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An Old Ford Sign From England

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:18 pm
by J1MGOLDEN
I recently bought this old ford sign at an estate sale.

No one there knew anything about it, except the deceased couple had an extensive collection of antiques and traveled all over to get them.

They specialized in English pottery and may have traveled there to buy some of their items.

Could anyone provide me with any additional information on this sign, as to history, etc.

The sign appears to be quite old and is 3 feet across.
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Re: An Old Ford Sign From England

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:39 pm
by Terry_007
I certainly hope you didn't pay too much for it as it's a newly created fantasy piece, intended as a decorative item only. They are of course painted to look old and can be quite deceiving.
Terry

Re: An Old Ford Sign From England

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:53 pm
by Ruxstel24
I was thinking it looked awfully new for it to be old...
It's cool, but not valuable.

Re: An Old Ford Sign From England

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:05 pm
by Rich Eagle
I was pleased to see it. It fooled me but I do enjoy that they took some time to give it the flavor an old sign might have.
Thanks all.
Rich

Re: An Old Ford Sign From England

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:08 pm
by Kerry
Send your inquiry to Tuckett Brothers in England. www.modeltford.co.uk

Re: An Old Ford Sign From England

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:20 pm
by Jem
The giveaway is the Model T so prominent. It would have been known simply as the Ford car back then, or 20hp Ford. But it is nicely done, somewhere I have a list of Ford dealers for 1911, see if the name is authentic.

Re: An Old Ford Sign From England

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:32 pm
by DanTreace
Jem


Here is a real one, and old. On display at the auto repair / supply shop in Beamish. Beamish, world famous open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s & 1940s.

Was on the wall along with lots of other early auto stuff! Took this picture on visit there last May. ;)
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Re: An Old Ford Sign From England

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:38 am
by Jem
Yes Dan, that is an authentic porcelain sign, they're about 6 x4. I've been offered a couple over the years at silly prices. About 30 yrs ago a friend found a fence made of 15, with various different slogans. Somewhere I have a photo from when he displayed them at a show. Pretty sure he still has them

Re: An Old Ford Sign From England

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:42 am
by Roverdriver
Here is a photo of one in a museum in Tasmania-

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Re: An Old Ford Sign From England

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:55 am
by Dan Hatch
Here is a link to an old web site that has good info on Ford signs. Go to the 2nd page and look at the Foreign sign page. lots of good info there. Dan
http://jerseygaspumps.tripod.com/ford.html

Re: An Old Ford Sign From England

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:01 am
by R.V.Anderson
Dane, I have that same sign. I found it in my wife's cousin's antiques/general store outside of Killarney when we visited Ireland in 1996.