Of all the rare oil signs made - what oil sign could possibly offer more influence, persona and be as collectable as one with the with the image of someone who helped draft our country's Declaration of Independence. Its none other than Benjamin Franklin, which on this sign us seen oiling the earth as its spinning on its axis. What better graphic example could anyone have for a lubricant!What further compliments this great piece is the Benjamin Franklin motto in porcelain, where it states. Drive Thy Business Ben J.
This sign is an early Franklin Pennsylvania Oil Company sign, which is two-sided oven fired porcelain. One look at the unbelievable porcelain shelving of the Ben Franklin graphic says it all, the porcelain shelving has so such unbelievable height and detail that it actually shadows on the sign with the correct light exposure. In the banner in the center of the world, it states; Franklin Quality Oils Make The World Run Smoother. While the sign has some aging as shown in the images, she remains in very good presentable condition. Other than some minor chipping, some stress to the mid section, and some thinning of the steel where the grommet holes have suspended this sign for the biggest part of a century, the sign remains a masterpiece.
The few character flaws the sign has all but authenticate this great pieces age. The sign is manufactured by the Baltimore Enamel & Novelty Sign Company, which was founded in 1898. While the exact date of this sign is not known, we do know the Baltimore Enamel Company which was one of the largest manufactures of porcelain signs, began their business in 1898 and finally ended their manufacturing in the early 40s. I have provided a number of images for your review if you need any other images or information feel free to contact me.Dont miss this rare opportunity to own one of the most sought after oil signs in the world. Please be advised this same sign has been duplicated by some foreign companies. Our sign is original in every respect and has been in the Hollingsworth collection since 1982. I assure you and guarantee this sign is original in every respect. Thanks for looking - Mike Mas. The sign measures 26" x 28". Benjamin Franklin was one of the most famous people of his time; he was elected to the Second Continental Congress and worked on a committee of five that helped to draft the Declaration of Independence. In 1776 Franklin contributed and signed the Declaration of Independence. Franklin was on hand to sign the Treaty of Paris in 1783, after the Americans had won the Revolution.
He served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and signed the Constitution. One of his last public acts was writing an anti-slavery treatise in 1789. Benjamin Franklin did not invent electricity, he discovered many things about the two opposing forces of electric with his documented. Franklin died on April 17, 1790 at the age of 84, where 20,000 people attended the funeral of the man who was called, the harmonious human multitude. His electric personality, however, still lights the world._gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "VINTAGE 20's FRANKLIN MOTOR OIL ORIGINAL 2-SIDED PORCELAIN SIGN With BEN FRANKLIN" is in sale since Sunday, April 09, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Gas & Oil\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Signs". The seller is "lacie51" and is located in Blairsville, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.