Large GOODYEAR tire ENAMEL SIGN with rare EAGLE LOGO|
This large porcelain/enamel sign depicting a red, white and blue eagle logo was originally used as an outdoor advertising sign for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company. I believe it was used to promote their Eagle line of tires, probably in the 1980s or 90s.
The logo is similar to the US Post Office's logo but they're decidedly different. The sign was originally mounted on the outside of a Goodyear Tire store in the 1980s or 90s, and when the company replaced the signs, this sign was rescued from ending up in the scrap yard. I believe almost all of these signs were scrapped (a Goodyear requirement), making this one quite a rare find. I couldn't find another example when doing a Google search. There may be others out there, but I couldn't locate one.
The sign measures 36" wide, along the top and bottom edges, and stands 30" high. It weighs 17 pounds and has a porcelain/enamel finish. The colors are bright with only a small amount of rust on the bent-over edges (see photos). The back of the sign is a white enamel and has various small spots of rust. It still has five of its original six mounting clips still attached to the back. It is has some very slight warping where it appears the sign was pried off the building at the middle of the left and right sides.
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