Monday, April 14, 2008

'New' Texaco Sign?


I was driving to Dallas yesterday down highway 80, and when I got to the Mesquite area I saw this sign at a Texaco station. This would be the perfect home for the sign in my photo from Saturday. My Saturday photo of the old Texaco sign is made of plastic, and from this new picture perhaps we can assume the new signs are made from canvas?

7 comments:

Southern Heart said...

That does look like a heavy canvas-y material, doesn't it? You know, I can't remember any Texacos in this area, at least in the past few years.

Halcyon said...

Hmmm... the first sign looks to be in better shape. Maybe someone will pass the word to them that there's a nicer sign for the taking. :)

Lynette said...

I wonder if the canvas is used instead of something heavier, in case of high winds. I like the other sign's photo, too. And the GE, both ways. Nice, Brian.

Jana said...

I have seen a few canvas signs around here too. All of our Texacos were bought up in the past few years and are now Shell.

Ms. Hays said...

Good pic Brian & thank you for your kind words/comments on my page!!!

Destitute Rebel said...

as they say old is Gold, the newer material are cheaper and sub standard, Iv seen new signs breaking in days while you can see some old ones stay for ages, nice picture.

Anonymous said...

These signs are made out of Vinyl that is produced by 3M, Arlon, or Cooley to name just the big 3. They make these signs today because they cost far less than the formed plastic of yester year.

The term used for these faces is Flexible Sign Face or Flexface for short.

The benefits of using these new sign faces are far greater than formed plastic.

They cost far less time to produce, take no time to install, and are easier to maintain.

To see the face in this picture, in that condition, is not because the material is cheap and flimsy. It is because it was not properly stretched into the cabinet. (either too much or not enough tension) The best benefit is the safety for those around it. During high wind situtations, the old plastic formed faces tend to crack and shard and become flying knives cutting through anything in it's path like a hot knife through butter.

Long story short, these are the signs of the future.