Posted 4 months ago
Masterpiece Fertilizers was founded in 1915. The president was Geo. W. Furh. thus his name on the sign. The only information I found on the company was from The American Fertilizer Handbook 1924 on Google books, that and another mention from a 1925 publication. Both are must reads. Their plant was in Irwindale which would be a good place for a fertilizer plant. It is on the outskirts of the Los Angeles area. Currently there is the Miller Beer plant and Irwindale Speedway which is known for its dragstrip. Next door is Azusa which was probably where the main office was. You don't want to be smelling the product all day. Route 66 runs through both about 10 miles east of Pasadena.
The sign is 20" x 13". It isn't showing up very well in the photos so I am thinking no more orange signs. But this may actually be an antique sign as it is close to 100. Or perhaps it will be soon.