RCA Victor "On Air" Lighted Recording Sign

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When radio and television stations were creating live programs, they had to have a signal to let one know that they were rolling, and not to interrupt. The finest "on air" warning lights were made by RCA Victor from the 1930s. The body is cast and brushed aluminium, with stylized "speed stripes" on the sides. The face is solid glass, with raised lettering. The original lighting inside was a Lumiline bulb, which are no longer available. I have replaced it with two small candelabra sockets, with red painted bulbs. New wiring and an in line switch were also added. The lamp looks great and displays wonderfully.
Details
Of the Period
Art Deco
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
1930s
Period
1930-1939
Materials and Techniques
Brushed   Aluminum
Carved   Glass
Condition
Good
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
3.5 in. H x 13.75 in. W x 2.75 in. D
9 cm H x 35 cm W x 7 cm D
Dealer Location
Los Angeles, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU81207137823
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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