The INTERNATIONAL MOTOR TRUCK SERVICE 1945 LOGO circular sign features The International Harvester Company (abbreviated first IHC and later IH) now known as Navistar International Corporation. It was a United States manufacturer of agricultural machinery, construction equipment, trucks, and household and commercial products. In 1902, J.P. Morgan merged the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and Deering Harvester Company, along with three smaller agricultural equipment firms, to form International Harvester. In 1985, International Harvester sold off most of its agricultural division to Tenneco, Inc., which merged it into its subsidiary J.I. Case under the Case IH brand. Following the terms of IH’s agreement with Tenneco, International Harvester renamed itself Navistar International Corporation in 1986.
The IH logo on this sign was adopted in 1945 and now known as the “man on tractor” logo. The company didn’t have to search too far for an inspiration for the design, which is essentially a simplified version of the original corporate logo. The new logo superimposes a large lowercase “i” on a large upper case “H” in block letters and eliminates the “C.” Initially intended for corporate use and for the agricultural division, the logo had limited use in the truck division. Almost exclusively this logo was used when referring to the overall corporation, such as on the back of a sales brochure if it referred to International Harvester Corp. In those instances the wording likely was followed by a small version of the “man on tractor.”
The sign is IH copyright under license to Hangtime – manufactured under license 49X95
This circular sign comes standard as lightly embossed and made from high quality aluminium. Artwork is applied by a dye sublimation process with a lovely gloss finish. Circular Signs are 30cm (12 ins) diameter with mounting holes, so they can easily be hung on display indoors or outdoors. For protection during delivery we use extra packing materials to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition
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