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Neon Boots & Saddle

July 25, 2008

Old neon is becoming a collector’s item when it isn’t trash. I suppose that the two go hand in hand, rarity creating value. A friend of mine in Tucson is collecting and restoring these wonderful old signs and working with others to try and save them from the landfill. This one’s in Casa Grande, Arizona.

It looks like the border of the arrow was originally a strip of individual bulbs which may have had a chaser effect, leading one into the motel. The old switches and transformers and parts are getting really hard to come by from what I understand. A fun hobby.