Firestone Neon Sign: Vintage 1940’s Die Cut Porcelain Automobilia – VS6627
This Original Firestone Auto Parts Advertisement Is Extremely Rare And Highly Collector Coveted; We Have Hundreds Of Investment Quality Automobilia Collectibles Currently For Sale At ArtFactory.com
101 Point Neon And Electrical Restoration, Includes Neon Tubes Hand Blown And Bent By Our In-House Master Glass Blowers, Plus All New Wiring, Electrical Components, And Solid State Transformers, And To Top It All Off, Is Certified As World Class Fine Art With Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick’s Brass Tag, Signature Certification, This Certification Is Recognized By Major Insurance Companies, Experienced Collectors, And Investors Worldwide
Firestone Neon Sign: Vintage 1940's Die Cut Porcelain Automobilia
This original Firestone neon sign from the 1940's, is a die cut, spark plug shaped, genuine vintage porcelain enamel sign, with fully working neon. It measures 25 inches at it's tallest point by 30 inches at its widest point, and is 5 inches deep on a heavy metal housing can the contains all of the neon and electrical components. This authentic, single sided auto parts sign is highly collector coveted, due to its unique shape, and is just one of dozens of collectible automobilia signs currently for sale at ArtFactory.com. The sign has a navy blue background with a white outline around the edges. There is a red FIRESTONE logo at the top, and below the logo it reads "BATTERIES, SPARK PLUGS, TIRES, BRAKE LINING, ACCESSORIES" in white lettering with TIRES in a larger typeface than the other words. The sign lights up with white neon around the border of the sign, and around the lettering for the word "TIRES". The word "FIRESTONE" lights up in red neon.
Like all of our collectible signs, it is sold in original, unrestored condition (as pictured). This Firestone neon sign is in amazing condition for an item that is now over 80-years-old, with only a few very small and faint scratches on the sign face preventing this from being a true near mint condition item. This sign is in Excellent/Near Mint (Exl/Nr Mt) Condition overall, and is as clean of an example of this sign as can be found. 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. The only exception to this, is the 101 point, museum quality neon and electrical restoration, which is done under the supervision of, certified, and signed by award winning artist H.J. Nick as meeting all world class fine are qualifications. This certification means each item bearing his signature is backed by over 100 years of manufacturing world class fine art handmade furnishings, and restoring America's finest collectibles to original, museum quality condition. All neon restored by our in house glass blowers, who have blown new glass using the same techniques and materials that were used for the original neon. Also, any electrical parts including wiring and solid state transformers (and solid state flashers) have been replaced. The neon features a separate on/off toggle pull cord as pictured.
Vintage Firestone Neon Sign Specifications
- Type: Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign With Fully Rebuilt Neon And Electrical
- Sides: Single Sided Sign With Heavy Metal Housing Can On Back
- Shape: Die Cut Spark Plug Shaped Porcelain Auto Parts Sign
- Company: Firestone
- Product: Full Line Of Firestone Auto Parts: Batteries, Spark Plus, TIRES, Brake Lining, Accessories
- Era: 1940's
- Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: Blue/White/Red
- Neon: White (Sign Border/Lettering "TIRES")/Red (Lettering "Firestone")
- Dimensions: 30 Inches At Widest Point By 25 Inches At Tallest Point (5 Inch Deep Heavy Metal Housing Can)
- Condition: Original Genuine Porcelain Sign Not Restored Or Doctored (As-Pictured, See Photos For Details)
- Neon Details: All Neon And Solid State Transformers, Wiring, Mounts, Switches, And Wires Have Been Replaced.
- Comes With H.J. Nick Exclusive “Fast Hanger Bar” Allowing A Simple And Easy Way To Hang Straight And True Every Time.
- Neon Has Separate Toggle Pull Chord As Pictured So That The Sign Can Easily Be Switched On And Off Without Unplugging.
- Certification: Brass Tag Signed By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick
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Firestone Neon Sign Additional Details
This vintage Firestone neon sign is original memorabilia from one of America's most iconic brands. 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 automobilia and petroliana restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.
This rare vintage Firestone 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 Firestone neon sign or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.
ArtFactory.com & Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification Details
The H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification ensures each piece to be the genuine article. Backed by our over a century of experience, with our word is our bond reputation and guaranteeing or your money back “forever". The H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification makes this item one of the highest appreciating, collectible investments that you can make. These items can be insured at stated value, usually on your home owners policy, for little added premium. Thus, making this a safer investment than even those insured by the FDIC, is much more fun to own, and puts you in control instead of the bank.
Firestone Tire Company And Porcelain Signs History
Firestone porcelain signs have a rich history and were used by the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company to advertise their products and services in the early 20th century. Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded in 1900 by Harvey S. Firestone, who had a vision of creating a high-quality tire company. The company quickly grew and became one of the leading tire manufacturers in the world.
In the early 20th century, Firestone began supplying tires to the burgeoning automobile industry, and in 1911, the company opened a new tire plant in Akron, Ohio. Firestone tires became famous for their quality, durability, and performance, and the company enjoyed great success. Firestone was also involved in auto racing, and its tires were used by many of the top drivers and teams. Firestone's success continued through the 1920’s and 1930’s, and by the 1940’s, the company was one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world.
The first Firestone porcelain signs were produced in the 1920’s and were made from thick, durable porcelain enamel. These signs were brightly colored and featured the famous Firestone logo, which featured a stylized "F" with wings. Firestone Porcelain Signs were used in a variety of settings, including gas stations, tire shops, and other businesses that sold Firestone products. The signs were designed to be visible from a distance, and were often mounted on buildings or on tall poles.
Firestone also produced batteries for a period of time. In 1907, the company began producing batteries for automobiles and other applications. Firestone batteries were known for their durability and reliability, and they quickly became popular with consumers. In the 1920’s and 1930’s, Firestone batteries were widely used in commercial and military applications, including airplanes and submarines. During World War II, Firestone produced batteries for the military, and the company's batteries were used in many different types of equipment. After the war, Firestone continued to produce batteries, but the market for automotive batteries became increasingly competitive. In the 1960’s, Firestone sold its battery business to the Exide Corporation, and the Firestone battery brand eventually disappeared.
Firestone Porcelain Signs continued to be produced through the 1950’s and 1960’s. One of the most famous Firestone Porcelain Signs is the "Time Tells" sign, which featured a clock face and the Firestone logo. This sign was installed in many Firestone stores and became a well-known symbol of the brand. However, by the 1970’s, the rise of plastic signs and other forms of advertising led to a decline in the popularity of porcelain signs.
In 1988, the Firestone company was acquired by the Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone Corporation. Today, Firestone is a subsidiary of Bridgestone and continues to produce high-quality tires for a variety of vehicles. Today, Firestone porcelain signs are highly collectible and is one of the most coveted brands for automobilia and tire company memorabilia collectors.
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Firestone Neon Sign Info
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