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Case Eagle Tin Sign: Wood Framed Vintage Embossed Lithograph – VS6452

This Original, Raised Embossed Tin Litho Sign For J.I. Case Threshing Company Is An Incredibly Rare Find With Its Original Solid Wood Frame In Tact, A Collector’s Dream

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Case Eagle Tin Sign: Wood Framed Vintage Embossed Lithograph

At, we have one of the largest selections of genuine, vintage Americana signs available anywhere. This rare vintage Case Eagle tin sign is a single sided, raised embossed tin litho sign inside of a wood frame, and is an original advertisement from the 1940's. This vertically oriented, portrait shaped rectangular sign is 32 inches tall by 24 inches wide including the outer wood frame. The sign has a white background with full color lithograph artwork of the Case Eagle perched on top of the earth. The sign reads "J.I. Case Threshing Machine Co., Racine, Wis.., U.S.A." in red lettering across the globe. The center graphics are raised embossed, and the outer frame is solid wood. This classic advertisement is an original hanging sign that was displayed by authorized Case Dealers during the 1940's. This vintage Case Eagle tin sign is the kind of rare collectible item that will add a statement to your man cave, lady lounge, or restaurant. This sign won't last long, as they are becoming more popular as the years go by, and fewer folks are letting these signs leave their collections.

Vintage Case Eagle Tin Sign Specifications

  • Type: Framed Raised Embossed Heavy Metal Tin Litho Sign
  • Sides: Single Sided
  • Shape: Rectangular Portrait Shaped
  • Frame: Original Solid Wood
  • Company: J.I. Case Corporation
  • Product: Threshing Machines
  • Era: 1940's
  • Country Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
  • Color: White Background With Full Color Graphics And Red Lettering
  • Dimensions: 32 Inches Tall By 24 Inches Wide
  • Condition: Original, Unrestored As-Pictured, See Photos For Details

Case Eagle Tin Sign Additional Details

Like all of our signs, this vintage Case Eagle tin sign in original, unrestored condition. This sign is in very good condition, and relatively clean example of this now nearly 80-year-old sign, however it does have some light pitting and small dents on the sign face as picture, and wear to the surrounding wood frame, as pictured, but is in Very Good Plus (VG+) condition overall. We believe in keeping signs in unrestored condition, because these blemishes are part of the history and story of the item. All of our signs are guaranteed to be authentic, backed by over a century of experience in the antiques and collectibles marketplace. This advertisement is original memorabilia from one of America's most iconic brands. We are a one stop shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave, lady lounge, or game room. We can can outfit an entire gas station or automotive themed room for you, or help you find that one special item that has been missing from your collection. In addition to signs, we have vintage visible gas pumps, oil pumps, lubesters, and more that we have fully restored to working, museum quality condition. Our petroliana restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.

This vintage Case Eagle tin sign is the perfect conversation piece that will wow your friends and clients alike. Like all of our vintage collectible signs, it is guaranteed authentic, investment quality memorabilia. We specialize in those hard to find signs that serious collectors are looking for. All antique collectables offered are genuine memorabilia and appreciable assets, not fake reproductions. All items are fine collectable art at the highest world class collector level. Contact us for pricing on this vintage Case Eagle tin sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, or old gas pumps at 1-800-292-0008.

Case Corporation History (Founded As J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company In 1842)

Old Abe Case Logo

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The Case Corporation was a manufacturer of agricultural machinery and construction equipment. Founded, in 1842, by Jerome Increase Case as the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company, it operated under that name for most of a century. For another 66 years it was the J. I. Case Company, and was often called simply Case. In the late 19th century, Case was one of America's largest builders of steam engines, producing self-propelled portable engines, traction engines and steam tractors. It was a major producer of threshing machines and other harvesting equipment. The company also produced various machinery for the U.S. military (combat engineer equipment for the USMC, full-tracked tractors and scoop loaders for the U.S. Army, etc.). In the 20th century, Case was among the ten largest builders of farm tractors for many years. In the 1950s its construction equipment line became its primary focus, with agricultural business second.

J. I. Case introduced an eagle logo for the first time in 1865 based on Old Abe, a Wisconsin Civil War Regiment's mascot. Case constructed his first portable steam engine in 1869, an engine used to power wheat threshers. This engine is in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. Case won first place at the 1878 Paris Exposition in France for his thresher. This was the first thresher sent abroad by the Case company and was the first of thousands which would later be exported internationally. It is at this time that Case created his first self-propelled traction engine, with a drive mechanism on one of his portable engines.

Case Corporation Historical Timeline

  • 1842 - Company is founded by Jerome I. Case of Williamstown, NY.
  • 1843 - Case moved company to Racine, Wisconsin for better access to water and power.
  • 1863 - As the company grew, Case partnered with his top 3 employees Massena ErskineRobert Baker and Stephen Bull.
  • 1865 - Case introduces Abe the Eagle logo, based on Wisconsin’s 8th Infantry Division mascot.
  • 1869 - Case constructed his first portable steam engine in 1869, an engine used to power wheat threshers.
  • 1878 - Case won first place at the 1878 Paris Exposition in France for his thresher.
  • 1890 - In 1890, the Case Company expanded to South America, opening a factory in Argentina.
  • 1891 - Company founder J.I. Case passes away.
  • 1895 - The Case Company had begun to produce gasoline engines.
  • 1899 - The Case Company entered the Russian market.
  • 1900 - By the start of the 20th century, Case was the most prolific North American builder of engines.
  • 1902 - Five other major competing tractor manufactures merged, creating the International Harvester Company, thus creating their first major competition.
  • 1904 - Case introduced the first all-steel thresher machine, and sold their first gasoline tractor.
  • 1912 -  During World War I Case began production of the 30-60 oil engine.
  • 1919 - Competition heated up as John Deer entered the harvester business, International Harvester's purchased P&O Plowing of Canton, Illinois, and the Chattanooga Plowing company of Tennessee. Henry Ford also entered the tractor business with his Fordson Tractor.
  • 1923 - The 100,000th thresher machine produced by Case made its way out of the assembly line.
  • 1927 - Switched from steam engines to gas powered tractors. Case had built over 36,000 steam engines up until this time.
  • 1929 - Case expanded to Australia, Mexico, Sweden, and other countries, and produced its first crawler tractor.
  • 1940 - S and V tractors were introduced.
  • 1941 - Became involved in the manufacturing of shells for the United States and allied forces military, as well as airplane parts for the B-26s, bombs, and doors for the Sherman Tank. 
  • 1942 - Opened three new plants, produced its first self-propelled combine, and released the company's first cotton picker.
  • 1957 - Bought out the American Tractor Corporation, producer of small tractors and the most popular models of backhoe.
  • 1964 - Acquired Colt Garden Tractors, the first garden tractor powered by 'Hy-Drive", a form of hydraulic propulsion that allowed for various heavy duty attachments and eliminated the need for transaxle drive belts. The Kern County Land Company, using oil money, bought the Case Company. In turn Kern County sold Case to Tenneco Company of Texas.
  • 1983 - During purchase of International Harvester assets, Case sold its garden tractor division to Ingersoll Power Equipment. Ingersoll tractors would continue to carry the Case brand name until 1987.
  • 1984 - Case parent Tenneco bought selected assets of the International Harvester agriculture division and merged it with J. I. Case. All agriculture products are first labeled Case International and later Case IH.
  • 1999 - Case Corporation joined with New Holland N.V. to become CNH (Case-New Holland), now CNH Global, in November 1999. Because of the merger, CNH was forced to release its production plants in Doncaster, England and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Doncaster site was bought by the ARGO-group, owner of tractor builder Landini, and brought back the McCormick brand. The plant in Winnipeg was taken over by the Buhler family to start Buhler Tractors. Thus marking the end of the original J.I. Case Corporation.

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