Prototype of MSC Airport Welcome sign
Frank Balton Electric Sign Company created this prototype to display how the Welcome sign concept series looked day and night. The large brushed steel bell supporting the sign is illuminated (under) with neon, raised off ground so that at night it appears to float. The "hop" arches have orange neon inside– which shows through the porous steel outer surface at night. During the day an electric eye turns off the neon, and arches wear a bright orange coat of paint.