I was driving around an older area of a city the other day and I happen to see some fun vintage neon signs.
Here are some fun facts about the history of neon signs.
The word Neon comes from the Greek "neos," meaning "The New Gas." Old Neon signs are most often neon or argon gas in a vacuum tube; the smaller the diameter of the tube, the more intense the light produced and the higher the voltage required to illuminate it.
In the early years, neon signs stopped traffic as people stared in fascination. The so-called "Liquid Fire" captivated the public and it wasn't long before neon was everywhere. Theater marquee, nightclub and restaurant signs became an integral part of the streamlined American landscape.