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?
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
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.