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Art & Inspiration Old Signs

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. 80WTI
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  2. jfreakofkorn
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    this is a cool thread ...

    loving seein these signs and the graphics that they had ...
     
  3. 5w32
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    i bought these 2 Studebaker signs from a car lot in Indio, Calif. in 1979, they were the originals apparently
     

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    I cant remember if I posted this before
     

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  5. Justin B
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    Don Diego
     

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  6. 80WTI
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    That is a nice sign, how did you come across that one? Lee
     
  7. 327-365hp
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    Here's a couple I shot in Lowell, Mass
     

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  8. scrubba
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    Ryan, this sign is now available to hobbyists as a working neon sign in H O scale . meanwhile here is the real sign , it's in Richmond Virginia at the corner of Hermitage Road and West Broad street - U S 250.
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  9. Found this on the web, I have no idea where it is(was).
    Cool or what?

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  10. hugh m
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    Here's the original signs from the old Danbury Racearena.
     

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    Love old porcelain , neon and hand painted (with one shot enamel) , don't see much of it anymore ! No love for Computer generated vinyl signs no class and usually over done !
     
  12. C.R.Glow Neon
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    the pink elephant sign above looks like the one in Monte Rio on the Russian River in Sonoma County
     
  13. Not sure if it is the same one but it looks like the sign that was on a real serious bar on Route 5 south going towards Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Only stopped there once on the way back from DC.Some real unfriendly people in there(to sailors anyway).Learned not to go into a bar that had sawdust on the floor and smelled like a urinal.
     
  14. metalman
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    My favorite sign from my meager collection. Not just because I think it's cool but there is a long story that comes with me acquiring it.
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    Dated 1948. I don't suppose Los Angeles (the city itself not counting surrounding towns) has grown much more in population since then. What is the population of the city now?
     
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    didn't seem to load first time:confused:
     
  16. Wedgehead426
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    Here is one from a local burger joint.
     

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    Nice signs everyone, but Mac is the winner with that Mobile sign. The Richfield Ethyl, Signal and Frontier signs in the background ain't too shabby either!
    If I can remember how, I'll post some pics of my meager signs.
     
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    Thanks for the interesting thread. I don't have many signs but we love taking rides in the boonies looking at them.
    Like everything else, they are disappearing rapidly.
     
  22. ssaza25
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    Picture of a few signs in my garage. My favorite is the Wolf Head lolly pop sign,not in picture and the Willys Service sign, both 2 sided..
     

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  24. From the old hometown, Portland Oregon.
    the Canton Grill on SE 82nd, there for 66 years! Great place,

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  25. On Interstate Blvd. I remember this one all my life and I'm 60! The monkey used to climb the tree, don't know if it still does.

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  26. Obviously, the Bagdad Theater.

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  27. SmokinBill
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    Local dealership was remodeling, I got there at the right time to score, Neons work and no damage just patina. only 25-30 years old but she's safe.
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  28. Lot's of neon still in Chinatown.

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  29. Bottling plant in Portland's Hollywood district.

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