Stuart advertising metal sign Granville OH gems jewelry refinement optometrist For Sale
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Stuart advertising metal sign Granville OH gems jewelry refinement optometrist:
one vintage, possibly antique, embossed metal advertising sign.lithographed, litho, lithography.
gems and jewelry of refinementGeo Stuart
dimensions: 19-7/8" x 13 1/4"Historical information: George Stuart, jeweler and optometrist, was in business from approx 1911 until 1957.Design: this was a production item which could be customized for the local customer / store owner. So the "Gems and Jewelery of Refinement" section and pictured diamond ring are all embossed. The section containing "Geo. Stuart / "optometrist" / Granville - Ohio" is all stenciled or screen printed / litho'ed onto the sign.The sign is marked at the bottom as being manufactured by the Elwood Myers Co of Springfield OH and is marked in larger font as "#12". As of 1931, the Elwood Myers Co was owned / operated by the W. F. Robertson Steel and Iron Works.condition: excellent vintage condition, used but undisplayed. when I purchased this it came in undisplayed condition with the original shipping paper covering the top; that paper was badly aged and was thrown away. It has been in clean, dry storage since I purchased it. The bottom left corner has a small crumple / dent. The colors are bright and not sunned. The surface is very good but shows what I consider to be normal anomalies for an item of this type -- if it was uniform and immaculate we would have cause for concern. There is some roughness and pitting, esp the outer areas all the way around. There is a small spot in the black border which is missing, above the letter "D" in "and". There are a few blips in the "Geo Stuart" section, minimal, incl a slight separation in the second letter "L" in "Granville"note - the edges here are straight & true, unfortunately the camera lens has distorted the shape in some of the photos. This sign lays flat (within reason) and is unbowed as one might assume from a few of the photos. It's a rectangle folks.This might be the first documented misuse of air quotes... LOL.