ORIGINAL 1900 CAST IRON CHAMELEON DOORSTOP DOOR STOP NR

EXTREMELY RARE AND EARLY 1900 - 1905 CAST IRON CHAMELEON SHERWIN WILLIAMS PAINT COMPANY ADVERTISING LOGO, 8 ½" LONG LIZARD GECKO DOORSTOP DOOR STOP, ORIGINAL PAINT!

Henry Sherwin, along with his partner, Edward Porter Williams, started Sherwin-Williams & Company in 1871 began to manufacture varnishes. Two years later they started producing putty, paste pigments, and oil colors. In the years to follow, they revolutionized the pre-mixed paint business in the United States. The original and earliest logo for the company was a Chameleon on a Painters Palette, to represent all the changing colors available through the company. The Company had these Cast Iron Chameleons created to give away and sell for advertising. They were put out in several sizes, some imprinted with the company name, some with long and curling tails, some with shorter, stubbier tails, some with stripes, some with spots. And they were painted in a variety of striking Sherwin-Williams color choices. In 1905, Sherwin-Williams full-time advertising manager, George Ford, thought the company needed a new trademark, one that would catch the eye and convey an immediate message. He patented a new trademark, and one we recognize today, the "Cover the Earth" logo, or can pouring paint over the Earth. These Chameleon Doorstops were no longer made after 1905.

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