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Anyone know anything about these lights...

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I pick-up this set of antique looking light yesterday at a local thrift store. I've did a little research on the box and have found the lights do not belong with the box itself. The box is from an antique wagon make by Garton and I'll research it more later. The lights are made of a thin plastic with two lights (25watt aquarium) in each and the two side one blink. I have not been able to find any makers marking on the lights so have no idea to were to start researching them so...I ask the experts here. 

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Doesn't look like it will make a good lighted decoration, but still a cool find. Looks like some of the bulbs might be burnt, also it would work well over a front door. 

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It reminds me of a store holiday display banner, maybe over Christmas sale items on an end-cap or something like that.  It is a really great piece!

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11 hours ago, ErnieHorning said:

What's it made of?
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It's made of thin plastic stapled to a thick cardboard backing.

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9 hours ago, Big J Illinois said:

Big J, after a little research I've found the box has nothing to do with the lights, The box in itself is interesting because it's a box in which a wood wagon was shipped from Sears and Roebuck, I'm guessing in the 1950s.

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Looked the lights over good and there are no makers markings so this is as far as I can go on my research of who made these and when. I'm guessing they were made sometime in the 50s or 60s but that's just a guess on my part basing my guess on the way they are made.

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Wouldn't that have been made by somebody like Noma? Flatback vacucel right? Lokks like it would go around/in front of a fireplace mantle, or creat a fake one. I love it though, I'd string mini lights zig-zagged through it. 

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I have nothing but memory to go on, but they remind of a display I saw as a kid in a store maybe Macys.

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Hi everyone hope your holiday decorating is going well. I guess I’m one of those who drops in around this time of year to ask questions and hang-out until Christmas is over then disappear for the rest of the year. o’well it is what it is so...As I dig out the Christmas decorations this year I’ve came across these from last year that’s been storied in a nitch in the basement. Just wondering if anyone can add anything to what these may be and who may have made them?  

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