Antique Beach’s Jam Enamel Shop Sign
A Superb Beach’s Jam Enamel Shop Sign, made for adverting Beach’s Jam, this sign shows heavy wear consistent with age and use. C1910
This piece would make a great interior/exterior design project, or a superb addition for a collector of vintage enamel signs, a great piece with loads of character.
In 1851 Thomas William Beach won prizes for his British Queen Strawberries at Covent Garden, Chiswick Horticultural Society and at the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park.
He was a member of a large nuclear family living around Heston, Isleworth and Hounslow who were planting many acres of orchards and fruit fields at a time when this was more profitable than general farming.
Company established in 1870.
The factory was between Walnut Tree and Cressage Roads facing Ealing Road.
By the 1880s Thomas William Beach had gained a national reputation and was a recognised authority on jam making. The oral history of the Beach family says that Arthur Wilkins of Tiptree, founder of Wilkins & Tiptree came to him for advice and worked at the Brentford factory for experience.
An article in the British Journal of Commerce in 1901 said that the company had, over the years won 17 medals for their excellent product and that one year they had been awarded the only gold medal at the Health Exhibition.
Dimensions: H: 61cm W: 76cm