Posted 9 months ago
My wife found this last week and thought she would buy it for $22.00!
After doing much research online and in books, I have come to the fact that it is indeed from the 1920s. Mr. Stuart who started the company in 1899, didn't start using the "From Contented Cows" slogan on the cans until the 1930s. When Stuart started the company, he wanted an flower image that kids could remember when sent to get a can from the grocer. He had just bought a box of cigars that had some carnations on the lid, he thought this was the flower for his condensed milk.While in rough shape, it will still display nicely and the story is half the fun for us. The pipe on the side has a hole all the way through, this tells me it probably hung on a spindle or pole of some sort. Just the fact that this sign survived is amazing to us.