Vintage Evinrude Tin Sign: “First In Outboards” Original 1940’s – VS6403
These Rare Evinrude Dealership Signs From The 1940’s Are Highly Collectible, As Each Is A One-Of-A-Kind Advertisement Featuring The Name And Address Of The Dealership Where It Was Displayed, With This Sign Coming From Stuart’s Outboard Service Of Seattle, Washington
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Vintage Evinrude Tin Sign: "First In Outboards" Original 1940's
This original 1940's era, vintage Evinrude tin sign is just one of hundreds of collectible automobilia and petroliana collectibles currently for sale from ArtFactory.com. This single sided, raised embossed tin litho sign measures 26 inches wide by 15 inches tall, and reads "Evinrude First In Outboards" and "Stuart's Outboard Service, 3801 - 30 St. S. W. Seattle, Wash.. The sing has a navy blue background in the upper area of the sign (representing the sky) and yellow background at the bottom (representing water in a lake), with a graphic of 2 fisherman in a boat on the lake with the sun setting in the background. There is also a white and blue graphic of an outboard motor on the left side of the sign. The word "Evinrude" is in large yellow lettering at the top of the sign, and "First In Outboards" is in white lettering. The dealership name and address are in yellow lettering at the bottom of the sign. The maker's mark show that the sign was manufactured by the Donaldson Art Sign Company, Covington, Kentucky.
Vintage Evinrude Tin Sign Specifications
- Type: Raised Embossed Tin Litho
- Sides: Single Sided
- Shape: Horizontally Oriented Rectangular Sign
- Company: Evinrude
- Product: Outboard Boat Motor Dealerships
- Slogan: First In Outboards
- Manufacture: Donaldson Art Sign Company
- Date Of Manufacture: 1940's
- Place Of Manufacture: Covington, Kentucky, U.S.A.
- Color: Navy Blue/Yellow/White
- Dimensions: 26 Inches Wide x 15 Inches Tall
- Condition: Original, Unrestored, As-Pictured, See Photos For Details
Vintage Evinrude Tin Sign Additional Details
Like all of our collectible signs, it is sold in original, unrestored condition as pictured. We specialize in the rare and unique signs that the serious automotive collector is looking for, and this sign's connection to a famous dealership from America's most famous fishing ports. We do not believe in restoring old signs because it is our belief that every ding, dent, and blemish is part of the story and history 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 vintage Evinrude tin sign 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 automotive or boat 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 automobilia restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.
This rare vintage Evinrude tin sign, from Stuart's Outboard Service of Seattle, WA., 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 today for pricing on this collectible vintage Evinrude tin sign or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.
About The Donaldson Art Sign Company And History
The Donaldson Art Sign Company located in Cincinnati, Ohio can be traced back to a partnership between William M. Donaldson and Henry Elms. These two entrepreneurs began a small lithography business in Cincinnati on August 10, 1863. By the end of the first year of operation, the firm owned and operated seven hand printing presses. With the death of Mr. Elms in 1872, the business became the sole property of Donaldson. The company was officially incorporated as the Donaldson Lithograph Co. in 1883.
The company moved to the City of Newport, Kentucky in 1898, and was housed in the old Duber Watch Case Company facility (6th and Washington Streets). The company flourished in its Newport location. By 1913, plans were underway to expand the firm. William M. Donaldson acquired the old Central Covington Stockyards at 21st and Banklick Streets. Plans called for a 50,000 square foot building that would eventually employ 200 workers. The cost of construction reached the sum of nearly $100,000. Work on the new plant was begun in August 1914.
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Evinrude Outboard Motors Company History
Evinrude produced two-stroke direct-injected engines ranging from 25 hp (19 kW) to a 3.4L V6 300 hp. They used carburetors until the late 1990s when EPA clean air regulations mandated new technologies. OMC partnered with FICHT of Germany to introduce direct injection. Extensive and thorough durability testing took place to assess the rigor and longevity of the design but the first design did not pass testing standards.
Initial production of the first design started prior to another round of EPA regulations. At the beginning, the company tried retrofitting the previous design in order to bring the motors up to the new standards. These modifications were not carefully engineered or designed and caused significant engine failures, most notably the powerhead failure. This eventually resulted in a recall of that generation of motors. The losses on these motors, the loss of reputation and the surge of competition from Japan and Mercury pushed the company into bankruptcy in 2000.
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Vintage Evinrude Tin Sign Info
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