2008 - Volume #32, Issue #2, Page #22[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
They Sell Signs Of The Past
Winfield Consumer Products makes a wide variety of signs licensed from GM, Texaco, Phillips 66, Gulf Oil, Sinclair Oil, Goodyear, and many others, including aviation fuel and oils, raceways/drag strips, collector model vehicles, Route 66 and "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada".
In addition, some of the products are modern, original designs meant to entertain, such as "The Busted Knuckle Garage - Repair and Despair Under One Roof".
Every sign has a story behind it, whether rooted in history or fantasy, so each one comes with a short synopsis. For example, the Indian Motorcycles sign is described this way: "Indian Motorcycles were manufactured from 1901 to 1954. This ælaughing Indian' drawing was used on a patch which Indian riders sewed to the seats of their britches. They would then pass Harley riders and elevate their behinds in salute. The 50-year war between the two motorcycle giants even produced poetry: æYou'll never wear out the Indian Scout, or its brother the Indian Chief. They're built like rocks to take hard knocks. It's the Harleys that cause the grief."
SignPast's one-sided signs are made from 18-ga. steel with 1/8-in. mounting holes. Round and shield signs are 25 1/2-in. dia. The company also sells red, white, blue, yellow and green "neon bases" which fit all SignPast round signs.
Most of the basic signs are priced in the $100 range (plus S&H), but the bigger neon signs go all the way up to $4,000. Neon bases cost $358.45 each (plus S&H).
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Winfield Consumer Products, Inc., Box 839, Winfield, Kansas 67156 (ph 800 344-8759 or 620 221-2268; fax 620 221-7442; husky @huskyliners.com; www.huskyliners.com).
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