After 50 years in business in Delaware, Ohio, Ralph Martin walked away from his Martin Shoe Repair shop to enjoy his retirement and maybe do a little fishing. He turned off his sign for the last time on April 30. That iconic neon, shoe-shaped sign has been perched on the side of the building marking…

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Read more about the early days of Federal Electric Sign ( now Federal Heath Sign ) and illuminated signs in a recently published article in the Journal of the Society for Commercial Archaeology  by Debra Jane Seltzer “Dashing lights, flashing lights high above the street, Tell me where to go to play, tell me what to…

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Visitors from all over the United States came to the American Sign Museum’s Grand Opening sneak preview June 2-3rd, 2012. Located in Cincinnati, OH, the museum opened its doors to a large and appreciative crowd this past weekend. Founder Tod Swormstedt’s vision, a museum featuring signs and artifacts of the past and the present, wowed…

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