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    Posted 9 years ago

    Ole-yeller
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    I found this sign in the basement of a closed mom and pop grocery store about 25 years ago. It worked fine and many of my friends begged me to let them take it of my hands. It reads Standard Origional Dry Ale (a local brewery here in Rochester, NY which I believe closed in the 60's) and has a section that spins in front of the name. Ten years ago my shop and barn were destroyed by fire and needless to say, this light may be beyond repair. I am in the process of moving to another home and while cleaning out my basement , came across this again and thought I'd do some research. Well, I haven't had any luck but, did come across your site and thought I'd give it a try. This light is in a metal case with a leather suitcase type of handle. The measurements of the case are 18 1/2 " X 11", There is an emblem on the case that reads "EMPIRE". Could this have been a salesmans model, seeing that it is in a case? Any information I could obtain about it's origin or useage would be welcome, as it is a mistery to me. Thank you in advance for letting me bring this item to your site.

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    1. dr.neon, 9 years ago
      Would love to add to my collection. Any price you'd consider receiving for it? I'd even do a local pick-up. billsherrod@charter.net
    2. dr.neon, 9 years ago
      So happy having obtained this great neon, motion sign from Paul even though 1700 mile,24 hour drive to get it. Neatest neon sign in my collection. I've fixed the spinning shaft which was broken and replaced one of 3 transformers which was shot. Looking for a new belt for motor to spinning shaft. All neon in great shape. Can't wait to see it spin. Has blinker on 'standard' and 'dry ale'. Spinner 3 colors. Bill
    3. dr.neon, 8 years ago
      Really enjoyed your visit with your family the other night. It was nice meeting everyone. Loved being able to show off some of my collection but wish I'd been able to show the above neon sign. Maybe next time. Hope your trip back to NY was okay. Have a great Summer. Bill
    4. dr.neon, 5 years ago
      You guys doing OKAY? Your sign still the best thing in my collection. Hope all goes well on your end. Bill
    5. dr.neon, 2 years ago
      still my favorite sign in my collection!

    6. dr.neon, 10 months ago
      Hope all goes well with you guys. Still best sign in my collection.
    7. dr.neon, 8 months ago
      Just retired. Spending time trying to figure out what to do with all this stuff I've collected. Your sign still the best thing I have. You guys doing alright??

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