Mark Gregory

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Dealer ( Auto - Motorcycle - Truck - Tire ) building sign. Probably around 100 yrs. old. Would be a statement piece outside any museum or car-truck or gas-n-oil display. Don't know what brand it was , someone said REO , Harley, or ?? even Indy 500. Believe it's concrete so very heavy. Local pickup or you pay shipping ( Already on pallet ) 

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Pic of concrete building decoration.

Definitely a cool piece of history.

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I have seen similar decorations on old buildings.

The building was evidently a car dealership or related

automotive business, but the emblem is not specific

to any brand of car or any company.

 

Often, such decorations were made of carved limestone,

not cast concrete.

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The original Stutz dealership in Seattle had the same casting on their building. When the building was being torn down 30 years ago I asked if I could have it and the developer told me yes. I watched as they very carefully pried the casting off of the front of the building, there were long steel rods fastened to the front of the building and the casting was slid over the rods . They were having some difficulty getting the casting out from the face of the building. 2 guys one on each side prying with 2x6's little by little, then all of a sudden it moved easily and then crashed down on the sidewalk and broke in a zillion pieces. Easy come easy go!!!

just sayin'

 

brasscarguy

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3 minutes ago, brasscarguy said:

The original Stutz dealership in Seattle had the same casting on their building. When the building was being torn down 30 years ago I asked if I could have it and the developer told me yes. I watched as they very carefully pried the casting off of the front of the building, there were long steel rods fastened to the front of the building and the casting was slid over the rods . They were having some difficulty getting the casting out from the face of the building. 2 guys one on each side prying with 2x6's little by little, then all of a sudden it moved easily and then crashed down on the sidewalk and broke in a zillion pieces. Easy come easy go!!!

just sayin'

 

brasscarguy

 

That must have been heartbreaking to witness.

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Nice find Mark.   I've asked to have it blasted it out to the Stutz club email distribution.

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If I had a place for that I’d be on my way with a trailer! What an awesome piece of Automobillia.

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