Sign, Trade

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Circa 1950s
A tin sign advertising Peak Petrol. The sign features a stencilled image of Mount Taranaki / Egmont on a black background with a wide cream border. " PEAK " is stencilled in yellow paint above the mountain and " PETROL " below. There is a hole in all four corners of the sign.
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Circa 1950s
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This 1950s pump sign which has been stencilled on the rear of a " Shell " sign is one of the few remaining objects from Taranaki's early petroleum industry. In 1954 the trade name " Peak " was registered for locally-produced petrol from the Moturoa field in New Plymouth. Later in the 1950s ' single-brand ' service stations spelled the end of publicly available ' Peak ' but production of diesel, fuel oil and petrol continued until 1978, to supply several commercial transport firms.
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