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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Old Uncle gave this to me many years ago. Its made of wood, still lights up, is 17 by 17 inches, on picture it says Copyright 1948 Pictorial Productions INC. New Rochelle NY. Anyone have any information on it and if its collectable as I would like to get rid of it

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      It is collectible ! Very cool sign . I can't date it but I am from Milwaukee as sign says , We lost most of our breweries here except for Miller Beer .
      This once major brewer has been reduced to a few nostalgic reminders. Blatz had forged a path and made a name for his brewery with only $500. He was the first to bottle his beer in Milwaukee and also the first to sell his beer nationally. Blatz established and ran his own carpenter shop, rail cars, cooper shops, machine shops , and a coal yard. He sold his business in 1891, but continued to preside over it until his death 3 years later. From 1891 to 1959, the Blatz brewery changed hands 3 more times before the brewery was shut down. Edward Landsberg bought controlling interest of the brewery in 1920. In 1943, control was shifted to Schenley Industries Inc., and finally to the Pabst Brewing Co. in 1958.

      Similar fates befell on the other big contenders of Milwaukee. Miller Brewing Co. is the only surviving competitor of the once great Milwaukee breweries. Blatz, Schlitz and Pabst breweries have all been remodeled as residential and commercial lots.

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