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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Who's Neon Signs



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  1. I wonder why toy stores use the owl image. There has to be a reason . . .

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    1. Just came across the signs. Don't know the story behind the name.

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  2. I wonder if they intended confusion by using the contraction that means 'who is' instead of 'whose' which means possession? or if their last name is Who?

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  3. Whatever the reason, these signs are great!

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  4. so many options! did you go inside?

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    1. Went through the hobby store, but not the toy and game store. They were about four blocks apart. It was a large, well stocked hobby shop filled with merchandise.

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  5. The Who's Hobby House sign is from 1951. The name "Who" comes from the initials of the store's founder William H. Osterburg (WHO). The current owner's grandparents bought the business in 1957 and retained the original name and sign, but this location is not original. This info was on their website.

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  6. Clever connection with the founder's name! Especially love the sign with just the owl's eyes peering over it!

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  7. I think it is cute however it is spelled! ;)

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  8. i like the owl, this bird is great symbol.
    fab signs!

    Signs

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  9. Great name story - if you hadn't mentioned what it meant I would have just thought it was another weird and random business decision!! But what do the lights look like at night??

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  10. Who's on first?
    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello would have had a ball with this sign.

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  11. WHO must have been quite the entrepreneur. Love that first sign!

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