Thursday, 31 May, 2012 Offbeat

Neon Sign of an LA Cafeteria Has Been On for Over 70 Years


Everyone once in a while had the feeling that they forgot to turn something off when left the house. Imagine the amazement that the owners of Clifton's Cafeteria in Los Angeles experienced when they discovered a neon sign that has been on since 1935.

It is worth mentioning that the light was discovered during the renovations of the cafeteria. It was hidden under a partition wall that was constructed in the 1940s during one of the first renovations. The panel of neon bars has been working non-stop for more than 70 years.

According to the calculations carried out by the new owners of the bar, the sing managed to burn through about $17,000 of power throughout the decades.

[via LA Times]

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