Vintage neon signs

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  1. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    At twilight, shot in black and white, on a rain-soaked street with a '39 Buick coupe parked underneath and a man in a trench coat and fedora silhouetted from behind, half a block up and walking away, this becomes film-noir perfect:
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  2. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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  3. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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  4. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    If you can't decide whether to open a deli, a steakhouse or a cocktail lounge & bar, apparently the answer is to do all three and put up a lot of neon so that everyone knows about it (and use the word "famous" a lot):
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  5. Fading Fast

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    Simple, noir and a touch of Deco:
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  6. dh66

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  7. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    Sick wabbit. :(
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    :eek: Creepy clown


    Badass:cool:
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    :D
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  8. Fading Fast

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    While the number has been going down a bit, there are so many Irish pubs still in the city, that I could snap a pic like this one below - which I took yesterday - every day and not repeat for a year or more.
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  9. KY Gentleman

    KY Gentleman One Too Many

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  10. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    There’s something about walking inside
    these buildings of the past with real wood
    floors and the echoing sounds of footsteps
    or the tiny bell at the door when you went in.



    “Built to last”
    Early 1900s hand-crank.

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    This is the thread I use for my denim jeans.
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    Oil & instructions which I found at thrift shop have come in handy when adjusting
    the bobbin and things.

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    I have the Singer 1916 with the foot-pedal
    but the “hand-crank” model, I can go at my
    own speed easier. :)
     
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  11. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    “Houston,we have a problem” :(
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  12. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Not sure why the car is on top, maybe because it's a motel, but I like the car so much (style, two-tone paint scheme) that I don't care why it's there:
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    And something classic, film noiry and with a heck of a lot of rigging:
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  13. 2jakes

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    “...with a heck of a lot of rigging”

    Probably because it’s located in the “windy city” . :(
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    and has been tagged as a flophouse according to this:
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  14. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    ^^^^
    With inspiration provided by Fading Fast, I found...
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    Sandman Motel with A Chevy (or so) on top on US Route 40 (Reno, NV)
     
  15. This is still out there on Route 66 (near Lebanon, Missouri).

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    The sign was copied from the Rest Haven sign in Springfield, Missouri.

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    Which was (most likely) copied from the Holiday Inn classic.

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  16. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    ^
    Though the pools have long gone, there's still some remnants of these motels
    around in certain parts of the city which are mostly used by the "ladies of the evening”.

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  17. 3fingers

    3fingers One Too Many

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    There is an old motel in Springfield, Illinois with the same sign as the Rest Haven Court above. I haven't been by there for a while and can't remember what it is called. I remember seeing others over the years. I'm sure most are gone now. I always thought the guy selling those signs probably had a line like "you can look just like that new Holiday Inn place."
     
  18. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    I've got a few vintage Singers, but I have no idea what they are, or how old they are...I need to upload a few photos here, and maybe you guys can help identify them.
    Rob
     
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  19. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    Check this out:
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  20. Fading Fast

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    A lot of good stuff with this one including the steam, the silhouetted tray carrier and the film noir street scene:
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