There are two sets of hanging brackets: one set to fasten around a round arm and one to fasten to the bottom of a square arm (such as a Pressure Treated 6 x 6). One of the round brackets needs to be opened some (I dont have the tools to do it). And, the cleats that secure the opening are missing.
The ring is solid but needs to be prepped and painted (I used POR 15 on mine before painting). Of course, you can always just hang it with chains as I did to take photos OR even take it out of the ring and attach to a wall.
Minor issues aside, this sign is in much better condition than most you find. And, most come without the ring and bracket. To show the signs potential, I have included photos of another one I have just like it that is hanging at my mock station and is illuminated at night. My wife and I really enjoy sitting on our deck and looking out at it.
Will be happy to answer any questions. The item "VINTAGE 1963 5' x 7' Double-Sided Porcelain ESSO Gas/Service Station Sign w Ring" is in sale since Saturday, May 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Gas & Oil\Gas & Oil Companies\Esso". The seller is "48jeep" and is located in Ararat, Virginia.This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.