Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Wendover Will

In Signs > Neon Signs > Show & Tell.
Signs1765 of 4660Vintage Metal Advertising Sign from old Hwy 61Chevrolet advertisement wall tin
11
Love it
0
Like it

packrat-placepackrat-place loves this.
pops52pops52 loves this.
valentino97valentino97 loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
TreyTrey loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
walksoftlywalksoftly loves this.
mikelv85mikelv85 loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
See 9 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 6 years ago

    pw-collector
    (281 items)

    During one of my excursions, passing through West Wendover, Nevada, I stopped to take a photo of Wendover Will.

    Wendover Will is a sign that was created by Pat Denner in 1952 for the Stateline Casino in West Wendover, Nevada owned by William “Will” Smith. He is 63 feet tall. His arms are powered by a single ¾ horsepower electric motor and he is lit up by 1,184 feet of neon tubing lights. He has one job, and that is, to wave at the passing motorist as they drive by.
    In 2005, when the casino changed ownership, Wendover Will was donated to the city of Wendover and moved from the casino to Wendover Boulevard, the town’s center and became a registered trademark of the city of West Wendover.

    In 1991, Wendover Will was included in the Guinness Book of Records as the World’s Largest Mechanical Cowboy.

    Thanks for looking,
    Dave

    logo
    Neon Signs
    See all
    Rare Vintage c.1940 Indian Motorcycle 21" Neon Lighted Metal Gas Oil Sign WORKS
    Rare Vintage c.1940 Indian Motorcyc...
    $480
    ORIGINAL Vintage CAFE Double Sided NEON SIGN Antique PATINA Mancave Restaurant
    ORIGINAL Vintage CAFE Double Sided ...
    $3,600
    Vintage Rare 1950's Firestone Metal Neon Porcelain Sign Letters Bellows Parts
    Vintage Rare 1950's Firestone M...
    $750
    1940s Porcelain Neon G.E. Appliance Sign Double Sided Advertising
    1940s Porcelain Neon G.E. Appliance...
    $1,800
    logo
    Rare Vintage c.1940 Indian Motorcycle 21" Neon Lighted Metal Gas Oil Sign WORKS
    Rare Vintage c.1940 Indian Motorcyc...
    $480
    See all

    Comments

    1. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      aghcollect
      fortapache
      mikelv85
      walksoftly
      BB2
    2. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thank you Trey for the appreciation.
    3. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      vetraio50
      ho2cultcha
    4. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
      Thank you valentino97 for the appreciation.
    5. pw-collector pw-collector, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciation:
      pops52
      packrat-place

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.