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98/125/1-2 Illuminated sign, 'HOYTS DRIVE IN / ENTRANCE', part of collection, perspex / metal / glass, maker unknown, used at the Hoyts Drive-in Coburg, Melbourne Victoria, 1970-1985. Click to enlarge.

'Hoyts Drive In Entrance' sign

Made
Illuminated sign, 'Hoyts Drive In Entrance', perspex / metal, maker unknown, Australia, 1970-1985.

Illuminated rectangular sign consisting of coloured acrylic letters adhered to a white acrylic sheet. The latter is fitted to a steel box containing fluorescent light tubes. A black electrical cord with a severed end is attached to the back centre of the sign.

Summary

Object No.

98/125/1-2

Object Statement

Illuminated sign, 'HOYTS DRIVE IN / ENTRANCE', part of collection, perspex / metal / glass, maker unknown, used at the Hoyts Drive-in Coburg, Melbourne Victoria, 1970-1985

Physical Description

Illuminated sign, 'Hoyts Drive In Entrance', perspex / metal, maker unknown, Australia, 1970-1985.

Illuminated rectangular sign consisting of coloured acrylic letters adhered to a white acrylic sheet. The latter is fitted to a steel box containing fluorescent light tubes. A black electrical cord with a severed end is attached to the back centre of the sign.

Marks

The sign reads 'HOYTS DRIVE IN/ ENTRANCE'.

Dimensions

Height

612 mm

Width

1825 mm

Depth

210 mm

Production

Notes

This sign was made by Hoyts Corporation Pty Ltd in Australia around 1970-1985.

History

Notes

The illuminated sign was used at the former Hoyts drive-in at Coburg, Melbourne.

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Hoyts Drive In Entrance' sign 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2022, <https://ma.as/160848>

Wikipedia

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