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Arco paint Clock
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A friend has this Arco automotive paint ad clock that he has had for a long time .He doesn't no much about it and info Is scarce . Anyone seen it before or know of company history ? It’s neon. Tried to private message Potts but the contact link doesn’t work . Captcha Changes all lower case to upper so you can’t complete verification to pm on “contact” . Possibly he will see it as it is right up his alley .

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I don't know much about them. Pretty sure they were in business in the 1960s and possibly more. I have 2 Arco auto paint electrics. One clock like this one, but incomplete. The other is reverse painted glass face florescent sign.

Your clock looks very cool to me

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buzzy56 #746265 Fri Apr 03 2020 06:59 AM
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Thanks for the response I will pass it on. There must have not been a lot of their advertisement out there . Appears to me that his case has been replaced as the joints are pretty crude . Hopefully I can get him to join the site .


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Jim Potts I would love to see you post pictures of your "Paint Collection" on the site.

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Originally Posted by carzncoke
Jim Potts I would love to see you post pictures of your "Paint Collection" on the site.

You can see some of my collection on my OldGarage.com Web site.


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Here are a couple Arco Auto Paint items in my collection.
A 1961 Arco Automobile Colors 1961 chip book. An undated Arco Pyroxylin Lacquer color chip brochure.

Arco was a division of American Marietta
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American-Marietta_Corporation

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Originating since 1881 you would think as large as they were that they would have more advertising and product remaining out there .Over the years these are the only two instances where I have run across their products. Must be rare .


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Here are a couple of Arco Auto Paint ads from Motor Age Magazine in 1954 and 1955.

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That is a super collection Jim. Thank you for the link.
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