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Osh Kosh B’gosh Thermometer: Vintage Porcelain Work Wear Sign – VS6546

This Extremely Rare, Porcelain, Cigar Shaped Thermometer Sign From The 1940’s, Is An Original Advertisement For America’s Most Iconic Brand Of Overalls And Work Clothes, Perfect For Any General Store Or Vintage Farming Themed Room

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Osh Kosh B'gosh Thermometer: Vintage Porcelain Work Wear Sign

This vintage Osh Kosh B'Gosh thermometer sign is just one of many vintage thermometer signs available from ArtFactory.com. These were an especially popular form of advertising in the 1950's-1960's, however, this rare thermometer is slightly older, and is an original 1940's era advertisement. This now 80-years-old mercury thermometer is in working condition. It is a 4 color sign with a primarily red background in the outer area, a yellow background in the inner area, and a white background in the center where the mercury thermometer is. It reads "Osh Kosh B'Gosh" at the top in stylized white lettering, with a black outline. Just below it reads "WORK WEAR" in yellow lettering with a black border. The bottom of the sign reads "The World's Best Overalls" in yellow lettering with black border, and the very bottom reads "Union Made" in yellow lettering. The thermometer measures 26 inches tall by 10 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 Osh Kosh B'Gosh Thermometer is an original, investment quality item.

Vintage Osh Kosh B'Gosh Thermometer Sign Specifications

  • Type: Genuine Vintage Porcelain Mercury Style Advertising Thermometer
  • Sides: Single Sided
  • Shape: Vertically Oriented Rectangular Cigar Shaped Sign With Rounded Corners
  • Company: Osh Kosh B'Gosh 
  • Product: Work Wear And Overalls
  • Slogan: The World's Best Overalls
  • Date Of Manufacture: 1940's
  • Place Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
  • Color: Red/White/Yellow/Black
  • Dimensions: 26 Inches Tall By 10 Inches Wide
  • Condition: Original, Unrestored As-Pictured, See Photos For Details

Osh Kosh B'gosh Thermometer Additional Details

This old, Osh Kosh B'Gosh thermometer sign, and 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. This sign is in Excellent/Very Good (EXL/VG) condition overall, and is for the most part an extremely clean example of the sign. The only exception being at the bottom edge of the sign, where there is a significant amount of wear, as pictured. Advertising thermometers were a popular item between the 1920's and 1960's, with this 1940's era sign being an older example of the advertising type. 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 Osh Kosh B'Gosh thermometer 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 Osh Kosh B'Gosh thermometer sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, or old gas pumps at 1-800-292-0008.

Osh Kosh B'gosh Company History

Osh Kosh B'Gosh Striped Shortalls. mainely musings, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

OshKosh B'gosh is an American children's apparel company known for its overalls and other children's clothing. Here is a brief history of the company:

  • Founding (1895): The roots of OshKosh B'gosh can be traced back to 1895 when the company was founded in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, by two business partners, Henry Liebman and Fred Miller. Initially, the company focused on the production of hickory-striped denim bib overalls for railroad workers and farmers.
  • Expansion and Rebranding (1910s-1960s): OshKosh B'gosh expanded its product line to include denim overalls for children. The distinctive hickory stripe became a signature feature of the brand. In the 1960s, the company underwent a rebranding, and the iconic "OshKosh B'gosh" label was born.
  • Popularity and Growth (1970s-1980s): The brand gained popularity for its durable and stylish children's clothing, especially the bib overalls. During this period, OshKosh B'gosh became synonymous with quality and became a household name in the United States.
  • Acquisition by Carter's (2005): In 2005, OshKosh B'gosh was acquired by Carter's, Inc., a leading manufacturer of children's apparel. The acquisition helped the brand reach a broader market and expand its product offerings.
  • International Presence: OshKosh B'gosh extended its reach globally, and its products are now available in various countries. The brand maintained its focus on producing high-quality, comfortable, and stylish clothing for children.
  • Continued Success and Innovation: Over the years, OshKosh B'gosh continued to innovate and introduce new designs while maintaining the classic styles that made it famous. The company remains a popular choice for parents looking for durable and fashionable clothing for their children.
  • Retail Presence: OshKosh B'gosh products are sold through various channels, including OshKosh B'gosh retail stores, department stores, and online platforms. The brand is often associated with its outlets and standalone stores, providing a dedicated space for customers to explore its diverse range of children's clothing.

Osh Kosh B'Gosh Thermometer Sign Info

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