• Red glow comes from the red steel/aluminum backing on the sign. The neon lights are just white.

Dahl-Beck Neon Sign

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One of my favorite examples of neon signage. See it everyday on the way to and from work at Howard and 2nd — beautiful white-on-red in the morn, lit in the evenin'.

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  1. j l t 113 months ago | reply

    that is gorgioso

  2. Bill_D 113 months ago | reply

    how cool is that? do they really work in wiring & motors, or has someone with an equal appreciation of fine signage left it there?

  3. Stewf 113 months ago | reply

    Maybe I'll stop by tomorrow morning and see.

  4. normanhathaway 112 months ago | reply

    Shows how beautiful old tube benders skills were. Impossible to find anyone doing accurate work like that anymore. Lovely sharp return on the B.
    Block rockin script as well.

  5. pantufla 109 months ago | reply

    really nice! there's a garage in soma that has a really worn down sign..I have to get a shot of it

  6. patrix 99 months ago | reply

    it is one of san francisco's finest, I agree.

  7. coriiander 89 months ago | reply

    Stewf,this is the place that i thought was a piano shop!

  8. Stewf 89 months ago | reply

    I am taking a neon class Jan-Feb. Join me!

  9. coriiander 89 months ago | reply

    seriously? that sounds dangerous! will you be making one of those miami lit-up palm tree sculptures for your living room? :)

  10. Stewf 89 months ago | reply

    No, predictably, I will be making letters.

  11. coriiander 89 months ago | reply

    I bet the "S"s and "Y"s are tricky bastards.

  12. Stewf 85 months ago | reply

    > Lovely sharp return on the B.

    I didn't really understand this comment until now, having tried my own hand at corners. That's the toughest part of bending.

  13. normanhathaway 85 months ago | reply

    that's why most modern neon looks so bad

    everything has a soft corner

  14. grnhswgrdn 76 months ago | reply

    What "simple" fun & still working! Found when I searched using "neon sign".

  15. Jeremy Brooks 71 months ago | reply

    That is a wonderful classic neon sign.

  16. Stewf 71 months ago | reply

    That looks great in black and red. I'll have to get me two.

  17. ch@ 46 months ago | reply

    Bonjour, je suis un administrateur du groupe TypOgraphie UrBaine, et nous aimerions beaucoup que vous ajoutiez votre photo à notre groupe.

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