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Simplex Service Motors and Brakes Porcelain Sign #682468
Thu Mar 16 2017 04:09 AM
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I don't ask for values much but theres not much out there on his one, single sided and about 4' wide.... I found one that was at auction with a very high estimate but can't find action results. Thanks, Owen

Aslo dated in the 30's and heavy shelving...

Simplex Sign.jpg
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Re: Simplex Service Motors and Brakes Porcelain Sign [Re: LOWright] #682476
Thu Mar 16 2017 05:02 AM
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I'm pretty sure it's Motorcycle, i think the date is to late for cars....Here's a motorcycle logo i found....

Simplex Motorcycle logo.jpg

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Re: Simplex Service Motors and Brakes Porcelain Sign [Re: LOWright] #682495
Thu Mar 16 2017 08:32 AM
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Simplex were built in New Orleans. Company was formed in 1920 but first motorcycle wasn't built to 1935 and produced till 1960. Also sold by western auto under the wizard brand. Sorry I'm no help with value.

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Re: Simplex Service Motors and Brakes Porcelain Sign [Re: Loyd Pierce] #682596
Fri Mar 17 2017 05:53 AM
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Thanks Loyd for the info!


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Re: Simplex Service Motors and Brakes Porcelain Sign [Re: LOWright] #682616
Fri Mar 17 2017 08:39 AM
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We sold one at hershey for 1500 a few years back,we thought motor cycle too,yours is only other one I've seen,

Re: Simplex Service Motors and Brakes Porcelain Sign [Re: LOWright] #682640
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Don't think it's Simplex motorcycle. Why would they highlight brakes?


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Re: Simplex Service Motors and Brakes Porcelain Sign [Re: MetroPetro] #682643
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Originally Posted By MetroPetro
Don't think it's Simplex motorcycle. Why would they highlight brakes?


Simplex was a bicycle with brakes and a motor. Pretty well covers it.
Most important when Owen said 30s well it needs to be late 30s to be motorcyle,I would think.


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Re: Simplex Service Motors and Brakes Porcelain Sign [Re: LOWright] #682678
Sat Mar 18 2017 08:27 AM
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Simplex cycles also had seats, axles, headlights, handlebars, etc- no mention of them on sign.

There were many products/companies in various categories over the years called Simplex.

Still don't think sign pictured in first post is related to Simplex/Servicycle out of LA.


Looking for photos, etc from 60s era Shell-A-Rama gas station and Pal's Diner, Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ
& US or state highway signs, shields, route markers
Re: Simplex Service Motors and Brakes Porcelain Sign [Re: MetroPetro] #682685
Sat Mar 18 2017 09:34 AM
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1907 ad..Simplex Motorcycles. Must be more then one Simplex Motorcycle...

Simplex Motorcycle ad.jpg

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