Mr. and Mrs. Dog

By |2022-10-28T10:38:09-05:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Museum, Sign Museum|Tags: , |

Circa : 1945 Vintage "The first Cozy Dog House was located on South Grand between Fifth and Sixth Street in Springfield.  A second Cozy Dog House was located at Ash & MacArthur.  In 1949, Drive In was born; built on “Route 66” South Sixth Street.  In 1996 Cozy Dog moved to its current location, [...]

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Yellow Stop Sign

By |2022-10-28T10:38:23-05:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Museum, Sign Museum|

Circa : 1930 Yellow?  That’s right, yellow was once the standard color for stop signs. History of the Stop Sign… 1915 - The first recorded stop sign was installed in Detroit, Michigan, which consisted of black letters on a square white metal rectangular background. 1923 -  The Mississippi Valley of State Highway Departments developed [...]

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Ace Sign Co Neon

By |2022-10-28T10:38:51-05:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Museum, Sign Museum|Tags: , , |

Circa : 1949 This neon window sign originally hung in the window of Ace Sign Co.’s 1949 store front at 114 N. 2nd.  The original glass blown by Ace Sign Co.’s tube bender, Glen Gates, still burns brightly without any need for repair in over 60 years.

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Pepsi Bottle Cap

By |2022-10-28T10:38:37-05:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Museum, Sign Museum|Tags: , , , , |

Circa: 1953 For Pepsi-Cola, the 50’s brought on a more sophisticated advertising campaign.  Pepsi was no longer advertised based on price, but as a lifestyle accompaniment.  A new logo incorporating the “bottle cap” was adopted, and This 12’ tall Pepsi bottle cap features the official 1953 Pepsi cap design along with an open can [...]

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