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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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Spring has sprung. Now is the time to open the doors to the local ice cream shoppe. Here is the scoop. The selling potential of one our our ice cream neon signs will have every sweet tooth in town knocking at your window. Business is tough and it can be a rocky road when your business is only operational part of the year. 

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