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Object ID 002466

Object Name Pennzoil Sign

Object Desc Yellow, painted metal, oval sign.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002196

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Garage Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords oil,Automotive,sign,Pennzoil,advertising,

Title Pennzoil Sign

Description Oval, yellow painted, metal sign with lack writing and red Liberty Bell in background. Reads: "100% pure Pennsylvania, Pennzoil, reg. U.S. pat. off., Safe lubrication, A-M 6-71"


Approx Collection Date

Height 9.5

Length 16

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Pennzoil

Maker Details Pennzoil is an American oil company founded in Los Angeles, California in 1913. In 1955, it was acquired by Oil City, Pennsylvania company South Penn Oil, a former branch of Standard Oil. In 1963, South Penn Oil merged with Zapata Petroleum; the merged company took the Pennzoil name. In 1968 United Gas Corporation became part of Pennzoil.[1] (Although United Gas was a larger company, pre-merger, Pennzoil had successfully used a "leveraged buyout" strategy.) During the 1970s, the company moved its offices to Houston, Texas. In 1977 a spin-off company was formed called Pogo, which stood for Pennzoil Offshore Gas Operators.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2196



Date JUN 11,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Dylan Kite

Notes Minor dings, scratches, chipping, etc.


Date JUN 11,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 11,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Garage Exhibit from Garage Exhibit - automatic entry by admin