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1950's Kelvinator 2-sided neon, by:Art Kraft OH rescued from the rafters!

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Posted 3 years ago

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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.

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  1. SouthUrn, 3 years ago
    This would be an easy one to replicate glass for. If you ever want to, southurn.surgeATgmailDOTcom.

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