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Noonan's Hair Petrole Porcelain Flange sign...1920's

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Posted 6 years ago


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I picked this sign up in Bloomington Indiana, I believe it's going to hang out by the barber chair, but here is some interesting information about the company and product that is advertised on the sign. This is a cut and paste job:
Timothy Noonan was a Boston Hairdresser from 1871 through 1880. His primary address was on Washington Street: at 723, then 913, and 910. From 1871 through 1873, he was listed as Hairdresser & Saloon. Some time after 1880, the company became known as "T. Noonan & Sons". In 1913, they registered "Petrole" as a Trade Mark. At that time, Frank M. Noonan was speaking for the company. In 1920, Frank M. Noonan, registered the Trade Mark "Zepp's," and claimed to have been using it since 1876. Fike also indicated that the Zepp's Dandruff Cure was advertised in 1930 and 1942. Note one variant has the word Petrole misspelled "Pretrole." The product "Petrole Dandruff Killer" was for sale in the 1901 Morrison & Plummer catalog.

I hope you enjoy the pics and the info!


  1. officialfuel officialfuel, 6 years ago
    Nice pick chevy59!!
  2. toolate2 toolate2, 6 years ago
    For "falling" hair!! I love it! Great sign... Thanks for sharing!
  3. chevy59 chevy59, 6 years ago
    Thanks finelines, officialfuel, and toolate2.
  4. egreeley1976 egreeley1976, 6 years ago
    Is there a wait for a haircut? LOL
  5. lovevintage lovevintage, 6 years ago
    Very nice... It looks great next to the barber chair..Thanks for another great find... Heidi
  6. chevy59 chevy59, 6 years ago
    Thanks electobacco, trukn20, Mooreantique, leighannrn, youngblood, and egreeley1976.
  7. chevy59 chevy59, 6 years ago
    Thanks lisa, signaholic, Heidi, pickrknows, mtg75, and stonesfan1.
  8. chevy59 chevy59, 6 years ago
    Thanks metalman.

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