Here is a great tin sign from the R. W. Bells Company, which was based in Buffalo, New York. The Bells Company made soaps for years, and they were a dominant seller of soap in the market as early as 1880. The Buffalo Brand of soap was perhaps their top seller for many years,…Details
The R & G Corset Factory once ruled not only the streets of Norwalk, CT, but basically the entire United States as their brand of corsets was the largest selling brand in the U.S. Norwalk had the reputation of also being one of the biggest hat manufacturing cities in the U.S. also. Interestingly the company didn’t need to advertise anything on the sign, other than place their name on it, simply because they were already a dominating household name when this sign was made around 1900.