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Object ID 001320

Object Name Bireley's Non-Carbonated Drink sign

Object Desc An embossed, metal sign for Bireley's non-carbonated fruit drink. Four bottle at center with text above and below.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001854

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General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 6

Object Date 1950s

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords American Art Works,Bireley's,beverages,soft drinks,advertising,signs,

Title Bireley's Non-Carbonated Drink sign

Description Embossed, painted, metal sign for Bireley's Non-Carbonated Fruit Drink. Center is white rectangle with yellow border. At bottom and lower side are blue, white, green cut-out with circular edges. Top has a metal lip. Around rectangle are metal cut-out tabs. At top text in black, "For Real Fruit Taste Drink / Bire-ley's". At center are four bottles, orange, grape, grapefruit, tomato with an orage at left. At bottom text "Non-Carbonated" "Quick Quencher" At lower edge, center is the Bireley's logo. Back of sign is yellow with maker's mark at lower edge at left "American Art Works, Inc. Coshocton, Ohio"


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Height 25.75

Length 0

Width 30.5

Depth 0.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Maker American Art Works

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Image Caption CMY1854



Date JAN 24,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Overall, rust and corrosion on metal. Areas of loss of the top enamel. Scratches on front and back sides. Edges are dented and worn. The top is folded over metal and that is dented and uneven. At upper right corner there is paper stuck under the metal lip. Starting at top center along toward right corner are red and brown marks. Additional holes were punched into top edge at center and lower edge to left for hanging. On right edge there are brown marks. Back side is worn with discoloration and corrosion at top left corner. At left edge ther eare brown marks, looks like from liquid. On the back there is the faint image and texture of a nearly identical pattern to the front side, but this is upside down, however not backwards. It looks as if it the design on the front was printed on the back. Possible manufactuer's error.


Date FEB 13,2014

Summary Location change

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

Date FEB 25,2014

Summary Location change

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

Date APR 15,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 6 from Room 7, Shelf 16 - automatic entry by admin



Date JAN 24,2014

Notes Bireley's gimmick was a non-carbonated fruit drink. In California, Frank W. Bireley developed an orange drink in the 1930s. It was an orange soda drink that was pasteurized, but not carbonated. It merged with General Foods in the 1940s. Today, it continues to be popular in Japan as General Foods gave the rights to Asahi Beer to manufacture and distribute Bireley's.