This Rare Newton display sign would be a great addition to the collector of Vintage Apple Computers and paraphernalia! Perfect for lighting up your collection of Newtons and eMates! This is my personal Item.
I acquired the sign in 1994 while working in the computer department of a "Big Box" electronics store (93-4). In the fall of 94 our department was remodeled and the Newton display case was destroyed.My store manager gave me permission to salvage the electric sign. The Newton sign was originally mounted above the display case and provided sufficient lighting for customers to tinker with the display model Newton... The sign is 18" x 3 1/2".
The face is brushed aluminum, the lettering and bulb are colored plastic. The whole thing is back lit with a small florescent tube.I originally saved the sign from destruction because my childhood nickname was... Lol, but I also thought it would make a great above bed reading light. Unfortunately, it sat in a storage box until last month. I mounted it to a wall recently so I could take the pictures seen here. The sign consists of 3 major components, a base-plate with florescent tube (can be opened to access the insides), brushed aluminum face-plate with 2 mounting brackets, and plastic light diffuser that minimizes the upward and outward direction of light. This is not a stand alone piece, and is designed to be mounted to a wall, shelf, or in some other creative manner.
If you can operate a Screwdriver and a Level, you will have no problem figuring out how to mount it to something! There is no "On or Off" switch (though easily added), It is either Unplugged or Plugged In. The sign works , and is in very good condition for its age, considering it was stored in a Missouri basement for over 20 years.
There is some very minor rust on the base plate that does not affect the function of the lamp. It is completely invisible from view when mounted for display. Does not include screws, nuts or bolts for mounting.
(easily found at any hardware store) Check out the pictures for condition, feel free to ask questions.... The item "1993 Vintage Rare Apple Newton Electric Store Display Sign Light PDA Message Pad" is in sale since Wednesday, March 23, 2016. This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Vintage Computing\Vintage Computers & Mainframes". The seller is "dcwham" and is located in Denver, Colorado.This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, to all countries in Europe, to all countries in continental Asia, to Australia, ZA, to New Zealand.