Vintage Reddy Kilowatt Neon Sign: Utah Power & Light Co. – NS6650
Extremely Rare Original Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign For The Utah Power & Light Co., Kyune Substation, With 101 Point Neon Restoration, Including All Solid State Transformers, Museum Quality World Class Fine Art Featuring Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick’s Brass Tag Signature Certification
Reddy Kilowatt Was A Corporate Spokesman For Electricity In The United States For Over 70 Years And Signs Featuring This Character Are Highly Collector Coveted
Vintage Reddy Kilowatt Neon Sign: Utah Power & Light Co.
This rare, vintage Reddy Kilowatt neon sign, for the Utah Power and Light Company; is an original collectible power company advertisement for Kyune, Utah Substation. At ArtFactory.com we have one of the largest selections of original, neon, lighted, and vintage collectible signs for sale anywhere, guaranteed authentic, and backed by over a century of experience. This classic sign is 4 feet wide by 2 feet tall in total, and is a porcelain sign with neon on a 6 inch deep metal can. It has a white background, with the Reddy Kilowatt character graphic on the left side of the sign, and Reddy Kilowatt has a red electric bolt body, with a blue outline head, hands, and feet. The right area reads "Kyune Substation, Utah Power And Light Company" in red and blue lettering. The neon lights up in white around the border of Reddy Kilowatt's head, hands, and feet, and the lettering "Utah Power & Light Co.". The electrical bolt parts of Reddy Kilowatt's body, and the words "Kyune Substation" light up in red neon. The sign lights up in white neon around the border of the sign. Electric and Power Companies used these sign for over 70 years. This one if from the 1940's-1950's era.
Like all of our collectible signs, this vintage Reddy Kilowatt 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 (and solid state flasher for the body of Reddy Kilowatt) have been replaced. The neon features a separate on/off toggle pull cord as pictured.
Vintage Reddy Kilowatt Neon Sign Specifications
- Type: Heavy Porcelain Enamel Sign With Fully Restored Neon
- Sides: Single Sided
- Shape: Horizontally Oriented Rectangular
- Company: Utah Power & Light Co.
- Product: Electricity
- Era: 1940's-1950's
- Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: White/Blue/Red
- Neon Color: White (Lettering/Reddy Kilowatt Body Sign Border)/Red (Reddy Kilowatt Body/Lettering)
- Dimensions: 48 Inches Wide By 24 Inches Tall (6 Inch Deep Metal Can)
- Condition: Original Genuine Porcelain 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
- Features: Solid State Flasher (Flashing Reddy Kilowatt Body)
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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.
Vintage Reddy Kilowatt Neon Sign Additional Details
This vintage Reddy Kilowatt neon sign is original memorabilia from one of America's most iconic brands, featuring one of America's most iconic characters in Reddy Kilowatt. 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 petroliana restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.
This rare vintage Reddy Kilowatt neon sign, from Utah Power & Light Co., 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 Reddy Kilowatt neon sign or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.
History Of The Reddy Kilowatt Character
Like other electric utilities of the period, APC was seeking to grow consumer demand for electrical power. Commercially viable AC generating stations had begun powering North American streets and homes by the end of the 19th century. By the mid-1920s electric utilities had succeeded in bringing electricity to virtually all major cities and towns in North America; however, rural areas remained chronically underserved. In 1930 almost 90 percent of farms in the United States were still without access to electric service. Collins was convinced that the best way to win over new customers, including frugal small business owners and skeptical farmers and rural dwellers, was to give his mostly invisible new commodity a more human face.
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