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    Posted 7 years ago

    Neonking
    (28 items)

    Last post for now - here we have an old Knickerbocker neon, double stroke lettering with clear red in the middle. This had a flashing transformer originally and would blink alternately between the white and red. (similar to the Miller High Life flashing signs) Produced by Universal Sign Co in the early 70's. I have not seen too many of these around. Enjoy!

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Was Knickerbocker a beer or what?
    2. Neonking Neonking, 7 years ago
      Yes Knickerbocker was a beer from NY. There are other variations of the neon as well that say Ruppert Knickerbocker.
      http://ahistoryofnewyork.com/2009/09/knickerbocker-beer/
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the info. I didn't start moving thru the NE between Jamaica & Canada until '74 so guess I just missed trying it. Wish I had had the experience as I love beer & sampling regional brews.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 7 years ago
      You are the neon king. Very cool.
    5. Belltown Belltown, 7 years ago
      Here's another article on Knickerbocker:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/why-the-yankees-triumphed-during-prohibition/
    6. Neonking Neonking, 7 years ago
      Thanks for that article Belltown - I learned a few things I did not know - very informative!

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