Sign, Mid Century Bowtie Firestone Sign, Enameled Steel, 30 feet x 10 Feet



This salvaged, 1960's era, enameled steel double-sided Firestone sign measures a whopping 29 1/2 feet wide and just under 10 feet tall. It features the signature bowtie shape and flame-style lettering popular in Firestone's 1960's advertisements.
Manufactured by Bellows Electric Sign Corp. of Akron, Ohio, this sign is comprised of 8 separate enameled steel panels. The panels were previously affixed to a 2-sided neon sign. The neon tubing is no longer present and the sign has been disassembled into 8 separate panels to ease shipping, handling and reinstallation into your residential or commercial space!

Condition: This sign has a weathered slightly faded patina from exposure to the elements over a long period but is in good condition for its age. Dents, dings and small chips in the enamel, revealing the steel below, are present in areas on the panels. Enamel has worn off along the tops and bottoms of each panel. The backs of the panels all show rust spotting and heavier accumulation around the mounting point in the center, and around the interior edges of the flanges along the perimeters of the panels. A detailed breakdown of the sizing and condition of each panel is provided below. Additional photos are available upon request.

Measurement and Condition Details Panels are labeled A-H in order from left to right. Max and min height for each panel are listed from left side to right.

  • Panel A ("F"): 44"(W) x 89.5 - 84.375"(H), quarter-sized spot missing enamel below "F".
  • Panel B ("i"): 44"(W) x 84.375 - 79.125"(H), 2 small rust spots in body of "i".
  • Panel C ("re"): 45"(W) x 79.125 - 74"(H), Streak of missing enamel above "r", 2 spots missing enamel above "e", 1 small spot missing enamel below "r', quarter sized spot missing enamel below "e".
  • Panel D ("es"): 44"(W) x 74 - 68.75"(H), Spot missing enamel towards top, left of center. Rust stain/streaking along right edge (on and above "s").
  • Panel E ("st"): 44"(W) x 68.75 - 74"(H), Quarter sized spot missing enamel below lower white border (towards the left side), small spot missing enamel below "t". Minor rust staining on upper white line (far right edge).
  • Panel F ("o"): 45"(W) x 74 - 79"(H), rust spotting in left side o f "o", small spot missing enamel on upper right side, next to "o.
  • Panel G ("n"): 44"(W) x 79 - 84.5"(H), minimal missing enamel.
  • Panel H ("e") 44"(W) x 84.5 - 89.5"(H), Quarter sized spot missing enamel from left side of "e", small spot missing enamel in center of lower white border.

This was removed from a large, double-sided, neon sign we acquired in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Weight: 475 lbs.
Item Measurements: 354.75(L) x 1.125(W) x 89.5(H)

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