Trade sign

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Title:
Trade sign
Date: 
1900-1930
Medium: 
Cement
Dimensions: 
16 x 15 x 3 in.
Description: 
Cast cement trade sign of a detailed relief profile of a Native American with a swept back feathered headdress; "Edison Cement" in banner below.
Date End: 
1 930
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number: 
2002.1.3212
Gallery Label: 
The Edison Cement Company was incorporated on June 7, 1899 and was most noted for the dubious development of the single cast cement house. Edison held over forty-nine patents on cement processes, issued between 1900 and 1917. The company had a mill at Stewartsville, New Jersey, and sales offices in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia, as well as several southern states. Around a dozen cold, leaky, single cast cement houses created by Edison Cement still exist, mostly in New Jersey, as testimony to this company and its ill-conceived projects.
Date Begin: 
1900
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group