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FABRICATING HOUSINGS FOR EDGELIT GLASS NEON PRODUCTS INC (NPI) NEON SIGNS AND THEIR HISTORY

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DATING A SALOON PHOTO USING HISTORICAL CLUES

When researching the photograph of this saloon picture to determine its age there were clues embedded in the image that helped guide research to uncover the truth.  Although it was not be obvious at first glance, these small details confirm a date of this photo.  As genealogy experts often say the “date is in the details”.

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SEITZ BEER 80TH ANNIVERSARY PRICE BROS ‘HALO’ ILLUMINATED ADVERTISING SIGN

This 'Seitz Beer' 80th Anniversary tribute of the Price Bros ‘Halo’ illuminated advertising sign was created to honor the past with exacting detail. Each ‘Halo’ sign is masterfully and painstakingly executed to be period accurate, using the same materials and construction techniques as the original manufacturer.

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CUSTOM COMMISSION: 150th ANNIVERSARY OF LEINENKUGEL'S BRAND

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (the 7th oldest continuously operating brewery in the USA), Miller-Coors commissioned a special sign.

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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND DECORATIVE OF ALL GLASS ADVERTISING SIGNS

Some of the most beautiful and ornate forms of advertising ever created were decorative Reverse-On Glass (ROG) signs and mirrors using glue chipping, sandblast, silvering, gold leafing and embossed glass techniques.

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HOW WELL MADE ANTIQUE CREATIONS CAN BECOME THE CENTERPIECES OF COLLECTIONS

Brian Cowdery's toys are remarkably handcrafted and historically accurate to the time period in which were originally made that they appear to look like NOS (new old stock) pieces discovered in a box somewhere and opened for the first time.

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THE ENDURING ARTISTRY OF THE GILLCO CAB LIGHT ADVERTISING SIGNS

Among the most highly regarded and sought after breweriana are the captivating glass advertising signs manufactured by Gill Glass and Fixture Company under their GILLCO product name.

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FROM A NAPKIN SKETCH INTO THE HIGHLIGHT OF A COLLECTION

This Yuengling glass sign was a once in a lifetime find, but unfortunately the original housing and neon was missing leaving no proper way to display it, until we created a solution.

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CUSTOM COMMISSION: SANDBLAST ETCHED GLASS SIGN (CHERRY CIRCLE BEER)

This one-of-a-kind sandblast glass and housing for an edgelit neon sign was commissioned by a client in the 'Old Cherry Circle' beer brand to add a uniquely beautiful sign to his breweriana collection.

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