Posted 8 years ago
"Service Station. Gould Storage Battery with Dreadnaught Plates"
36 in. W x 24 in. H x 6 in. D, Approx 25 lbs.
Two-sided hand painted punched tin sign. Illuminated by 4 ordinary incandescent light bulbs that are accessed through doors in the bottom of the sign. It produces a warm cozy glow in a dark room. "Underwriters Laboratories Inc. inspected, electric sign lamps no. 29247" embossed on tin plate affixed to bottom. Judging by the two holes in the top of the sign, it hung from a bracket. It was bought 30 years ago from an eccentric antiques dealer in NJ who was more a hoarder than a dealer. I found out a lot about the Gould battery company, now defunct—it was a major company in the first half of the last century. Riply206 kindly volunteered some detective work and deduced that this lighted sign was likely made in limited numbers in 1930 (see below).
I can't find any information about this particular sign or this type of sign. I haven't been able to find anything like it online. Can anyone direct me to a place where I get information on this sign and a rough estimate of its value?