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Hires Root Beer 1915 Tin Lithograph Serving Tray

$3,500.00
In stock
SKU
64775
This is a single sided tin lithograph tray with an attractive Colorado Butte. These trays were used in bars and restaurants for waiters and waitresses to place the customers drinks. The brewery would supply the bar or restaurant owners these types of advertising items free of charge. It was a win-win for both parties. Typically these pieces are damaged as they were heavily used. Many collectors have a space in their home or garage where they display these types of pieces. Rec rooms are a great place to hang these signs. Some collectors specialize in a certain brand or category such as beer.

Why order this 1915 Hires Root Beer Tin Lithograph Serving Tray?

Start or grow your collection of Americana with this tin lithograph serving tray from Hires Root Beer. This type of tray was often provided to restaurants and bars so that servers could place the customers' drinks on them. This sign was effective advertising for the root beer, and the establishments were not charged for them. Trays of this type were typically used heavily. Consequently, manager were damaged and discarded. This tray, though, remains in excellent condition. It was made by Charles E. Hires Co. from tin lithograph. The tray weighs about a pound, and measures 13.5".

The tray dates back to 1915. That is the year that the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat. Although the United States did not enter World War I until 1917, the event played a key role in getting the country involved. Nearly 1200 civilians were killed as the ship sunk en route to Liverpool from New York. 1915 was also the year that President Woodrow Wilson joined John Tyler and Grover Cleveland as the only Presidents to marry while in office.

Don't miss your chance to own this 1915 Tin Lithograph Hires Root Beer Serving Tray.

Product Details
Grade Excellent
Grading Service Uncertified
Dimensions 13.5
Weight (Approx) 16oz
Vintage Condition Excellent
Vintage Country US
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