Posted 3 years ago
Snagged this 30's thermo on a BIN eBay auction. I've long admired this version, but never had any luck being high bidder. So I was glad to acquire for a reasonable expenditure. This one has some extra color. Looks like somebody painted the wall upon which it hung, but didn't bother moving it. But the paint blends well. I successfully removed some of it but rubbed a little too hard and got down to metal in a spot, so quit before I did any more damage. I've come to this realization about cleaning tin signs and trays: If surface distortion doesn't come off with soap and water, it probably ain't coming off without harming the piece.
This beauty hangs with two others along a thin strip next to our downstairs "library" door (see pic, also want to call attention to a sweet pretzel tin, which one of the Great Eight, Mr. Tommy, sent as a gift. Thanks again Tom, very generous and I love it!)