Kitchener/Waterloo Heritage Collectors!!!! I am selling a One of a Kind Solid Wood Vintage 1940's Wood Clothing Retail Store Sign from the John Forsythe Limited, Waterloo Ont. ALONG WITH Some real cool Vintage John Forsythe Ltd. Brochures, Photos Newspaper articles, baseball team photo with the factory in the background, and pictures of the owner. Lots of additional vintage old paper materials centered around the John Forsythe Ltd. Company.
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It is all a REAL Rare FIND!!
I am selling the sign along with all the vintage relevant memorabilia all in one Lot sale. The price I am posted for includes everything in the pictures. I can only fit a few images in this ad so email me to see more.
The sign was made by B. L Hayes Limited , Waterloo, ON.
It is in beautiful condition. There is a mark or two on the front face and a dented corner but overall very lovely condition!
It is a lovely collector piece for Waterloo -Kitchener Collectors of history. Looks pretty cool as well.
The sign measures 47" long x 21" tall x 2.5" thick.
History on the John Forsythe Ltd. Waterloo.:
Company started in 1903 as a distributor of pins, thread, buttons, celluloid collars and other items, then began selling shirts and ties as well as other clothing items and purchased the Star Whitewear building at Duke and Young streets in Kitchener in 1908.
In 1914 it purchased the William Kress Company on King Street south, and in 1916 bought the former Market Hotel, constructed in 1855 at Albert and Dupont Streets, to make pajamas and underwear.
Company sold in 1973. This factory was closed in 1996 and production moved to Cambridge.