Posted 2 months ago
This sign once began my collecting of Pabst's products...all snake oil. I once had a very impressive collection, including a marked shipping box made of wood, unopened sealed bottle...sadly, these are all gone, but this piece will never go away.
When my dad was alive he worked for certain cement companies around here, before the one in 1970 sold out to another, he was manager. This sign was on his office door for as long as he could recall. Once they sold out, the new owners rebuilt the office, and dad got the door, with this sign. Dad died due to an accidental work injury while on the job, at the age of 72. This piece is literally priceless.
Pabst's Okay Specific had caused Pabst Chemical to be sued by the government for misleading the public. Pabst's Okay Specific didn't survive much past 1910.
The frame is original, and the advert is on cardboard. It needs restoration and serious cleaning, but I don't trust anyone with this, plus the cost.
I don't mind so much losing the other parts of this amazing history. I'm just glad I can share part of my dad's meaning to me in this one item.