Princess Theatre

163-181 Spring Street, Melbourne, 3000.  



The Princess Theatre electric bulb sign is as historically significant as the building that it advertises.

Before neon signs were invented, signs were created from incandescent light bulbs. This was problematic on account of the high running costs and the number of bulbs required, as well as the constant problem of blown globes interfering with the display.

The sign is important for its age and technology and is a very rare survivor in Australia, having been commissioned in 1900. The sign is in full working order and is regularly illuminated.

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