Sign of the times

Plumbers – and the companies that supply them – have not always been the most innovative organisations when it comes to marketing and publicity.

Back in the 1950s in Michigan, though, one plumbing supply company came up with something that became a local icon. The Brenske Plumbing Supply Company’s


illuminated neon sign was so well-known that when its premises were redeveloped to become a pharmacy, the sign was rescued and put in a local museum.

Now the museum is asking for donations to help preserve the sign for future generations.

The story has given me a number of ideas.  Where could we erect a giant Drain Doctor logo, complete with illuminated Mr Winky animatedly flashing his one-eyed greeting?


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