Rare 2 Sided Wood "Burdan's Ice Cream" Curb Sign Circa 1890's's to 1930's !!! BOUGHT BY THE U.S. DAIRY PRODUCTS CO. (Later to become Dolly Madison Ice Cream)
Central Sign is made from 2 wide boards joined at the middle with a "Tongue & Groove Joint" with a Zig-Zag Metal Staple added inside the joint for extra tension, as seen in the Close up photos.
Provenance : Directly from the current Bachmanville, Pa. Country Store's Family Owner. Owner said that he remembers seeing that "The sign was last positioned on the Store's Front Porch back in the 1920's facing the road, since there was no sidewalk." This General Store later closed it's doors to the public back in 1924.
Measurements : Overall Stands 45 inches High, 25 inches Wide, and 22 inches Deep between the metal Legs. Wood Sign Alone is 35 inches High, 23 inches Wide, and 13/16th of an inch Thick.
Weight : 21 Pounds, and 8 Ounces.
Restoration : Wood Sign is Untouched, but Owner had the "Top Rail & Standing Wagon Spring Base" Restored , as close to the original and to the best of his recollection.
Historical Note : "Burdan's Ice Cream" originated from Creameries in Pottstown,Pa. & Lebanon,PA. The later location being about 15 miles East of the Store. Burdan's Ice Cream was established by brothers Harrie H. Burdan & Charlie Creto Burdan.
They produced ice cream on Manatawny Street from around the mid 1890s to the late 1930s when it was bought out by the Philadelphia Dairy Company and later became Dolly Madison Ice Cream. Earlier Pottstown Creamery Ref, : Pottstown News, dated December 28, 1924 "EXTENSIVE PLANTS AND REALTY OF BURDAN BROS. BOUGHT BY THE U.S. DAIRY PRODUCTS CO." (Later to become Dolly Madison Ice Cream) C.C. BURDAN BECOMES DIRECTOR AND WILL MANAGE THE ICE CREAM DEPARTMENT OF FIRM. Announcement was made yesterday to the effect that the United States Dairy Products Corporation, of Philadelphia, has acquired the plant and real estate of Burdan Bros., Inc., in this borough, through purchase of all the preferred and common stock and that possession has been taken. The deal also includes the distributing stations at Wilmington, Lebanon, Harrisburg, Reading and Allentown