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Ohio Edison Company Sign: Original Vintage Neon Reddy Kilowatt – NS6757

Extremely Rare Original Condition, Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign For The Ohio Edison (Power) Company, With 101 Point Neon Restoration, Including All Solid State Transformers, To Museum Quality, World Class Fine Art, Featuring Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick’s Brass Tag Signature Certification

Reddy Kilowatt Was A Corporate Spokesman For Electricity In The United States For Over 70 Years And Signs Featuring The Character Are Highly Collector Coveted


Ohio Edison Company Sign: Original Vintage Neon Reddy Kilowatt

This vintage Ohio Edison Company sign is and original vintage porcelain power company advertisement, with fully restored neon, and featuring the iconic character, Reddy Kilowatt. It is an authentic genuine vintage genuine porcelain enamel advertisement, that is just one of the hundreds of authentic, original Americana signs and collectibles we currently have available for sale at This single sided, round sign measures 30 1/2 inches in diameter and sits on a 6 inch deep metal can (Total Weight 40 Pounds). The sign reads "Ohio Edison Company" and features the Reddy Kilowatt character in the center putting on a hard hat, and a large white letter "E" behind and to the right of Reddy Kilowatt. This is a 3 color sign that features a blue background, with a red border. The lettering on the sign is white against the blue background, and there are red bolts of electricity separating the words. The sign lights up with red neon around the inner round border area (plus the electricity bolts on either side of the sign), and also around Reddy Kilowatt; the sign flashes back and forth between having the sign border and electricity bolts lit, and having Reddy Kilowatt lit (as pictured). The words "Ohio Edison Company) light up in white neon around the lettering, and the large "E" in the center lights up in  blue neon. It is an authentic advertisement that was originally displayed to promote electricity generation, and features the famous Reddy Kilowatt cartoon character that was popular for more than 7 decades. The sign is an original advertisement from the 1940's.

Like all of our collectible signs, this vintage Ohio Edison Company 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. However, this particular porcelain enamel sign is in almost nearly flawless condition (you will not find a cleaner, original example of this sign), without any serious visible blemishes, and grades Near Mint/Excellent Plus (Nr Mt/Exl+) condition overall, and is as clean of an example of this now over 70-year-old sign, as you will find for sale. Only a few small imperfections in the paint prevent this from a full Near Mint grade,

Ohio Edison Company Sign Specifications

  • Type: Lighted Vintage Genuine Porcelain Enamel Sign With Fully Rebuilt Neon And Wiring As Well As  Metal Housing Can
  • Sides: Single Sided
  • Shape: Round Porcelain Sign On Heavy Metal Housing Can
  • Character: Ready Kilowatt
  • Company: Edison Power (Ohio)
  • Product: Electricity
  • Era: 1940's
  • Place Of Manufacture:  U.S.A.
  • Color: Blue/White/Red
  • Neon Color: Red (Outer Border Of Inner Circle Of Sign/Electricity Bolts/Outline Of Character)/White (Around Lettering "OHIO EDISON COMPANY")/Blue (Border of Larger Letter "E")
  • Dimensions: 30 1/2 Inches Diameter (6 Inch 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, Flashers, Wiring, Mounts, And Switches, 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. 

(this sign would be graded as Near Mint by almost anyone but we always round down a grade). Any blemishes, which are few to begin with are extremely minor, and barely visible. There are no large dings from wind blown objects, meaning this sign was never displayed outdoors. The only exception to the rule is when dealing with neon and electrical components, and is why this sign has a 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.

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Ohio Edison Power Company Sign Additional Details

This vintage Ohio Edison Company sign, and all of our signs are guaranteed to be authentic, backed by over a century of experience in the antiques and collectibles marketplace. This 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 outfit an entire Americana, 1950's theme, gas station theme, soda shop theme, automotive theme room, or any other theme you desire; 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, vintage soda machines, old gaming machines, jukeboxes, cigarette machines, and more that we have fully restored to working, museum quality condition. Our antique 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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This rare vintage Ohio Edison Company 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 Ohio Edison Company sign or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008. & 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.

About The Reddy Kilowatt Cartoon Character

Reddy Kilowatt is a cartoon character that acted as corporate spokesman for electricity generation in the United States and other countries for over seven decades. Reddy Kilowatt is drawn as a stick figure whose body, limbs, and hair are made of stylized lightning-bolts and whose bulbous head has a light bulb for a nose and wall outlets for ears. Reddy Kilowatt made his first published appearance on March 14, 1926 in an advertisement in The Birmingham News for the Alabama Power Company (APC). The character was the brainchild of the company's 40-year-old commercial manager, Ashton B. Collins, Sr.

Like other electric utilities of the period, APC was seeking to grow consumer demand for electrical power. Commercially viable AC generating stations had begun powering North American streets and homes by the end of the 19th century. By the mid-1920s electric utilities had succeeded in bringing electricity to virtually all major cities and towns in North America; however, rural areas remained chronically underserved. In 1930 almost 90 percent of farms in the United States were still without access to electric service. Collins was convinced that the best way to win over new customers, including frugal small business owners and skeptical farmers and rural dwellers, was to give his mostly invisible new commodity a more human face.

According to corporate lore, Collins found his inspiration in a dramatic Alabama lightning storm. As he watched the electric discharges strike the ground, he imagined the dancing limbs of a powerful creature, one that could be harnessed in the service of the public. He turned to a colleague, APC engineer Dan Clinton, to create the first drawings of Reddy Kilowatt, an “electrical servant” with lightning bolt arms and legs, wearing safety gloves and shoes. He added a friendly face with a light bulb nose and wall outlets for ears. APC copyrighted the character on March 6, 1926. Over the next few years Reddy appeared in print advertising for the company. He made his first three-dimensional appearance at the Alabama Electrical Exposition of 1926.

Ohio Edison Company Sign Info

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