Reddy Kilowatt Neon Sign: Rare Vintage Ohio Power And Light Company – NS6883
This Is An Extremely Rare Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Featuring The Iconic Ready Kilowatt Character That Is 4 Feet Tall With Fully Rebuilt Neon Solid State Transformers
Reddy Kilowatt Was Corporate Spokesman For Electricity In The United States For Over 70 Years
Reddy Kilowatt Neon Sign: Rare Vintage Ohio Power And Light Company
This rare, Reddy Kilowatt neon sign is an original collectible power company advertisement for Ohio Power and Light Company. At ArtFactory.com we have on of the largest selections of original, neon, lighted, and vintage collectible signs for sale anywhere, guaranteed authentic, and backed by over a century of experience. The classic sign is 4 feet tall by 2 feet wide in total, and is a porcelain sign with neon on a 6 inch deep metal can. It has a white background, with blue and red lettering and red and white neon lighting. These signs were used by Electric and Power Companies throughout the U.S. for over 70 years and this one dates to the 1940's-1950's era. The sign is in excellent condition for a sign of its age as pictured. Like all of our vintage automobilia signs, it is in original, unrestored condition. However, all neon, SOLID STATE transformers and electrical parts have been fully rebuilt or replaced by our experts. The neon features a separate on/off toggle.
History Of The Reddy Kilowatt Character
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. Read More At: Wikipedia
Vintage Reddy Kilowatt Neon Sign Specifications
- An Investment Quality World Class Fine Art Neon Restoration Signed By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick
- Type: Porcelain Enamel With Neon
- Sides: Single Sided
- Shape: Rectangular
- Company: Ohio Power And Light
- Product: Electricity
- Era: 1940's-1950's
- Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: White/Red/Blue
- Dimensions: 48" Tall x 24" Wide x 6" Deep Metal Can
- Condition: Original, As-Is, See Photos For Details
- Additional Neon Details: All neon and SOLID STATE transformers have been replaced
- Neon has separate toggle pull cord
Reddy Kilowatt Neon Sign Additional Details
This vintage Reddy Kilowatt neon sign is original memorabilia featuring one of America's most iconic characters. 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 petroliana restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.
This rare and hard to find, vintage Reddy Kilowatt neon sign is just one of hundreds of original, collectible Americana, automobilia, and petroliana signs currently for sale at ArtFactory.com. 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 for pricing on this vintage Reddy Kilowatt neon sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectables at 1-800-292-0008.
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Reddy Kilowatt Neon Sign Info
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