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US Cord Tires Milk Glass Sign #642375
Fri Jan 01 2016 06:09 PM
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Hey all, I was lucky to purchase this very unique early US Cord Tires double sided milk glass letter sign. I am currently working on getting the metal work done on it to straighten out the damage on the edges. Also will be rewiring it to bring it back to its glory. I hadn't seen another of these and wanted to share. I was really hoping someone has seen another so I could find out what the original color is? From what is left on the sign is appears to have been a mustard yellow? But take a look at the bracket on top..it's the orange color the company used on it's signs. Any help would be appreciated. I'd really love to see this sign in an image back in the day in use. Havent been able to find one yet. Thanks

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Re: US Cord Tires Milk Glass Sign [Re: eric grinder] #642376
Fri Jan 01 2016 06:17 PM
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Let's see the Firestone


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Re: US Cord Tires Milk Glass Sign [Re: eric grinder] #642377
Fri Jan 01 2016 06:24 PM
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Dennis you spotted that too quick..lol. I need a few letters for that baby before she comes out to play.


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Re: US Cord Tires Milk Glass Sign [Re: eric grinder] #642378
Fri Jan 01 2016 06:29 PM
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It should be the darker orange like all the us signs from that era. Nice buy on both signs I knew someone local would go get them fast.

Re: US Cord Tires Milk Glass Sign [Re: eric grinder] #642380
Fri Jan 01 2016 06:32 PM
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OK here is the other gem I bought in the deal. Looking for a few letters as shown. My 6 yr old wanted to help make a few small letters out of her construction paper so I need a few of those as shown too..lol

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Re: US Cord Tires Milk Glass Sign [Re: eric grinder] #642387
Fri Jan 01 2016 07:58 PM
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Ok all bear with me... I too have a milk glass sign that needs some/all the letters. My thougt is to get some 1/8 or 1/16 thick white plexi or plastic of some type...and maybe use a heat gun and a vacuum arrangement. Crazy I know, but??? I had tought of how to isolate the heat and vacuum to individual letters at a time.

Nice signs there

Re: US Cord Tires Milk Glass Sign [Re: eric grinder] #642392
Fri Jan 01 2016 08:45 PM
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Boxcar, funny you mention that. On Monday Im going to a place that sells colored acrylic and just cut to fit squares and clip them in as a temp fix. Will still look decent until letters can be made or found. As for getting them made. The money is in getting a mold done. They can be reproduced but its not cheap.


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Re: US Cord Tires Milk Glass Sign [Re: eric grinder] #642396
Fri Jan 01 2016 08:52 PM
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Those signs are both fantastic!


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Re: US Cord Tires Milk Glass Sign [Re: eric grinder] #642403
Fri Jan 01 2016 10:08 PM
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I'd say construction paper temporary letters should be good until you get original--something your daughter would be proud to have helped with. smile

And if those flat white ones are her construction letters, what a great job she did!

Re: US Cord Tires Milk Glass Sign [Re: eric grinder] #642411
Sat Jan 02 2016 12:02 AM
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Boxcar, I've used a charcoal lighter (heating element) to soften plastic. Then use a screwdriver with a round handle/knob end to press the shape into the plastic.


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Re: US Cord Tires Milk Glass Sign [Re: GILMORE] #642422
Sat Jan 02 2016 07:25 AM
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eric...money can make it...glad those pieces found you.
GILMORE....Excellent idea..

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Re: US Cord Tires Milk Glass Sign [Re: eric grinder] #642476
Sat Jan 02 2016 07:19 PM
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saw those on ebay, I figured someone would talk him in to ending the auctions early, congrats


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