 60wayne] #409296
Sat Apr 13 2013 08:02 PM
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It was a replacement for ad glass. I've seen Sinclair ones.


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Re: American gas sign real or not ? [Re: Lost Highway] #409308
Sat Apr 13 2013 08:55 PM
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Not a replacement for ad glass. There is a pump that uses em. I think erie 77??? They go on the faceplate.

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Re: American gas sign real or not ? [Re: Notchcad] #409314
Sat Apr 13 2013 09:52 PM
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About four different opinions, let's start over.

Actually I would like to know the answer.

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Re: American gas sign real or not ? [Re: Jack Sim] #409342
Sun Apr 14 2013 05:56 AM
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Is it real? I do not know. I do know that I have a Sinclair HC that is about the same size, has a screw hole in the bottom center and the top has a rolled over edge like the one in question. I feel mine in 100% old and original and was used on a pump. I do not know what model pump but if they made them like this for Sinclair, I feel other brands like it could have been made too. Looks ok to me


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Re: American gas sign real or not ? [Re: Wes Maxwell] #409352
Sun Apr 14 2013 07:02 AM
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Notchcad is right IMO

Erie 77...? Not sure but these were made specifically for a pump...

I've seen an old B/W photo of pumps that had these and have seen Skelly versions in person...


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Re: American gas sign real or not ? [Re: DCpate] #409353
Sun Apr 14 2013 07:08 AM
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I also had some cities service ones like this on a Bowwser 575. Like Clinton said just hangs over the top of the face plate and shares the same hole to attach to the veeder root.


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Re: American gas sign real or not ? [Re: bowserman] #409371
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That the pump. Bowser. Thanks bowserman! I have a few Sinclair ones but never owned a pump for em. Just know I've seen em and thought they were really neat.

Re: American gas sign real or not ? [Re: Notchcad] #409393
Sun Apr 14 2013 09:36 AM
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I'd love to have a Cities Service one! I've never seen this particular sign, and I think a Cities Service one would really be KOOL!


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Re: American gas sign real or not ? [Re: K W FRITH] #409408
Sun Apr 14 2013 10:18 AM
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Ok clinton


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Re: American gas sign real or not ? [Re: Lost Highway] #409567
Sun Apr 14 2013 09:52 PM
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That makes sense to me. Hooked over the top of the face plate and screwed into the top hole of the veeder root.

I showed it to a friend of mine today {longtime collector} and he thought it was right.

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