Vintage neon signs

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Blackthorn, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Love the sign, but disappointed to see that it appears that neither the windmill itself nor the wind (I'm assuming that's what the squiggly lines to the left and right of the windmill are) light up. Now that would have been really cool (and expensive to make and maintain).
     
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  2. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    Yeah, right. Oh, I believe the "1 day service" part, but I don't think there's such a thing as a clean governor. :D

    I definitely agree there was a missed opportunity if the windmill wasn't lit, and more so if it wasn't lit to make the "blades" appear to be spinning. But I think the "squiggly" lines are intended to represent clouds in the distance behind the windmill. Of course, I could be wrong, but for me that's part of the fun of viewing signs like this--seeing how they've represented whatever they're trying to advertise.
     
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  3. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    After reading your comments and going back to the pic, I think you are correct and those are clouds. Good call.
     
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  4. Fully restored from Parker's, the Man's Store, Reno, NV.

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  5. dh66

    dh66

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    Somewhere in the wilds of Iowa....

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    I stole this photo from the internet so you guys could enjoy it.
     
  6. A bit of local "noir". The War Dads Canteen next to the train station in Springfield, MO (free coffee and donuts for our military men and women) in 1944.

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  7. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    ^ Great photo!
     
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  8. Los Angeles, 1930s.

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  9. Los Angeles, 1950s.

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  10. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    She's missing the captain's cap.
     
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  11. How'd you notice? :p
     
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  12. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Touché.
     
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  13. dh66

    dh66

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    The Shoals Theater in Florence, AL. It was cloudy and almost dark so I tried to lighten the picture some.
     
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  14. dh66

    dh66

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    Hartselle, AL
     
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  15. dh66

    dh66

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    Decatur, AL

    Can't remember if I've posted this one before. If I did, I apologize. Enjoy it again.
     
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  16. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    "The company said it is shifting its advertising dollars away from traditional marketing to digital platforms." In simpler terms, maintaining the sign is costing The Coca-Cola Company more than they believe it's worth so they're going to tear it down regardless of tradition or how the general public feels about it.
     
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  17. 1930artdeco

    1930artdeco Practically Family

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    Just another reason to not buy a coke.....

    Mike
     
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