This is Guaranteed 100% to be an vintage old original sign from the 1920’s… Size is 57.5″ wide & 15″ tall, 2 color porcelain with some slight black staining in the porcelain.. The porcelain is in excellent condition, gloss is excellent & no fading… This sign was used very little and was just recently discovered in a building in west Virginia…… Read on about some brief history of this company.. There is a lot more on google….. In 1856 a young Arthur Briggs Farquhar went to work for the W. 28, 1838, Farquhar was not quite 18 years old at the time. In spite of his young age Farquhar took to the business rapidly, and a brief 18 months after joining the W. Farquhar informed his employers of his intention to start his own business. The firm, Farquhar wrote in his autobiography, laughed at my notion that I might start in business, but asked me not to leave for a month. At the end of that month, as I was getting ready to leave, they offered me a partnership. Farquhars skills, it would appear, were needed for the company to stay in business. After a disastrous fire burned down the factory during the period of the Civil War (the exact date is not known), Farquhar took over all liabilities and assets of the W. And it was evidently around this time that the company became known as the Pennsylvania Agricultural Works. Interestingly, it was not until 1899 that the company was formally incorporated as the A. And evidently only because Farquhar wanted to facilitate the distribution of his estate when the time came. Born a businessman From his boyhood days, Farquhar had been interested with the manufacture of agricultural machinery and implements. He was intimately acquainted with the real needs of farmers and planters, and being a practical mechanic and inventor, as well as a man of rare business capacity, he was peculiarly successful in the production of machines and implements. His particular abilities enabled him to produce standard agricultural implements and steam traction engines and other special machinery in large quantities and at minimum cost. Pennsylvania Agricultural Works The Pennsylvania Agricultural Works covered a number of acres, and embraced machine, engine and boiler shops, a bolt and nut factory, planting and saw mills, foundries for brass and iron forging, shearing and polishing rooms, not to mention warehouses and lumber yards to supply his various enterprises. Items manufactured included steam engines, saw mills, threshing machines, plows, agricultural steels, cultivators, grain drills, corn planters, horse powers, and other equipment in almost endless variety. Among the well-known specialties manufactured at the works were the Farquhar Ajax steam traction engines and portable engines. The fireboxes were steel, and the boilers themselves had a remarkable record for not having one ever explode. The company was also well-known for its vertical baler, arranged with wheels when desired, and for the Farquhar vibrators and rake separators, claimed to be the best merchant threshing machines in existence at that time, and saw mills with patent feed, set works and clogs of a most improved kind. Vintage Old Farquhar Tractor porcelain sign check out my other listed neon signs. Size is 57.5″ wide & 15″ tall, 2 color porcelain with some slight black staining on the porcelain & I’m not sure if it will scrub off. This is exactly the way i bought the sign.. Read on about some brief history of this company… There is a lot more on google…. The same size as a porcelain cookie cutter whick is approx. 8′ from tip of tail to the nose….. The company was also well-known for its vertical baler, arranged with wheels when desired, and for the Farquhar vibrators and rake separators, claimed to be the best merchant threshing machines in existence at that time, and saw mills with patent feed, set works and clogs of a most improved kind… Auctiva Free Image Hosting. Show off your items with Auctiva’s Listing Templates. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Vintage Old Farquhar Tractor IRON AGE porcelain sign, check out my listed neon” is in sale since Tuesday, May 16, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Advertising\Agriculture\Other Agricultural Ads”. The seller is “road-relics” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.