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William Holohan
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Metal Tuchfarber & Co. sign

Post by William Holohan » Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:39 pm

Old Forum Posts: on July 01, 2003

Steve: Kinsey
Posted by Steve Kinsey on July 01, 19103 at 19:01:54:
Tod Swormstedt sent me here and said you might be able to help me. I have this sign that I've had all my life actually. I was wondering if you knew anything about it. It was made by "The F. Tuchfarber & Co. - Cin, O.", and there is no date on it. It says "Deane Bros. & Lincoln -- Chicago" "Agents for the Celebrated Jupiter Canned Goods." It has a picture of Jupiter sitting on some clouds with lightning bolts in his hands. It is a metal sign, Iron maybe? It is bare silverish metal with black lettering and artwork. I guess it measures about 25" long by 13" high.

I guess what I want to know is it's approximate age and anything else you could tell me about it's makers and if the Lincoln in the advertising firm was related to Abe. I can't find anything about a Jupiter Canned Goods company either. I've read a little about Tuchfarber and that has me intrigued.


Barry Travis
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Re: Metal Tuchfarber & Co. sign

Post by Barry Travis » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:50 am

The Tuchfarber Company was established by Frank Tuchfarber in 1881 and was located in Cincinnati, OH. At the time Tuchfarber Co. was well known for making detailed lithographs on both paper, metal,glass and they also made manufactured enamel iron show cards. Eventually they changed the name of the business to F. Tuchfarber. They had a process of varnishing metal with a gold or silver coating that really popped the lettering off the surface.

I absolutely LOVE the look and aesthetic of Tuchfarber signs-if you get a chance,send me an image to I'd love to see it.

Barry Travis
St. Paul,MN
"Old beer,cold beer-I love em' both!"

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