Any idea when this Ford sign was in use? I've seen similar signs before but haven't seen one advertising Ford Service Stations. Sure would like to know the approximate year if possible. Looks like it has been over the mountain a time or two. Thanks
Maybe you found this website?
On it there is a like sign, appears black instead of blue:
Perhaps a contact to them might suggest date?
Thanks David, checked the site and there is a sign just like this one and in better shape, however there is no date that I can see. Thanks again,
Here's a good reference for pictures of known originals if you're concerned about buying a fake. That one looks original as far as I can tell, but the fakes are getting really hard to spot.
That one is just listed as "1920s"
Thanks Derek. Found the sign there and, as you say, it's from the 1920's. Thanks,
I'd say it's from the '30s.
The "Ford" script is exactly like some of the Fordson signs. That may help indicate the years.
I BELIEVE THIS SIGN IS 1909-10. IT IS PAINTED WITH A BLUE SAND FILLED PAINT AND HAS A WOOD FRAME. MUCH EARLIER THAN THE PORCELIN SIGNS. DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ONE LIKE THIS? I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER LIKE IT.
Glen: Is it sand or ground glass? I have a painted Ford Battery sign that is ground glass in the paint so the light reflects off it at night. I can shine light on it in the shop and it "lights up". Dan
Is that how Henry Ford signed his last name?
If not, considering he being a Farmer the logo is actually quite fancy for this no-nonsense man.
No that "Ford" scrip was chosen for the logo to help with advertising etc.
To see samples of Henry Ford's actual signature please see: https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/sets/1 0988#mod=exhibit-view that takes you to the "Henry Ford" museum.
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Thanks Hap, There is a similarity
Please note that MOST of the Ford scripts used in early production had a much higher F than those posted above.
Dan, (I believe it is sand, it doesn't reflect light. Glen
I have the same porcelain sign and on the back side in porcelain it says PEMCO 1919.
No one else has the Painted Ford Sign?
I found this painted Ford sign in Pismo Beach, Cal. while on tour with the Orange County Model T Ford Club. We found it on the back wall of an old garage and gas station. Several club members tried to buy it but the owner would not sell it. I drove back in the afternoon and talked with the owner. Apparently he liked me as he gave it to me free. You cant know how pleased I was and how upset the others were. I brought it home tied to the side of my 1922 Ford Coupe. What a trip!
We've never met, but many I know DO know you and speak highly of your character.
I have repeatedly experienced situations like you describe, where everyone else gets
shown the door and I get a royal invite. To my thinking, it is because people sense dollar
chasers and appreciate a straight-shooter. I suspect you are genuine and a straight
shooter, and for this, you got the "prize". Good on you. As I always say, "Duty above
all else, except Honor", Sir !
Burger, My daddy taught me to be honest, friendly and helpful. It has always worked well for me and I have nothing to regret. Thanks for the kind words. Glen