Vintage Grand Prize Beer Sign Ohio Advertising Display Company Howard Hughes Co. For SaleVintage Grand Prize Beer Sign Ohio Advertising Display Company Howard Hughes Co. Vintage Grand Prize Beer Sign Ohio Advertising Display Company Howard Hughes Co. Description
Great vintage Grand Prize Beer sign made by Ohio Advertising Display company in July 28, 1953.
This is in good working condition but some of the blue paint on the glass has worn off. The light and clock both work.
Howard Hughes’ connection with the Houston-based Hughes Tool Company is fairly well-known. It is less well-known that Hughes started a brewery in Houston, on the grounds of the Hughes Tool Company, called Gulf Brewing Company. Hughes opened the brewery at the end of Prohibition, and its profits helped the tool company survive the Depression.
Gulf Brewing Company produced Grand Prize beer, which for a time was the best-selling beer in Texas. It has been reported that a beer called Grand Prize beer was also produced prior to Prohibition, by the Houston Ice and Brewing Company. While that may be accurate, any confusion is likely connected to the fact that Hughes’ Grand Prize brewery was operated by the man who served as brewmaster at Houston Ice and Brewing before Prohibition. In 1913, while he was brewmaster at the Houston Ice and Brewing Company, Belgian-Houstonian Frantz Brogniez was awarded Grand Prize at the last International Conference of Breweries for his Southern Select beer – beating out 4,096 competing brewers. Brogniez left Houston during Prohibition, but Hughes convinced him to return to serve as brewmaster for the Gulf Brewing Company. Brogniez’ son operated the brewery after his father’s death.
Measurements:· Overall exterior 16 ¾” tall x 25 ½” wide x 4 ½” deep· Clock 8 ½” diameter· Advertising light box 6 ¾” tall x 25 ½” wide x 2 ½” deep· Viewable glass panel 5 ½” tall x 23” wideNew buyers
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