Hornby Dublo revolving illuminated shop display sign

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Hornby Dublo revolving illuminated shop display sign

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location:
Arch Four , Area 37
Hornby Wall (display)
Shelf 10

A Meccano Ltd. revolving, motorised, illuminated shop display sign from the 1950's, showing the company's main brands.

Description

This is a rotating, illuminated Art Deco-styled overhead shop wall display designed to be mounted above other displays to catch the attention of passers-by. The display consists of a horizontal rotating five-faced prism block with a central fluorescent lamp, fitted to a wall unit with rounded mountings at each side. The display revolves to show off the different text and images on the five horizontal backlit panels ("HORNBY DUBLO" / "MECCANO" / etc.).

The item is finished in a pale blue to match the colour of contemporary Hornby retail boxes, and has shiny chrome silver trim. Its styling is reminiscent of other classic 1950's-designed curved, chromed objects.

Location

The sign is inside the right-hand "Hornby Wall" cabinet, at the end of Arch Four, above an inset arch.