Dahl-Beck Neon Sign

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'.

  • j l t 10y

    that is gorgioso
  • Bill 10y

    how cool is that? do they really work in wiring & motors, or has someone with an equal appreciation of fine signage left it there?
  • Stephen Coles 10y

    Maybe I'll stop by tomorrow morning and see.
  • normanhathaway 10y

    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.
  • pantufla 10y

    really nice! there's a garage in soma that has a really worn down sign..I have to get a shot of it
  • patrix 9y

    it is one of san francisco's finest, I agree.
  • Corii Liau 9y

    Stewf,this is the place that i thought was a piano shop!
  • Stephen Coles 9y

    I am taking a neon class Jan-Feb. Join me!
  • Corii Liau 9y

    seriously? that sounds dangerous! will you be making one of those miami lit-up palm tree sculptures for your living room? :)
  • Stephen Coles 9y

    No, predictably, I will be making letters.
  • Corii Liau 9y

    I bet the "S"s and "Y"s are tricky bastards.
  • Stephen Coles 8y

    > 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.
  • normanhathaway 8y

    that's why most modern neon looks so bad

    everything has a soft corner
  • grnhswgrdn 7y

    What "simple" fun & still working! Found when I searched using "neon sign".
  • Jeremy Brooks 7y

    That is a wonderful classic neon sign.
  • j l t 7y

  • Stephen Coles 7y

    That looks great in black and red. I'll have to get me two.
  • charlotte izambard 5y

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Taken on January 2, 2005
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