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Posted 3 years ago

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ElViejo
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I bought this off a collector, liked the look, design. Early sign - 1900s(?), with some bullets in the sign.

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  1. Love.anything.old Love.anything.old, 3 years ago
    How neat. I just saw a segment of American Picker the other evening and they were so excited to come across a Whippet sign as they are rare. I believe they said they only made vehicles for 5 years before the Depression and that was their undoing. Very nice indeed.
  2. ElViejo, 3 years ago
    Love.anything.old
    thanks, saw a rerun of that show. I have a gulf sign like the one that flashed during the show too, I really like the sign
    dan
  3. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 3 years ago
    From wiki-pedia,In 1926, production of the Overland ended and was replaced by the Whippet brand of small cars. Following the stock-market crash of 1929 and the economic depression that soon followed, a number of Willys automotive brands began to falter. Stearns-Knight was liquidated in 1929. Whippet production ended in 1931, its models replaced by the Willys Six and Eight. Production of the Willys-Knight ended in 1933.
    So I'd say it was a very rare sign and you can date it to 1926-1931 with out a doubt .
  4. ElViejo, 3 years ago
    Pop-Abides,

    Thanks for info!
    ElViejo
  5. ElViejo, 3 years ago
    Sewingfool,
    No, not Mike, just coincidence I bought these same week that show aired.

    El Viejo

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