Vernors Ginger Ale Neon Sign: Vintage Embossed Tin Litho – NS6274
This Is An Original 1950’s Era, Embossed Tin Litho Sign For Vernors Ginger Ale, With Fully Restored Neon, And Is Just One Of Dozens Of Original, Investment Quality, Vintage Soda Signs Currently For Sale At ArtFactory.com
Includes 101 Point Neon And Electrical Restoration To World Class Fine Art, Museum Quality Condition, This Includes Neon Tubes Hand Blown And Hand Bent By Our In-House Master Glass Blowers, All New Solid State Transformers, Mounts, Wiring, And Electrical Components, And Certified With Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick’s Brass Tag Signature Plaque
Vernors Ginger Ale Neon Sign: Vintage Embossed Tin Litho
This original vintage Vernors Ginger Ale neon sign is just one of hundreds of soda shop collectibles currently for sale from ArtFactory.com. This large, single sided, embossed tin litho sign measures 38 inches wide by 18 inches tall, and it on a 4 1/2 inch deep metal can. It reads "VERNOR'S GINGER ALE" in large, green, script style lettering, against an all yellow background. The sign lights up in green neon around the word "VERNORS", in white neon around the words "Ginger Ale", and in yellow neon around the border of the sign. It is an authentic advertisement that was originally displayed at soda shops and drug stores in the 1950's, and was made in the U.S.A. by DONASCO. It is dated as having been manufactured in July of 1950. Like all of our collectible signs, this rare, Vernors Ginger Ale 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. This sign, is in Excellent/Very Good (Exl/VG) condition overall with the only significant damage being a medium sized ding in the lower right corner of the sign. There are a few other small dings, mostly on the right side of the sign, and some wear in most of the corner areas, but otherwise it is an extremely clean example of this now, over 70-year-old sign.
This vintage Vernors Ginger Ale neon sign is a truly rare find in this condition. As stated, the tin sign itself is in fully original condition, however, all neon and electrical components have been fully rebuilt or replaced as part of our 101 point, museum quality neon restoration. This restoration 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.
Vernors Ginger Ale Sign Specifications
- Type: Single Sided Genuine Vintage Embossed Tin Litho Sign
- Style: Horizontally Oriented Rectangular Sign On Heavy Metal Housing Can
- Company: Vernors
- Product: Ginger Ale
- Date Of Manufacture: July 1950
- Manufacture: Donaldson Art Sign Company
- Place Of Manufacture: Covington, Kentucky, U.S.A.
- Color: Yellow/Green
- Neon Color: Yellow (Border Of Sign)/Green (Lettering Of Word VERNORS)/White (Lettering Of The Word Ginger Ale)
- Dimensions: 38 Inches Wide By 18 Inches Tall (4 1/2 Inch Deep Heavy Metal Can)
- Condition: Original Genuine Tin Litho Sign Not Restored Or Doctored (As-Pictured, 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
- Certification: Brass Tag Signed By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick
All neon is rebuilt by our in house glass blowers, who have blown new glass and bent it by hand, 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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Vernors Ginger Ale Neon Sign Restoration Details
This vintage Vernors Ginger Ale neon sign is a truly rare find in this condition. As stated, the tin sign itself is in fully original condition, however, all neon and electrical components have been fully rebuilt or replaced as part of our 101 point, museum quality neon restoration. This restoration 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 is rebuilt by our in house glass blowers, who have blown new glass and bent it by hand, 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.
Rare Investment Quality Collectible Memorabilia From ArtFactory.com
This vintage Vernors Ginger Ale neon sign is original memorabilia from one of America's most iconic brands. We are a one stop shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We can can outfit an entire vintage soda shop 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 restored vending machines, soda fountains, old coolers, and more. All vintage soda machines are that fully restored to working, museum quality condition. Our vintage vendor restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.
This rare vintage Vernors Ginger Ale neon 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 collectibles offered are genuine memorabilia and appreciable assets, not fake reproductions. All items are fine collectible art at the highest world class collector level. Contact us today for pricing on this collectible vintage Vernors Ginger Ale neon sign or any of our rare Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.
ArtFactory.com & Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification Details
The H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification ensures each piece to be the genuine article. Backed by our over a century of experience, with our word is our bond reputation and guaranteeing or your money back “forever". The H.J. Nick Brass Tag Certification makes this item one of the highest appreciating, collectible investments that you can make. These items can be insured at stated value, usually on your home owners policy, for little added premium. Thus, making this a safer investment than even those insured by the FDIC, is much more fun to own, and puts you in control instead of the bank.
History Of Vernors Ginger Ale
Vernors Ginger Ale is a popular ginger-flavored soft drink with a rich and fascinating history. It was created by James Vernor, a Detroit pharmacist, in the mid-19th century. Here's a brief overview of the history of Vernors Ginger Ale:
The Creation of Vernors: James Vernor was working as a pharmacist when he enlisted in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He had developed a special blend of ginger and other ingredients, which he stored in an oak cask. However, his service in the war delayed his return to his concoction.
Aging Process: The story goes that Vernor stored his ginger concoction in the oak cask for four years. During this time, the flavors matured and developed a unique taste, combining ginger with various spices and flavors. The aging process is often compared to the process of aging whiskey or wine.
Introduction to the Public: After the war, in 1866, James Vernor opened a soda fountain shop in Detroit and began serving his aged ginger concoction. It quickly gained popularity, and he started selling it as "Vernor's Ginger Ale."
Expansion and Success: Vernors Ginger Ale continued to gain popularity throughout Michigan and beyond. James Vernor began bottling the drink in 1896, allowing it to reach a wider audience. The brand became synonymous with Detroit, and it became the oldest continuously produced ginger ale in the United States.
Ownership Changes: Over the years, Vernors changed hands several times. The brand was owned by various companies, including the Whistle Beverage Company, A&W, and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. In 2008, it became a part of the Keurig Dr. Pepper company.
Unique Flavor: Vernors is known for its unique and strong ginger flavor. It's often described as having a more robust and spicier taste compared to other ginger ales. The aging process in oak barrels is believed to be responsible for this distinctive flavor profile.
Cultural Icon: Vernors Ginger Ale holds a special place in the hearts of many Michiganders, and it's often associated with Detroit and Michigan culture. It has been used in various recipes, including the "Vernors Glazed Ham," and is even an ingredient in a popular local dessert called "Vernors Ginger Ale Float."
About The Donaldson Art Sign Company And History
The Donaldson Art Sign Company located in Cincinnati, Ohio can be traced back to a partnership between William M. Donaldson and Henry Elms. These two entrepreneurs began a small lithography business in Cincinnati on August 10, 1863. By the end of the first year of operation, the firm owned and operated seven hand printing presses. With the death of Mr. Elms in 1872, the business became the sole property of Donaldson. The company was officially incorporated as the Donaldson Lithograph Co. in 1883.
The company moved to the City of Newport, Kentucky in 1898, and was housed in the old Duber Watch Case Company facility (6th and Washington Streets). The company flourished in its Newport location. By 1913, plans were underway to expand the firm. William M. Donaldson acquired the old Central Covington Stockyards at 21st and Banklick Streets. Plans called for a 50,000 square foot building that would eventually employ 200 workers. The cost of construction reached the sum of nearly $100,000. Work on the new plant was begun in August 1914.
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