Neon A&W Bear Sign: Genuine Porcelain Die Cut Advertising – NS6167
This Extremely Rare Collectible Neon Sign Measures 3 Feet Tall, And Is An Original Advertisement Featuring The Popular Mascot “Rooty” The Great Root Bear
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Neon A&W Bear Sign: Genuine Porcelain Die Cut Advertising
This rare, neon A&W Bear sign is an original, genuine porcelain advertisement that was used at A&W Stands in the 1970's. At ArtFactory.com we have on of the largest selections of original, neon, lighted, and collectible signs for sale anywhere, guaranteed authentic, and backed by over a century of experience. The classic sign is 32 inches wide by 36 inches tall, and is on a 6 inches deep metal can. It is a die cut sign in the shape of the popular A&W Mascot "Rooty" The Great Root Bear in a sitting position, drinking a mug of root beer. The sign illuminates with orange and white neon lighting around the edges and lines on the sign. Like all of our signs, it is sold in original, unrestored condition, as we believe that any blemishes are part of that item's unique history. However, all neon, transformers and electrical parts have been fully rebuilt or replaced by our experts, including ALL SOLID STATE TRANSFORMERS. The neon features a separate on/off toggle switch as pictured.
Neon A&W Bear Sign Additional Details
This neon A&W Bear 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 vintage soda shop 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 restored vending machines, and more, that we have fully restored to working, museum quality condition. Our vintage vendor restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.
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About "Rooty", The Great Root Bear
The Great Root Bear, also called Rooty, is the mascot for A&W Root Beer. It was first used in 1974 by A&W Canada, and was adopted by the American chain in 1976. In a long-running television advertising campaign for the Canadian A&W chain, his theme was a tuba-driven jingle entitled "Ba-Dum, Ba-Dum". The jingle was released as a single by Attic Records in Canada. It was credited to "Major Ursus", a play on the constellation name Ursa Major, which means "great bear". The famous Canadian composer and B.C. Hall of Fame enshrinee Robert Buckley helped compose the song.
In the late 1990s, the Great Root Bear's role as mascot was reduced for the restaurant chain, ultimately replaced by "The Burger Family", although it still appeared in various capacities for the restaurants and on A&W Root Beer cases in Canada. In late 2011, the new ownership of A&W began using the mascot again, particularly in A&W's online presence.
Read More At: A&W Root Beer On Wikipedia
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Neon A&W Bear Sign Specifications
- Type: Lighted Genuine Porcelain Sign With Fully Rebuilt Neon And Wiring As Well As Metal Housing Can
- Sides: Single Sided
- Shape: Die Cut Sitting Bear
- Company: A&W
- Product: Root Beer Stands
- Era: 1970's
- Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: Orange/Brown/White/Black
- Neon Color: Orange/White
- Dimensions: 32" Wide By 36” Tall (6" Deep Metal Can)
- Condition: Original 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.
- 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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