Here we have a rare factory sign laying down the law restricting tobacco of any kind, including cigars, pipes and cigarettes. Smoke'em if you got'em, and burn the whole place up! You know when they mean business when the sign is pretty lays out a paragraph pretty much saying "Papa don't take no mess." Apparently we had a few smokers in this factory back in the day. What a total drag.
Here it is!
NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN THIS BUILDING AT ANY TIME CARRYING LIGHTED CIGARS PIPES OR CIGARETTES STRICTLY FORBIDDEN
The rare industrial sign comes out of an old St. Paul estate. I don't have confirmation on what factory it came out of. However, it was likely in the Twin Cities area. I believe the sign dates to the 1940s, possibly the earlier. The rare sign was like made by the old Ready Made company.
The vintage factory sign measures 14" tall by 20" wide. It is made of steel, with the front likely enameled. There is cool patina from use everywhere, both front and back. It's a tough, solid piece. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
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