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5 days 17 hours ago - 5 days 16 hours ago #6315 by Eric McCabe
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  • Hallwood Insert Top Sign was created by Eric McCabe
    I came across this original Hallwood last week. The really unique part of this sign is that it has post / studs for mounting instead of feet. I am not sure what Hallwood register this would have been mounted as well as a few of our long time experts also weren’t sure. Let me know if anyone knows…thanks.  Width 15"  -  Mounting Post 12" 
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    3 days 11 hours ago #6320 by Richard Witcher
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  • Replied by Richard Witcher on topic Hallwood Insert Top Sign
    I had one of these many years ago when I first started to collect. A polisher that I knew had polished the cabinet & the owner never came back so I didn't have the machine. I traded it to Col. Gill. These were just like the European glass top signs only they used a sheet of tin painted with the name. I'm pretty sure this was sort of a copy of the early way that National made there top signs but I'm also pretty sure that Hallwood started the metal inserts as it was too expensive to cast them with names. National did enough volume so they made the whole castings. I don't really know if they made the glass inserts here or it started in Europe? I have the European book so when I get time I'll see if it says?
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    2 days 5 hours ago #6322 by Eric McCabe
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  • Replied by Eric McCabe on topic Hallwood Insert Top Sign
    Thanks for the feedback and info Dick. I read in "The Incorruptible Cashier" that celluloid was used in place of glass due to breakage, but looking at the thickness/spacing for the insert it looks like at best a 1/16" thick piece of material would fit in it, so tin sounds like that could very well be the material....Thanks Eric!

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