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How manufacturing may show in your finished 1894 Sign Co. sign.

Each 1894 Sign Co. sign is a truly unique and handmade product. As such, you will see some of the beautiful natural manufacturing variability that comes from a handmade process refined over 100 years and your product may vary slightly from images shown on our website.

Based on our experience, here are a few of the natural variances that you might see on your sign:


Digits and spacing

Each digit and space is placed onto your sign by hand and then moved into a press that’s over 50 years old. As a result, you may find that digit spacing and alignment varies slightly.

Fonts and sizing

We recommend using the 1 ¾” digits for most signs. The 1 ¾” digits have a strong edge profile, known in the business as the die’s “shoulder”, to create an eye-catching 3D effect.

As the smallest digit in the range, 1 ¾” digits also leave you the most space for your phrase.



Depending on the size and shape of your sign, we offer a range of pre-punched holes so it’s really easy to fix your sign in your preferred location. We try to standardise the position of the holes using our punch but as a 50+ year old piece of equipment we do find that it moves by a few millimetres.


Quality checking

You can be assured that all signs are quality checked by our expert team before despatching.  If you have any queries with your sign, please get in touch. 


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If you have any queries regarding this disclaimer or anything else related to The 1894 Sign Co, please get in touch, we’ll be happy to help.

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