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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

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

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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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 21.5

Length 0

Width 29.5

Depth 0.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 0

Material glass; metal; paper; wood


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker F. Tuchfarber Company

Maker Details Found little information. Located in Cincinnatti, Ohio. Produced lithographed glass and metal signs.

Maker Mark lower left edge.


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Image Caption CMY2131



Date MAY 23,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

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