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63avanti.
06-05-2017, 11:04 PM
Interested in purchasing this studebaker lark neon for my collection.

Is there any real way to tell if it is an original that would have been used at a dealer or if it's a remake/Repop?


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studejohn
06-05-2017, 11:34 PM
I would take a good look at the hardware that holds it together and the electrical end of it to see if it looks vintage. And also search the web for other signs just like it. But I'm sure there's others that know for a fact whether it is or not they'll be chiming in soon.

bison
06-06-2017, 12:37 AM
here is a previous post on the subject
http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?20665-Antique-Studebaker-Lark-Indoor-Neon-Sign

i am no expert but if you look at the tops of the letters L , R and K on the picture you posted they definitely look different that the one from the earlier post.
also look at the type of blackout used between the lettering , you can definitely see it in the ( suppose to be ) original one , but cant really tell in the picture you posted. Also look at the colors of some of the neon lights online and take a look at the red's, blue's and yellows and what they look like
to me it doesn't look original , but like i said ,i am no expert :) but it wouldnt be the first time i was wrong ;)
good luck, Blake

53k
06-06-2017, 09:01 AM
[QUOTE=63avanti.;1057618]Interested in purchasing this studebaker lark neon for my collection.

Is there any real way to tell if it is an original that would have been used at a dealer or if it's a remake/Repop?/QUOTE]
I don't know if these pictures will help identifying the style of assembly or not, but they are original 1950 vintage neons. They were made to place inside the window to be read from outside. I got them from a dealer in 1973. The circle was broken on the last one.