Minty 1940's Mobil Socony 7 Years Safe Driving Award with Red Pegasus at Top
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Minty 1940's Mobil Socony 7 Years Safe Driving Award with Red Pegasus at Top

Code: autgasb20001ms

$275.00


Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Minty 1940's Mobil 7 years Safe Driving Award with red Pegasus at top. In 1935, Socony Vacuum Oil opened the huge Mammoth Oil Port on Staten Island. In 1955, Socony-Vacuum was renamed Socony Mobil Oil Company. In 1963, it changed its trade name from "Mobilgas" to simply "Mobil", introducing a new logo (created by New York graphic design firm Chermayeff & Geismar). To celebrate its 100th anniversary in 1966, "Socony" was dropped from the corporate name.

During US involvement in World War II, April 29, 1942, Socony's unescorted tanker, named Mobiloil, was sunk by a German U-boat and all 52 people survived after 86 hours adrift in lifeboats.

VINTAGE: Circa 1940's

SIZE: 1 3/16" x 1 1/16"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt brass, red and white enamel.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with drop in, locking swivel catch.

MARKINGS: METAL ARTS CO. ROCH. N.Y.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a small collection of gasoline and auto related items which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay MBJX13 LBGEX10/14

CONDITION: 10- (Near Mint): Service pin shows hardly any wear, all enamel intact.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.