The lettering and graphics remain vivid with minor corrosion as is expected of a metal sign of this age. Some of the paper backing has been torn over the years but does not affect its appearance or function. We believe the sign hails from the 1960s or earlier. Zip codes became mandatory in 1967, which helps date the sign, which does not have a zip code.
I offer a little history of this prodigious company to add interest to the vintage sign. As a University of Minnesota Engineering Instructor, Dayton tasked his students with building an outboard motor - and put the wheels in motion for pioneering an industry and growing it through unrivaled standards of quality and service. In 1929, Dayton Rogers Manufacturing Company was formed. "Short Run Metal Stamping" was off and running, and the business of metal manufacturing was altered forever.
By producing small quantities of stamped or pressed metal forms - at a fraction of standard costs - Dayton Rogers made improvements, inventions, and production efficiencies accessible and affordable to engineers, innovators and artisans alike. From humble beginnings came early success - including the dial-up toaster, the dry mounting press, and intricate Kodak typewriter tooling. Dayton Rogers began to grow.The headquarters remain in Minneapolis, but now has branches in Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas. A WWI veteran, Dayton contributed to the WWII victory by manufacturing integral parts for both air and ground efforts. To this day, Dayton Rogers Manufacturing proudly provides superior components to our military and aerospace industries - as well as medical, industrial, energy, and everything in between.
Their philosophy is, and always will be - your ideas and our capabilities know no boundaries. As an educator, Rogers never lost sight of his basic tenets of continuous advancements and shared that knowledge with his peers in engineering and industry.
Rogers' core convictions and pioneering spirit continued throughout his career and are still reflected in the company today. In fact, Dayton Rogers Manufacturing wrote the book on metal forming. Generally called "The Red Book", this technical design manual is the foremost industry tool for high standards and preferred manufacturing disciplines.
It's just one of the many ways they continue to positively influence the art of metal forming. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Signs\Original\1930-69". The seller is "branchingoutmn" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.