For sale, this rare double sided "chaser" sign, vintage to the 1950s or 1960s. This sign has been internally restored while leaving the exterior patina as-is. Internally, there are a series of LED tubes that will light up the sign panels just like the fluorescents did.
I have also retained the original mechanical flasher unit, but it has been completely rebuilt including a new coil installed. The mechanical flasher runs relatively quietly but does make some soft clicking noise as it originally did. The goal was to keep the exterior of the sign original but make it internally electrically safe.
The sign is approximately 68 by 52 (little over 5 by 4 feet). The sign panels are oval and measure 64 by 42 inches. The sign can be either hanged from its top mounts or mounted from the side, I have the original side mounting bars if needed. I can make them for you, as well as further customize this sign as you desire, different color bulbs etc. Make this fit for your application or sign collection.
I did research the sign, it is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota area. The sign spent some of its life as a Baskin Robbins and also as a Bridgeman Ice Cream store.
Other years are unaccounted for and the sign could have advertised anything really. The exterior light bulbs are coordinated by the flasher, and the flasher can be adjusted for speed of the "chase". You'll notice in the pictures I installed some white lights on one side as an example.The other side I used some colored bulbs. I think using a single color, red, blue, white, etc. Will work best otherwise you lose the chasing effect. The sign was in really good shape when I received it, just needed a little TLC.
I did do a little internal rust-proofing in case it goes outside. Sign could be used indoors or outdoors, up to you.You'll notice there are options you can select when purchasing the sign. You can select new sign faces, different bulbs, etc. If you want some further customization, feel free to contact me! New sign panels will be a few weeks. Here's a video of the sign running and a little more description too. Vintage Chaser Flashing Sign 50s 60s. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Signs\Original\1930-69". The seller is "pbell0000" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped to United States.