Circa 1880-1910. This all original, antique cast iron sign was likely a display, possible on a cast iron stove, advertising the "Holbrook, Merrill & Stetson" company of San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles. The company started business in San Francisco in 1883, and went out of business in the late 1920s. It was a hardware store, that developed into one of the city's leading wholesale houses for stoves and metals. It was a major force in rebuilding the City, and its cable car system after the 1906 earthquake and fires. It measures 12.25 inches long by 5.75 inches tall. Some light rust on the back. The sign has NOT been cleaned. A great addition to your collection of vintage signs, or San Francisco history.
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