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Castrol were pioneers in motor oil development. At the start of the 20th century when the automobile and aeroplane were rising in popularity, Charles Wakefield saw an opportunity to develop specific lubricants for these new engine types - the addition of Castor oil was the revolutionary element - making the oil thin enough to be effective when the engine was cold at start up and thick enough continue to be effective at high temperatures. From here Castrol was born.

This fibreglass sign dates to the late 1950s/early '60s and, with the fibreglass being more vulnerable than tin / enamel advertising, is a fairly rare survivor. This example has survived the decades in decent condition. There are no notable cracks, though there is a small chip to the 'o' and some surface crazing to the lower part of the 'a'. There are small scuffs and marks across the surface of the piece, a black mark to the upper right and in a raking light there's a line around the outer edge where the surface gloss of the background changes... In my opinion this all adds to the character / vintage charm of the piece.

There's something very appealing about it's bold, simple design and it's 3D format with raised lettering make it all the more eye-catching. An excellent piece of original decor for a mancave / garage etc.

The sign measures 91cm wide x 37cm high x 4cm deep.
  • Period: 1950s/'60s
    • Price: £175.00
    • €199 Euro
    • $194 US Dollar
  • Location: London
    • Dimensions: H: 37cm (14.57in)
    • W: 91cm (35.83in)
    • D: 4cm (1.57in)