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Large sinclair sign question?
#423203 Sun Jun 16 2013 04:04 PM
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Got this today and wondered what the little glass pieces were for, they are not neon tubes , but solid? Any information is greatly appreciated . Thank you Travis

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47reo-travis #423204 Sun Jun 16 2013 04:07 PM
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Those are standoffs .they hold a neon tube away from the metal sign.the tube is wired to them


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47reo-travis #423205 Sun Jun 16 2013 04:08 PM
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They are mounts for neon tube.


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Dave's Garage #423206 Sun Jun 16 2013 04:13 PM
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
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oldnfuelish #423207 Sun Jun 16 2013 04:24 PM
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Mick and Dave I feel really silly now ,shows that I am a green horn but hey that's how new guys like me learn ! Thank you guys .


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47reo-travis #423208 Sun Jun 16 2013 04:31 PM
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Sign looks good, glad you got it. You should be able to get a new transformer for it and someone to bend some new tubing if you want to light it up. My brothers has green neon on it.


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Wes Maxwell #423209 Sun Jun 16 2013 04:36 PM
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Wes , some time I would like to see a picture of you brothers , thanks!


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Re: Large sinclair sign question?
47reo-travis #423218 Sun Jun 16 2013 05:15 PM
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Was the full sign neon or just the edge? Awesome sign though a similar one with double strand sinclair neon brought like 16k at mecum.


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Mantiquers #423219 Sun Jun 16 2013 05:18 PM
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Letters are also neon

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oldnfuelish #423225 Sun Jun 16 2013 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: oldnfuelish
Those are standoffs .they hold a neon tube away from the metal sign.the tube is wired to them


What he said!......nice find Travis.


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texacokie #423250 Sun Jun 16 2013 06:23 PM
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Not trying to pester everyone with my lack of knowledge but my question guys is there are no holes in the face of the sign like most neon signs for the neon to go into like a can,so how did the connect the letters without it looking like a cursive word?


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47reo-travis #423255 Sun Jun 16 2013 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: 47reotravis
Not trying to pester everyone with my lack of knowledge but my question guys is there are no holes in the face of the sign like most neon signs for the neon to go into like a can,so how did the connect the letters without it looking like a cursive word?



They Black out the Neon Tubing between the letters to make it appear as each letter is separate when lit up.

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You black out spots on the neon so it doesn't look like one fluent word but there should be glass housings that take the male end of the neon which indeed connects it all together in the can to the transformer(s)


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That makes sense now , thanks everyone.


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47reo-travis #423270 Sun Jun 16 2013 06:58 PM
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Here you go. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. laugh

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