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by Robare M. Novou
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: article on reverse glass and Rawsons and Evans
Replies: 1
Views: 1058

Re: article on reverse glass and Rawsons and Evans

It plays a little loose with the facts...but that's what to expect when someone doesn't do the proper research...and basically goes by previously posted misinformation.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: hide glue
Replies: 1
Views: 1022

Re: hide glue

This might help you find the answers you seek.

https://letterheadsignsupply.com/how-to ... structions
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: "Tennis elbow" from lettering?
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

Re: "Tennis elbow" from lettering?

I believe that Gary Godby turned me on to this many years ago: http://www.newchapter.com/zyflamend/zyflamend-whole-body I normally don't believe in these voodoo supplements...but this stuff works to relieve your tendinitis inflammation. I have suggested it to others...and all with positive feedback ...
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Chester Cunningham
Replies: 21
Views: 10378

Re: Chester Cunningham

That's a very interesting story. Thanks for sharing it.!
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Intentionally Yellowing Silver
Replies: 17
Views: 5148

Re: Intentionally Yellowing Silver

FYI Alert....Rawson & Evans is a separate company from H.C. Evans. They are not related. Both companies were in the Chicago area around the same time. The mystery is whether Rawson & Evans made those decorative panels for the H.C. Evans company, or if some other company such as Western Sand Blast di...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: De-lamination?
Replies: 15
Views: 6172

Re: De-lamination?

Well here's another thought to ponder. Is this problem area the area where you first started to paint using the black paint. Sometimes, after rinsing out a brush, dipping it in paint, palletting out the brush, and then starting to paint...you still have contaminates in the heal of the brush that are...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Advice needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 2248

Re: Advice needed!

Not knowing for sure, I would think you can not paint with acrylic on reverse glass.

Someone else with experience of doing that might say you can and that it's OK to do so.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rawson & Evans store sign
Replies: 10
Views: 4299

Re: Rawson & Evans store sign

Here is an image of the Mason family hardware store where A.C. Mason got his start.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rawson & Evans store sign
Replies: 10
Views: 4299

Re: Rawson & Evans store sign

Here is a Google Map View of the Building at 308-312 North Bridge Street in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, that the sign was once affixed to.
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rawson & Evans store sign
Replies: 10
Views: 4299

Re: Rawson & Evans store sign

Also from the Hardware Dealers' Magazine of 1920...
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:05 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rawson & Evans store sign
Replies: 10
Views: 4299

Re: Rawson & Evans store sign

A little looking and this is what I came up with from the pages of the Hardware Dealers' Magazine of 1920...
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rawson & Evans store sign
Replies: 10
Views: 4299

Re: Rawson & Evans store sign

Here is what I told Matt about his sign: Matt, Poor Pics, But Great Sign. Yes indeed a Rawson and Evans Gilded Sign. Judging from the photos, this sign dates to at least 1915. I can't see any lap lines from the gold, so that and its dark toned gold coloring would indicate it is solution gilded. Raws...
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rawson & Evans store sign
Replies: 10
Views: 4299

Re: Rawson & Evans store sign

Matt emailed me some photos of his sign. He states the frame around the sign measures in at 73.75" long x 9.75" tall x 1.5" thick. The photos appear to be taken with a camera phone. Matt, If you are reading this, take a few photos of the sign with a good camera. You can email them to me and I will p...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Value of 100 Alphabets by Alf R. Becker 1941
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Re: Value of 100 Alphabets by Alf R. Becker 1941

It's a Buck an Alphabet...which would make it $100. I've seen em go higher, I've seen em go lower. $50 and lower is a great price for the buyer. $100 and higher is a great price for the seller. In 2016 the book will be in the public domain...so plenty of low cost copies will be available then. The O...
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Check out TheLetterheads.com!
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

Re: Check out TheLetterheads.com!

We will all have to update a few existing topics and add some new ones once the new look kicks in.

Will be glad to help.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Graffiti on Historic Ghost Sign
Replies: 8
Views: 3007

Re: Graffiti on Historic Ghost Sign

Power Wash with Baking Soda usually does it, Although it leaves the brick area cleaner than the surrounding unwashed bricks.

Be sure to mask over the ghost sign so that you don't accidentally clean that area off.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chipping question
Replies: 12
Views: 5280

Re: Glue chipping question

Well now, daily humidity levels in Florida average around 70%, higher in the summer and lower in the winter. Getting lucky with a low humidity level might just come down to you purchasing a dehumidifier, and then placing the glass to be chipped in a small room along with the dehumidifier. Maybe even...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Hensley Co.
Replies: 85
Views: 41986

Re: The Hensley Co.

I received an email from a individual that has a Bowman & Hensley reverse glass sign.

Here are a few photos of that sign.

Any information on this sign is greatly appreciated.
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Hensley Co.
Replies: 85
Views: 41986

Re: The Hensley Co.

Larry,

Did you brother take a picture of the back of the sign.?

There might be a rubber stamped name on the back.

I see the photo of the woman slipped out of place...an easy fix.

There are quite a few of these on eBay...here are some photos of one of them.
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: In Memoriam - Starr Bright
Replies: 8
Views: 3235

In Memoriam - Starr Bright

If memory serves me right, I first met Starr on the Letterville Forum back in 2004. Or it might have been this Forum. Whatever forum it was, she introduced herself as a person that had once worked at Western Sand Blast in Chicago, Illinois back in the 80's. She had worked there from 1975 until 1988....
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Very interesting ebay find
Replies: 11
Views: 4565

Re: Very interesting ebay find

PFFFT.!!
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Very interesting ebay find
Replies: 11
Views: 4565

Re: Very interesting ebay find

You might want to try the looking at these photos posted by Damon of New Bohemia Signs...http://www.flickr.com/photos/66586176@N ... 225351668/
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Very interesting ebay find
Replies: 11
Views: 4565

Re: Very interesting ebay find

Auction Copy Reads (in German)... "ATTENTION offer only for restoration, as part carrier or for decoration, is not complete, of 32 panels are only 28 tables available, Table No. 1, 10, 21 are missing and panel 31 1/2 is missing, without portfolio, without impact side, panels are partially rubbed on ...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Possible Rawson & Evans piece
Replies: 12
Views: 4586

Re: Possible Rawson & Evans piece

Oops...I almost forgot....See if you can latch on to this product catalog.

It might show you where on the cooler your sign was once mounted.

http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/aut ... co/page-1/
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Possible Rawson & Evans piece
Replies: 12
Views: 4586

Re: Possible Rawson & Evans piece

Well just one more...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Possible Rawson & Evans piece
Replies: 12
Views: 4586

Re: Possible Rawson & Evans piece

And Finally...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Possible Rawson & Evans piece
Replies: 12
Views: 4586

Re: Possible Rawson & Evans piece

And This...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Possible Rawson & Evans piece
Replies: 12
Views: 4586

Re: Possible Rawson & Evans piece

There is also this...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Possible Rawson & Evans piece
Replies: 12
Views: 4586

Re: Possible Rawson & Evans piece

Nice Score Andrew.! It appears to be a Western Sandblast Sign and not a Rawson & Evans. The current wood frame is not original. So don't feel bad if you want to switch it out with a different frame. You paid a fair price for it. My fingers are crossed that it makes it to you in one piece. The ebay l...