Snyder's Catsup 19 1/2" x 6 7/8" embossed tin tacker sign from The T.A. Snider Preserve Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. The sign itself was manufactured by the Chas. W. Shonk Company (see photo) which was a small Chicago Lithographer and can manufacturer in the late 1800's and up until approximately 1910 when they were taken over by the American Can Company. This sign has areas of rust along the sides and at the corners and has some small dings and bends but remains in very good condition especially for a 100 year old sign (see photos). The colors are bright with no fading and it looks great on display. Circa: Turn of Century, dimensions 19 1/2" x 6 7/8".
Thomas A. Snyder started this company in 1879. He was renowned for his "catsup" recipe made from fresh tomatoes without preservatives. Snider was one of the largest ketchup makers at the turn of the century. The company survived up until the 1960's when they were bought out by The Kraft Company.