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Industrial Signs

INDUSTRIAL STYLE

Industrial floor lamps, bar stools, desks and other industrial-style furnishings have experienced a resurgence in popularity with the rise of interest in minimalist design.

It's a look that celebrates the past even as it suggests vigor, productivity and brawn. The newly chic industrial style of decor repurposes the simple, sturdy furniture of an earlier world of commerce — brushed-metal storage cabinets and display shelves, task lamps and pendant lights with enameled shades, work tables with worn wooden tops and cast-iron bases — and couples them with aesthetic touches emblematic of energy and optimism, from bright upholstery fabrics to flowers.

The rise in prominence of the industrial style has come hand-in-hand with the residential repurposing of former manufacturing and warehouse districts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In many loft apartments created in shuttered factories, the architectural envelope has been left intact.

Industrial-style interiors feature elements like raw brick walls, exposed steel beams and oak floors whose history is written in every pit and gouge. Iron and glass transom windows give definition and interest to small kitchen areas anchored by kitchen islands made of marble, steel and brass, while taxidermy or vintage neon signs serve as wall art in living rooms dotted with leather club chairs. Patina is the keynote to a decor in sync with such surroundings. 

On 1stDibs you will find industrial furniture designs that wear their age beautifully — and were built to last.

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Style: Industrial
Early Danish Double Sided Neon Bakery Sign
Located in Peekskill, NY
When we first found this neon sign our restorer was excited to work on it. He believes that the sign was a handmade and one-off being produced by a skilled metal fabricator. It was m...
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Early 20th Century Danish Industrial Signs

Materials

Steel

Large Antique Wooden "Keep Maine Green" Sign c.1940-1950
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT A hand painted wood sign with applied letters "Keep Maine Green". CREATOR Unknown. DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1940-1950. MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Wood, Paint, Plastic....
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Early 20th Century Industrial Signs

Materials

Plastic, Wood

Mounted Asafo Flag of Ghana c.1820-1920
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT Contact us for more shipping quotes: S16 Home San Francisco. An original Asafo flag depicting the Fante people of Ghana, Africa and the Union Jack of the United Kingdom. Mou...
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19th Century Antique Industrial Signs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Large Antique Terracotta 19th Century Dairy Bowl Kitchen Decoration, C.1880
Located in London, GB
A very large 19th century dairy bowl. c.1880 Terracotta with beautiful green glazed bowl with wonderful ancient stapled repair. Some minor chipping here and there, but a great dec...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Industrial Signs

Materials

Terracotta

Large Heavy Duty Cast Iron Gentlemen Wall Sign Plaque, C.1930
Located in London, GB
A large heavy duty cast iron Gentlemen sign. c.1930 In totally original condition with an amazing patina to the green paint. Likely once mounted outside a public restroom or simil...
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Early 20th Century English Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Illuminated Letter E , 1980s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial illuminated letter V was made in Italy during the 1980s and comes from an old advertising banner. It features a vhite metal body and a white plexiglass cover....
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1980s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Stunning Vintage Metal Advertising Letter A
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
A stunning vintage metal advertising letter A. The patina on this item is sensational.
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Mid-20th Century British Industrial Signs

Materials

Metal

Large Heavy Duty Cast Iron Gentlemen Wall Sign Plaque, C.1920
Located in London, GB
A large and incredible heavy duty cast iron Gentlemen sign. c.1920 In original condition with an amazing patina. Likely once mounted outside a public restroom.
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Early 20th Century English Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Heavy Cast Iron Dog Lawn Sign
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this original Vintage Heavy Cast Iron Dog Lawn Sign. Made in iron with great patina
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1950s American Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Breitling Retail Store Display Advertising Sign
Located in Forney, TX
A scarce vintage Breitling watch three-dimensional retail store advertising display stand window sign. Rare large free-standing example, only given to select dealers, featuring a tall rectangular solid wood frame, raised chrome Breitling letters, over a yellow jet plane in sculptural relief form, on a most distinctive artistically distressed background; the reverse finished with a flueele fabric and adorned with the Breitling 1884 logo; rising on metal feet. Dimensions: (approx) 29.5" High, 24.5" Wide, 5.5" Deep Condition Report: Great original unrestored vintage condition. Presents well. Some condition issues/retaining vintage character marks and charm, including scattered nicks, mainly to the front top right frame, minor scuffs to the letters, scratches, slight bend to left foot pad, all typical wear consistent with age and indicative of industrial use. At the time of writing this, we also have some other luxury watch store signage / merchandising displays, including Rolex, Panerai, Cartier, antique clock...
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Late 20th Century Industrial Signs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Antique Steel & Cast Iron Bus Station Standing Pole Sign by J.G. Pollard Co.
Located in New York, NY
Manufactured by J.G. Pollard Co., a company with a long history dating back to its establishment in 1837 in Brooklyn, New York, this sign represents a part of the heritage of metal c...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Signs

Materials

Steel, Iron

Vintage Industrial Mid-Century Scratch Built Hand Made Wooden Child Cart, C.1950
Located in London, GB
A wonderful scratch built childs red bicycle wagon. c.1950 Hand built and painted little red wagon full of charm and character. Could be repurposed as a planter, garden decoration...
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Mid-20th Century English Industrial Signs

Materials

Wood

Large Industrial Illuminating Letter "R" Sign, USA circa 1950
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large industrial illuminating electric letter ‘R’ sign from a Northwestern United States Emergency Room. 2 feet wide and 2.5 feet tall. Letter 'E' also availabl...
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1940s North American Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Metal

Bell System Telephone Double Sided Flange Porcelain Sign
Located in San Mateo, CA
Flange mount double sided Bell public telephone porcelain sign. The porcelain has good color. There are some losses around the edges and in the sign.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Signs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Pink Illuminated Letter A , 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial plastic illuminated facade letter A was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner. It is equipped with a LED strip. The letter c...
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Plastic

Vintage Red Iron Facade Letter Z, 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial facade letter “Z” was made during the 1970s in Italy and comes from an old advertising banner. The weight of the letter is 1 kg.
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Pink Illuminated Letter T , 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial plastic illuminated facade letter T was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner. It is equipped with a LED strip. The letter c...
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Plastic

Large Vintage Grey Iron Facade Letter C , 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial facade letter “C” was made during the 1970s in Italy and comes from an old advertising banner. The weight of the letter is 1,5 kg.
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Illuminated Letter P , 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial illuminated facade letter P was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner. It features a black bakelite body and a white plexigl...
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Bakelite, Plexiglass

Large Vintage Grey Iron Facade Letter A , 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial facade letter “A” was made during the 1970s in Italy and comes from an old advertising banner. The weight of the letter is 1,7 kg.
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

"News of the World" Enameled Porcelain Sign c.1940 (FREE SHIPPING)
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT Single sided porcelain sign advertising the English newspaper, News of the World. CREATOR Unknown. DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1940. MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Enameled P...
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Early 20th Century British Industrial Signs

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Vintage Blue Iron Facade Letter N, 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial facade letter “N” was made during the 1970s in Italy and comes from an old advertising banner. The weight of the letter is 1 kg.
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Large Vintage Illuminated Letter N , 1980s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial illuminated letter N was made in United Kingdom during the 1980s and comes from an old advertising banner BENTLEY It features a black metal body and a white ...
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1980s British Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Large Vintage Grey Iron Facade Letter T, 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial facade letter “T” was made during the 1970s in Italy and comes from an old advertising banner. The weight of the letter is 1,5 kg.
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Illuminated Letter N , 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage Industrial illuminated letter L was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner. It features a black metal ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Large Vintage Illuminated Letter C , 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial illuminated letter C was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner. It features a black metal body and a white plexiglass cover....
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Government Telephones Canada Double Sided Porcelain Sign
Located in San Mateo, CA
Double sided Government Telephones porcelain sign. This sign has losses in the corners and edges. There is a large loss in the image on one side.
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Industrial Signs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Dark Red Illuminated Letter E , 1980s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial plastic dark red facade illuminated letter E was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner. It is equipped with a LED strip. .T...
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1980s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Plastic

Vintage Blue Iron Facade Letter T, 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial facade letter “T” was made during the 1970s in Italy and comes from an old advertising banner. The weight of the letter is 1,2 kg.
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Illuminated Letter I, 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial illuminated facade letter I was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner. It features a black bakelite body and a white plexigl...
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Bakelite, Plexiglass

Vintage Illuminated Letter A , 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial illuminated facade letter A was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner. It features a black bakelite body and a white plexigl...
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Bakelite, Plexiglass

Vintage Illuminated Letter T, 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage Industrial illuminated letter T was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner. It features a black metal ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Blue Iron Facade Letter Z, 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial facade letter “Z” was made during the 1970s in Italy and comes from an old advertising banner. The weight of the letter is 0,8 kg.
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Hand Carved Engraved Industrial Alabaster Trade Sign Plaque, C.1920
Located in London, GB
A superb hand engraved boot makers trade sign. c.1920 Hand carved lettering on alabaster for 'G. WINCH, BOOTMAKER AND REPAIRER'. Fantastic font, form and patina. A small historic ...
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Early 20th Century English Industrial Signs

Materials

Alabaster

Large Vintage Yellow Illuminated Letter T , 1980s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial facade illuminated letter T was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner. It features a metal body and a plexiglass cover. It i...
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1980s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Chrome, Iron

Vintage Blue Iron Facade Letter U, 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial facade letter “U” was made during the 1970s in Italy and comes from an old advertising banner. The weight of the letter is 0,8 kg.
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Illuminated Letter D, 1980s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage Industrial illuminated letter D was made in Italy during the 1980s and comes from an old advertising banner. It features a black metal ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Metal

Vintage Italian PIZZA Sign. 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
Vintage industrial grey iron sing “PIZZA”. Set of five letters was made during the 1970s in Italy. Dimensions : Total width : 110 cm, Height : 30 cm ,Depth : 5 cm, Depth with wa...
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Red Facade Letter R , 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial plastic facade letter R was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner “ ROSTICCERIA”. The weight of the letter is 0.5 kg.
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Plastic

Vintage Red Facade Letter I , 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial plastic facade letter I was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner “ ROSTICCERIA”. The weight of the letter is 0.3 kg.
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Plastic

U-haul Neon Sign, 1990s USA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage U-haul sign with newly added neon. U-haul company name against background of white over orange and four different colors of neon. High gloss shine with UV protection. Brand n...
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1990s North American Industrial Signs

Materials

Tin

C1945 Cast Aluminum Trade Sign Form of a Key Keil Charlestown N.H. Keys Made
By Keil Company
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous cast aluminum trade sign circa 1945 depicting a actual key in red and silver. Perfect casting which retains its true color and material. Keil from Charlestown N.H. cast into...
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1940s American Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Aluminum

19th C. Belgian Cast Iron Watchmaker's Store Sign, circa 1860-1890-Free Shipping
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT A 19th century watchmaker's trade sign. Double faced. Painted Cast iron body with zinc clock face. CREATOR Unknown. Belgium. DATE OF MANUFACTURE circa 1860-1890 MATE...
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19th Century Belgian Antique Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron, Zinc

Harvard University Pennant Banner, circa 1920-1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage university pennant banner with sewn letters and tassels. CREATOR A & Co. New York, Wright & Ditson Athletic. DATE OF MANUFACTURE circa...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Signs

Materials

Felt

Large Early 20th Century American Usg Sheetrock Advertising Porcelain Sign
Located in Forney, TX
A scarce antique, circa 1920s /1930s, USG (United States Gypsum) porcelain enameled advertising sign, early 20th century, industrial American Art Deco Modern taste. The large blu...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Signs

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Vintage Illuminated Letter N, 1980s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage Industrial illuminated letter N was made in Netherlands during the 1980s and comes from an old advertising banner. It features a grey m...
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1980s Dutch Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Metal

Princeton University Pennant Banner, circa 1920-1940 (FREE SHIPPING)
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage Princeton University pennant banners with sewn letters and tassels. Creator A & Co. New York, Wright & Ditson Athletic. Date of manufa...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Signs

Materials

Felt

Large Midcentury Vintage 'Hove' Advertising Light Box
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
Large mid century vintage 'Hove' advertising light box. The box is made from fiberglass and contains a modern LED light fitting. The item has a...
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1990s British Industrial Signs

Materials

Fiberglass

Vintage Large Painted 3d Industrial Builders Trade Wall Sign Plaque, C.1940
Located in London, GB
A large and unusual builders advertisement trade sign. circa 1940 Scratch built to the very highest quality for a builder local to Leamington Spa. Ca...
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Mid-20th Century English Industrial Signs

Materials

Aluminum

Large Princeton University Banner C.1914 (FREE SHIPPING)
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT An original large Princeton University banner class of 1914. Hand sewn letters and numbers. CREATOR Unknown. DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1914....
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Early 20th Century Industrial Signs

Materials

Felt

1950’s Liquor Neon Sign
Located in Chicago, IL
1950’s single sided Liquor neon and porcelain sign. New transformer and new wiring. It does work.
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1950s North American Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Metal, Enamel

Harvard University Pennant Banner, circa.1920-1940
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage university pennant banner with sewn letters and tassels. Creator A & Co. New York, Wright & Ditson Athletic. Date of manufacture circa.1...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Signs

Materials

Felt

Vintage Yellow Illuminated Letter T , 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial plastic illuminated letter T was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner. It is equipped with a LED st...
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Plastic

Vintage Illuminated Letter v, 1980s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial illuminated letter V was made in Italy during the 1980s and comes from an old advertising banner. It features a vhite metal ...
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1980s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Vintage Blue Plastic Illuminated Letter O, 1970s
Located in Kojetice, CZ
This vintage industrial blue plastic illuminated letter O was made in Italy during the 1970s and comes from an old advertising banner. It is equipped with...
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1970s Italian Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Plastic

Eastern Bloc Huge Lluminated Letter O in the Form of a Floor Night Lamp, 1970
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This advertising illuminated letter represents the ever so popular Vintage wall art. You can use the letter on the wall but better as a floor lamp in the room. The lamp shines in dar...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Signs

Materials

Metal

Eastern Bloc Huge Iluminated Letter U in the Form of a Floor Night Lamp, 1970
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This advertising illuminated letter represents the ever so popular Vintage wall art. You can use the letter on the wall but better as a floor lamp in the room. The lamp shines in dar...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Industrial Signs

Materials

Metal

Antique Reverse Painted Glass Drink Coca Cola Sign Ice Cream Parlour circa 1920
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous 10 x 21 reverse painted glass coca cola sign from the twenties. In excellent vintage condition with a bit of fixing on the upper right corner. Made by the Price Bros. from C...
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1920s American Vintage Industrial Signs

Materials

Brass

Industrial signs for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Industrial signs for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Early 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage signs created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include folk art and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with iron, metal and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Industrial signs made in a specific country, there are North America, and United States pieces for sale on 1stDibs. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for signs differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $3,800 and tops out at $3,800 while the average work can sell for $3,800.

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