Object ID 002283
Object Name Blatz Brewing Co. glass sign
Object Desc Framed glass sign for the Blatz Brewing Company. Wood backing. Image is of a cast iron sign with faux marble background.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002131
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 7, Shelf 16
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords signs,Blatz Brewing Company,Tuchfarber Company,Blatz (brand),beer,breweries,advertising,
Title Blatz Brewing Co. glass sign
Description Framed glass sign with wood and cardboard backing. Sign is painted on back with graphic showing on front. Graphic has a faux marble background and image is of a cast iron sign with chains hanging off to sides. Faux shadow effect. Blatz logo of red star at top with hops and barley. Below is text "Val. Blatz / Brewing Co. / Milwaukee / Beer". Wood frame with piece of cardboard on back. Piece of wood running horizontally over the cardboard. Nails on edges to attach backing. Appears to be a black piece of cardstock or paper in between cardboard and glass sign due to loss of paint on back of sign. Wire for hanging across back.
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Material glass; metal; paper; wood
Place of Origin
Maker F. Tuchfarber Company
Maker Details Found little information. Located in Cincinnatti, Ohio. Produced lithographed glass and metal signs. http://books.google.com/books?id=rfooAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA204&lpg=PA204&dq=%22Tuchfarber+Company%22+cincinnati+ohio&source=bl&ots=bifgnCB5yU&sig=Ew9iIHLgdvt-R5VLX6XYmW3GWX8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6KZ_U8DeEoibqAa--oHwDw&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=%22Tuchfarber%20Company%22%20cincinnati%20ohio&f=false
Maker Mark lower left edge.
Date MAY 23,2014
Notes Piece is loose in frame, use caution when handling. Sharp edges on wire on back. Enclosure is not archival, needs attention. Overall, poor condition. Throughout the glass sign there are areas of paint loss, primarly at center and at right. Black piece of paper was put behind most likely for asthetics by previous owner unsure of if paper is glued to glass. Dust accretions on glass with marks from liquid. Light surface wear. Frame is worn with surface scratches. On back side of piece the cardboard is very discolored and stained. Dust accretions. Gauges in cardboard backing along edges from nails.
Date JUN 6,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 16 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin