Vintage Orange Crush Chalkboard Sign: Original 1960’s Soda Advertising – VS6297
Chalkboard Signs Were An Especially Popular Form Of Advertising In The 1950’s-1960’s Because They Were Likely To Stay On The Wall Longer Due To Their Utility
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Vintage Orange Crush Chalkboard Sign: Original 1960's Soda Advertising
This vintage Orange Crush Chalkboard sign is just one of hundreds of original, collectible signs currently for sale from ArtFactory.com This single sided, rectangular sign measures 27 1/4 inches tall by 19 1/8 inches wide. It is an embossed tin sign with a chalkboard on the lower two-thirds of the sign face. The top has a light blue background with an Orange Crush logo, and a bottle of Orange Crush soda. There is a white border around the outer edge of the sign with a thin darker blue line inside of the white boarder. The sign is in good condition overall for being almost 60-years-old, but does have some wear, especially on the lower edge (where most of the maker's mark has also worn off). Like all of our signs, it is in original, unrestored condition because we believe that any wear, and blemishes are part of the history and story of the item.
Vintage Orange Crush Chalkboard Sign Specifications
- Type: Embossed Tin Chalk Board Sign
- Sides: Single Sided
- Company: Orange Crush Company
- Product: Orange Crush Soda
- Era: 1960's
- Manufacture: Stout Sign Company
- Place Of Manufacture: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
- Color: White/Red/Blue
- Dimensions: 27 1/4" Tall x 19 1/8" Wide
- Condition: Original, as-is, see photos for details
Vintage Orange Crush Chalkboard Sign Additional Details
Like all of our vintage collectible Americana, this vintage Orange Crush chalkboard sign is original, investment quality item. We are a one stop shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We can can outfit an entire 1950-1960's style soda shop for you, or help you find that one special item that has been missing from your collection. In addition to signs, we have vintage vending machines that we have fully restored to working, museum quality condition. Our vending machine 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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Orange Crush Soda History
Throughout its history, Orange Crush has left a significant mark on the soft drink industry, with its iconic flavor and branding elements making it a beloved beverage from its earliest days. Today, it remains a popular and recognizable brand in the soft drink industry, known for its citrusy and refreshing flavor.
- Foundation and Early Success (1910s-1920s): Orange Crush was founded by Clayton J. Howell and Neil C. Ward in 1911 in Los Angeles, California. It started as a syrup intended for use in soda fountains. In 1916, Samuel C. Hurst, a chemist, partnered with Ward to develop a bottled version of Orange Crush. The bottled beverage quickly gained popularity for its vibrant orange flavor and eye-catching packaging.
- Distinctive Bottle Design: In the early years, Orange Crush was sold in a clear, ribbed glass bottle with a paper label. The label featured an image of a giant orange, which became an iconic symbol of the brand. The unique bottle design and branding contributed to its success.
- Prohibition-Era Popularity: During the Prohibition era in the United States (1920-1933), Orange Crush benefited from being a non-alcoholic alternative. People turned to soft drinks like Orange Crush for refreshment and enjoyment.
- Expanding Flavor Lineup: In addition to its original orange flavor, Orange Crush introduced other fruit flavors such as Grape Crush and Pineapple Crush in the 1920s and 1930s, expanding its product range.
- Competing with Nehi: Orange Crush faced competition from other fruit-flavored sodas during this period, most notably Nehi (pronounced "knee-high") which offered a range of flavors. The competition between Orange Crush and Nehi was a prominent feature of the soda market during the 1920s and 1930s.
- Post-World War II Growth: After World War II, Orange Crush continued to grow and innovate. It introduced new packaging formats, including cans, which made it more convenient for consumers.
- Continued Popularity in the 1960s and 1970s: During the 1960s and 1970s, Orange Crush remained a popular choice among consumers. Its vibrant flavor and distinctive branding continued to attract customers of all ages.
- The Orange Crush mascot, known as "Crushy,": Crushy is an animated orange character that made its debut in the 1970's and quickly became a recognizable symbol of the brand. This anthropomorphic orange character is often depicted with a friendly, smiling face and a playful personality, embodying the refreshing and vibrant qualities of Orange Crush soda. Over the years, Crushy has evolved in appearance and style but has consistently represented the fun and enjoyable aspects of consuming Orange Crush soda.
- Collectible Bottles and Advertising: Vintage Orange Crush bottles and advertising materials from this period have become collectibles, reflecting the brand's enduring appeal and nostalgia.
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Vintage Orange Crush Chalkboard Sign Info
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