A great looking piece. VINTAGE/ ANTIQUE WOODEN WOOD DIE CUT REDDY KILLOWATT ADVERTISING SIGN ELECTRIC DISPLAY. 35″ TALL, 34″ WIDE. LADY SAID BELONGED TO GRANDFATHER WHO WORKED FOR SMALL RURAL UTILITY COMPANY IN MISSOURI MO. PROBABLY LATE 1940’S -1950’S. PLEASE LOOK CLOSELY AT PHOTOGRAPHS. THERE IS A LITTLE DAMAGE TO HIS EAR THINGS, SOME CRACKING OF PAINT ALONG HIS “BELT” LINE AREA AND OF COURSE THE ORIGINAL WIRING AS SHOWN IS PROBABLY NOT USABLE TO HAVE THE NOSE LIGHT UP SAFELY. I HAVE LEFT IT ON TO AUTHENTICATE THE AGE OF THE DISPLAY SIGN. A VERY RARE AND CHARMING. DISPLAY ITEM NO MATTER WHAT YOUR FIELD OF INTEREST OF ADVERTISING. Reddy Kilowatt made his first published appearance on March 14, 1926 in an advertisement in. APC copyrighted the character on March 6, 1926. Over the next few years Reddy appeared in print advertising for the company. He made his first three-dimensional appearance at the Alabama Electrical Exposition of 1926. Under the umbrella of the Reddy Kilowatt Service (RKS), Collins used his interactions with other IOUs to promote what he called the Reddy Kilowatt Program. He entered into his first licensing agreement with the. Over the next couple of years, Collins would add several other major utilities including Ohio Edison Company. Pennsylvania Power and Light. South Carolina Power Company and. Tennessee Electric Power Company. RKS entered into a contract with each licensee. The original 1934 version was amended in 1941, 1953, 1963, 1968, 1971 and 1976. In signing the contract, the licensing IOU promised to always represent Reddy Kilowatt as genial, likeable, well-mannered [and] even-tempered and to abide by generally accepted standards of good taste. ANTIQUE / VINTAGE RARE. A REAL HISTORICAL TREASURE. VERY NICE ESTATE FRESH. CONDITION AS SHOWN NICE ANTIQUE VINTAGE. PHOTOS ARE BEST DESCRIPTION. FROM A SW MO ESTATE. I WOULD BE GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT CONDITION, ETC.. STONEWARE VINTAGE, ANTIQUE ADVERTISING MUSEUM. ABSOLUTE SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED. The item “VINTAGE LARGE 1940’s WOOD DIE CUT REDDY KILOWATT ADVERTISING SIGN LIGHTS UP 35″ is in sale since Monday, January 11, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Signs\Original\1930-69″. The seller is “delmar2020″ and is located in Springfield, Missouri. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Type of Advertising: Sign
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Time Period Manufactured: 1930-69
- Featured Refinements: Vintage Advertising Sign