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Light Years

Bill Baughman's Leather District loft is the perfect gallery for his 30-year accumulation of nostalgic neon.

In addition to neon clocks, Bill Baughman has a sign from the Tic Toc Lounge in West Springfield and a jukebox he restored. “I listen to Patsy Cline on it almost every day,” he says.
By Christopher Muther
October 21, 2007

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It was a romance that took a dozen years to blossom. It began around Christmastime 1979, when Bill Baughman spotted a neon clock in a Cleveland shoe-repair stand. Baughman was already a collector and connoisseur of neon clocks - the variety found in gas stations, dry-cleaning shops, and clothing stores across America in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. He approached ... (Full article: 688 words)

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