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Art & Inspiration Old Signs

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

  1. Laurelhurst theater

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  2. When the Bomber B-17 gas station had an adjacent resteraunt.

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  3. Used to get new shoes here every fall when I was a kid.

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  4. The immortal Mary's Club, one of the first topless joints in the country, previously ( in the 50's), a hip Jazz club.
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  5. mr.chevrolet
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    Here's one i'm trying to get restored and donate to Pittsburghs Heinz History Center.
     

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  6. Portland's Broadway in the Golden Age of neon, early 50's. Beautiful huh?

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  7. biscaynes
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  8. barqsnut
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    from Pearl, MS

    New arrangement in progress.
     

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  9. 65PANELRAT
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    A friend of mine just gave me a 1960 Cadillac sign (4'x2') missing the crest emblem on the lower left corner. All the letters are made of wood, my friend has two more in Nice condition. He picked them up about 3 yrs. ago at an old Cadillac / Pontiac dealership in Kermit Tx. He also found in the rafters of the same bld. 4 Pontiac Chieftain steel Signs, made of steel I think they sat on a base with a spring.
     

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  10. hotrodlane
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    Kevin, I still have it and plan to restore it at some point and put it on my Pole along with some other signage. Also someone had mentioned a Warren Milks Rotosphere in this thread. I own one of those as well and was planning on putting it as the cherry on top. Trouble is they are high maintenance and Not cheap to restore.
     
  11. hotrodlane
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    Here are Some pics of My Rotosphere. One of less than 20 left. To me this is the ultimate Neon Sign, Everybody has a dealership sign or a flying horse. But very few People in this world can have a Original Warren Milks Roto-sphere. I happen to be one of those people. I don't think even the 2 Huge Neon sign Museums have one.
     

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  12. That’s super cool, and I want one.
    I’m guessing you don’t live in town...


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  13. hotrodlane
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    here is a video of one working They are amazing!
     
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