Original Gulf Oil Neon Sign: Extremely Rare Vintage Petroliana Signage – GS5755
Large 12 Foot By 3 1/2 Foot Sign With Fully Working Neon, And With Wheels Added To The Original Sign Frame For Easy Transportation
Fully Original Condition, Unrestored 24 Inch By 30 Inch Porcelain Lettering
Original Gulf Oil Neon Sign: Extremely Rare Vintage Petroliana Signage
This large, 1930's era, original Gulf Oil neon sign is a truly rare and hard to find piece of petroliana history. The porcelain lettering is in original, unrestored condition with each letter measuring between 24 inches and 28 inches wide by 30 inches tall. The neon has been fully replaced to working condition, and a convenient on/off switch added to the back of the sign.
Additionally, wheels have been attached to the original sign frame for easy transportation. This highly coveted original Gulf Oil neon sign is for the seriously collector only, and is sure to be the centerpiece of any vintage gas station themed man cave. Call ArtFactory.com today for a quote on this piece of petroliana history at 1-800-292-0008.
Gulf Oil Company History
Gulf Oil was a major global oil company from the 1900s to the 1980s. The eighth-largest American manufacturing company in 1941 and the ninth-largest in 1979, Gulf Oil was one of the so-called Seven Sisters oil companies. Prior to its merger with Standard Oil of California, Gulf was one of the chief instruments of the Mellon family fortune; both Gulf and Mellon Financial had their headquarters in Pittsburgh.
The business that became Gulf Oil started in 1901 with the discovery of oil at Spindletop near Beaumont, Texas. A group of investors came together to promote the development of a modern refinery at nearby Port Arthur to process the oil. The largest investor was William Larimer Mellon of the Pittsburgh Mellon banking family. Other investors included many of Mellon's Pennsylvania clients as well as some Texas wildcatters. Mellon Bank and Gulf Oil remained closely associated thereafter. The Gulf Oil Corporation itself was formed in 1907 through the amalgamation of a number of oil businesses, principally the J.M. Guffey Petroleum and Gulf Refining companies of Texas. The name of the company refers to the Gulf of Mexico where Beaumont lies.
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Original Gulf Oil Neon Sign Info
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