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Object ID 001223

Object Name Cott Beverages sign

Object Desc Metal advertisement for Cott Beverages. White with embossed images. "It's Cott to be Good!" at top left. At center a bowl of fruit with bottle of Black Cherry soda. At bottom, "true fruit and terrific"

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001830

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 16

Object Date

Start Year Range 1930

End Year Range 1950

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Cott Beverages,soft drinks,beverages,Stout Sign Company,advertising,signs,

Title Cott Beverages sign

Description Metal sign for Cott Beverages. The background is white, and the metal has a slight raised edge on front. Holes punched out on edges for hanging. At top left corner text, in red "It's / Cott / to be / Good!". At center there is a bowl of fruit with a bottle of black cherry soda embossed. At the bottom in a red rectangle the text reads, "true fruit and terrific!". Back side is gray.


Approx Collection Date

Height 23.38

Length 0

Width 17.5

Depth 0.38

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Stout Sign Company

Maker Details St. Louis, MO

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1830



Date JAN 14,2014

Summary good

Assessor BN

Notes On front there are scratches and scuff marks throughout. Loss of paint at bottom edge and metal is rusted. On top half there are brown spots. On top edge at left there is a small spot of white paint also white paint on lower left edge and lower right corner. Dent at upper left corner. On back side, signs of rust. White paint at top right corner and at edge just above center. Large scratch at top right.


Date JAN 16,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 1 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 11 from Room 7, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 15,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 16 from Room 7, Shelf 11 - automatic entry by admin



Date JAN 14,2014

Notes Solomon Cott founded Cott Beverages in 1923 in New York. Harry Pencer purchased the company in the 1950s and expanded it to Canada. Once bottled in Mancheser, New Hampshire.