Howard Johnson's "Simple Simon" Weathervane

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Howard Johnson's, founded in the 1920's with his 28 flavors of ice cream, went on to be a successful restaurant chain, and ultimately got into the hotel business also. This painted iron weathervane was from the peaked roof of one of the earlier restaurants. The character silhouettes of Simple Simon and the Pieman were created by artist John Alcott in the 1930's, and used on early menus, plates, and advertising for the restaurants, as well as the weathervanes. The painted metal is in nice original condition, showing some expected surface wear, but no serious condition issues. The bottom of the pole is threaded to attach to a roof mounted base (not included).
Details
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1940's
Period
1940-1949
Materials and Techniques
Iron
Condition
Distressed. Overall Surface Aging, No Condition Problems. .
Dimensions
107 in. H x 32.5 in. W x 30 in. D
272 cm H x 83 cm W x 76 cm D
Dealer Location
Los Angeles, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
U11031481201171
Address
Off The Wall Antiques
737 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90069
US
(310) 853-6884
1stdibs Dealer since 2005 Located in Los Angeles, CA
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