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It's on the tip of my tongue but....

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It's on the tip of my tongue but... I Can't think of the name of the National sign manufacturer that used these retainers in 95% of their cabinets, and the cabinet that this came from has been repainted several times and there is no label on the side, No UL label that I could look them up either.

 

Do any of you know of any companies that still use this or have access to is? It is a two piece inset retainer, with the radius is part of the straight pieces, no welds or kerfs, I can put something on the router and get something close but I would like to use the original.

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 federal heath? 

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This looks like a retainer off of a Phillips 66 sign.  I don't have any of those signs left in the boneyard, but I'll bet if you could find out who was making the 66 signs, they could give you a good clue.

 

Good luck with it.

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On 8/12/2018 at 11:41 AM, bonehead said:

This looks like a retainer off of a Phillips 66 sign.  I don't have any of those signs left in the boneyard, but I'll bet if you could find out who was making the 66 signs, they could give you a good clue.

 

Good luck with it.

 

It is an old Phillips 66 Sign, I have checked with most of the suppliers that I could think of that have done the 66 stations, none of them want to help with finding any solution to the problem, they just want to sell my customer a new cabinet. I get it... but.

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If memory serves me correctly it was probably made by Tex Lite, a Dallas manufacture of good size in the sixties and seventies. I represented them in the Southern states during the early 70's and do recall seeing some of those sign on the production line then. They are long gone after MILT STEVANS  died and most of their assets were purchased by Wayne Heath or Zimmerman Signs which were both centered in Dallas at that time. Good luck, but a new cabinet would better meet today's codes.  Eddie Larsen

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Eddie, I have a question.  You say that a new cabinet would better meet today's codes.  Would you mind expanding on why?  I was of the opinion that these signs were pretty well made, and produced to meet  codes in any jurisdiction, since they were shipped to almost everywhere.  Specifically what codes have changed that would make these signs non-compliant?

 

Thanks

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