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Object ID 002398

Object Name Bear Brand Heavy Duty Work Socks sign

Object Desc Rectangular, cardboard sign for Bear Brand Heavy Duty Work Socks. Easel on back for display. Blue edges with illustratoin of man at center.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002135

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 7

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords socks,clothing,Bear (brand),Paramount Knitting Co.,uniforms,advertising,signs,displays,merchandise displays,illustrations,Smith, Malcolm,

Title Bear Brand Heavy Duty Work Socks sign

Description Rectangular, color cardboard sign for Bear Brand socks. Blue background on edges. At center is a tilted black and white illustration of a man in work clothes standing on building frame with pants rolled up showing socks. At upper left quadrant is logo for Bear Brand in red circle. To right is text "Bear Brand / Heavy Duty" Along right edge of illustration is text running vertically "Work Socks". At lower right quadrant is abstract shape with illustration of socks with hands measuring and text "Full Knight Sizes". To left of that illustration is makers mark for illustration "Malcolm / Smith". Back of sign has piece of cardboard attached as an easel leg for display.


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Height 16

Length 0

Width 12

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Material paper


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Place of Origin

Maker Paramount Knitting Company

Maker Details Found little information about Bear Brand socks. There are some knitting and crochet books that have the logo from the 1950s-1960s. A postcard from 1910 has an image of a bear with logo and states that they are made by the Paramount Knitting Co.

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Image Caption CMY2135



Date JUN 3,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Overall, front and back sides are worn with light scuff marks and scratches. Edges are worn and frayed at corners. At top edge center there is a tear in paper. Upper left corner is creased. Discoloration along edges. White marks along right edge below center. On back, discoloration and yellowing along edges. Writing in pencil at right edge center. Crease at upper right corner about 3" down from top edge. White discoloration and wear at lower edge to right of left corner, possible damage from liquid. Tear at right edge about 2" above lower right corner.


Date JUN 6,2014

Summary Location change

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