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Object ID 002003

Object Name Mason's Old Fashioned Root Beer sign

Object Desc Embossed metal sign for Mason's Old Fashioned Root Beer. Yellow background with red border. At lower left is bottle of root beer. Brown and red text.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002079

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 1950s

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Mason's Root Beer,advertising,signs,soft drinks,Stout Sign Company,Mason & Mason, Inc.,beverages,

Title Mason's Old Fashioned Root Beer sign

Description Rectangular metal embossed sign. Yellow background with red border. At top in brown text with red shadowing is "Mason's". Below at right is text in red "Old /Fashioned". At left and right of that text there is a brown decorative line. Below at bottom is text in brown "Root Beer". At lower left corner is embossed bottle of root beer with label showing. At lower left edge is text "M-111". At lower right corner is manufacturer "Stout Sign Co.-St. Louis. MO" Holes punched out in all four corners and at top and bottom at center for hanging. Back side is painted green.


Approx Collection Date

Height 19.5

Length 0

Width 27.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0

Material metal


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Stout Sign Co.

Maker Details

Maker Mark lower right corner


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Image Caption CMY2079



Date APR 22,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Overall, light surface scratches and wear on the edges. Edge wear has some small areas with loss of paint layer. Area of paint loss on bottle label. Dent at upper left corner. Dent at left edge at center. Dent at right edge at center. Those dents correspond to a hole punched out on edge. Lower left corner is folded back. Top right and left corners show signs of rust. "Old" has wear and staining" as well as the "D" in fashioned. On back of sign, surface scraches. White wear marks throughout.


Date APR 22,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date APR 22,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 17 from Candy exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAY 2,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 16 from Room 7, Shelf 17 - automatic entry by admin