Thursday, February 17, 2011

POTD - Wimpee

POTD - Wimpee
©2011 Kristin Corlett

I discovered a new road the other day and was rewarded with this incredible find. The Wimpee Distributing Co. Fuel Oil sign. This sign can be found right near downtown Jacksonville, FL. I have to admit, I almost started hyperventilating when I saw this sign. It was like finding a gold mine.  It was so unusual and so complete considering that the business has been closed for quite some time.   I didn't get a photo of the other side of the sign, but when I went on the hunt to find the age of the sign (which I didn't find) I discovered a photo of the other side.  It didn't occur to me to look at the other side - don't know what I was thinking.  The word oil is in the fuel ball and it looks completely different.  Guess I'll just have to go back!



Rebecca said...

There is this little place (that I have only heard of, never gone to) not far from here called Whimpees Hamburgers. I want to go there.

Keetha Broyles said...

Wasn't there a cartoon on Saturday mornings when we were kids where Whimpee ate plates and plates of hamburgers???

jb said...

That would be Popeye...the old black and white cartoons...where Whimpy gladly offered to pay for a hambuger on Tuesday if you would please give him one today...Whimpy was always hungry for a burger!
Bob, let's go find this sign after we sing our monkey bar song!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You always find the best signs and there is something about Florida and their unique old signs.