Vintage A&W Neon Sign: Collectible “Ice Cold Root Beer” Advertising – NS6169
This Extremely Rare Original Porcelain Enamel Sign With Fully Restored Neon And Electrical Is A True Centerpiece Item, Even For The Most Seasoned Collector
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Vintage A&W Neon Sign: Collectible "Ice Cold Root Beer" Advertising
This original 1950's era vintage A&W neon sign is just one of hundreds of collectible soda shop memorabilia currently for sale from ArtFactory.com. This large, single sided, porcelain enamel sign measures 30 inches in diameter, and is on a 5 inch deep metal can. The round sign features an arrow pointing in the direction of nearest "Ice Cold A&W Root Beer". This is a 3 color sign that features a primarily orange background with a white bullseye in the center, and black lettering. The arrow and lettering light up in blue neon, and the edges of the sign and a bullseye in the center that the arrow goes though light up in orange neon. It is an authentic advertisement that was originally displayed at service stations in the early twentieth century, and was made in the U.S.A. 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 electrical elements and neon have been fully rebuilt by our experts with solid state transformers, and an on/off pull chord as pictured.
Vintage A&W Neon Sign Additional Details
This vintage A&W neon 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 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, and more, that we have 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 A&W 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 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 vintage A&W neon 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 A&W Neon Sign Specifications
- Type: Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign With Fully Rebuilt Neon And Wiring As Well As Metal Housing Cans
- Sides: Single Sided
- 101 Point Restoration With Rebuilt Classic Neon Housing, Solid State Transformers, Wiring And Switches
- Shape: Round
- Company: A&W
- Product: Ice Cold Root Beer
- Era: 1950's
- Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: Orange/Black/White
- Neon Color: Blue (Arrow & Lettering)/Orange (Edges And Bullseye)
- Dimensions: 30 Inches Diameter By 5 Inch 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.
- Housing Can Has Been Rebuilt In Heavy Gauge 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.
- Comes with H.J. Nick exclusive “Fast Hanger Bar” Allowing a simple and easy way to hang straight and true every time.
A&W Root Beer Historical Information
A&W Root Beer is an American brand of root beer that was founded in 1919 by Roy W. Allen and primarily available in the United States and Canada. Allen partnered with Frank Wright in 1922, creating the A&W brand and inspiring a chain of A&W Restaurants founded that year. Originally, A&W Root Beer sold for five cents (equivalent to $0.75 in 2020).
Roy W. Allen opened a roadside root beer stand in Lodi, California in 1919, using a formula that he had purchased from a pharmacist. He soon opened stands in Stockton, as well as five stands in nearby Sacramento - where "tray boys" pioneered drive-in curbside service. In 1920 Allen partnered with Frank Wright, birthing the A&W brand name. Allen bought Wright out in 1924, obtained a trademark, and began selling restaurant franchises - creating one of the first restaurant chains in the United States. Franchise owners could use the A&W name and logo and purchased concentrated root beer syrup from Allen. By 1933 there were more than 170 A&W franchises.
Read More At: A&W Root Beer On Wikipedia
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