You'll also notice the shiny metal toward the bottom of the pole. That's basically brand new 80+ year old metal. A friend and I busted this pole out of it's original concrete by hand.The building had been a general store and service station since the 1920's. Not sure which fuel brand. The sign did not come from the same location. I just think the patina of the sign's frame and the era of the sign and pole matched so well that they should just go together.
The sign is in it's original iron frame which is in very solid and sturdy original condition. You couldn't really match patina's much better.
These two look like they've been doing roadside service together for decades! At the pole end of the sign arm, on the opposite side of the pole from the arm, there is a small chunk of cast iron broken off. It is hardly noticeable and does nothing to compromise the structural integrity of the pole. Otherwise I see no cracks, breaks, or missing parts from the pole itself. There is a bracket in the center of the sidearm to mount the porcelain shaded lights that would stand off each side.
I do not have those to include. The sign measures 72" long and 41" tall. It is marked on one side at the bottom of the diamond 5-41 VERIBRITE SIGNS-CHICAGO. Has it's share of bullet holes and best among them is the round that's still embedded in the sign.
If you look at photo #10 you can see a mushroomed hunk of lead still lodged into the steel of the sign. Not sure I've ever seen that before! Aside from the damage, the sign has beautiful gloss and deep bold colors!Excellent shelving to the porcelain as well. If you've got any sort of gas station or rat-rod style shop or out building how perfect would this look standing tall outside the door?
Hard to find a pole of this era in it's full length anymore. So many were chopped up for other purposes or just simply scrapped. Get this one while it's here! Good Luck and Thanks for looking! Message me with your location and I'll let you know if I'm willing to drive that far.I'll do a 250 mile radius from 54481 without question. I used to drive OTR so it's more of a time thing than a distance thing. If I have the time I'll take it pretty much anywhere for the above rate. I DO NOT & WILL NOT sell or deal in reproduction, fake, or fantasy advertising. The item "Vintage Early DX Diamond Gas Station Fluted POLE & Porcelain SIGN Globe Pump" is in sale since Thursday, December 08, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Gas & Oil\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Signs". The seller is "route32sales" and is located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.