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Tractor Display Signs For Shows And Parades
If you exhibit antique tractors at shows or parades and want to show them off in style, you might want to consider getting a custom made display sign. Here are two companies that specialize in antique tractor signs.

  Creative Engineering supplies professionally engraved signs made from waterproof engraving stock. Available in many different colors and with several different logos.
  "Our signs look very professional and have been used at all Deere Two-Cylinder Club Expos since 1990," says Jerry Swanson.
  Three different sizes are available. Large display signs with a logo sell for $30 apiece or $54 for two. Small signs sell for $15 apiece or two for $27. Magnets for one large sign (three 6-in. strips) sell for $4 per set; $3 per set for small signs.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Creative Engineering, Box 333, Palatine, Ill. 60078 (ph 800 992-3606; fax 847 991-0090;

  From April to October, Bob and Marilyn Fowler travel in their motorhome to antique engine and tractor shows in the eastern part of the U.S., where they custom engrave magnetic display signs and name badges. They also do mail order business all year long, even while on the road. The two-color signs are engraved on laminated plastic and can be anywhere from postcard size up to 12 by 12 in. "Our signs list the tractor, year, and model and your home town and state. I can also put the serial number on it if you like," says Bob. "Several color combinations are available. For example, a Deere sign might be made with a green plastic background and yellow letters or visa versa. A Farmall sign would be made in red and white."
  The signs sell for $15 to $27 apiece, depending on size.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, The Badge Factory, 814 Clearview Ave., Hampstead, Md. 21074 (ph toll-free 877 631-8041 or 410 239-3368; fax 410 239-4774).

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2004 - Volume #28, Issue #5