1950s Bellhop National Animated Sign Co. Double Sided Advertising For Sale
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1950s Bellhop National Animated Sign Co. Double Sided Advertising

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This is a Lighted Bellhop National Animated Sign Co. double-sided that is Manufactured by National Animated Co. These bellhop signs were developed in the late 1940s and patented in 1951 by the National Animated Sign Co. of Hot Springs, AR. These signs were about seven feet tall and featured a waving arm. A light was installed behind the waving arm's hand to indicate when a motel had vacancies or whether a business was open. The company produced many variations of these signs including doormen, chefs, gas station attendants, cowboys, Indians, black butlers, waitresses, and clowns. (Hot springs arkansas Phone 6420 Americas sign of Hospitality Sn-1491-A pat no, 2045675).

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
    OtherMetal
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    good working condition, has some minor scratches on both sides. one side face looks restored / repainted and the other side looks simple. the body could have been previously repainted. light switch at the bottom turn on the light and moves hand.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 92 in. x W 48 in. x D 24 in.H 233.68 cm x W 121.92 cm x D 60.96 cm
  • Seller Location
    Orange, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3819111137941
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