All Images are reproductions of 1930’s thru 1980’s much larger original signs
in small format for display. Back sides have one or more rare-earth neodymium
magnets for extra holding power.
Porcelain on Steel was popular in the early 1900 as a way to protect steel
All of these were originally converted to miniatures for the ANDY ROONEY sign
company by art director CARL SUNDBERG of ECA who photographically translated
originals into fired porcelain colors. Decorative Porcelain Enamel on Steel
images are made using screen printing colors made of finely ground glass and
oxide particles that are fused by higher temperature firing at 800°C. This is
NOT PAINT! Multiple color images are made using separately printed and fired
formulated colors. These are unique and no longer and never again made as these
techniques are too expensive to compete with printed TIN signs that are the
current technology available by mass production. Further these Refrigerator
Magnets are the very end of that era from CARL SUNDBERG’s personal collection
accumulating over ~20 years of prototyping and production prior to 1995. Please
know you are buying the item AS-IS and there may be but not always minor
Made between 1970 and 1996 by the ERIE CERAMIC ARTS Company, Erie PA USA 16506.
These were made for the ANDY ROONEY Sign Company and no longer available thru
Porcelain on steel with printed images is no longer manufactured hence only
historical samples are available.
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