Antique Vintage Signs
Genuine Americana For Sale - This is a classic plexiglass sign for Kelly Springfield Tires. Dimensions: 26 1/2" x 8" - Condition: as shown
We Buy, Sell and Trade In High Quality Genuine Americana - mostly used to decorate our custom Man Caves - Top Dollar Cash Paid - We Pick Up or Ship Worldwide - Call 1-800-292-0008
Collectible Sign Specifications
Model: Kelly Tires
Size: 26.5" x 8"
Color: Green, white
Type: Single-sided plexiglass
Genuine Vintage Collectable Americana (not restored)
We guarantee this vintage sign to be correct as described and in the same condition as it was found. We do not restore or manufacture classic or antique artifacts. We certify correctness and grade, backed by our 100 year reputation. Learn more about our genuine vintage memorabilia guarantee.
Collectable Signs, Clocks, Gas Pumps and Vintage Americana
All collectable Americana available from Scottsdale Art Factory is approved and guaranteed to be genuine by artist and design expert H. J. Nick . Scottsdale Art Factory, a custom Fine Art Furnishings manufacturer creating hand made in America furniture, is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. We have been designing, building, and restoring some of the world's finest Antiques, and Fine Art furniture for top builders and designers with ordinary clients, as well as more prominent and successful individuals, CEOs, leaders, royalty, and celebrities for over 100 years. Most of our clients want finished products that has a BIG WOW factor and elegance, they all want investment value and quality that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the personality of the environment for which it is intended.
Learn more about our Genuine Vintage Collectables or if you have further questions, please call 1-800-292-0008.
Kelly Springfield Tire Company - Interesting Historical Facts
The Kelly-Springfield Tire Company was founded in Springfield, Ohio by Edwin Kelly and Arthur Grant in 1894. Edwin Kelly originally called the company The Rubber Tire Wheel Company because it made rubber carriage wheels. Arthur Grant was issued US 554675 for his solid rubber tire in a rim channel. The tire was held on the wheel by two longitudinal wires embedded in the rubber and forming a circle of smaller circumference than the tire. The tire was an instant success because the rubber stayed on the wheel and the compound was of good quality.
The company was sold to the McMillin group in 1899 for $1,200,000. Arthur Grant received $166,000 in stock and $33,000 in cash for his share of the company. The McMillion group renamed the new company Consolidated Rubber Tire Company and it continued under that name until 1914. The name Kelly-Springfield Tire Company was given to the New York sales subsidiary in 1911. Consolidated's name was changed in 1914. "The" was added to the front of the name in 1932 and it became The Kelly-Springfield Tire Company.
In 1994 The Kelly-Springfield Tire Company celebrated 100 years. At that time it was the oldest tire company in the United States. In the 1990s, Kelly-Springfield was absorbed by parent company Goodyear and moved its corporate headquarters to Akron, Ohio.