The Meyercord Company was established in 1896 by George Meyercord located in Chicago, Illinois. Meyercord Co. started out as a decal manufacturer and eventually made a name for themselves as a advertising sign maker as well. The signs Meyercord produced were wood veneer signs and “Vitrolite” glass signs with a decal advertising graphic adhered to the front.
Vitrolite signs were made of curved and sometimes flat pieces of milk glass with a metal tubular frame; these signs were also the most popular. They produced wooden and glass signs for various companies and industries across the country.
Many breweries took a liking to the The Meyercord Company Inc. signs during that time and had many signs created to promote their brewery and products. Breweries like Reading Brewing Company, Deppen Brewing Company, Barbey’s & Sons Inc., Elk Run Brewing Co., Punxsutawney Brewing Co., Columbia Brewing Co., Mellet & Nichter, Dubois Brewing Co., Reiker Brewing Co., Fink Brewing Co., Kittanning Brewing Co., John Walter & Co., Cumberland Brewing Co., Beverlyck, Hudepohl Brewing Co., Schell, Gluek Brewing Co., Dick Bros. Brewing Co., Muessel Brewing Co., Fauerbach Brewing Co., Stark-Tuscarawas Breweries Co., Star Brewing Co., Bavarian Brewing Co., Bartels Brewing Co., Ruder Brewing Co., Pabst Brewing Co., Schmidts Brewing Co., Lemp Brewing Co., and Glencoe Brewing Co. just to name a few.
Below are a few examples of Meyercord Co. signs: