dave C.

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About dave C.

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  • Birthday 08/11/1955

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    http://monitorsign.com

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    Dave Cornell
  • Company
    Monitor Sign Service INC.
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    President/Owner
  • Location
    Mattoon, Il.
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    Male

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    Full Service Shop

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    120' Cranes
    Bucket trucks
    Fabricating equipment
    Computer routers & printers
    Excavator, Auger, Jackhammer
    Licensed Electrical Contractor

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  1. That's unfortunate there are no good recycling options. This stuff truly will lay in a dump for a hundred years and not degrade.
  2. I would be interested in knowing what others are doing with their old plastic faces and scraps. Any good recycling operations you know of that take whole faces as is? I have had companies bring a shipping container to my place and I've filled and it was sent to China for recycling, but that is very hard work loading by hand and they don't want to leave it for more than a day or two. Usually about 25,000# will fill it. They will pay you for it but price is going way down.
  3. From the google street view it looked overloaded. However an additional inside ring would have probably prevented this from happening. I imagine the plug welds broke loose first which allowed it to move slightly, which put a constant back and forth on the top ring which eventually broke loose and then a banging back and forth probably several feet until it split the second stage pipe and allowed it to fall.
  4. A beautiful machine! Alas, all us sign companies can do is dream of such. Utilities are the only ones who could afford such a beauty! Vegas and Times Square possible exceptions.
  5. That was hilarious! Enjoyed the laugh track and music too!
  6. This is absurd! They take 50 years to enforce a law? I suspect this is about something else. Not sure what but I would bet MONEY or a POWER GRAB is involved.
  7. Here is a couple pictures of complete unit. Just purchased on eBay that was new in box. Only one I could find.
  8. Ran across this unit at a local neon shop. It brought back memories. It's from the Jet Lite Corporation, Highland, IL. Now out of Business. My Father helped set up their first neon plant to make these around 68-69. Later on the units where coiled in Highland and we would transport them to our neon shop where my Dad made the final bends (the only steps that really required a proficient tube bender) and then pump the units (which was my job). When I was 15 I literally pumped hundreds and hundreds of these. Obviously they were the precursor to the coiled fluorescent bulb. These just never caught on big. Used mainly as outdoor lighting. Fixture was large because of transformer. If I find a picture of them I will send it along. Most of the units where white or blue. Very few red ones where made.
  9. Charlie Bootz will be sorely missed by his family I'm sure, and friends alike. I only worked for Charlie 2 years before returning to my family business in 1982 but I still have fond memories of him, his family and Bootz & Duke sign co. His sense of Humor was contagious as he would walk thru the shop. Going out for lunch on Fridays with Charlie, Jeff & Bill at LaPearla Mexican restaurant where they laughed as they fed me chips and salsa until i had tears streaming still brings a smile to my face. He was from the old school where he expected a days work for a days pay and if you wanted respect you had to earn it. I was riding a motorcycle to work everyday back then and I still remember when he walked into my office and handed me the keys to a company car and said "Here, take this. I had a dream you got hit coming to work on your motorcycle and I couldn't get back to sleep". I was a young man of 26 with a wife and 2 kids and God only knows if he was really prophetic or just being kind, but he was who he was. Now, as a man running his own family business I count Charlie, and my time at Bootz & Duke,even with the short time i worked for him as probably second only to my own Father in influencing how I run my business and the ethics I try to display. R.I.P Charlie Bootz.
  10. Nice Work! That is exactly what a modern neon sign should look like. I think the l.e.d. halo is just right.
  11. The Crane Center Mansfield OH. are well versed in the skyhoists also. Contact Us phone number 800.837.0533 419.522.3737 Send Email Now... D address - map... Mail: P.O.Box 907 Shipments: 395 Plainview Ave. Mansfield,OH 4490
  12. I was hoping someone on here might have been involved with this. I thought it would be interesting to know if most of these were made new or restored? If they used conventional or electronic transformers? If they had any special filters to reduce line noise in all of the amplifiers & sound equipment it was surrounded with. And how many people it took to move it and the time it took? Just curious.....
  13. Pretty impressive display last night. Looks to be all real. Must of been quite a task to get it all setup, wired, no breakage or buzzing in just a matter of minutes. Probably from some prop company that services TV, Movies, Etc.?? Anybody know?
  14. In the market for a 16ga. 10' sheet metal brake. Near new or very good shape only. Have 2 brakes for sale 8 ft. and 10 ft. Both 18ga. 1,400.00 and 1,900.00 respectively. Call Dave 217-254-0029