Sign in to follow this  
hertzyinmn2015

porcelain german or? plate , bmw or volkswagon connection,

Recommended Posts

Hello, all I really would like some expertise on this old porcelain plate as I do not  sell it to cheap. It measures just shy of 3 1/4 " x 6 3/4" .it has a slight concave on reverse and is hallmarked GLADIATOR . it weighs about a half pound and is porcelain on iron type plate. I have posted on collectors weekly and a couple folks say possibly was a bmw or volkswagon item, as the Germans had labor forces to work on these vehicles. well I really hope someone will Identify this and its use , Oh and its states " to promote public health we strongly request not to spit in the wagon," Thanks ahead if any response , 

20200324_173143 (1).jpg

20200324_173204.jpg

20200324_173226.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Could be a railroad item as noted.  Perhaps for boxcars.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wie geht es ihnen?

Ich wurde gerne kaufen.

Greg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks , sure everything is for sale, I have decided to list on ebay , and is auctioning now, My ebay ID is hertzyinmn2015 - its under signs ,railroad or vehicles. thanks 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

My guess would be a streetcar or  railroad item originally screwed to the inside wall or door of a tram or third class carriage. Maybe some German railroad memorabilia collectors could give more detail.

 

It may be a generic item sold to a lot of different companies by the Gladiator sign company, as it does not have the name of the railroad or transit company on it.

Edited by Rusty_OToole (see edit history)
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In the current COVID-19 environment, an appropriate sign!🤧

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A lot of places had anti spitting campaigns and ordinances in the early 20th century to combat the spread of tuberculosis. I lean towards this sign being from a tram or street car.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Horse drawn jitney was my guess.

 

London_Tramways_Horse_tram.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this