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Jack Thompson Bends Glass Into Letters - Michigan Neon Company, January 1955

Jack Thompson Bends Glass Into Letters - Michigan Neon Company, January 1955 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 15, 1955
Caption
ANCIENT TRADE STILL VITAL: Glass work is essential to the manufacture of signs. At the Michigan Neon Co., 327 E. Hoover Ave., Jack Thompson bends the tubing into letters, while the glass is hot and putty-like.

Walter Ernst Works In The Darkroom - Michigan Neon Company, January 1955

Walter Ernst Works In The Darkroom - Michigan Neon Company, January 1955 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 15, 1955
Caption
A 'SLEEVO' IN THE MAKING: Walter Ernst, owner of the Michigan Neon Co., holds a negative in the firm's darkroom. The advertiser's name and slogan is photographed on this sensitized plastic and made into a sleeve to slip over a neon light. "Sleevo" is the name of the type of sign.

Robert Taylor Alters A Sign - Michigan Neon Company, January 1955

Robert Taylor Alters A Sign - Michigan Neon Company, January 1955 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 15, 1955
Caption
MAJOR ALTERATION: This sign, formerly used by an automobile factory, is being re-designed for another customer. Lettering is being done by Robert Taylor. Alterations, such as these, constitute one phase of this industry's activity. This work is done on the ground floor. This area also serves as a shipping room.

Merle Blackwell Uses A Drill - Michigan Neon Company, January 1955

Merle Blackwell Uses A Drill - Michigan Neon Company, January 1955 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 15, 1955
Caption
COMPLETE FABRICATION: The entire sign is manufactured at the Michigan Neon Co. Fabrication of metal parts is an integral part though it is not unlike work in many factories. One would never suspect that this part being drilled by employe Merle Blackwell will soon become part of a glittering sign.

Walter Frey Assembles A Sign - Michigan Neon Company, January 1955

Walter Frey Assembles A Sign - Michigan Neon Company, January 1955 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 15, 1955
Caption
CHEERFUL DISPLAY: Here are some of the many types of signs made at the Michigan Neon Co. The two in the foreground are "sleevo" signs, while those in the background are combination "sleevo," "curvo" signs. Walter Frey fits the pieces of one sign together here.

Bravo Products Co, July 1936 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Bravo Products Co, July 1936 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 11, 1936
Caption
NEW FACTORY: The latest addition to Ann Arbor's manufacturing concerns is the Bravo Products Co. located at 327 E. Hoover Ave. A view of the building is shown above.