Harry Ford Sinclair’s father wanted him to become a small town druggist. Harry dutifully graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and took over his father’s drugstore. He lost it when he was 25. He began in the oil business in Oklahoma and by 1907 had become a millionnaire. In 1919, Mr. Sinclair restructured Sinclair Oil and Refining Corp. and Sinclair Gulf Corp. into Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corp., with capital assets of more than $178 million.
Sinclair’s advertising writers first had the idea to use dinosaurs in Sinclair marketing back in 1930. They were promoting lubricants refined from crude oil believed to have formed when dinosaurs roamed the earth. The original campaign included a dozen different dinosaurs, but it was the gentle giant, the Apatosaurus, that captured the hearts of Americans and still used.
This gas front has the red Dino supreme logo. Thought to be from a Sinclair Gasoline Bennett Model 2066 gas pump produced in the late 1950’s. This front shows considerable signs of age and rusting. Decorator piece or wall hanger in the Man Cave.
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Product Code: 30495