Object No.73

LNWR tin plate sign, Victorian/Edwardian

Object No.73
Object No.73

Tin-plate (enamel) signs were a very popular advertising sign in the late Victorian/Edwardian era and lasted through to the 1930s. However many persisted for considerably longer as they were so durable and were often seen in petrol stations and garages. This one is a very good example which was used to promote the London & North Western Railway Company. It proudly showed the Britannia motif (because of the Company’s involvement with providing the Royal Train) together with a viaduct and train.

It was found on an allotment in Wolverton, where it was being used as a shed floor!

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