The History of Tin Signage
Signages exists solely for the purpose to assist us in our daily lives. Signage has been a part of us that was initially created by the romans. metal signage have been used for many things to assist us in our daily lives such as using them as a signboard, for traffic purposes, storefront signs, and many more. Vintage items are now all the trend for retro shops and outlets, as well as antique collectors. And this includes signs, they are now considered as a collectible item. If you own a property, you must make sure to get the right signage.
The history of vintage tin signage can be traced back to the 19th century, as this was the time advertising became a huge industry. Tin signage was a big popular hit in America, and they at first were generally hard to produce as they needed to be hand painted. This made them expensive to actually acquire. Tin signage production increased as the time the literacy levels of the public rose, and it was considered a very effective marketing strategy.
Around this time, various shapes and sizes of signages were the craze. Big companies were trying to compete with each other in creating the most attractive and creative signs. However, Tin was not always used to make signage though due to it being very hard to shape. Soon, there were machines that were made to shape the tin signs. In the end, they were changed with other materials like steel that was easier to use, or even using the techniques of lithography. Lithography made it easier to transfer images directly to the tin surface. This allowed a more photorealistic and and colourful signages. Tin signages also gained popularity due to it being durable for outside weather. You can even notice that any phone will look very old during that era.
The companies that were famous for their tin signage advertising are Coca Cola, Budweiser, Ford, Haley Davidson, Chevrolet, and many others.