Pontiac Dealership Vintage Neon Sign: Original Porcelain Enamel – PS1939
Used By Pontiac Motor Company From The 1930-1950s
Walker & Co Detroit Porcelain Enamel Sign With New Neon Lighting, 5 Solid State Transformers, And A Custom Built Rolling Stand
Pontiac Dealership Vintage Neon Sign: Original Porcelain Enamel
A rare original Pontiac dealership collectors porcelain & neon sign for the Pontiac Motor Company from the 1930s- 1950s. This vintage sign is a Walker & Co Detroit porcelain enamel sign with new neon lighting with 5 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 at a total height of 9 feet. The retro style curved sign features a cobalt background enamel finish with white letters. The antique sign reads "Pontiac" in white neon lights, while the top showcases the Pontiac Chief Head logo with yellow neon. The 9-feet by 5 1/2-feet by 15-inch Pontiac neon sign features a custom iron base that measures 5-feet around with a two step display base with two 6" steps with heavy duty rolling feet for portability. Wheels are mar proof and can be rolled on any finished floor. At ArtFactory.com, all vintage neon signs are genuine authentic memorabilia in original condition. Call us today at 1-800-292-0008 for pricing on this Pontiac Dealership vintage neon sign, or any of our other authentic collectible automobilia.
- Type - Double Sided Porcelain Enamel with Neon
- Company - General Motors Corporation
- Product - Pontiac
- Era - Early 1900s
- Color - Red, White and Blue
- Dimensions - Sign: 72" Width x 45" Height x 12" Depth - Base: 5' Diameter - Total Height: 100 3/4"
- Condition - Original, as-is, see photos for details - not restored, and not a reproduction
Condition: Original, added new neon made in the old hand era technique, for historic accuracy with new 11000 watt transformers and new neon glass.
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.
Pontiac Dealership Vintage Neon Sign History
This Pontiac dealership sign vintage neon sign is an original advertisement for Pontiac Cars and Trucks from the Pontiac division of General Motor Company, founded in 1926 by General Motors Oakland. The vintage porcelain enamel sign was manufactured by Walker & Co sign company of Detroit. All new neon was adding to this vintage Pontiac 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 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 are four 11,000 volt transformers. Standard 110 plug. This sign was also designed to lift apart if needed for easy transporting.
Pontiac Company History
Pontiac was an American automobile brand established in 1926 as a companion make for General Motors' Oakland. Quickly overtaking its parent in popularity, it supplanted the Oakland brand entirely by 1933 and, for most of its life, became a companion make for Chevrolet. Pontiac was sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico by General Motors (GM). Pontiac was marketed as the performance division of General Motors for many years, specializing in mainstream performance vehicles. Pontiac was relatively more popular in Canada, where for much of its history it was marketed as a low-priced vehicle.
Read More At: Pontiac on Wikipedia
Pontiac Dealership Vintage Neon Sign Info
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