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Object ID # 1992.027.055
Object Name Rack, Display
Title Firestone Fan Belt Display Rack
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date 1930s?
Artist St. Thomas Metal Sign Ltd.
Made St. Thomas Metal Sign Ltd.
Place of Origin St. Thomas, Ontario
Description FIRESTONE fan belt display rack, 1930s. This metal rack is mostly signage, which is blue/orangy-red/ white in colour (enamelled). The rack's wording advertises FIRESTONE fan belts and radiator hoses. Topping the sign is the stylized "F" of the "Firestone" logo in a shield motif. Text near the bottom of the sign reveals it to have been manufactured by "St. Thomas Metal Signs LTD.," based in St. Thomas, Ontario.
Makers mark St. Thomas Metal Sign Ltd.
Provenance The rack is likely from the 1930s. It was made by the St. Thomas Metal Sign Ltd., in St. Thomas, Ontario. This company went out of business in the early 1940s.

Owned by and used at the Dornoch, Grey County garage owned by J. Leonard Walsh. J. Leonard Walsh operated his garage at Dornoch, Ontario in the 1930s and 1940s. He was an Imperial Oil representative, starting in the 1920s.

Passed to his nephew, Patrick Sweeney, who used to assist his uncle in the garage.
Collection Commercial Equipment Collection
Material Metal/Enamel/Wire
Dimensions W-32 L-51 D-9.5 cm
Found Dornoch, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Walsh, J. Leonard
Sweeney, Patrick