United Motors Service Sign: Vintage 1920’s Collectible Neon Automobilia – NS4145
This Rare 1920’s Era Advertisement For United Motors Service, Is An Original, Genuine Vintage Porcelain Sign With 101 Point Neon And Electrical Restoration By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick
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United Motors Service Sign: Vintage 1920's Collectible Neon Automobilia
This vintage neon United Motors Service sign is an original from the 1920's. It is a single sided, working neon sign with a porcelain sign face, and is in remarkable condition for a sign of its age. These signs are an example of iconic automobile signage from "The Golden Age" of American open road driving. It is an oblong sign face measuring 36 inches wide by 22 inches tall. The sign has an orange background with the words "United/Motors" in black lettering. There is a black graphic of an automobile from the era in the center of the sign, with the word "Service" in yellow lettering on the car. The border of the sign lights up in orange neon, and around the edges of the car graphic light up in yellow neon. It sits on a 5 inch deep heavy metal can. Like all of our collectible signs, it 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, all neon, SOLID STATE TRANSFORMERS, wiring, mounts, and electrical parts have been fully rebuilt or replaced by our experts. The neon features a separate on/off toggle pull cord as pictured. It is perfect for display in any man cave, game room, or automotive business.
Vintage Neon United Motors Service Sign Additional Details
This vintage neon United Motors Service 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 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 vintage automobilia restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.
This rare neon United Motors Service 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 neon United Motors Service sign or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.
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Vintage Neon United Motors Service Sign Specifications
- Type: Lighted Vintage Genuine Porcelain Sign With Fully Rebuilt Neon And Wiring As Well As Metal Housing Can
- Sides: Single Sided
- Shape: Oblong
- Company: General Motors: United Motors Service (Now ACDelco)
- Product: Auto Parts
- Era: 1920's
- Country Of Manufacture: United States
- Color: Orange/Yellow/White/Black
- Neon Color: Orange (Sign Border)/Yellow (Border Of Car Graphic)
- Dimensions: 36 Inches Wide By 22 Inches Tall (5 Inches 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.
United Motors Service (Now ACDelco) Company History
United Motors Corporation was formed by William C. Durant in 1916 as an automotive component and accessory holding company. Durant was the owner of Buick and founder of General Motors in 1908. After he lost control of General Motors in 1910, he founded Chevrolet in 1911 with Louis Chevrolet and the profits from this permitted him to regain control of GM in 1916. At approximately the same time, he assembled United Motors.
Durant's founding of United Motors has parallels in his earlier experience in the horse-drawn carriage industry in Michigan. In the late 19th century he was co-owner of the Durant-Dort Carriage Company, one of the nation's leading carriage manufacturers. Concerned that they could not source components and raw materials at affordable prices or in sufficient quantities, Durant-Dort created a vertically-integrated operation owning hardwood forests and manufacturing its own bodies, wheels, axles, upholstery, springs, varnish and whips.
Read More At: ACDelco On Wikipedia
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United Motors Service Sign Info
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