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Neon Lit Yellow Stop Sign
#732021 Fri Jul 05 2019 01:21 PM
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Hello, about 20 years ago i bought a Yellow stop sign from an old guy in my town, he was the former Mayor, and his father had served as Mayor sometime before him.
When looking over the sign he told me it had been in service on the main Highway intersection in town. I purchased it because I found it unusual and cool. It has a glass insert behind the STOP portion with Neon inside.
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I hung it in my shop and didn't pay it much mind, until I was at an antique fair and saw how much people were wanting for the Yellow Cats Eye signs.

My sign had no wiring, and no transformer inside. But the Neon unit was intact.
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So I took the Neon unit to a sign shop in Omaha that repairs Neon, the woman there lit it up and said the Neon is fine, she ordered me a modern transformer, similar to what is used on a beer sign.
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Now I am in the process of mounting the transformer inside, it will have a plug in and a pull switch.
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I will post pics of it all together when I get that done. Have any of you folks seen this sign before? There is no manufacturer label, the housing is cast aluminium, it has a steel back. It is about 24" across and 4" deep. Paint is original from what I can tell. Comments?

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unusual - cool .. ... cool


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Awesome!!

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It's amazing that it survived, very nice piece.


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I have never seen one like it! That is very cool!!

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Well I got it all together today, everything went great and I'm very pleased with the outcome.
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The Neon lady fixed me up with a very simple transformer and insulators to hook it all up. She has been fixing Neon Signs for 30+ years and has never seen this sign before.
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She made me promise her I wont sell it, and I told her it will go right back on the wall in my shop! She suggested I light it whenever I'm in there, Neon uses very little power once it is lit.

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has condition & rarity going for it -
value: that has some value + .. ... cool


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Thanks for sharing! I have never seen one either!


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It looks beautiful lit up!!!!


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Thanks for the kind words Guys.
I left another Neon for the sign lady to work on, I will describe it when I get some pics.
Greg

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There's a group on face book called California porcelain enamel traffic signs.A guy posted a vintage ad for a sign like yours yesterday. Cool site and easy to join. According to the ad by Wallace&Tiernan they ran on dry cell batterys.

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Sweet sign wow!!


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That thing is awesome.

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Crazy cool!


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