Collectable "Wilton Brass Co." Wood Sign Advertising Unbreakable Ice Cold Armetale Mugs ! Circa 1963 to 1980.
No longer the "Wilton Brass Co." but Renamed "Wiltonarmetale".
Has 2 metal hanging hoops for chains, or a fine picture wire on back for wall hanging.
Measures 15 inches High, by 9 1/4 inches Wide, and 3/4 inches thick solid soft wood. (not a plywood)
Weighs 1 Pound and 5.1 Ounces.
Condition is Excellent !
Wilton Historical Notes : Established in 1892 as "Susquehanna Castings" by the Wilton Family in Wrightsville,Pa, along the Susquehanna River. Susquehanna Castings was a foundry located across the street from the Wilton family lime kiln, company known as Stacy Wilton Lime Company. Susquehanna Castings was merged into the Wilton Brass Company (later Wilton Armetale) in the mid-1960s. Wilton Brass was Established in 1954, the "Wilton Brass Company" located at 18th and Franklin streets in Columbia, Pennsylvania. In 1963 this company developed another metal from an aluminum based alloy which it called "Armetale". By the late 1960s the 'Armetale' brand products overshadowed the brass offerings. The company continued to be known as the 'Wilton Brass Company' until well into the 1980s. The metal resembles Pewter, but is for the most part Aluminum with 9 other metal alloys combined.
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