Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Stomatolsign



When you walk in the area called Slussen an old electricalsign can be seen from the top of one of the buildings. The Stomatol (a swedish toothpaste) advert is Swedens oldest electricalsign. It was placed on top of the Katarinaelevator in 1909 but when the elevator got demolished in 1933 (to be rebuilt) the sign got moved to it´s current position.

Stockholm city later labeled it a culture mark meaning that the Stomatolsign may never be removed. Not a wild guess is that Stomatol, a company that still exists, dont object to =)

3 Comments:

At 12:55 PM, Blogger Kim said...

Thanks for posting this about the sign! It's very interesting to me, and I hope to feature many old "Googie" style signs around Seattle in months to come. This is a great city shot!
-Kim

 
At 5:23 PM, Blogger Ryan of OC Photos said...

I never heard of signs being labeled as historic landmarks.

 
At 5:42 PM, Blogger mikescotland said...

the things you learn from these global photoblogs is incredible!

 

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