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TEN GROMMET SIGN
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I have a porcelain sign that measures app.26" by 18" and it has ten grommets for mounting.If it was made to be mounted in a stationary place one would think 4-6 grommets would suffice.

Since it has ten could one surmise it was made to be mounted on perhaps a truck or semi/trailer?

Thoughts?

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Re: TEN GROMMET SIGN
hawkike #772695 Thu Dec 23 2021 09:35 AM
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I have 2 signs shown below that were definitely used on vehicles - one was a milk sign used on horse-drawn carts and the other was a truck sign for Associated Transport. They both have a high number of mounting holes which I've always assumed was because they needed to tolerate the extra vibration or wind forces. The milk sign has 24 bolt holes spaced about 6" apart.

But I think it would help if you showed a picture or at least described the subject matter. A lot of the older porcelain signs seemed to be produced with an excessive amount of bolt holes. The 36" x 12" porcelain model tobacco signs, for example, had 10 mounting holes also.

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Re: TEN GROMMET SIGN
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That was a horse drawn wagon crash! How did that happen? Stepped on the tail instead pull on the reins! Great signs btw and picture.

Re: TEN GROMMET SIGN
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Originally Posted by jecos
I have 2 signs shown below that were definitely used on vehicles - one was a milk sign used on horse-drawn carts and the other was a truck sign for Associated Transport. They both have a high number of mounting holes which I've always assumed was because they needed to tolerate the extra vibration. The milk sign has 24 bolt holes spaced about 6" apart.

But I think it would help if you showed a picture or at least described the subject matter. A lot of the older porcelain signs seemed to be produced with an excessive amount of bolt holes. The 36" x 12" porcelain model tobacco signs, for example, had 10 mounting holes also.

Good input,thanks.

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Re: TEN GROMMET SIGN
hawkike #772698 Thu Dec 23 2021 10:33 AM
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lumber sign I once owned,

sold in 2020 auction for 2400. .. ... cool

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Re: TEN GROMMET SIGN
advertologist #772707 Thu Dec 23 2021 04:44 PM
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This one came from a truck,"20 MULE TEAM" about 18-20 grommets. Made a wood frame for it later.

Framed.

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