Antique 1870's Orig Trade Sign Felton Rau&sibley's Mixed Paints Philadelphia Yqz For SaleUntitled Document
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Huge Sign 48" Tall Original Paint Outdoor Sign1863-1892
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Up in this sale is an original outdoor trade sign for Felton, Rau & Sibley's Mixed Paints. It has its original paint, and is extremely good condition, considering age. We were able to date this definitively between 1863 and 1892 and are putting down a circa date of 1870's, when they started pushing their Mixed Paints. It measures approx. 15 1/2" wide and 48" tall. An amazing piece.
We found this early history in the January, 1913 edition of The Painter's Magazine, which allowed us to know this sign was made between 1863 and 1892.
The business of Felton Sibley & Co Inc was established August 1, 1863 at the northwest corner of Fourth and Cherry streets Philadelphia where the store and business offices remain to this day. The original members of the firm were Samuel K Felton and Conrad F Rau who formed a co partnership under the style of Felton & Rau A few months later Edward A Sibley joined the firm and the style was then changed to Felton Rau & Sibley. From small beginnings the business has grown steadily so that to day its products are among the recognized standards of the trade Starting with the grinding of colors and the making of varnishes and japans other kindred lines have been added from time to time. The output now covers everything needed by the automobile and carriage painter. Of the original partners only Samuel K Felton remains. In the year 1849 at the age of 17 he entered the employ of C Schrack & Co the oldest varnish house in America his connection with them contiuing until 1863 at which time he withdrew having been a member of the firm for two years. From the days of his boyhood down to date he has been in the same line of activity for sixty four years in the same block on the west side of Fourth street between Race and Cherry streets. The junior officers have been connected with the concern for the past twenty five years starting as clerks after the completion of school days. At the close of the year 1892 Conrad F Rau withdrew from the firm by reason of age. The name was then changed to Felton, Sibley & Co at which time the junior members were admitted to an interest in the business. Following the death of Edward A Sibley in the year 1910 the concern was incorporated January 1 1911 under the laws of Pennsylvania. Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 15 lbs 8 oz in a 50 x 20 x 5 box. The Calculator is not always right - if the shipping looks too high email us and we will give you an accurate quote prior to the sale ending. ************ What a great find!
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