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Neon Lounge Sign

Once in a blue moon we come across a neon sign with a porcelain enamel face plate and we get very excited, even in the case of a crusty sign like this one, which can clearly tell a few tales. No doubt rescued from a metal scrap pile, this gorgeous sign bears that unmistakable run-over-by-a-truck patina that we love so well. We were able to flatten it out just enough to be able to mount it onto a new can, which we made from vintage pre-rusted steel in keeping with the character of the front. We used old-style dim white tubes for the neon, giving it that special old sign glow. Two new flanges are attached to the sides of the metal box, so that this sign can hang on a wall or stand on a ledge. This sign was originally made by Neon-Art of Louisville, Kentucky, and we estimate it dates from the late 1930s or early 1940s.