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Object ID 001253

Object Name Bucyrus Erie sign

Object Desc Black and white porcelain sign "Bucyrus Erie". Black on backside. Hole in each of the corners with grommets.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001838

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Signs


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 16

Object Date

Start Year Range 1930

End Year Range 1949

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Bucyrus Erie,signs,Erie Steam Shovel Company,advertising,

Title Bucyrus Erie sign

Description Black and white porcelain sign for Bucyrus Erie. At each corner there is a hole with gommet for handing. Back is unfinished.


Approx Collection Date

Height 7.56

Length 0

Width 25

Depth 0.13

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Burdick

Maker Details Chicago, Illinois

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1838



Date JAN 17,2014

Summary good

Assessor BN

Notes Wear on edges. At lower right edge there is loss of enamel. The ink on the manufacturer's mark has bled. At right edge there is a small spot of loss of enamel. The grommets in all four corners are cracked and worn. Grommet at upper right has loss. At left edge there is pitting in the enamel with loss. At lower right near letter "E" there are white spots. On the "R" in Bucyrus there is a drop of white paint. On back the grommets are rusted. Evident of rust on lower edge, at left edge near center, at top edge to right of center and at upper right corner. White streaks running vertically across. Black marks throughouth. Light scratches in paint.


Date JAN 21,2014

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 17,2014

Notes The porcelain sign would hang on the arm of a cable shovel, a piece of construction equipment. In 1880, Bucyrus Foundry and Manufacturing Company was founded in Bucyrus, Ohio. In 1893, the company moved its headquarters to South Milwaukee. In 1927, the company merged with erie Steam Shovel Company and became Bucyrus-Erie. The company started with surface and underground mining equipment, and after the merger also excavators.