Original Double-Sided Diner Sign, ca. 1930’s

There’s nothing quite like an original diner. I’m always amazed to see that yet another one has shuttered its doors especially when you consider their history, decor and generally acceptable food (it’s kinda not really about the food). It’s a slice of Americana that will never be replicated.

This double-sided sign came from the Miss Bellows Falls diner in Vermont. Originally it lit up – high above the roof line of the restaurant – guiding customers to the parking in the rear. Imagine the cars that must have traveled through the car park at the ol’ Miss Bellows Falls diner…

When I purchased this sign, I was well chuffed to find the original, hand-drawn sign writer sketches rolled up and housed on the inside of the sign. An amazing addition to the sign but it’s the character of the paintwork, complete with superb rust spots, paint chips and other flaws that really make it a thing of beauty.

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