Posted 6 years ago
This beauty was rescued from the pigeon-infested rafters of it's former home in downtown Erie, Pennsylvania. The neon was long gone, but i removed and saved what was left of the glass brace-pegs and hardware from one side of this double-sided sign. Unique for many reasons, most notably it's the only black and yellow Kelvinator sign I came across in research, it seems all other versions are/were navy blue and yellow. Made by Art Kraft, Lima, OH..whose founder was the creator of many of the amazing Times Square neons/lighted signs from the 30's-50's. Also, the appliance store in Erie that this sign hung above was recreated and featured in the Tom Hanks film "That thing You Do". A few minor dings in the beautiful porcelein paint job, and the mounting brackets and electric box are still attached.