Wheel Works

This Wheel Works sign is from the 1950s. Ever wondered how neon signs are made? If you watch this video, you’ll figure why this sign is so special. It takes a master neon-bender to get all those zigzag bends into the neon. All the zig-zag patterns on that tire are in neon, as you can see more clearly in this photo by Heather David.

If you look closely at the south-facing side of the sign, you will see that the paint is worn away, revealing another name under the Wheel Works sign. The sign originally read Tire Service Company.

802 S. First St.

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