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Have this Packard sign on the back sign what is this[Linked Image]

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the round object looks like the piece on
top of a water heater leading to the vent,
a couple unusual pieces attached to that
sign that served a purpose to somebody .. ... cool


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The ring piece had a special ceramic-like insulator clipped to it. The insulator held high voltage wire used on some neon signs. Your Packard sign is a small section of a larger neon sign. The thin angle piece is just a brace to strengthen the panel.

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Thank You for that info !!

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Part of one of these Packard signs . .

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Where was this sign? Never seen before?

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Just a standard Packard dealership sign.

Photo is one I found on Google.

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Originally Posted by yeley101
The ring piece had a special ceramic-like insulator clipped to it. The insulator held high voltage wire used on some neon signs. Your Packard sign is a small section of a larger neon sign. The thin angle piece is just a brace to strengthen the panel.

Yeah, I confirm what Yeley is saying. It's to hold insulators on the older '40s-ish neon signs. My Firestone sign had these too. They worked with brown insulators that clipped in like in this picture. You can see a few that I didn't use because I changed the routing slightly. This is back when they used copper wire to connect rather than GTO wire.

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