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Artisans in the fifteenth century discovered that they could make different colored glass if they used certain natural elements. They would test different types of metals to add to the silicate while it was hot to see what color combinations they could come up with. Glass was a good medium since it is relatively stable and holds the color once it is established. Look at some of the plate glass...

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Have you passed along the neon walkway at Terminal 1 of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport? This 744 foot neon sculpture is reportedly the longest neon sculpture in the world. The piece is called the "Sky's the Limit" by California artist Micheal Hayden with music by William Kraft and was installed between United passenger concourses B and C in 1987.  

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First, is the sign original or is it a reproduction? It is not easy for the uninitiated to tell the difference. Second, are there problems that need to be addressed? What does a properly operating neon sign look and sound like? And finally, what is a fair price to pay for an original sign?

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The concept behind neon signs was first conceived in 1675, when the French astronomer Jean Picard observed a faint glow in a mercury barometer tube. When the tube was shaken a glow called barometric light occurred, but the cause of the light (static electricity) was not then understood. When the principles of electricity were discovered, scientists moved forward towards the invention of various...

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November 9th commemorating the development of the first neon sign. In 1911, Frenchman, George Claude, applied for a patent on neon advertising signs. Las Vegas hasn’t been the same since!

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