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#136111 - Sat Mar 28 2009 04:40 PM Porcelain Sign Manufacurers.
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
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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
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#136955 - Sat Apr 04 2009 08:44 AM Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. [Re: gasoildude]
gasoildude Offline
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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.
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#137000 - Sat Apr 04 2009 03:24 PM Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. [Re: gasoildude]
fast66 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 16 2000
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
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.

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#463716 - Mon Sep 16 2013 04:43 PM Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. [Re: fast66]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
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!


Edited by K W FRITH (Mon Sep 16 2013 04:52 PM)
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#463724 - Mon Sep 16 2013 04:52 PM Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. [Re: K W FRITH]
nebrgas Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 18 2006
Loc: Nebraska
If anyone lives close to Kevin, buy him lunch and send me the bill.

Dave
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#463738 - Mon Sep 16 2013 05:46 PM Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. [Re: nebrgas]
katfsh Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 10 2012
Loc: Mississippi
Through in travel pay too,and you have a deal!LOL
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#463758 - Mon Sep 16 2013 07:13 PM Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. [Re: katfsh]
Donald D. Brock Offline
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Registered: Mon May 28 2012
Loc: Washington
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?

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#463926 - Tue Sep 17 2013 01:51 PM Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. [Re: Donald D. Brock]
coopersplace Offline
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
General Steel Wares (GSW), Toronto, Ontario, established 1927
St. Thomas Metal Signs, St. Thomas, Ontario


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#463969 - Tue Sep 17 2013 06:27 PM Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. [Re: coopersplace]
moore798 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 16 2011
Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
Very Handsome Display!
Thanks For Sharing!
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#464000 - Tue Sep 17 2013 08:28 PM Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. [Re: moore798]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
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.
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#464004 - Tue Sep 17 2013 08:38 PM Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. [Re: coopersplace]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
Originally Posted By: coopersplace
General Steel Wares (GSW), Toronto, Ontario, established 1927
St. Thomas Metal Signs, St. Thomas, Ontario


nice looking portfolio.. cool
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#464026 - Tue Sep 17 2013 09:40 PM Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. [Re: advertologist]
buzzy56 Online   grin
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Registered: Sat Nov 24 2012
Loc: Michigan
Thanks guy's ,this will certainly help us rookies avoid a few mistakes !
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#464155 - Wed Sep 18 2013 11:42 AM Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. [Re: buzzy56]
coopersplace Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 19 2009
Loc: Alberta, Canada
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.

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#464176 - Wed Sep 18 2013 01:18 PM Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. [Re: Dave's Garage]
denverbronco Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 18 2003
Loc: Salt Lake City, Utah
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.

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#464182 - Wed Sep 18 2013 02:42 PM Re: Porcelain Sign Manufacurers. [Re: denverbronco]
Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave Offline
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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!!!
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