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With one dump cleaned out comes another with a Television Sign!!!!

PlaneDiggerCam

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Sep 4, 2017
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Well unfortunately our other spot with the pharmacy stuff ran completely dry which I figured was coming soon, so I had been reasearching new spots. I went to check out a spot I was researching and found a 1950s dump nothing too great showing, but a couple yards away from the dump this was sticking out of the ground and I, not expecting what it was, uncovered it...
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A 1940s-1950s porecelain store exterior televison sign!!!! It has holes for where the neon was.

At home compared to our lawn mower:
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Not too wrecked and it just needs to be carefully bent slightly back into place. Should be a really cool display piece when I clean it and fix the bend. I definitely need to go back to this new spot!

Thanks,
PlaneDiggerCam
 

PlaneDiggerCam

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Sep 4, 2017
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Southeastern CT, U.S.A.
not sure what the purpose of this sign was ? odd it only says television , wonder if its from a store or a tv station ?
Exactly my thoughts. I think it is similar to these type that would advertise what was being sold outside the building, like bowling or diner as seen in this photo from Mystic, CT in the 1940s. It is probably one side from a double sided facade.
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sandchip

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Sep 1, 2008
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Georgia
Yeah, even my old ass can remember motels advertizing Color TV on their main sign. It was a big deal back then.
 

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