Posted 5 years ago
This is a Coca-Cola sign that hung in front of a rural store in North Carolina for many years. I grew up near this store. My friends and I used to pick up bottles along side the roads and return them here for deposit (5 cents each) in order to buy a Coke.
My Dad bought this sign from the last owners of the store when it finally closed down. It is a two-sided sign -- both sides are identical. It hung out from the gable of the store building over the main door. The button is about 2 1/2 feet in diameter. The whole thing stands about 5 feet tall. Each of the individual sign pieces are porcelain, although the store name is painted on the porcelain signs on top. There is a 1-inch chrome ring around each of the four sign pieces. All in all, it is a very solid (and heavy!) sign.
Does anyone have any idea if this is a common sign from its time? I've never seen one like it, although each of the pieces by themselves are fairly common. Did the Coca Cola company go around putting together custom signs for various stores?