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Posted By: 68air Texaco Fire Chief Sign question - Sat Mar 25 2017 12:02 AM
Did Texaco have two gauges of thickness for these porcelain signs? I have seen them very rigid and fairly thick and also where the porcelain is fairly pliable. I was thinking the more pliable could have been for curved pumps perhaps? Any input?
Posted By: 68air Re: Texaco Fire Chief Sign question - Sat Mar 25 2017 04:58 PM
Any ideas Texaco people?
Posted By: gasmansgp Re: Texaco Fire Chief Sign question - Sat Mar 25 2017 08:02 PM
The visible signs were curved before the porcelain was applied. They were on heavy stock. The very early porcelain signs were on iron plate which was ridged and heavy. Later years used steel plate. None were flimsy enough to actually bend without destroying the finish. Paul www.severngaspumps.com
Posted By: 68air Re: Texaco Fire Chief Sign question - Sun Mar 26 2017 03:18 AM
hmmm...I have one that is on very thin steel stock. It is definitely porcelain front and back. It is the first one I have owned that is not rigid or thick plate steel. It is definitely the real deal and displays every hall mark of others I have owned except for the gauge. I am wondering how may different manuf may have made this sign over the years.
Posted By: poleman Re: Texaco Fire Chief Sign question - Sun Mar 26 2017 11:28 AM
I too have two on a 39 tokheim that are 1962 originals that are thin and flexible. Just saying
Posted By: keithia Re: Texaco Fire Chief Sign question - Sun Mar 26 2017 01:44 PM
Older plates (1940's) are thicker newer (1960's) are thinner.
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