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Shell Neon Sign: Vintage Original Roadside Gas Station Advertising – NS6319

This Rare Original Shell Gasoline Roadside Sign From 1942 Is An Icon From The Golden Age Of The Open Road, At Over 4 Feet Tall It Is Suitable For A Collection Centerpiece, And Has The “Wow Factor” The Will Impress Your Friends And Clients

This Is A World Class Fine Art, Museum And Investment Quality Item, That Is Signed And Certified By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick, And 101 Point Neon And Electrical Restoration, Neon Blown By Our In House Master Glass Blowers, All New Wiring, Electrical Components And Solid State Transformers

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Shell Neon Sign: Vintage Original Roadside Gas Station Advertising

This is an original vintage Shell neon sign that was manufactured by ArtKraft Sign Company in 1942. This is an extra large sign measuring 50 inches tall by 46 inches wide, and is 5 inches deep including the housing can, and is the type of large sign that is often used as a collection centerpiece. This authentic gasoline advertisement for Shell gas stations is just one of hundreds of original, collectible petroliana signs currently available from ArtFactory.com. It is a genuine, single sided porcelain enamel sign. The die cut, shell shaped sign has a yellow background with a red details and lettering, and a white outline around the border of the sign. It reads "Shell" in red lettering, and the maker's mark of "ArtKraft 2-42" in in small black lettering in the lower area of the sign. Furthermore, it lights up in white neon around the edge of the sign, as pictured.

Like all of our collectible signs, this Shell neon 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. The only exception being the 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.

Shell Neon Sign: Vintage Original Roadside Gas Station Advertising

This is an original vintage Shell neon sign that was manufactured by ArtKraft Sign Company in 1942. This is an extra large sign measuring 50 inches tall by 46 inches wide, and is 5 inches deep including the housing can, and is the type of large sign that is often used as a collection centerpiece. This authentic gasoline advertisement for Shell gas stations is just one of hundreds of original, collectible petroliana signs currently available from ArtFactory.com. It is a genuine, single sided porcelain enamel sign.

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This Porcelain Neon Sign Is Very Rare And Is One-Of-A-Kind In New Old Stock Condition. Furthermore, It Is Signed And Certified By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick, Thus Guaranteeing It To Be A Genuine Un-Doctored, Piece Of American Industrial Revolution History Or Your Money Back. Our Forever Guarantee Is Backed By Over A Century Of Doing Business With Our Word Is Our Bond Reputation.

Vintage Shell Neon Sign Specifications

  • Type: Single Sided Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign
  • Style: Die Cut Full Half Sea Shell With Embossed Letters And Accents
  • Company: Shell
  • Product: Gasoline
  • Manufacture: Artkraft (Strauss Sign Company)
  • Date Of Manufacture: February 1942
  • Place Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
  • Color: Yellow/Red/White
  • Neon Color: White (Border)
  • Dimensions: 50 Inches At Tallest Point By 46 Inches At Wideest Point (5 Inch Deep Heavy Metal Can)
  • Condition: New Old Stock Condition (This Sign Was Locked In A "Not For Sale Collection” For Many Years Until Recently.) Original Condition Genuine Porcelain Sign Not Restored Or Doctored (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.
  • Neon Has Separate Toggle Pull Chord As Pictured So That The Sign Can Easily Be Switched On And Off Without Unplugging. 

The die cut, shell shaped sign has a yellow background with a red details and lettering, and a white outline around the border of the sign. It reads "Shell" in red lettering, and the maker's mark of "ArtKraft 2-42" in in small black lettering in the lower area of the sign. Furthermore, it lights up in white neon around the edge of the sign, as pictured.

Like all of our collectible signs, this Shell neon 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. The only exception being the 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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Artkraft Strauss (Sign Company) History

Artkraft Strauss is a sign design and consulting company headquartered in Manhattan, New York. Throughout the 20th century, the company was the preeminent designer and creator of Times Square's iconic signs and displays. These included the “smoking” Camel sign, which wafted giant smoke rings over the Square; the Bond Clothing Stores display, a block-long extravaganza with a perpetual waterfall; and the high-neon north-Square “spectaculars” created for Canadian Club and Admiral Television. For almost a century, Artkraft Strauss was also responsible for the annual midnight ball drop that signaled the new year’s arrival.

Artkraft Strauss began as Strauss Signs. Founded in 1897 by artisan Benjamin Strauss, the company furnished New York’s retailers with posters and painted show cards. By the 1910s and 20s, Strauss signs, applying the innovative methods of a Russian immigrant named Jacob Starr, had become the Square’s principal builder of theater marquees and entertainment displays, including the original marquee for the New Amsterdam Theatre. In the 1920s Starr left Strauss to start his own engineering firm in association with the Artkraft Company of Lima, Ohio, a leading maker of neon lighting, a newly minted technology. Starr formed Artkraft-New York, and in 1931 merged with his old employer, Strauss, creating Artkraft Strauss. The company occupied its block-wide manufacturing facility at 57th Street and the West Side Highway for 75 years, until 2001, when it moved its operations to Queens. By the 1950s, Artkraft Strauss had dominated the outdoor advertising market in Times Square, and was known worldwide.

Read More At: Artkraft Strauss On Wikipedia

Shell Neon Sign Info

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