Back by popular demand: Everything Croton continues its very popular series GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.... and so without further ah-doo.... GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN--ADVERTISING THERMOMETERS! (Click on the photo to see a later example printed on 'hardboard' from Croton's own OLD POST ROAD LIQUORS.)
Read more here: COLLECTOR'S WEEKLY -
Advertising thermometers first appeared in the 1900s and were widespread in the United States by the 1920s. Intended to be hung outside, the earliest were made of metals like tin, plus wood. Eventually, they were also made out of the same material as porcelain signs. READ AND SEE MORE HERE.
AND SEE A FLICKR PHOTO ALBUM COURTESY OF OUR FRIEND USSIWOJIMA A.K.A. FRANK HERE
FOR THE LAST EDITION OF GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, GO HERE.