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Please read the Exciting Press Announcement below 

October 30, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 MORSE MUSEUM WILL ACQUIRE HISTORIC MERITA BREAD SIGNS

 

WINTER PARK, FL—The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of

American Art will acquire the landmark Merita Bread neon

sign through a gift from Maudlin International Trucks of

Orlando.

 

For eastbound travelers on I-4, the towering Merita Bread

sign was the unofficial lighted gateway to Orlando for more

than 50 years. The Merita Bread Bakery shut down in November

2012. Merita Bread broke ground on its plant on Division

Avenue in Orlando In 1960.

 

Earlier this month, Maudlin purchased the property from

Flowers Foods, which last year bought the assets of

Merita’s parent company, Hostess Brands. Maudlin plans

to develop a state of the art dealership representing

International® commercial trucks on the property.

 

The Merita Bread sign was one of many iconic and locally

belovedneon signs designed by the late Bob Galler of

Orlando’s Graphic Systems Inc. Galler told the Orlando

Sentinel in 2004 that the Merita sign originally had a

round clock with hands on the top rather than the digital

display and that it also used to say “Merita Bread & Cake”

instead of just “Merita Bread.”

 

The donation from Maudlin International Trucks includes

three signs. The larger two, which were visible from I-4,

measure approximately 18 feet high by 30 feet long.

In addition, the gift includes the neon letters from the

building front that spellout “Merita Bread Company.”

The Morse Museum will remove the signs for storage on

November 12 and 13.  “The Morse is thrilled and grateful

to be able to add these historic signs to our collection

of Florida art,” said Director Laurence J. Ruggiero.

“They are splendid examples of this lively American art

form that warrant respect and preservation for the benefit

of the future generations.”   

 

The Museum’s collection includes signs from more than 50

local companies,shops, and restaurants. The more famous

include Ronnie’s

Restaurant, McNamara Pontiac, and Gary’s Duck Inn—also

designed by Bob Galler.

 

While the museum has no immediate plans for exhibiting

its sign collection,it continues to collect based on

design, condition, and historic importance to the community.

 

The Morse Museum, 445 N. Park Avenue, Winter Park,

Florida, is home to the world’s most comprehensive

collection of works by Louis ComfortTiffany (1848–1933).

The Morse is owned and operated by the Charles Hosmer

Morse Foundation and receives additional support from the

ElizabethMorse Genius Foundation. It receives no public

funds. For more information,please visit www.morsemuseum.org.

 

Maudlin International Trucks, 2300 S. Division Avenue,

Orlando, Florida,is the leading medium and heavy duty

commercial truck dealer serving the Central Florida market.

With nearly 300 employees, the company operates 6 dealerships

covering 23 counties representing International® commercial

trucks.  Maudlin International Trucks, doing business as

Idealease of Orlando and Jacksonville, also provides

commercialtruck leasing and rental and offers mobile

and dedicated maintenance services. Additional information

can be found at www.maudlininternational.com.

 

 

Maudlin International Trucks Proudly Supports Diesel Tech Training Schools

 

 

       

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Announcing the arrival of the International Cummins B Series Engine!

The Cummins ISB6.7 engine is engineered to offer dependability, reliability, a low cost of ownership, and performance that you trust. Ratings range from 200-300 hp and 520-660 lb-ft of torque.

   

Specs

Engine Type:

 

 

  Diesel, 4-cycle

Configuration:

  Inline 6-cylinder

Displacement

  409 cu. in. (6.7L)

Peak Horsepower:

  300 @ 2600 RPM

Peak Torque:

  660 @ 1600 RPM

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