Vintage Camel Cigarettes Thermometer: Authentic Embossed 1950’s Sign – VS165
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Vintage Camel Cigarettes Thermometer: Authentic Embossed 1950’s Sign
A rare, original, vintage Camel Cigarettes thermometer sign. This old sign is just one of many currently available from ArtFactory.com. All vintage signs are genuine, authentic, memorabilia in original condition. This vintage thermometer sign has a red background with the work "CAMELS" in large yellow lettering at the top of the sign. Just below that it says "FOR SMOKING ENJOYMENT" in smaller, white, script style letters. The bottom half of the sign features a raised graphic of a pack of Camel Cigarettes with several cigarettes pulled out, the right of which contains the mercury style thermometer. It is 13 1/2 inches tall and 5 3/4 inches wide making it an ideal display piece as it is large enough to be eye catching, while being small enough to not take up too much wall space.
Vintage Camel Cigarettes Thermometer Specifications
- Type: Tin litho
- Style: Thermometer
- Company: R.J. Reynolds
- Product: Camel Cigarettes
- Country Of Manufacture: USA
- Era - 1950's
- Color - Red/Yellow/White/Blue/Brown/Black
- Dimensions - 5 3/4" Width x 13 1/2" Height
- Condition - Original, as-is, see photos for details - not restored, and not a reproduction
Vintage Camel Cigarettes Thermometer Additional Details
This type of advertising was especially popular in the mid-twentieth century as shop owners were more likely to leave these signs up because of the utility of the thermometer. At ArtFactory.com we have one of the largest selections of original collectible thermometer signs for sale anywhere. We only deal in investment quality collectible memorabilia. Don't settle for low quality reproductions that will never have any appreciable value. Call us today at 1-800-292-0008 for pricing on this vintage Camel Cigarettes thermometer sign, or any of our other collectibles. We also have museum quality vintage visible gas pumps, restored vending machines, and more.
Camel Cigarettes Company History
In 1913, R.J. Reynolds innovated the packaged cigarette. Prior cigarette smokers rolled their own, which tended to obscure the potential for a national market for a pre-packaged product. Reynolds worked to develop a more appealing flavor, creating the Camel cigarette, so named because it used Turkish tobacco in imitation of then-fashionable Egyptian cigarettes. Reynolds priced them below competitors, and within a year, he had sold 425 million packs.
The Reynolds company commissioned Fred Otto Kleesattel in 1913 to draw the original artwork. The signature scene on most Camel cigarette packs shows a single dromedary, the smallest of the three species of camel, standing on desert sand, with pyramids and palm trees in the background. The back features bazaars and mosques. On European and some other non-U.S. versions, the desert motifs have been replaced by health warnings. On others, Kleesattel included "Manneken Pis", a historical figure of Brussels.
Vintage Camel Cigarettes Thermometer Info
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