Bought a bunch of Model T parts yesterday and this sign was in the pile. I was wondering if it is a reproduction sign? It isn't porcelain for sure, but it's a little heavier than signs I have seen like that. The size is 16 1/2 inches X 22 inches. The seller told me that it had hung in his dad's barn for several years. No big deal, just curious. Thanks
Definitely reproduction. Ford script is all wrong.
Thanks. That's what I thought too, just wanted to make sure. Appreciate the help Jerry.
There's a certain amusing irony to a counterfeit sign for genuine parts...
Well at least it's kinda old lookin!
Looks old though.
The signs that is a copy of were first used in the model A era. I don't know how long Ford used them, but I think for quite awhile into the V8 era. I suspect they may have been used later than I think they did. But, since I never really studied the V8 era, I really wouldn't know.
I do know that I saw repros of those, similar to that, for sale in the mid '60s. In those days, original signs were not hard to get. However, as decorations, a lot of people bought the repros. Many of those now have been hanging on the side of barns, garages, and fences, longer than the originals had when I was getting into the hobby.
That type sign my dad got in the 30's when he had a independent shop I wish I could remember what he told me I know it was furnished by ford