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Object ID 001998

Object Name Murphy Da-cote Auto Enamels sign

Object Desc Glass sign for Murphy's Da-Cote Auto Enamel. Background is painted black with white text.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002076

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 7

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords advertising,Murphy Da-cote Auto Enamels,signs,paint,Murphy Varnish Co.,automobiles,cars,

Title Murphy Da-cote Auto Enamels sign

Description Rectangular glass sign. Background is painted black with white text, "Murphy / Da-cote / Auto Enamels". Back of sign has been painted over with yellow paint, not original.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.13

Length 0

Width 16.65

Depth 0.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 0

Material glass


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Murphy Varnish Co.

Maker Details In 1865, Franklin Murphy started the Murphy Varnish Company. Murphy was also the 31st Governer of New Jersey from 1902-1905.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2076



Date APR 18,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Edgewear with chips in the glass. Corners are angled off, unsure if original or if broken over time. At left edge near lower corner there is chip in glass. At lower edge near right corner there is a small chip with loss in glass. Chips in glass with loss along lower edge to right of center. Surface scratches and wear. Small, deep scratch by "N" in Enamels. At right side, white residue on surface. Areas of loss of paint on back side which shows through to front. On back side, loss of paint enamel at left edge at top corner. Loss of paint layer along right edge in three separate spots. Loss at top edge about 3" from right corner. Loss of paint on back by "M" and by "N" in Enamels. On back the yellow paint does not appear to be original as there are paint spots on edges. Paint is bubbled around lettering.


Date APR 18,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 18,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 7 from Wonderland Park Exhibit - automatic entry by admin