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Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92386
Sat Feb 03 2007 08:44 AM
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Well after a little break let's get back into it.

This month lets do signs that you literally found in a dump, took out of or off a barn, found in a dump or scrap heap; whatever.

Anything you have rescued from obilivion....

Here's a couple of my barn finds.........





More to come.

I found a Frigidaire sign in a dump recently. It's an old neon, totally wasted, but the porecelain signage is good. A few fresh inches of snow and the fact that it's at the bottom of a ravine keep me from getting it right now. It's not going anyware, but once the snow melts and I can get my hands on a cordless sawzall, it's going on my barn!!

COME ON, LETS SEE YOUR FAVORTITE "FINDS"....


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Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92387
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I found this sign in a barn that belonged to a relative. He told me I could store something in this old barn. When I looked around there were 5 or 6 of these in the rafters holding up short pieces of lumber. He had totally forgotten about them years ago. He had bought them when he bought some shelving from an auto parts place that was going out of business back in the 70's. I bugged him and bugged him and bugged him and one day I stopped by his house and he had gotten them all down and had them at his house. He told me to pick out the best one and he also gave me one with a rusted hole in it that I hang outdoors.





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I had my eye on this sign for years before finding out who owned it.It was on the side of an old rice mill in N.Ca.When i contacted the owner he said -"if you can get it down you may have it"! I and my 16 ft.ladder headed north at a high rate of speed! NH3--Anhydrous Ammonia


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I found this one Literally Buried, only about 8 feet of the bottom of the pole sticking out of a hillside. Started disassembly and cleaning it today.





Mike


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Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92390
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This sign was found in a trench by a backhoe operator digging utility trenches near the train station in San Luis Obispo, California. When I did historical research on the business I discovered that it was not far from where it was found. Had concrete splatters and looked like it had been used for a form for some concrete.



After clean up



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Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92391
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Some of you will remember I rescued these from the Bulldozer. They were at a long abandoned Texaco bulk plant.
Chuck

Here is a link to my posting on Old Gas when I found them.
http://www.oldgas.com/shoptalk/ubb/Forum1/HTML/007548.html




Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92392
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This sign was found at the dump in Arvada CO 10 years ago, I wish I had been the one to find it:


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Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92393
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FOUND AT A BARN SALE BACK IN OCTOBER....DIRT CHEAP!

BEFORE:


AFTER A COUPLE HOURS OF PAINT REMOVER AND LACQUER THINNER:


I KNOW IT'S NOT GAS AND OIL, BUT STILL JUST SHOWS TO GO YA WHAT'S STILL OUT THERE!

~DOC


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Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92394
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Guys:

Some of you have seen this one before - but for those of you that are new, here's my Polarine sign.

This procelain sign had been made into a work table. It was part of the 'property' when I bought my old farmhouse.

I didn't know the table was a gas/oil sign, I just used it in my shop.

Well one day I'm rolling out from under one of my cars and happen to look at the bottom of my work table. I saw the word 'oil' and immediately dropped what I was doing and took the top off of the table. A bit of cleaning and a fairly nice sign emerged.

Of course, then I had to do a pump to match - and a lubester - and a transfer can - and start collecting oil bottles and a rack. LOL



Later . . .

Jim

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"CYCLOPS!"


~DOC


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Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92396
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These signs were used as flooring in a root cellar. That is one EXPENSIVE floor:


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heres one that maybe should have been left buried in the leaves and crapola in the former owners backyard ... sorry... first sign i ever got....


Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92398
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Wow, some great finds.

Doc, that was a score for sure. Love those Powerlube signs. Can't believe they were used as a floor. Great Polarine Sign!!

Kmann, nothing wrong with that sign. Would look nice on a barn or shed.

So this is all we have found?!?!!

Come on I know there is more great stories and finds out there. 5000+ members.


Always looking for Ithaca Gun and Lucky Sam soda items!!!


Re: Sign of the Month Feb 2007..............Barn, Scrap Heap, Garbage, Dump Finds #92399
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These two came out of a local junkyard. The chevy is 100% original except for the neon. The GMC was just the sign, no can no neon.





This one was found by our friend Don in a barn.


This one was rescued from a barn too.

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Sorry heres the right pic of the GMC sign.


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