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Posted 4 years ago


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Hello, this is my first post and hope I did it correctly. I was just wondering if anyone had any information to share on this sand finish Purina sign? It measures 4'wide x 5'tall and weighs 15-20 pounds and is painted tin with one remaining piece of wood frame that is stamped "Property of the Ralston Purina Company". Any help would be greatly appreciated,thanks. Where you see blue/black on this sign is where the sand finish is. The rest of the sign is smooth paint.

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  1. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 4 years ago
    You did fine ,and welcome to the CW!
    Does your sign by chance glow or light up if you shine a light on it in the dark?
  2. prairiedweller prairiedweller, 4 years ago
    I will see if it does have some sort of a reflective surface tonight and let ya know,thanks for the warm welcome!
  3. prairiedweller prairiedweller, 4 years ago
    Sign does have a reflective finish where the blue/black areas are on the sign. Glistens when i turned a set of headlights on it. Thanks Gargoylecollector! I would have never known that.
  4. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 4 years ago
    I thought so!That's the only thing I could think the sand finish would be for.
  5. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    Welcone to CW and your first post is a great old sign ! Love it and hope to see more posts of the treasures you find :-)
  6. prairiedweller prairiedweller, 4 years ago
    Thanks to everyone, back on-line after a new computer

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