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Ford Service Italian Convex Porcelain Sign
Why purchase this Porcelain Ford Service Italian Convex Sign?
Grow your vintage automobile themed collection with this convex porcelain sign from Italy. Ford Motor Company sent signs like this one to garages and dealerships free of charge to advertise their cars. This kind of sign was typically damaged from heavy usage, but this one remains in Good - Very Good condition. The sign comes from Italy, but it was made by Ford Motor Company. This piece weighs about 20 lbs. and measures 34" x 24". The sign is especially noteworthy because it was an American company advertising in Italy, a country that was and is famous for its automobiles.
The sign dates back to the 1930's, an especially important decade for Italy. Like the rest of the world, the nation was hit hard by the Great Depression. The economy slowed to a crawl, and the desperation that the situation caused set the stage for the rise of fascism. The country also faced the prospect of war, which raged to the north, though Italy did not join with Germany until 1940. Accordingly, this sign would make a great addition to a period themed collection as well as an automobile-themed one.
Don't miss your chance to own this Convex Porcelain Ford Service Italian Sign.