Greyhound Lines Neon Sign: Vintage 1930’s Bus Depot Advertising – NS6152
Extremely Rare 1930’s Era Genuine Vintage Tin Litho Sign Features 101 Point Neon/Electrical Restoration Signed By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick
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Greyhound Lines Neon Sign: Vintage 1930's Bus Depot Advertising
This vintage Greyhound Lines neon sign is an original from the 1930s. It is a single sided, rectangular shaped, working neon sign with a genuine tin litho sign face. These signs were used at Greyhound Bus Depots to identify their location. This vintage neon sign an example of iconic automobile signage from "The Golden Age" of the American open road. It measures 48 inches wide by 24 inches tall, and sits on a 5 inch deep heavy metal can. The sign has a blue background with white lettering and graphics. It lights up with white neon around the edges of the dog, the border of the sign lights up in blue, and the lettering for the words "GREYHOUND LINES" and accompanying accent marks light up in orange. Like all of our collectible signs, it is sold in original, unrestored condition as pictured. 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.
Greyhound Lines Neon Sign Additional Details
This vintage Greyhound Lines 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 Greyhound Lines 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 collectible art at the highest world class collector level. Contact us today for pricing on this vintage Greyhound Lines neon sign or any of our collectible Americana, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.
Greyhound Lines Neon Sign Specifications
- Type: Lighted Vintage Genuine Tin Litho Sign With Fully Rebuilt Neon And Wiring As Well As Metal Housing Can
- Sides: Single Sided
- Shape: Rectangular
- Company: Greyhound
- Product: Bus Depot
- Era: 1930's
- Place Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: Blue/White
- Neon Color: White
- Dimensions: 48 Inches Wide By 24 Inches Tall (5 Inch Deep Metal Can)
- Condition: Original Tin Litho 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.
- Housing Can Rebuilt In Heavy Gage 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.
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Greyhound Lines History: The Early Years
Carl Eric Wickman was born in Sweden in 1887. In 1905, he moved to the United States where he worked as a drill operator at a mine in Alice, Minnesota, until he was laid off in 1914. That same year, he became a Hupmobile salesman in Hibbing, Minnesota. Although unsuccessful as a car salesman, Wickman used a seven-passenger car to begin a bus service with Andy "Bus Andy" Anderson and C.A.A. "Arvid" Heed in 1914. The fledgling company transported iron ore miners from Hibbing to Alice at 15 cents a ride.
In 1915, Wickman joined forces with Ralph Bogan, who was running a similar service from Hibbing to Duluth, Minnesota, to form the Mesaba Transportation Company. The company made $8,000 in profit in its first year.
By the end of World War I in 1918, Wickman owned 18 buses and was making an annual profit of $40,000. In 1922, Wickman joined forces with Orville Caesar, the owner of Superior White Bus Lines.
The Greyhound name had its origins in the inaugural run of a route from Superior, Wisconsin to Wausau, Wisconsin. While passing through a small town, Ed Stone, the route's operator, saw the reflection of his 1920s era bus in a store window. The reflection reminded him of a greyhound dog, and he adopted that name for that segment of the Blue Goose Lines. The Greyhound name became popular across the bus network but only later gave its name to Greyhound Corporation. Stone later became General Sales Manager of Yellow Truck and Coach, a division of General Motors (GM), which built Greyhound buses.
Read More At: Greyhound Lines on Wikipedia
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