Cities Service Neon Sign: Vintage 1920’s Gas Station Advertising – NS6170
This Extremely Rare, Original Lollipop Style Advertisement Measures Nearly 10 Feet Tall Including The Pole
Genuine Vintage Porcelain Double Sided, Die Cut Signage With Fully Rebuilt Electrical And All Solid State Transformers
Cities Service Neon Sign: Vintage 1920's Gas Station Advertising
This original vintage Cities Service neon sign is just one of hundreds of collectible automobilia and petroliana collectibles currently for sale from ArtFactory.com. This double sided, die cut porcelain enamel sign measures 42 inches at its widest point, and is 116 inches tall including the lollipop style stand, which has a 36 inch diameter cast iron base. This is a white background sign with green lettering that reads "Cities Service". The neon lights up in green around the edges, and the lettering, with the word "Open" lighting up in red just below the main area of the sign. It is an authentic advertisement that was originally displayed at at gas stations in the 1920's. Like all of our collectible signs, it is sold in original, unrestored condition as pictured. We do not believe in restoring old signs because it is our belief that every ding, dent, and blemish is part of the story and history of the item. However, all neon, SOLID STATE TRANSFORMERS, wiring, mounts, and electrical parts have been fully rebuilt or replaced by our experts. The neon features a separate on/off toggle pull cord as pictured.
Cities Service Neon Sign Additional Details
This vintage Cities Service neon sign is original memorabilia from one of America's most iconic brands. It is sold in original unrestored condition because our belief is that signs should not be restored because every ding, dent, and blemish is part of the history and story of the item. We are a one stop shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We can can outfit an entire gas station or automotive themed room for you, or help you find that one special item that has been missing from your collection. In addition to signs, we have vintage visible gas pumps, oil pumps, lubesters, and more that we have fully restored to working, museum quality condition. Our vintage automobilia restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.
This rare vintage Cities Service neon sign is the perfect conversation piece that will wow your friends and clients alike. Like all of our vintage collectible signs, it is guaranteed authentic, investment quality memorabilia. We specialize in those hard to find signs that serious collectors are looking for. All antique collectables offered are genuine memorabilia and appreciable assets, not fake reproductions. All items are fine collectable art at the highest world class collector level. Contact us today for pricing on this collectible vintage Cities Service neon sign or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.
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Cities Service Neon Sign Specifications
- Type: Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign With Fully Rebuilt Neon And Wiring As Well As Metal Housing Cans
- Sides: Double Sided
- 101 Point Restoration With Rebuilt Classic Neon Housing, Solid State Transformers, Wiring And Switches
- Flashing Neon OPEN Sign
- Easy To Roll Around Mounted On Heavy Duty Mar Proof Wheels
- Shape: Original Porcelain Die Cut Shamrock
- Company: Cities Service
- Product: Gas Stations
- Era: 1920'S
- Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: White/Green/Red/Black
- Neon Color: Green (Edges/Main Lettering)/Red (Open)
- Dimensions: 116 Inches Tall By 42 Inches At Widest Point And 36 Inch Diameter Base
- Condition: Original 1920's Genuine Porcelain Enamel Sign Not Restored Or Doctored (As-Is, See Photos For Details)
- Neon Details: All Neon And Solid State Transformers, Wiring, Mounts, Switches, And Wires Have Been Replaced.
- Housing Can Has Been Rebuilt In Heavy Gauge Steel And Finished For Indoor Or Outdoor Use.
- Neon Has Separate Toggle Pull Chord As Pictured So That The Sign Can Easily Be Switched On And Off With Out Unplugging.
Cities Service Company History
On October 5, 1915, Cities Service’s Wichita Natural Gas Company discovered the 34-square-mile El Dorado oilfield. As oil and natural gas holdings expanded in the Mid-Continent, the company added the Empire Gas & Fuel Company of Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Federal court mandates in 1940 (a result of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935) resulted in Cities Service Company’s divestiture of its public utilities. In 1959 the remaining oil and natural gas companies were reformed as Cities Service Oil Company. In 1964, Cities Service changed its marketing brand by introducing the name CITGO — keeping the first syllable of its name and ending with GO to imply power, notes the company CITGO website.
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