When we moved over here, we noticed many local businesses with signs created with tubes of the inert gas. It was obvious that these are at least 40 years old by the quantity of bends in them. Last I'd checked, back around 1990, neon was going for $500 a bend.
So, I left class tonight and made way over to US Highway 92. These are the first of many that I know I'll be taking of these signs.