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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. 

About William Durant And United Motors Service History

Wiliam Crapo Durant headshot

Photograph of William Crapo Durant from the following book: Title History of Genesee county, Michigan, her people, industries and institutions, Volume 2 of History of Genesee County, Michigan, Her People, Industries and Institutions, Author Edwin Orin Wood, 1916. photographer unknown - editor Edwin Orin Wood, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

William C. Durant played a significant role in the founding and growth of General Motors (GM). Durant was a successful businessman who founded the Buick Motor Company in 1904, which became the cornerstone of the GM empire. In 1908, Durant organized a group of investors and founded General Motors as a holding company for several car companies, including Buick. GM quickly became one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world, thanks in large part to Durant's vision and leadership. However, Durant's tenure at GM was not without its challenges. He was known for his aggressive business tactics and expansionist ambitions, which led to the company taking on significant debt. In 1910, Durant lost control of GM to a group of bankers who had loaned the company money.

Despite this setback, Durant was not deterred. He founded the Chevrolet Motor Company in 1911 with Louis Chevrolet, which quickly became a successful and profitable company. Around the same time, Durant also assembled United Motors Corporation, an automotive component and accessory holding company, to provide GM with a reliable source of automotive parts. This allowed GM to increase efficiency and reduce costs, which in turn allowed the company to offer more competitive prices and expand its market share.

After losing control of GM in 1910 due to financial difficulties, Durant was determined to regain control of the company. Durant's founding of United Motors Corporation was an important move for him to regain control of General Motors. The final piece of the puzzle was found in the profits he made from his newly founded Chevrolet company. With the profits from Chevrolet, Durant was able to purchase enough GM stock to regain control of the company in 1916. 

Furthermore, United Motors Corporation played a crucial role in the growth and expansion of General Motors throughout the early 20th century. The company's subsidiaries produced a wide range of automotive parts, including chassis components, engines, transmissions, and electrical systems, which were used in GM vehicles. The company's role as a supplier of these key components helped to make GM one of the largest and most successful automotive companies in the world. Today, the legacy of United Motors Corporation lives on through General Motors and its subsidiaries, which continue to produce a wide range of automotive components and accessories.

United Motors Service Sign Info

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