Porcelain Sign Manufacurers.

Posted by: gasoildude

Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Sat Mar 28 2009 04:40 PM

I found the list that Rex posted a while back. I have it printed so I will have to type out the list. I will put it up later tonight or tomorrow smile
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Sat Apr 04 2009 08:44 AM

Ok better late then never. Here is the list as promised. I am just copying what is on the paper so I dont know what book it is referring to.

The following is a list of the manufacturers names that are found on the sign in this book. Most of the major company's will be present as they produced high quantities of signs. Street addresses are not listed because some companies did business at more than one location. Many companies listed were manufacturers of very different products such as stove castings building panels kitchen ware & other utilitarian items. Although it is difficult to establish the dates listed will give you an idea as to a particular company's heyday. A (*) designates that limited information is available for the years of production. It is of interest to note that one of the most frequently encountered names found on signs EM Burdick of Chicago,was a distributor not a manufacturer. This is true of other company's as well.

Action Burrows Co Toronto Canada 1900-1920
American Sign Company 1920-1930
American Valve & Enameling Crop. 1928-1970
Baltimore Enamel Baltimore Maryland 1897-1943
Beach Coshocton Ohio 1910-1940
Beatty McMillan Co Detroit Michigan (*)
Billy Newton Company Minnesota 1930-1940
Brilliant Manufacturing Co Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1910-1930
Burdick Chicago Illinois 1895-1950
C Robert Dold Offenburg Germany 1905-1920
Cameo Gilla 1904-1980
Chicago Vitreous Enamel Product Company 1930-1980
Crichton Curl Enamel Co Ellwood City Pennsylvania 1905-1920
Enameled Iron Co Beaver Falls Pennsylvania 1892-1900
Enameled Steel Co Chicago Illinois 1900-1920
E Francis & Sons LTD London SE
FE Marsland NY Hartman Steel Co Ellwood City Pennsylvania 1890-1910
Imperial Enamel Co LTD New York 1890-1910
Industrial Signs Incorporated 1940-1950
Ingram-Richardson Beaver Falls Pennsylvania 1901-1960
LD Nelke Signs New York 1900-1935
Maryland Enamel & Sign Co Baltimore Maryland 1900-1920
MC Math Axilrod Dallas Texas 1930-1965
Mulholland Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1925-1940
National Enameling Co Cincinnati Ohio 1895-1915
Nesco Inc Signs New York & Toledo Ohio (*)
Orme Evens & Co LTD New York 1895-1915
P&M Orilla Ontario Canada 1930-1950
Pennsylvaina Enamel New Castle Pennsylvania (*)
Porcelain Enamel Manufacturing Company 1910-1950
Porcelain Medals Incorporated 1925-1950
Reliance Advertising Co New York 1915-1930
Robert Deto Offenburg Germany
Sales Service Corporation Chicago Illinois 1920-1930
Shank Sign Co New York 1920-1930
Tennessee Enamel Manufacturing Co Nashville Tennessee 1925-1970
Texas Neon Advertising Company 1940-1950
Texlite Dallas Texas 1920-1960
Union Enamel Co LTD Burban
Veribrite Signs Chicago Illinois 1915-1965
WF Vilas Co LTD Cowansville FC 1925-1950
Walker & Company Detroit Michigan 1925-1960
Wolverine Porcelain Detroit Michigan 1925-1945

If you have any more please list them.
Also remember anything made buy AAA Sign Co is a REPRODUCTION.
Posted by: fast66

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Sat Apr 04 2009 03:24 PM

I have 30's Coca Cola sign that is made by
"WESCO INC SIGNS N.Y", My guess would be that NESCO INC...is a misspelling, not made by you Gasoildude - DOC didn't find the Wesco entry in Rex' list either.

Also, a comment about the C Robert Dold...I have signs made by them that is from the 50 and 60s - they did not stop in the 20' as the sist suggests. They were a major sign maker in Germany, making signs for all of Europe.

br
Claes
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Mon Sep 16 2013 04:43 PM

I thought that this post should come to the front again, as I have it printed and have found it very useful through the years.
Theres at least one I know of that isn't on this list and I'll post it as soon as I find my notes! LOL
It is "Vitrified Iron Products Co." from Clyde, Ohio
seems they made porcelain sign up into 1933 and then closed up the doors and were reopened in 1934 making porcelain refrigerator panels!
Posted by: nebrgas

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Mon Sep 16 2013 04:52 PM

If anyone lives close to Kevin, buy him lunch and send me the bill.

Dave
Posted by: katfsh

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Mon Sep 16 2013 05:46 PM

Through in travel pay too,and you have a deal!LOL
Posted by: Donald D. Brock

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Mon Sep 16 2013 07:13 PM

I have a pre-prohibition sign for Pabst Wonder Cheese...marked CAMEO....bought in the 80s from a longtime collector. He said it stood for California Metal Enamel Works. Anyone familiar with that? I see Cameo Gilla on the list.....is this the same company?
Posted by: coopersplace

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Tue Sep 17 2013 01:51 PM

General Steel Wares (GSW), Toronto, Ontario, established 1927
St. Thomas Metal Signs, St. Thomas, Ontario
Posted by: moore798

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Tue Sep 17 2013 06:27 PM

Very Handsome Display!
Thanks For Sharing!
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Tue Sep 17 2013 08:28 PM

Never seen a porcelain sign marked S.T.M.S. (St. Thomas Metal Signs, St. Thomas, Ontario) only silk screened tin signs.

Not familiar with GSW.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Tue Sep 17 2013 08:38 PM

Originally Posted By: coopersplace
General Steel Wares (GSW), Toronto, Ontario, established 1927
St. Thomas Metal Signs, St. Thomas, Ontario


nice looking portfolio.. cool
Posted by: buzzy56

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Tue Sep 17 2013 09:40 PM

Thanks guy's ,this will certainly help us rookies avoid a few mistakes !
Posted by: coopersplace

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Wed Sep 18 2013 11:42 AM

I believe St. Thomas Metal Signs made the porcelain Coca Cola thermometers with the silhouette girl at the bottom. They are marked ST. They probably though were mainly a tin sign maker. I have a few Canadian porcelain sign that are GSW. Cheers, Don.
Posted by: denverbronco

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Wed Sep 18 2013 01:18 PM

One I will add is SWP South West Porcelain Sign Co. of Tulsa. I do not know their years of operation ... maybe someone can add the dates.
Posted by: Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Wed Sep 18 2013 02:42 PM

Here is a copy of the list I made from the above posts, for my own sorting and use.
Pertinant comments are listed in: -?[...]?



The following is a list of the manufacturer’s names that are found on the sign in this book. Most of the major companies will be present as they produced high quantities of signs. Street addresses are not listed because some companies did business at more than one location. Many companies listed were manufacturers of very different products such as stove castings building panel’s kitchen ware & other utilitarian items. Although it is difficult to establish the dates listed will give you an idea as to a particular company's heyday. A (*) designates that limited information is available for the years of production. It is of interest to note that one of the most frequently encountered names found on signs EM Burdick of Chicago, was a distributor not a manufacturer. This is true of other companies as well.

Action Burrows Co Toronto Canada 1900-1920
American Sign Company 1920-1930
American Valve & Enameling Crop. 1928-1970
Baltimore Enamel Baltimore Maryland 1897-1943
Beach Coshocton Ohio 1910-1940
Beatty McMillan Co Detroit Michigan (*)
Billy Newton Company Minnesota 1930-1940
Brilliant Manufacturing Co Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1910-1930
Burdick Chicago Illinois 1895-1950
C Robert Dold Offenburg Germany 1905-1920 50s-60s?
Cameo Gilla 1904-1980
Chicago Vitreous Enamel Product Company 1930-1980
Crichton Curl Enamel Co Ellwood City Pennsylvania 1905-1920
Enameled Iron Co Beaver Falls Pennsylvania 1892-1900
Enameled Steel Co Chicago Illinois 1900-1920
E Francis & Sons LTD London SE
FE Marsland NY Hartman Steel Co Ellwood City Pennsylvania 1890-1910
General Steel Wares (GSW), Toronto, Ontario, established 1927
Imperial Enamel Co LTD New York 1890-1910
Industrial Signs Incorporated 1940-1950
Ingram-Richardson Beaver Falls Pennsylvania 1901-1960
LD Nelke Signs New York 1900-1935
Maryland Enamel & Sign Co Baltimore Maryland 1900-1920
MC Math Axilrod Dallas Texas 1930-1965
Mulholland Philadelphia Pennsylvania 1925-1940
National Enameling Co Cincinnati Ohio 1895-1915
?Nesco Inc Signs New York & Toledo Ohio (*)
Orme Evens & Co LTD New York 1895-1915
P&M Orilla Ontario Canada 1930-1950
Pennsylvania Enamel New Castle Pennsylvania (*)
Porcelain Enamel Manufacturing Company 1910-1950
Porcelain Medals Incorporated 1925-1950
Reliance Advertising Co New York 1915-1930
Robert Deto Offenburg Germany
Sales Service Corporation Chicago Illinois 1920-1930
Shank Sign Co New York 1920-1930
St. Thomas Metal Signs, St. Thomas, Ontario
-?[Never seen a porcelain sign marked S.T.M.S. (St. Thomas Metal Signs, St. Thomas, Ontario) only silk screened tin signs. Dave GILL, Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc]?
-?[I believe St. Thomas Metal Signs made the porcelain Coca Cola thermometers with the silhouette girl at the bottom. They are marked ST. They probably though were mainly a tin sign maker. I have a few Canadian porcelain sign that are GSW. Cheers, Don “COOPERSPLACE” Edmonton AB. Canada]?
SWP South West Porcelain Sign Co. Tulsa, OK
Tennessee Enamel Manufacturing Co Nashville Tennessee 1925-1970
Texas Neon Advertising Company 1940-1950
Texlite Dallas Texas 1920-1960
Union Enamel Co LTD Burbank
Veribrite Signs Chicago Illinois 1915-1965
Vitrified Iron Products Co. Clyde, Ohio
-?[seems they made porcelain sign up into 1933 and then closed up the doors and were reopened in 1934 making porcelain refrigerator panels]?
WESCO INC SIGNS N.Y
-?[My guess would be that NESCO INC...is a misspelling, not made by you Gasoildude - DOC didn't find the Wesco entry in Rex' list either.]?
WF Vilas Co LTD Cowansville FC 1925-1950
Walker & Company Detroit Michigan 1925-1960
Wolverine Porcelain Detroit Michigan 1925-1945


!!! Remember anything made buy AAA Sign Co is a REPRODUCTION!!!
!!! DESPERATE SIGN CO. are 90s DATED Fantasy Signs that usually have the date concealed in some way!!!
Posted by: fast66

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Thu Sep 19 2013 06:34 AM

Would like to add that Robert Deto Offenburg is probably a misspelling of Robert Dold and that this company (Robert C Dold) made porcelain signs into the 60 at least.

Regarding the WESCO SIGNS comment - I own a 1932 Coca Cola sign with this signature clearly visible.
br
Claes
Posted by: Nucky

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Thu Sep 19 2013 06:58 AM

some european signs manufacturers

Belgium

EMAIL KOEKELBERG. S.A.
E.B.T.P.BRUX / EMAILLERIE BELGE
EMAILGRAPH BRUX

Germany

BOOS HAHN PYRO EMAIL ORTENBERG BADEN

The Netherlands


LANGCAT BUSSUM

France


VITRACIER NEUHAUS
EMAILLERIE ALSACIENNE / E.A.S.
EMAILLie. ALSne. STRASBOURG
ART FRANCE" LUYNES
Email Japy Neuhaus / NEUHAUS PARIS EMAIL JAPY
Emaillo-Gravure Paris.
Posted by: rd_signs

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Thu Sep 19 2013 11:50 AM

My Hudson neon is "FEDERAL BRILLIANT" and a Plymouth is "THOMAS NEON-Gainesville
Posted by: PlainBroke

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Thu Sep 19 2013 10:22 PM

Good stuff, thanks for posting!
Posted by: Gaspedler

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Sat Sep 21 2013 06:26 AM

Surprised this is not on the list.

SCIOTO Sign Company.
Kenton Ohio.
1897 - Present.... still going.

Most Midwestern Marathon / Ohio Oil / Speedway signs were/are made by this company.

Chuck
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Fri Sep 27 2013 04:38 AM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-PORCELAI...16#ht_69wt_1249

This sign is stamped "RACO". I don't see anything in the listings above like this.
Any thoughts?
Posted by: JimT

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Fri Sep 27 2013 05:10 AM

Reliance Advertising Co?
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Fri Sep 27 2013 05:38 AM

Originally Posted By: JimT
Reliance Advertising Co?


Oh yah!! That makes sense Jim. My morning eyes didn't see that!
Posted by: junior25

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Fri Sep 27 2013 07:10 AM

Thos Davidson MFG. Co. Limited
Montreal, Quebec
1858-Possibly late 1930's?
Posted by: TerryL

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Sun Sep 29 2013 06:52 PM

American Art Works Coshocton , Ohio
Novelty Advertising Coshocton , Ohio
Moore Enameling, West Lafayette, Ohio
Meek Company, Coshocton, Ohio
Posted by: Bullitt1

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Sun Sep 29 2013 07:44 PM

Here's another one for the list. It's from a Purity Flour barn hanger. Dave
Posted by: JimT

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Sun Sep 29 2013 08:28 PM

Not sure Terry. Did these companies make porcelain signs?
Originally Posted By: TerryL
American Art Works Coshocton , Ohio
Novelty Advertising Coshocton , Ohio
Moore Enameling, West Lafayette, Ohio
Meek Company, Coshocton, Ohio
Posted by: Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave

Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. - Sat Nov 02 2013 12:23 PM

Found on back of Railway Express Agency sign and thought I would share.
?Teens-20s?