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(Sinclair) Pierce Oil Company SA Mexico
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Hi, question regarding Sinclair in Mexico

From what I know Sinclair was sold in Mexico by the Pierce Oil Company SA in the 30s.

Has anyone seen this sign before? Also a picture of the oil company building

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Henry

Pierce Building.pngPierce Oil sign.jpg

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Re: (Sinclair) Pierce Oil Company SA Mexico
hdavis #779245 Mon Jul 18 2022 04:46 PM
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One more picture

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hdavis #779265 Mon Jul 18 2022 08:13 PM
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Cool sign, with a photo to back it up.


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Speedracer #779267 Mon Jul 18 2022 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Speedracer
Cool sign, with a photo to back it up.

Even the dimensions seem to match. The sign measures 10 feet x 1 foot. If you use the short man on the left as a gauge, the sign is a somewhat less than twice as long as the man is tall...so I'm happy I found the picture.


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hdavis #779268 Mon Jul 18 2022 08:31 PM
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Doesn't have your sign, but is a Sinclair in Mexico....

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Last edited by GILMORE; Tue Jul 19 2022 05:45 AM.

Sell me your Gilmore Oil Co. stuff...
Re: (Sinclair) Pierce Oil Company SA Mexico
hdavis #779314 Wed Jul 20 2022 06:36 AM
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The round Sinclair rooster signs show up from time to time. There is also a DSP rooster keyhole sign. I have seen a recent picture of the horizontal Opaline sign as shown in the picture above and there is a reproduction rooster globe also as shown above. I think I have seen a picture of one can from Mexico and a wood shipping crate from there.


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hdavis #779319 Wed Jul 20 2022 08:13 AM
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I have a wood shipping crate or box from El Aguila in Mexico, and have seen cans from El Aguila, but none from Sinclair in Mexico. I also have a globe from Gasolina Huasteca (Huasteca Petroleum Company, a subsidiary from Standard Oil).

El Aguila.jpgIMG_5713.JPGab8b43bc-7209-4685-a93d-d8bbc29a517e.JPGGlobo Gasolina Huasteca.jpg

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hdavis #779321 Wed Jul 20 2022 09:02 AM
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BTW, I found this VERY interesting video showing Mexican government workers during the 1938 oil expropriation posting government propaganda signs over the Sinclair (and other companies) signs. Really great image quality

https://www.criticalpast.com/video/...s-oil-posters_Aquila_Sinclair_Pierce-Oil

https://www.criticalpast.com/video/...ny_Gas-station_bridge_Huasteca-Petroleum

Enjoy


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hdavis #779329 Wed Jul 20 2022 02:59 PM
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Thanks for sharing those videos. Very interesting.


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awesome pictures. thanks for sharing.


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