My friend had this sign as his dad was a hobbiest repairing them. My first tractor was a Jacobsen Chief, a 7 hp tractor with a single stage snow blower. Saw this sign and had to have it. Currently a Green paint buyer for modern lawn care equipment.
I think it is late 50s, early 60s. My friend has the original neon Cub Cadet sign with the tractor image. Just can't talk him out of it. I like the Jacobsen sign though. Just don't see them around. The new signs don't have the same charisma .
How I got two images in the post I have no idea.