Vintage Sign - US Rubber
An original US Rubber sign produced from 1920s-1940s. Double sided, flange porcelain sign with navy blue, pale blue, white, and yellow US RUBBER logo.
Condition - Original, as is, see photos - not restored, and not a reproduction
Dimensions - 24.5" wide x 24" tall
Rare Americana old sign for US Rubber tires manufactured by the United States Rubber Company of Naugatuck, Connecticut founded in 1892, rebranded as Uniroyal 1961.
This US RUBBER sign features a double sided porcelain US Rubber flange sign in navy blue with framing white outlines, and features a large US Rubber circular logo outlined in pale blue and white. The wording "Rubber" is in white within the yellow "US" letters. This highly collectible US Rubber sign has not been restored, and is sold in original, as-is condition from Scottsdale Art Factory.
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Old Ad Sign Specifications:
- Type: Porcelain Sign (double sided flange)
- Company: United States Rubber Company
- Product: US Rubber
- Era: 1920s-1940s
- Color: Navy blue, pale blue, white, yellow
- Dimensions: 24.5"T x 24"W
- Condition: Original, as-is, see photos for details
Vintage Collectables and Classic Restorations information:
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US Rubber Company - Interesting Historical Facts
Paul Martin (June 6, 1883, New York City, New York Ė March 19, 1932, Ossining, New York) was a graphic artist and illustrator. He completely reshaped one of the most famous characters in the history of American advertising. It was the Fisk Tire Company's sleepy boy. The Fisk Rubber Company switched from producing primarily bicycle to automobile tires in 1901. Their plant was located along the riverfront in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts. Its facilities were making 5,000 tires a day in the 1920s. Fisk struggled financially during most of the 1930s. They were bought out by U.S. Rubber (1940).
The United States Rubber Company was founded in Naugatuck, Connecticut in 1892. It was one of the original 12 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and became Uniroyal Inc. in 1961.
In 1990, Uniroyal was acquired by France-based tire maker Michelin.
One of Uniroyal's best known products is the Tiger Paw tire introduced in the 1960s and included as original equipment for that decade's muscle cars such as the Pontiac GTO, which itself was promoted as The Tiger during its early years. Today, Uniroyal still uses the Tiger Paw brand name in its tire line.
In 1915, Arthur Henry Adams, then president of the United States Rubber Company, died in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania at the age of 46. He was hit by one of the falling masts.In 1915, Arthur Henry Adams, then president of the United States Rubber Company, died in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania at the age of 46. He was hit by one of the falling masts.