Unique and cool antique pair of mens and ladies restroom theatre signs from a Chicagoland building- the old Arlington Theatre in Arlington Heights, built in 1941 in the Streamline Moderne style. They have the original wiring and should be replaced but as you can see, they still work and light up the sign nicely. The photos do not translate this well, but the color of the sign glows a nice red color - it seems kind of washed out in the pics and I've tried to capture it better -but rest assured, they light up even better-looking in person.
When unlit- the color is more root beer amber but they glow more red. Each sign is sturdy and well made, with curved solid brass I believe (magnet doesn't stick to them), perforated to hold reddish glass beads that light up when on, and are easy to see and read when off.There is some grime and patina on it from many decades, not too much, but they definitely show their age and charm of yesteryear. Each sign is 13" long by 4" wide and 4 tall. The ladies sign is double sided, with glass beaded writing on both the front and back. The mens bathroom sign is finished in sleek metal but does not have the lettering on the back. In this rare and unusual style with glass beads, I have some EXIT signs and also have "AISLE" signs 1-4. Great Art Deco lettering and the only signs I have seen in this old-fashioned technique with glass balls/beading lit from within. Really nice vintage gems for your home box office rec room or theater, or for an interior designer project.
I will be listing several electric signs from old buildings- theaters mostly: mens room, ladies rooms, aisle signs, and some architectural lighting as well. If youre looking for something specific, feel free to ask. Dimensions are 13 wide by 6 tall and 4.25 depth.
The item "RARE PAIR Antique Theater Glass Bead MENS LADIES Signs Art Deco Chicago Electric" is in sale since Monday, December 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Signs".
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