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Hills Bros. Coffee Thermometer: Vintage 1915 Collectible Sign – VS6445

This Extremely Rare, Original Porcelain, Cigar Shaped Thermometer Sign Is Over 100-Years-Old, And Is A Genuine Piece Of American Advertising History, And One Of The Oldest Examples Of Advertising Thermometers

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Hills Bros. Coffee Thermometer: Vintage 1915 Collectible Sign

This vintage Hills Bros. Coffee thermometer sign is just one of many vintage thermometer signs available from These were an especially popular form of advertising in the 1950's-1960's, however, this rare thermometer is MUCH OLDER, dated all the way back to 1915, this sign is over 100-years-old, with working condition mercury thermometer! It was manufactured by The American Art Works of Coshocton, Ohio, one of the oldest and most famous sign makers if its era. It is a 4 color sign with a primarily red background, with a white border, and white, black, and yellow graphics and lettering. There is a graphic of Hills Bros.'s logo from that era, which was an old man in his pajamas drinking a cup of coffee. This graphic takes up most of the upper right area, and the upper left area has the thermometer, with temperature readings in black writing. The bottom of the signs says "Hills Bros. Coffee" in white lettering with a black outline. The thermometermeausres 21 inches tall by 9 inches wide, and is perfect for display in your old general store themed game room, man cave, or lady lounge. Like all of our vintage collectible Americana, this is an original, investment quality item.

Vintage Hills Bros. Coffee Thermometer Specifications

  • Type: Genuine Vintage Porcelain Mercury Style Advertising Thermometer
  • Sides: Single Sided
  • Shape: Vertically Oriented Cigar Shaped Sign With Rounded Top
  • Company: Hills Brothers
  • Product: Coffee
  • Character: Old Man In Pajamas Drinking Coffee
  • Manufacture: The American Art Works
  • Date Of Manufacture: 1915
  • Place Of Manufacture: Coshocton, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • Color: Red/White/Yellow/Black
  • Dimensions: 21 Inches Tall By 9 Inches Wide
  • Condition: Original, Unrestored As-Pictured, See Photos For Details

Hills Bros. Coffee Thermometer Additional Details

This old Hills Bros. Coffee thermometer shows it wear and age, but is in great condition overall for an item that is over 100-years-old. All of our vintage signs are sold in original, unrestored condition because we believe any dings, dents and blemish are part of the history and story of the item. Advertising thermometers were a popular item between the 1920's and 1960's, thus making this Hills Bros. Coffee Thermometer, one of the earliest examples of this type of advertising. Thermometers were distributed by a great number of brands. Common antique and vintage thermometers include the round ones resembling a clock face, with a hand pointing to the temperature. The vertical rectangular (such as this sign), or cigar-shaped thermometers with a mercury meter in the middle were also popular. Thermometers reached their peak popularity in the 1950's and 1960's, with some advertising thermometers, such as this, were often in the shape of a bottle. Common advertising thermometer Brands including Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Mail Pouch Tobacco, Hills Bros. Coffee, John Deere, Pabst, Sunbeam Bread, Nesbitt's, Exide Batteries, Royal Crown Cola, and Hire's Root Beer all issued thermometer signs at some point. 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 or game room. We can can outfit an entire general store or soda shop 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 restored vending machines, and more, that we have fully restored to working, museum quality condition. Our Americana restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.

This vintage Hills Bros. Coffee 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 Hills Bros Coffee sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, or old gas pumps at 1-800-292-0008.

About The American Art Works (Excerpted From

The American Art Works started out as the Tuscarora Advertising Company which was a beer tray and sign manufacturer founded in 1895 in Coshocton, OH. Breweries could either commission a unique design or use one of Tuscarora’s stock images tailored to include their logo, bottle design, and other specific design details on their beer trays. At that time beer trays were just used to serve beer, they were also used as advertising pieces to promote a specific brewery as well as their products.

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Hills Bros. Coffee Thermometer Info

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