Restored Neon Ford Dealership Sign
A rare original Ford dealer neon sign for the Ford Motor Company from the 1940s - 1950s. This vintage sign is a Texlite porcelain enamel sign with new neon lighting with 7 solid state transformers and a custom built rolling stand. We only straightened, reinforced and polished the porcelain steel panels, all the original wear and tear was left visible. The heavy duty wheeled stand is weighted and can be taken apart for easy hauling. The vertical post is telescoping and can be raised a additional 4 feet, for a total height of 18 feet. The retro style curved sign features a yellow background enamel finish with a white background downward pointing arrow that reads "A-1" in red, with red neon lettering and blue outline neon lights. Under the arrow along the top the antique sign reads "Used Cars & Trucks" in red neon lights, while the center showcases the FORD logo with the letters in white script neon, outlined in a blue neon oval with three yellow neon lights wrapping around the center of this vintage sign. The 14 1/2-feet by 6 1/2-feet by 20-inch Ford neon sign features a custom iron base that measures 7-feet by 3-feet by 6-inches high with heavy duty rolling feet for portability and a telescoping pole that can raise this neon sign an additional 4 feet. Wheels are mar proof and can be rolled on any finished floor. ArtFactory.com vintage neon signs are genuine authentic memorabilia in original condition.
Condition - Original, added new neon made in the old hand era technique, for historic accuracy with modern solid state energy efficient transformers
Dimensions - 14.5' T (up to 18') x 79" W x 20" D
More About The Porcelain Condition - Most of these signs have chips in the porcelain and there is no correct way to add new porcelain in a manor that would be consistent with a full museum quality restoration. Also in the investor collector world there are two schools of thought. One is consistent with ours that it is best and correct to display the wounds, bullet holes etc and age marks, chips etc. on porcelain signs. The other is to doctor with paint finishes to cover the true condition of the porcelain to make the sign show in pristine condition. This is like putting lipstick on a pig no matter what you do its still a pig. We feel the porcelain sign has much more value in its true condition than it does doctored. however if you are of the school of thought that your sign should be in pristine condition we offer to do this process at your request.
Antique Ford sign for A-1 Ford Used Cars and Trucks from the Ford Motor Company, founded in 1903 by Henry Ford in Detroit, Michigan. The vintage porcelain enamel sign was manufactured by Texlite sign company of Dallas, Texas. All new neon was adding to this vintage Ford sign using classic hand bending techniques, with a heavy duty cord UL listed. The custom neon sign base is hand crafted from solid wrought iron featuring removable diamond-plating for easy access to the base components. Movable wheels are added for portability all made in America hardware. In this vintage sign new neon addition we used VENTEX brand transformers, which are a state of the art, lighter, safer power supply that is built with a solid state technology. UL tested and approved for outdoor usage. Included on this neon sign is six 9,000 volt and one 12,000 volt Ventex transformer. Standard 110 plug. This sign was also designed for each section to be able to be unplugged and removed in separate sections if needed for easy transporting.
Vintage Sign Specifications:
- Type - Double sided porcelain enamel neon sign
- Company - Ford Motor Company
- Product - Ford Cars and Trucks
- Era - 1940s - 1950s
- Color - Yellow, red, white, and blue
- Manufacturer - Texlite Inc., Dallas, TX
- Dimensions - 14 1/2' Tall (18' fully extended) x 79" Wide x 20" Deep
- Condition - Original, as-is, see photos for details
- Notable features: Custom rolling stand and new old hand neon lights
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Due to our earned reputation, we have the good fortune to be in high demand by collectors. Because most of our items have a waiting list, if you're looking for a specific collectible, please ask to be put on our first come, first served list (refundable deposit required).
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