Vintage Signs - Sherwin Williams Paint
Antique Sign Size - 10" x 8"
If you are a do-it-yourself kind of person, you'll feel proud to display our Sherwin Williams Paint Sign in your man cave, garage, or other vintage memorabilia collection.
Sherwin Williams - An American Company That Changed the Paint Industry Forever
America is home to many modern companies that revolutionized consumer and industrial products and brought innovative new ideas to the world. Sherwin Williams, founded in 1866, right after the end of the civil war, created a brand of reliable, ready to use paints where none existed. Through persistence and dedication, founders Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams improved the paint industry and created a company that is now the largest supplier in the United States.
Own a Piece of History Reflective of American Innovation
As Henry Sherwin put it, "What is worth doing is worth doing well" (History).
Before Sherwin Williams was founded, professionals preferred to mix their own paint because no reliable source was available. Paint for home use was nonexistent. After learning as much as he could about the business, Sherwin saved $2000 ($50,000 today) and became a partner of the Truman, Dunham & Company, which provided supplies for mixing paint. He continued to learn and, when his company changed focus, decided to create a new type of product, by teaming up with Williams, that would revolutionize the pain industry.
Starting with their first product, Raw umber in Oil, and a logo that featured a chameleon and a palette, Sherwin and Williams expanded their business through solid sales and by building trust in their company. To encourage customers to buy, they offered their paint with a 100% money back guarantee. Confidence in their product was almost instantaneous - in the first year, the company passed $422,000 of sales. Soon, their money back guarantee was no longer needed. When they celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1916, sales topped $10 million, which, in today's economy, is equivalent to more than 200 million dollars!
Sherwin Williams Sign - An Iconic Logo Lasting More than a Century
The original logo for Sherwin Williams
The original logo of a chameleon and paint palette was replaced in 1905 by the iconic "Cover the Earth" logo, which is still used today, more than 100 years later. First conceived of in the 1890s by George Ford, consumers instantly connected with its message. Though it may appear that paint is being poured over the north pole, it is actually hitting Cleveland, OH where the Sherwin Williams main headquarters is located.
Vintage Signs - Museum Quality
If you have a passion for do-it-yourself work or appreciate the ability to purchase ready mixed and water based paint (first created by Sherwin Williams 1945 and recognized as a National Chemical Landmark in 1996), our Sherwin Williams Paint Sign will instill a sense of accomplishment. Fine art quality, we preserve its vintage appeal to maintain all original charm. If you've been looking for museum quality Americana, give us a call today at 1-800-292-0008.
- History of Sherwin-Williams. (n.d.) The Sherwin-Williams Company. Retrieved from http://careers.sherwin-williams.com/history/
Restored Antiques and Vintage Classic Collectibles
We are the oldest and largest restorer of fine art, historically correct, museum quality antiques and genuine, investment quality classic Americana - namely signs.
When we use the terms "Museum Quality" and "Historically Correct," we are indicating our world-class restoration process. We absolutely preserve all original signs, badges, glass with anomalies, natural aged patinas, and everything that makes a vintage item collectable. Maintaining non-structural damage - all age, wear, and tear - is proudly displayed to showcase each item's unique charm.
Due to our earned reputation, we have the good fortune to be in high demand by collectors. Because most of our items have a waiting list, if you're looking for a specific collectible restored to this level, please ask to be put on our first come, first served list (refundable deposit required).
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