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Advertising Thermometers90 of 261La Fendrich Cigar Thermometer 5 cents...1940's-1950's1977 squirt advertising thermometer
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    Posted 7 years ago

    jonaboo
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    This is a Dr.Swett's thermometer sign that was purchased from the Grayson plantation( one of the first ever built in L.a). The thermometer still works. I stumbled upon this sign in a old shed behind a relatives house in Nederland, Tx. After researching what was wrote on the back, ii found that this plantation was used as a headquarters for the confederate army during the civil war. The Yankee invaders defeated the confederate army, burned all the cotton and freed the slaves. This sign was then purchased in 1930 and then resold in 1975. There are signatures on the back of people who have owned the sign and a claim that is was from the plantation.

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    1. Trey Trey, 7 years ago
      Welcome to CW:)
    2. jonaboo, 7 years ago
      Thank You. I am glad to have found this page, it is a pleasure seeing all of the history people have shared.
    3. EJW-54 EJW-54, 7 years ago
      Welcome to CW jonaboo, I did some quick research on Dr Swett's and your Thermometer should be from 1942 as that's when " rich in dextrose" came out during the War, at least that's what I read on line.
    4. jonaboo, 7 years ago
      Thanks, i have been trying to locate the person who signed the sign saying it was used in the thirties, but i am not sure how to go about that. 1942 is still pretty neat. thanks for the help
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Welcome to CyberAsylum. Get a number & have a seat.

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