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Porcelain Signs229 of 8425 1/2×19 two sided porcelain Bell systems public phone signCurrent restoration of Neon sign needing pass through bushings.
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    Posted 3 years ago

    shawnandda…
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    -18 inches in Diameter

    -double sided

    -porcelain

    I was hoping someone could tell me how to clean it without damaging the sign, or if I should even try to clean it at all.

    I was also wondering if anyone could tell me the value of the sign.

    Does anyone know what part of the country it came from?

    Thanks for your help!

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    1. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
      Your sign was used by the Bell System from 1921 to 1939. They came in two sizes 18 & 12 inch, also two colors white with blue letters like your or blue with white letters.
      These signs were used all over the country. a value is from 150 to 250 depending on condition.
    2. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 3 years ago
      As to cleaning a porcelain sign, IMO, there's not much chance of damage with simple soap & water and a synthetic scrub pad (but start with the sponge side). If the problems aren't removed by one scrubber side or the other, they likely are permanent.
    3. sargeguy sargeguy, 3 years ago
      Some signs suffer from haze consisting of mineral deposits that cannot be removed

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