Breinig's Pure Linseed Oil - Paints - Sign - BPOP3216

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Breinig's Ready Mixed Pure Linseed Oil Paint is manufactured by the Allentown Mfg. Co. in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Vintage sign from the 1920s is porcelain steel double sided flange, strong graphic image of "Steeple Jack" hanging upside down painting a steeple.

Condition - Original, as is, see photos - not restored, and not a reproduction
Dimensions - 12" wide x 20" tall

Rare Americana old sign for Breinig's paints manufactured by Allentown Manufacturing Company of Allentown, Pennsylvania founded in 1855 by Jacob Breinig.

Vintage Advertising Sign Specifications:

  • Type: Porcelain Sign (double sided, flange)
  • Company: Allentown Mfg. Co.
  • Product: Breinig's Paints
  • Era: 1920s
  • Color: Blue, white
  • Dimensions: 20"T x 12"W
  • Condition: Original, as-is, see photos for details

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Breinig's Paints Interesting Historical Facts

Breinig's Ready-Mixed Paints
"These paints, manufactured exclusively by the Allentown Manufacturing Company, are prepared under the supervision of Mr. Jacob Breinig, who commenced the manufacture of paints in 1855. ... The points upon which the company rest claims of superiority are in the durability of their paints, the retention of gloss and beauty of finish when applied. In these qualities they are undoubtedly superior to the best hand-mixed paints in the market. ... The unique process by which they are made enables the perfect mixture of all pigments with the oil. Breinig's paints ...are made of the very best materials, (pure boiled linseed oil only being used).... They make but one grade and that is of the very highest character. Theirs is no endeavor to meet any demand for a cheap and consequently inferior article. Their cans are invariably of full measure and their contents absolutely pure, their motto being "honesty in quality and honesty in quantity."
Source: Daily Chronicle and News. (1886). Past, Present, and Future of the City of Allentown, PA. (pp. 70). Retrieved from

Linseed oil, also known as flaxseed oil, is a colorless to yellowish oil obtained from the dried ripe seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum, Linaceae). The oil is obtained by pressing, sometimes followed by solvent extraction. Linseed oil is a "drying oil", as it can polymerize into a solid form. Due to its polymer-forming properties, linseed oil is used on its own or blended with other oils, resins, and solvents as an impregnator and varnish in wood finishing, as a pigment binder in oil paints, as a plasticizer and hardener in putty and in the manufacture of linoleum. The use of linseed oil has declined over the past several decades with the increased use of synthetic alkyd resins, which function similarly but resist yellowing. Paint binder - Linseed oil is a common carrier used in oil paint. It can also be used as a painting medium, making oil paints more fluid, transparent and glossy. It is available in varieties such as cold pressed, alkali refined, sun bleached, sun thickened, and polymerised (stand oil). The introduction of linseed oil was a significant advance in the technology of oil painting.

Ingram Richardson Manufacturing Company
Louis Ingram and Ernest Richardson turned the struggling Enameled Iron Company of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania into a porcelain-enamel super company in 1901. The two men from England manufactured signs for steets, oil, soap, ice cream, and panels for table tops, stove parts, refrigerators, and other signs and household products. The Ing-Rich porcelain signs are sometime identified with the I.R. mark.


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