HOW ABOUT SOME VINTAGE SIGNS & BILL BOARDS

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HOW ABOUT SOME VINTAGE SIGNS & BILL BOARDS
« on: February 12, 2016, 09:55:09 PM »
I'll start with one of the more famous ones.
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2016, 10:00:59 PM »
You know I had to post up an Oldsmobile Beppie!  Joe
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2016, 10:09:47 PM »
You know I had to post up an Oldsmobile Beppie!  Joe
NY cut & 3 eggs a buck.Wow.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2016, 10:17:02 PM »
How about that! People complain about gas prices(including me) that breakfast is probably $8.00 now.  Joe
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 10:34:52 PM »
Had to find a pepsiboard to compete..................... As for breakfast, we have a restaurant that still serves a $1.99 breakfast, if you buy a $3.00 coffee......... :o
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2016, 10:40:58 PM »
Davy I like the Chevrolet parked under the Ford Billboard! That's outstanding!  Joe
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2016, 07:48:49 AM »
yeah,  and I want a brand new Willy's for under $30 a month
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2016, 08:02:33 AM »
While we are on the Soda Pop subject how about this Verners Ginger Ale neon I wish it was in color! Now ya can't have a sign thread without the iconic Mail Pouch on the side of a barn! The Ohio Barn I pass quite often on the highway. Plus Rock City is just as iconic as Mail Pouch.   Joe
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2016, 08:04:45 AM »
O.K. I had to separate them too big for one post! Joe
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2016, 08:40:56 AM »
still a few of those Centenial barns along the roads in Ohio.........
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2016, 09:28:10 AM »
O.K. I had to separate them too big for one post! Joe

Great pic.  Hopefully someone saves the 3-w!

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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2016, 04:01:52 PM »
O.K. I had to separate them too big for one post! Joe

Great pic.  Hopefully someone saves the 3-w!

Come on Tom show the truck some love too!  Joe
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2016, 07:02:53 PM »
Davy I like the Chevrolet parked under the Ford Billboard! That's outstanding!  Joe
Not really. :o
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2016, 06:42:00 PM »
 :) :D 8)
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2016, 09:08:01 PM »
Here's a few pics that I have:

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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2016, 09:09:27 PM »
more !

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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2016, 09:10:34 PM »
and more !

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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2016, 10:11:10 PM »
great thanks

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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2016, 01:05:42 PM »
Here is a couple more.  Joe
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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2016, 01:37:25 PM »
I might have posted this before but this is my grandfather, the sign painter, standing on the truck installing one of his signs.

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« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2016, 02:03:38 PM »
I might have posted this before but this is my grandfather, the sign painter, standing on the truck installing one of his signs.

That is outstanding Roger! Do you mind if I put a copy in my file?  Joe
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« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2016, 03:11:27 PM »
I might have posted this before but this is my grandfather, the sign painter, standing on the truck installing one of his signs.

That is outstanding Roger! Do you mind if I put a copy in my file?  Joe


Please do!

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« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2016, 07:31:02 PM »
THANK YOU Sir!  Joe
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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2016, 06:38:12 PM »
I might have posted this before but this is my grandfather, the sign painter, standing on the truck installing one of his signs.
That's cool! You could have posted that in the work trucks thread as well. ;) What a great thread.
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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2016, 08:35:40 AM »
I might have posted this before but this is my grandfather, the sign painter, standing on the truck installing one of his signs.

I would have to have at least a 16x20 mounted and framed on my wall in the garage if I were you Roger! That is just too cool!  Joe
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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2016, 10:21:23 AM »
I might have posted this before but this is my grandfather, the sign painter, standing on the truck installing one of his signs.

I would have to have at least a 16x20 mounted and framed on my wall in the garage if I were you Roger! That is just too cool!  Joe


This picture did hang in my parent's house for many years.  As a kid he would take me on jobs with him and he'd block out all the letters and let me fill them in.

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« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2016, 11:19:17 AM »
I might have posted this before but this is my grandfather, the sign painter, standing on the truck installing one of his signs.
Very cool Roger.They called them sign painters ,but they were artist deep down.Thanks for sharing that.
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« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2016, 11:21:10 AM »
Here's a few old drag strip signs (they don't appear to be re-pops) from the Schley Brothers Museum. 
The OCIR sign is the real deal.  Ran into the Steve McQueen poster and had to throw it in, too... 8)

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« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2016, 11:52:46 AM »
A few more.... ;)

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« Reply #29 on: February 18, 2016, 11:55:31 AM »
 8)

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« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2016, 01:08:51 PM »
That's cool you were able to hang with your Granddad and see him at work Roger! That Olds under the General Tire Billboard caught my eye right away. Very cool signs! Joe
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« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2016, 01:14:01 PM »
I'll try and keep the coolness going here! Is coolness really a word?  Joe
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« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2016, 04:43:43 PM »
I'll try and keep the coolness going here! Is coolness really a word?  Joe

Use it often enough; it becomes a word !

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« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2016, 04:59:50 PM »
Thanks Tom, I'll take that!  Joe
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« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2016, 01:31:07 AM »
World famous North Beach.
The Condor Night Club is a striptease bar or topless bar in the North Beach section of San Francisco, California, USA. The club opened in 1964.

The club is located at the corner of Broadway and Columbus Avenue.The large lit sign in front of the club featured a picture of Carol Doda. The sign had red lights on the image of her breasts. She was the first topless entertainer there and the most famous. Her première topless dance occurred on the evening of June 19, 1964.

The club went bottomless (i.e. the dancers began performing fully nude) on September 3, 1969. In 1972, bottomless nude dancing became illegal in establishments that served alcohol in California, but Carol Doda continued dancing there topless until 1986.

There was a bizarre death at the Condor Club in November 1983, the bouncer Jimmy Ferrozzo and his girlfiend, Theresa Hill, an exotic dancer at 4 am decided it would be fun to make love on top the on top of the famous white piano that Carol Doda made her entrance from the ceiling lowered by cables. The lift was accidentally turned on, hitting the ceiling, killing Jimmy, the bouncer. Theresa lived the few inches of difference between the bouncer's body and the dancer.

The club closed for a while in 2000 but reopened as a sports bar/bistro. From 2005 to 2007 it was called Andrew Jaeger's House of Seafood & Jazz, a scion of the proprietor's original restaurant in New Orleans. In August 2007, it again became the Condor and once more started featuring go-go dancers.

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« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2016, 01:32:28 AM »
Pete & Jakes.
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« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2016, 01:33:30 AM »
Sally Stokes 1965.
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« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2016, 01:10:24 PM »
Check these out.  Joe
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« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2016, 07:06:44 PM »
 8) :D :D
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« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2016, 10:44:56 AM »
 ::)
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« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2016, 10:04:29 AM »
Camel.
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« Reply #41 on: March 29, 2016, 10:06:21 AM »
Uniroyal.
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« Reply #42 on: March 29, 2016, 10:13:11 AM »
Painted the steel on this one.
Standing 112 feet above Bryant Street atop a three-story building in San Francisco's South of Market area, the billboard has been a landmark for drivers going to and from the Bay Bridge since 1937 -- the year after the bridge that connects San Francisco to Oakland opened.

The Spencerian script of the logo with its glowing background in a shade known as Coca-Cola Red was originally illuminated with neon. It alternately twinkled and shone for the better part of seven decades, but in recent years began showing its age.

Seventy-feet long and 30 feet high, the new sign is about the same size as its predecessor, but the look at night is crisper and the colors seem more vibrant.

That's largely due to advancements in lighting technology, according to the project partners.

The lumen output of the new sign is similar to that of the old one, said Jeff L. Krantz, an account executive at YESCO.

Krantz and Coca-Cola Energy Efficiency Manage Richard Crowther stressed that while the technology is new, the traditional design has been preserved.

That was the directive from the community as well as the company, they said.

"It was very important to everyone involved in the project to replicate that classic look and feel," said Krantz.

The work to remove the original lighting system and reface the billboard with 4,800 CFLs for the white lettering and strip LEDs for the background started November 30, and the new sign was in place and lit by Christmas Eve, said YESCO project manager Danny Hunsaker.

With eight - to 10-man crews working day and night on the installation project, the billboard was dark for only four days, Hunsaker added.

Ninety percent of the metals and wiring from the original sign were recycled, and disposal of neon and other materials that could not be recycled were handled according to regulatory guidelines, Coca-Cola said.

The company greened its giant sign in Times Square last year. The retrofitting of company signs is part of Coca-Cola's ongoing drive to embed its environmental stewardship credo in all its operations.

The global firm had a big presence at the climate conference in Copenhagen, where CEO Muhtar Kent spent time with GreenBiz.com Senior Contributor Marc Gunther to talk about the company's latest efforts.

Those include its development of the PlantBottle, a container made from recyclable PET plastic, 30 percent of which is sourced from Brazilian sugar cane and molasses, and the company's recently announced commitment to replace all its vending machines using hydrofluorocarbons with coolers that employ more environmentally friendly refrigerants by 2015.


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« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2016, 06:05:58 PM »
 ;D
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« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2016, 07:14:47 PM »
 :) 1917
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« Reply #45 on: June 23, 2016, 08:01:10 PM »
Future home of Budweiser, Van Nuys c.1953.
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« Reply #46 on: June 23, 2016, 08:02:33 PM »
Mmmmm, Donuts! :D
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« Reply #47 on: September 30, 2016, 07:51:38 PM »
Bayview drag strip was in Burlington, WA., around mid to late 50"s.  Pretty neat dragster too!
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« Reply #48 on: September 30, 2016, 09:27:19 PM »
15 min.from home.
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« Reply #49 on: November 19, 2016, 11:57:14 AM »
 ;) ;)
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« Reply #50 on: July 06, 2017, 08:48:30 PM »
The All-new 1949 Mercury !  RIP