They do city signs, signs for farms or municipal things, maybe for the Park Service. Boring stuff. The commonplace advertising market is gone as far as porcelain goes. It's historical past. How did porcelain signs change over the years?Bruner: The biggest change in the manufacturing technique was changing over from stencils to silkscreens. That was a boom to the manufacturers, and gave
them the capability to augment construction and cut their costs. Silkscreens are a lot easier to manufacture than stencils as far as labor intensity. Porcelain signs in this nation, as a minimum at the beginning, were pretty boring, after which abruptly they started getting really
photo. In the 1890s, they were minimum so far as the coloring went, but right around 1900, they started to blossom into this colorful rivalry from one manufacturer to an alternate. Porcelain signs were just one phase of a huge ads market. There were many other things being made to advertise, most of them paper or cardboard.