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Can neon’s comeback among trendy companies save Philly’s last glass benders?

August 24, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Mark Holland held up two narrow, white glass tubes with seemingly identical bends in them. But the one on the left had a tiny kink in it that rendered the whole tube garbage, he explained.

“This won’t work,” said Holland, who’s been bending these tubes to craft neon signs for 25 years. “If we gave this to the customer, it would go out in a month.”

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