“A truly retro product with the retro buying experience.”
It’s been nearly a year since we first discovered that you can still buy Day-n-Night address markers — made by same company in the same factory since 1949. We’ve heard from several readers who have ordered these, and today reader Randy shares his total experience with the company — from order to assembly to all installed. Spoiler alert: He’s thrilled with the results!
Pam and Kate,
Thank you for the article on the Spear Company’s address plaques. I remember seeing these markers on the nicer homes around town when I was growing up in the seventies. I decided I had to have one.
I called the number you provided for Spear Company in the article and left a voice mail. With in a day or two I received a call back, and my order was placed over the phone. They said it would be a few weeks before my order would be started and that I could call with any changes in the following week or two. It took approximately 6 weeks for the two signs that I ordered to be manufactured and shipped. The signs were shipped unassembled via U.S. Mail, signature required. Some assembly was required. The only tools that were needed were a common screw driver and small crescent wrench.
I did spend a little extra time adjusting the formed aluminum frames to achieve the perfect fit. The trick was to assemble everything loosely and then tighten up the bolts and nuts. The final product looks great. I just wish I had a nice mid-century modern house to hang it on.
The whole order/purchase experience was kind of fun. It was a throw back to the old way of doing business (by today’s standards). There is no website, no shopping cart to fill up, no buy-it-now pricing, no order confirmation, no shipping confirmation, no tracking numbers, and there is no email. This way of doing business may unnerve some people today. But I would say order with confidence. You are buying from a company with integrity. How else would they have lasted for decades. Just think you are purchasing a truly retro product with the retro buying experience.
This is the style EOB from the company’s current literature. The signs dimensions are 19.5″ top to bottom and 19″ wide. They are priced at $44.95 plus $11.95 S&H.
Thanks again for your write-up on these signs,
Mega thanks, Randy, for sharing your experience and photos with all of us — we’re sure this will be useful to other readers contemplating a purchase. And hey, while your house is not mid mod, it sure looks pretty nice!
We love this product. In business since 1949 — 66 years — now that’s something to celebrate!
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