Object ID 001892
Object Name Sanford's Inks wood sign
Object Desc Wood sign for Sanford's Inks with a red wood frame. Gold medal tacks around edges. Wire on back for hanging.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002046
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 7, Shelf 7
Start Year Range 1920s
End Year Range 1946
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Sanford brand,Sanford Ink Company,ink,signs,advertising,crates,
Title Sanford's Inks wood sign
Description Framed piece of wood with embossed red lettering for Sanford's Inks. Plain wood with gold medal tacks around edges. Text reads, "Sanford's / Inks / Chicago - New York". Frame tooks handmade, either painted red or had red tape around edges. On back, wire horizontally across with metal tacks attaching it. Additional piece of wood attached on back.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Sanford Ink Company
Maker Details In 1857, Frederick W. Redington and William H. Sanford, Jr. founded the Sanford Manufacturing Company. In 1866, they moved to Chicago. In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire destroyed their Chicago Location, but they rebuilt the facilities. In 1896, the company opened officies in New York. In the early 1940s, the name was changed to the Sanford Ink Compnay. In 1947, they moved to Bellwood, IL. The company today is owned by the Newell Company.
Date APR 3,2014
Notes Use caution when handling, sharp edges on wire on back. Wood sign is loose in frame. The wood sign has surface scratches. Cracked horizontally across just below center. White marks on right edge about 3" from top edge. Divot with loss at lower right corner. Crack in wood horizontally just above center, but does not appear to go completely through the wood. At top edge on frame appears to be red tape stuck to wood. Unsure if wood was painted red or if it is accretions from red tape. Piece is crooked and warped. Frame is separated at lower left corner. On back, another piece of wood may be nailed or glued to the wood sign. Surface scratches and dents on back.
Date APR 18,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 7 from Room 7, Shelf 10 - automatic entry by admin