Flying A Neon Sign: Extremely Rare Original Vintage Collectible Petroliana – NS6221
This 1920’s Genuine Porcelain Enamel Button Sign With Die Cut Wings Has A 101 Point, Museum And Investment Quality, Neon And Electrical Restoration, Signed And Certified By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick
An Extremely Rare Piece Of Petroliana History, Features An Original Condition Sign With Fully Rebuilt Neon Hand Blown By Our In House Glass Blowers Using Period Correct Technique, New Wiring, Electrical Components, And All Solid State Transformers
Flying A Neon Sign: Extremely Rare Original Vintage Collectible Petroliana
This is an original vintage Flying A neon sign that was manufactured in the 1920's. This is an extra large sign, measuring 64 inches at its widest point by 51 inches tall, and is 9 inches deep including the housing can. It is the type of large sign that is often used as a collection centerpiece. This authentic gasoline advertisement for Flying A gas stations is just one of hundreds of original, collectible petroliana signs currently available from ArtFactory.com. It is a genuine, single sided porcelain enamel, button sign. The sign is round, but has die cut wings that extend out past the outer edge of the sign. It has a red background with white lettering that reads "Flying" at the top, and "Service" at the bottom. In the center of the sign is a large Flying A logo that is white with a black outline. The neon lights up in white around the border of the lettering on the words "Flying/Service", as well are the border of the letter A. The wings light up in red neon and are set up to flash as if the wings are flapping.
Like all of our collectible signs, this Flying A neon sign 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. The only exception being the 101 point, museum quality neon 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 have been replaced. The neon features a separate on/off toggle pull cord as pictured.
Flying A Neon Sign Additional Details
An iconic roadside sign that was displayed during the "Golden Age" of the American open road is perfect for display in any man cave, game room, or automotive business. This vintage Flying A 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.
This Sign Has Variable Speed Flapping Wings That You Can Adjust! See Video Below For Demonstration:
Vintage Flying A Neon Sign Specifications
- Type: Single Sided Porcelain Button Neon Sign
- Style: Round Button Sign With Die Cut Wings
- Company: Flying A (Tidewater Petroleum)
- Product: Gasoline
- Date Of Manufacture: 1920's
- Place Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: Red/White
- Neon Color: White (Lettering)/Red (Flashing Wings)
- Dimensions: 64 Inches At Widest Point By 51 Inches At Tallest Point (9 Inch Deep Heavy Metal Can)
- Condition: Original Genuine Porcelain 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.
- 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.
- Features: Flashing Wings With Solid State Flasher
Investment Quality Collectible Petroliana From ArtFactory.com
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 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 Flying A 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 Flying A 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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Flying A Gasoline (Tidewater Petroleum) History
Tidewater Oil Company (rendered as "Tide Water Oil Company" from 1887 to 1936) was a major petroleum refining company during that period. Tidewater was sold many times during its existence. Brands included Tydol, Flying A, and Veedol.
The Veedol brand was owned by British Petroleum until 2011, when Veedol was sold by BP to Tidewater India. Now it is part of Andrew Yule Indian group and manufactures automotive oil for the Indian market. Tidewater does not have its own refinery, so it is dependent on base oil suppliers like HPCL and BPCL, It manufactures a wide range of automotive lubricants.
In 1926, control of Tide Water Oil sold out to a new holding company, Tide Water Associated Oil Company, which also acquired a controlling interest in California’s Associated Oil Company. Soon thereafter, Standard Oil Company of New Jersey took control of the company. Flying A became the primary brand name for the company, though the Tydol and Associated names were also retained in their respective marketing areas.
Read More At: Tidewater Petroleum On Wikipedia
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