Original Vacuum Oil Company motor oil advertising enamel wall sign made sometime between 1920 – 1930 in the USA. Mobiloil was registered by the Standard Oil Company of New York (Socony) at the U. As early as 1869, Vacuum Oil used a stylized red gargoyle to advertise petroleum-based lubricants for horse-drawn carriages and steam engines. In 1931, when Vacuum merged with Socony, the red Pegasus a symbol of speed and power was adopted as its U. In 1968, Mobil adopted new-look Pegasus service stations. The red Pegasus remains among the most recognized corporate symbols in American petroleum history. Note:Photos 10, 11 & 12 are for dating and reference purposes only and not for sale in this listing. Very good original condition with minimal enamel loss around the mounting holes. Some minor surface rust marks and stains across the surface of the sign which can be seen in the photos. The colours are quite well preserved with little fading or deterioration. Some spider web type fine cracks to the enamel on the right side of the sign around the the letters il in Mobiloil which can be seen in photo #7. Wear around internal edge of the mounting holes is a good indication of age and authenticity. Overall a very good authentic sign for the Petrol or Garagenalia collector and will be sure to have some interest. Any reasonable offers considered. Growing up in the country southeast of Perth at this time meant that most of the easy digging had long since been dug and the goldfields was a little too far out of the way for a quick day trip scouting around for bottles. Now that research and the internet has made it possible for me to build up a huge collection of quality international antique bottles and other interesting items over the last decade, ranging from bottles for the beginner up to high end bottles and museum pieces. Largest range of international bottles in the country. High resolution photos and accurate item descriptions. The Bottleum, come in and see em. The item “Old Motor Oil Advertising Enamel Sign Mobiloil Gargoyle Vacuum Oil Company” is in sale since Thursday, November 26, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Advertising\Petrol”. The seller is “bottleum” and is located in Maylands, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Mobil