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{{toplink|url=http://www.davidsonneon.com/museum.htm|name=davidsonneon.com/museum.htm}}The '''Neon Museum of Philadelphia'''.
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{{toplink|url=http://www.davidsonneon.com/museum.htm|name=davidsonneon.com/museum.htm}}Len Davidson began collecting old neon signs in the mid-1970s and established the Neon Museum of Philadelphia in 1985. The Museum's mission is to preserve, restore and display classic neon signs for the public to enjoy. About 150+ neon pieces in the collection date to the 1950's and earlier.
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There are several types of pieces in the collection:
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*Exterior metal and neon signs with painted faces, such as Levis.
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*Exterior metal and neon signs with porcelain faces, such as Lamplighter and Sherwin Williams.
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*Neon signs that were hung in windows or displayed in other business interior spaces.
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*Neon clocks.
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*Neon art pieces.
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*Painted plastic signs with back-lit neon interiors.
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*Folk art type neon constructions made by old-time tubebenders.
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*Non-neon painted wooden signs.
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''Note:''  The above descriptive information came from the museum's [http://www.davidsonneon.com/museum.htm home page].
  
 
==In The News==
 
==In The News==

Revision as of 13:58, 13 September 2019

davidsonneon.com/museum.htm

Len Davidson began collecting old neon signs in the mid-1970s and established the Neon Museum of Philadelphia in 1985. The Museum's mission is to preserve, restore and display classic neon signs for the public to enjoy. About 150+ neon pieces in the collection date to the 1950's and earlier.

There are several types of pieces in the collection:

  • Exterior metal and neon signs with painted faces, such as Levis.
  • Exterior metal and neon signs with porcelain faces, such as Lamplighter and Sherwin Williams.
  • Neon signs that were hung in windows or displayed in other business interior spaces.
  • Neon clocks.
  • Neon art pieces.
  • Painted plastic signs with back-lit neon interiors.
  • Folk art type neon constructions made by old-time tubebenders.
  • Non-neon painted wooden signs.

Note:  The above descriptive information came from the museum's home page.

In The News