Berghoff Beer Neon Sign Restoration
Updated: Aug 26
1887 Berghoff Beer Neon Sign
Berghoff was the first beer brewed and served in Chicago Illinois following the repeal of prohibition. This etched glass neon sign was manufactured by The Cincinnati Advertising Products Company - Cincinnati, Ohio around 1938.
The sign was in bad shape when it was brought into the shop. The sign suffered severe water damage sometime in the past. The white painted Berghoff logo you see was actually painted on the glass and over time flaked off onto the metal backing. I decided not to repaint the white.
Rust removed and just the area behind the glass was repainted matte black. New neon tube manufactured. The patina of the metal case looked great so it was lightly cleaned and left as is.
Etched glass panel cleaned and reinstalled. New neon power supply, new internal wiring, pull chain added to turn sign on & off and 8 foot grounded power cord.