I recently bought this old Ford sign to hang on the garage. It's in poor condition, but I intend to hang it outside and I didn't want anything extremely valuable that would be appealing to thieves... and I can't afford what they get for nice ones anyway.
I believe it would be from sometime between 1922 and 1927 based on the Lincoln and Fordson names on it.
Love it! Looks like someone had fun peppering it at some point.
It might just entice the local "patriots" to put a few more bullet holes in it.
I wish they made reproductions of that sign. Would love to have one. Real ones in good shape are way beyond my pocket book.
Look up Jersey Gas pumps vintage signs. This guy has a good history of Ford signs. Dan
What a great sign. I would like to have one like that for my garage too!!
Nice score. I had one of the Pegasus signs from 1936 on the wall in my old shop. I lost it as part of a divorce. I enjoyed owning it and wish I still had it. Old porcelain signs usually have a few stories to tell.
I have porcelain Mobil and Buick signs that I got a good deal
On that we're bruised and I just cleaned up the porcelain
And cleaned the rust areas matched up the colors and painted
The areas with a good quality oil based paint .
They are out in the elements 24/7 and have lasted several
Years .it makes a bargain sign look top notch I think you will
be happy with the results Jim
I have a rather large round Packard parts sign that was given to me by a friend who had to dig up his septic system. The sign was used to cover a branch line box!! It's discolored on one side, and a bit scratched on the other, but it's cool & has a great story!
I also have my Dad's pre WWII Chevron Dealer sign, with a big bend (and loss of porcelain) in the middle---he used it in the 50s to scrap dirt, so bent it 90 degrees. Before he passed he told me he wished he hadn't done that, but at the time it was "just handy."
I bought this one at Hershey years ago for 100.00. It hangs over my shop door. I got the neon oval from the late Fred Lau. It came from the Ford dealer in Port Angeles, WA. It's double sided neon, about 8' long