Item/Description: Vintage ca 1982-1984 "Signature Stroh" beer framed smoked-glass mirrored sign code no. 88779 with spectacular graphic imagery!!!
This fantastic retro beer mirror awesomely displays the mouth-watering and visually stimulating imagery of a tantalizingly foamy, overflowing mug of ice cold beer posed beside a full and as yet unopened bottle of “Signature Stroh” along with their well-known and recognizable lion crest logo!!!
In addition to the outstanding imagery depicted on this mirror, there is wording which reads: “This exceptional premium beer is a product of our family’s 200 years of brewing experience. We believe it is as fine a beer as can be produced. I personally hope you enjoy it. John W. Stroh".
This strikingly attractive beer mirror with its vibrant eye-catching graphics, which is mounted in a reddish-brown wooden frame, would serve as a perfect “back-of-the-bar” display enhancement for any professional business establishment (e.g. bar, nightclub, pub, tavern, restaurant, etc.), home decor (e.g. basement, game room, garage, man cave, recreation room, etc.), and would likewise enhance any collector’s personal breweriana collection, given its marvelously decorative aesthetic appeal. And it comes “ready for hanging” with a mounted hanging unit on the back side. Just “picture” it as part of YOUR personal collection!
***Because the 149 year-old Stroh Brewery Company sold its labels to Pabst Brewing Company and Miller Brewing Company ca 1999 and completely dissolved the company ca 2000, vintage collectibles and memorabilia related to this iconic brewing company will only continue to become more and more desirable, making this classic beer mirror even more of a “must-have” than it already is!
Age/Period: Vintage - ca 1982-1984 (early 1980s)
“In 1982 the Stroh Brewery Company introduced a new brand, ‘Signature Stroh’. Every bottle carried the signature of John W. Stroh, chairman emeritus of the Stroh Brewery Company...” John W. Stroh’s facsimile signature also appears as part of the inscription on this mirror.
Since John W. Stroh passed away on September 29, 1984, and this particular brand of beer was introduced in 1982, this mirror likely dates to the time frame of 1982-1984. (paraphrased with attribution to http://www.nytimes.com/1984/09/29/obituaries/john-w-stroh-91-ex-head-of-the-family-beer-company.html)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin: Mirror is marked along lower edge on front side “The Stroh Brewery Co., Detroit, Michigan 48226 Code No.88779."
Material(s)/Format: Smoked glass mirror and reddish-brown wood frame.
*Frame measures 151/4"W x 20 1/4”H
*Exposed portion of mirror on front-facing side (the area surrounded by the frame) measures 17 ½"”W x 12 ½”H
*The actual mirror itself (based upon measurements taken of the opening on the back side) likely measures 13”W x 18
Quantity: One (1)
*Mirror remains in very good vintage collectible condition, retaining vivid coloration to its imagery, lettering and logo and evincing no noted nicks, chips, cracks, breaks or repairs to any of its mirrored glass surface. There is a normal modicum of subtle swirliness/smokiness inherent to “smoked” glass mirrors, and what may or may not be a scratch in the lower right corner of the mirror. What is actually present in that lower right corner is a small horizontal line on the mirror’s surface that can be felt with one’s finger, but because it is gold in color may only be the result of rub off from another object that the mirror at one time came in contact with.
*Frame is in good vintage collectible condition, exhibiting a not unusual modicum of age appropriate imperfections to the wood consisting of surface/edge/corner scuffs/rubbing/wear. The aged wood patina does lend additional character to this piece.
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