(placeholder)
(placeholder)

CAMERA  MAMIYA 645 PRO  FILM  KODAK PORTRA 400

In the 1960s neon stars were popular add-ons to business signs across America. The Neo-Lectra, built by Oklahoman Jim Henry, resembles a giant toy jack or spiky satellite. They sold for about $1,000. Few have survived but I found two in Washington state: Brown Boys auto sales in Yakima, and Sav-Mart, an appliance and furniture store in Wenatchee. I asked the Sav-Mart owner, whose family founded the store, if the sign ever had a matching star on the opposite pole. He didn't think so. The star below is a flashing beacon at night on Wenatchee Avenue.

Sav-Mart, Sav-Mart sign in Wenatchee, Neo-Lectra sign, Wenatchee WA, Wenatchee Wash., Kodak Portra 400, Jeff King Photography
Brown Boys car dealership, Neo-Lectra sign, Brown Boys sign, neon sign, Yakmia WA, Yakima Wash., Kodak Portra 400, Jeff King Photography