Vintage Braun’s Bread Sign: Original Collectible Tin Litho Advertisement – VS6212
This Is An Original Advertisement From 1967, Manufactured By Allen-Morrison Sign Company Of Lynchburg, Virginia, For Braun’s “Town Talk Enriched Bread”
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Vintage Braun's Bread Sign: Original Collectible Tin Litho Advertisement
This is an original, 33 inch wide by 16 inch tall, vintage Braun's Bread sign. It is a thick, heavy single sided tin litho sign, is rectangular in shape, and horizontally oriented. It was originally used as advertising at grocery stores and markets in the late 1960's. This is an original sign, and is dated January 1967. It features the famous "AM" maker's mark, meaning is was manufactured by Allen-Morrison Sign Co, Lynchburg, VA., U.S.A.. It has a primarily white background. The upper area of the sign has a cartoon graphic of a baker on the left, the word "BRAUN'S" in red lettering in the center, and a loaf of Braun's Big Town Talk Bread on the right. The lower half of the sign has a yellow background and read "TOWN TALK" in large blue letters with white outline. The words "Enriched Bread" are to the right in red lettering, and below is the slogan, "Braun's On The Wrapper Means Good Taste Inside" in smaller blue lettering.
Vintage Braun's Bread Sign Specifications
- Type: Heavy Metal Tin Litho
- Sides: Single Sided
- Shape: Horizontally Oriented Rectangular Sign
- Company: Braun's Bread
- Product: Town Talk Enriched Bread
- Slogan: Braun's On The Wrapper Means Good Taste Inside
- Manufacture: Allen-Morrison Sign Co.
- Date Of Manufacture: January 1967
- Place Of Manufacture: Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
- Color: White/Yellow/Blue/Red
- Dimensions: 33 Inches Wide x 16 Inches Tall
- Condition: Original, as-is, see photos for details
Vintage Braun's Bread Sign Additional Details
This rare, collectible tin litho, vintage Braun's Bread sign is just one of hundreds of authentic, collectible petroliana items currently for sale from ArtFactory.com. Like all of our signs, it is in original, unrestored condition. This sign is in excellent condition overall, as pictured, and is an especially clean example of a now 55-year-old sign. 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 or game room. We can can outfit an entire vintage ice cream parlor 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.
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About Ernest R. Braun And Braun's Bread History
In 1882 the Braun family emigrated from Germany to Ohio, The family eventually made their home in Allegheny where 20 year old Ernest and his brother, W. H. Braun, purchased a bakery in 1889.
From the beginning, Braun Bakery dedicated itself solely to the production of bread. W.H.’s job was to mix and knead the dough in a large wooden trough, while Ernest hand delivered unwrapped loaves from a horse drawn wagon. Despite this decidedly old-fashioned start, the Braun brothers were quick to enlarge their bakery and update any outmoded business practices. This was especially true in the area of advertising. With print, then radio and finally television, Braun kept its products in the public eye. A 1958 article in State Food Trade, said it best: “They have [spent] considerable funds to keep Mrs. Consumer informed of their famous Town Talk [bread].” The 50th anniversary of Braun Bakery found the brothers with a fleet of 118 trucks that distributed fresh bread from an expansive, modern facility on Island Avenue. Braun products such as Holsum Buttermilk Bread, Old Settler Rye and, of course, Town Talk, became local staples. And as Braun limited its distribution to the ten Pennsylvania counties surrounding Pittsburgh, their products and the customer loyalty they inspired were distinctly a Pittsburgh phenomena.
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Allen-Morrison Sign Co. History
The Allen-Morrison Sign Company was a prominent sign-making company that was founded in 1919 and based in Lynchburg, West Virginia. hey produced metal signs for many large oil companies, and also had contracts with Coca-Cola and other soft drink companies. (Photo's by Lynchburg Photos). The company was known for its high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, and it created signs for a wide variety of businesses, from small local stores to large corporations. The company's early signs were hand-painted and made of materials such as wood, metal, and glass. However, as technology advanced, the company incorporated newer materials and techniques into its work, including neon signs and more efficient lighting systems.
Allen-Morrison remained a family-owned and operated business throughout its history, and it was known for its commitment to customer service and its ability to create custom signs that met the unique needs of each client. In addition to traditional signs, the company also created billboards and other outdoor advertising and provided installation and maintenance services for its products. During the 1940's and 1950's, Allen-Morrison was one of the major manufacturers of porcelain signs in the United States, producing approximately 80% of the porcelain signs in the country during this era. This number is testament to the quality of their workmanship and their reputation as a leading sign-making company. The company's porcelain signs were highly regarded for their quality, durability, and vibrant colors, and are considered to be some of the most collectible vintage signs today.
Despite its success and reputation for quality work, the Allen-Morrison Sign Company eventually closed its doors in 1990, as a result of changing economic and technological factors (such as the proliferation of plastic signs). However, its legacy lives on, and its signs can still be seen in many communities throughout West Virginia and the United States.
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