Posted 10 years ago
I bought this Schlitz World neon sign about 16 years ago and was told it was vintage 1962. I cannot confirm the year but maybe someone out there can. The sign is in very good condition and works perfect. All the neon tubes work and are very bright and full of color. The flimsy plastic world has a couple small cracks around the outer edge, but it is all there. The sign was made in Hong Kong and distributed by the Universal Electric Sign Co. The transformer is thermally protected and has a pull chain style on/off switch. Unlike neon signs made today, this sign is heavy and well made. The sign is all original except for the old heavy black power cord it came with. I replaced the cord with a newer white power cord to blend against my wall so it was not as noticeable when I hung the sign. And that's about it.
If anyone can confirm the year for me and give me an idea what this sign might be worth today, please do. Thanks!