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Object ID 001353

Object Name Nehi Soda flanged sign

Object Desc A metal double-faced sign for Nehi soda. Yellow background with red text. Bottle image at left. Bent bracket at right for hanging.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001860

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 1930s

End Year Range 1940s

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Nehi Soda,beverages,signs,advertising,Royal Crown Company,soft drinks,Donaldson Art Sign Company,

Title Nehi Soda flanged sign

Description A painted, metal, double-faced sign for Nehi Soda. At one end is a semi-cut out image of a soda bottle. The other end is bent with holes punched out for hanging. Background is yellow with red and blue text. "Drink / Nehi / Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. / Ice Cold" At lower left corner is the Good Housekeeping Bureau seal.


Approx Collection Date

Height 12.75

Length 0

Width 18

Depth 1.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Donaldson Art Sign Company

Maker Details Covington, Kentucky

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1860



Date JAN 30,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Note: front side is with soda bottle at right. Overall, scratches on both sides with some loss of paint. Edges are worn. On front there is white paint on the lower left corner. The left edge that is bent is pitted on the metal with accretions. Edge is rusted and corroded with loss of paint enamel. On back, edges are rusted with loss of paint. There is a bubble texture to the metal, is square in shape, looks as if something was placed on top. At lower edge to left of center is a gray accretion propbably from a sticker. At lower edge there is white paint. At top right near corner is a brown stain, and also at lower right there is a brown line. Bracket is rusted on the edge.


Date JAN 30,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7 from Room 7, Shelf 13 - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 30,2014

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 30,2014

Notes Chero-Cola (precursor to Royal Crown Company) introduced Nehi soda in 1924 with multiple flavors. The company was started by Claude Hatcher In 1928, the company became the Nehi Corporation. Most advertisements has the image of a woman's leg, a play on "knee-high". The company suffered during the Great Depression, but business picked up again in the 1940s. By the 1950s, the name was changed to Royal Crown Company after Chero-Cola was renamed RC Cola.