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Elevator Supply and Repair Company Plate ID’d

Elevator Supply and Repair Company Plate ID’d

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

I love these e-mails. Can you help me identify this? While most of the time we can help, many photos and images we need to send out a request through the Elevator Radio Show to get some assistance. This one sent in from Michelle was a little easier as we have a great library of older elevator catalogues that we were able to refer to to find it.


Hello,
I saw your website as I was doing my information search on a piece I have. It is an old up/down sign from an old L.A. hotel (not sure which one…). I was wondering if you could help me in finding out just how much it is worth? Any information you know would be helpful. Thank you for your time. I have attached a photo.
Thank you, Michelle


Well Michelle, we were able to locate what company made your plate and have attached a cool advertisement from a 1906 Sweet’s Directory which I hope you enjoy. Your piece is dated from the early 1900’s and is in excellent shape. I’ve seen these sell on eBay for around $300 when complete. Any information you have on what building it came from would make it more valuable and in some cases a collector might pay more if it was complete or if photos accompanied the piece at auction. For restoration services there’s no better company than C.J. Anderson to assist with it. They can even add a push button to it, while not original to make it “look” the same way it did the day when it was installed.

Enjoy the image gallery below.

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