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1890’s Elevator Sign

Friday, December 18th, 2009

elevatordirectoryThis has to be one of the coolest items I’ve seen on ebay for quite some time. The last I had checked the bid was up to $255 and the reserve price had yet to be met. The details of the item are noted below. And yes, the first line item of it being rare is correct.

  • Here is a beautiful CA 1890′S ELEVATOR DIRECTORY 43 X 26 X 1.5 INCH SIGN and in our opinion very rare.
  • We have owned it for over 20 years
  • This sign may have been in a lobby of a business or possibly head office of a corporation
  • It is made out of solid wood and has nice gold lettering for the FIRST FLOOR, DIRECTORY ETC.
  • Condition is overall great,see pictures for details, a couple of the floor letters are faded
  • The LECKIE SIGN IS METAL AND WOULD SLIDE OUT TO BE REPLACED WITH OTHER BUSINESS NAMES(that was the only one it came with)

While not all the photographs are posted here the sign looked to be about 1″ thick. Looking at it now I think that reproducing a replica would be something that wouldn’t be too hard to do. I might end up giving this a try in my spare time, kind of like the New Yankee Workshop.

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