Guide to the Richard Pollay Acme Advertising Collection, 1850s-2006 and undated
The Acme Advertising Collection is one of the collections created by Professor Richard Pollay in the History of Advertising Archives (Faculty of Commerce, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia). The collection was motivated by the observation that Acme named enterprises are characteristically small ventures that represent the grass roots of local and regional economies. At the same time, the ubiquity of the Acme brand name has made its way into popular culture, where it has become an icon for independent business in general, featured in print cartoons from artists such as Gary Larson (The Far Side) and G.B. Trudeau (Doonesbury), and in the Warner Bros. animated Road Runner features. Items in the Acme Collection come from a variety of sources. Many items were donated to Dr. Pollay, but the majority were acquired by Dr. Pollay himself over several decades. In earlier years items were found in shops, flea markets, and antique stores across North America. However, in recent years most items were acquired through the internet auction site, eBay (www.eBay.com). The Acme Advertising Collection dates from the 1850s through 2006 and consists of approximately 3000 items from over 900 distinct companies and producers, primarily of U.S. or Canadian origin, all bearing the brand name Acme. The collection contains a diverse array of items, both three-dimensional and printed materials, including: promotional items and memorabilia; trade cards; business cards; magazine tear sheets; catalogs; newspaper clippings; signs; displays; writing instruments; rulers; clothing; toys and games; school and office stationery supplies; photographs and slides. A number of corporations are represented in the collection, including: Acme Bail Bonds; Acme Boots; Acme Brick Company; Acme Harvester; Acme Markets; Acme Motor Truck Company; Acme White Lead and Color Works; Duane H. Nash, Inc.; Lautz Bros. and Company; and Warner Bros.
- Collection Number
- Richard Pollay Acme Advertising collection
- 1850s-2006 and undated
- Pollay, Richard W.
- 75 Linear Feet, 3000 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
- Series 1: Kitchen Collectibles, 1876-1998 and undated
- Series 2: Wardrobe and Bedroom Collectibles, 1900-1978 and undated
- Series 3: Toys, Games, Sports, Recreation, 1929-2001 and undated
- Series 4: Office and School Supplies, 1889-2000 and undated
- Series 5: Domestic Hardware, 1910-1994 and undated
- Series 6: Grocery and Store Collectibles, 1850s-1999 and undated
- Series 7: Acme Beer, 1912-2004 and undated
- Series 8: Warner Brothers Collectibles, 1970-2006 and undated
- Series 9: Clothing Collectibles, 1991-1995 and undated
- Series 10: Industrial Hardware, 1900-1906 and undated
- Series 11: Bottles and Jars, 1889-1961 and undated
- Series 12: Catalogs, 1890-2004 and undated
- Series 13: Stationery and Certificates, 1894-2003 and undated
- Series 14: Books and Monographs, 1880-1996 and undated
- Series 15: Specialty Aids, 1880s-2000 and undated
- Series 16: Posters, Magazine and Newspaper Advertisements, 1898-2004 and undated
- Series 17: Three-Dimensional Sales and Promotional Items, 1896-2005 and undated
- Series 18: Photographs and Negatives, 1898-1999 and undated
- Series 19: eBay Files, 1998-2003
- Series 20: Acme Bail Bonds, undated
- Series 21: Acme Motor Truck Company, 1918-1988 and undated
- Series 22: Audiovisual Materials, 1973-2006 and undated
- Series 23: Matchbook Covers, 2000s and undated
- Series 24: Telephone Directories, 1976 and undated
- Series 25: Business cards, undated
- Series 26: Trade Cards, 1882-1891 and undated
- Series 27: Slides, 1978-1997 and undated
- Series 28: Miscellaneous Items, 1896-2002 and undated
The Acme Advertising Collection dates from the 1850s through 2006 and consists of approximately 3000 items from over 900 distinct companies and producers, primarily of U.S. or Canadian origin, all bearing the brand name Acme. The collection contains a diverse array of items, both three-dimensional and printed materials, including: promotional items and memorabilia; trade cards; business cards; magazine tear sheets; catalogs; newspaper clippings; signs; displays; writing instruments; rulers; clothing; toys and games; school and office stationery supplies; photographs and slides. A number of corporations are represented in the collection, including: Acme Bail Bonds; Acme Boots; Acme Brick Company; Acme Harvester; Acme Markets; Acme Motor Truck Company; Acme White Lead and Color Works; Duane H. Nash, Inc.; Lautz Bros. and Company; and Warner Brothers.
A significant part of the collection is organized and grouped to represent rooms in a house. For example, kitchen items have been collected together. Office, wardrobe, and bathroom items are similarly gathered. Most items are represented in the Detailed Description by thumbnail images. In all, the collection consists of 28 Series: Kitchen Collectibles; Wardrobe and Bedroom Collectibles; Toys, Games, Sports and Recreation; Office and School Supplies; Domestic Hardware; Grocery and Store Collectibles; ACME Beer; Warner Brothers; Clothing Collectibles; Industrial Hardware; Bottles and Jars; Catalogs; Stationery and Certificates; Books and Monographs; Specialty Advertisements; Posters, Magazine, and Newspaper Advertisements; Sales Oddities; Photographs; eBay Files; Acme Bail Bonds; Acme Truck; Audiovisual Materials; Match Covers; Telephone Directories; Business Cards; Trade Cards; Slides; and Miscellaneous Items.
The collection arrived already organized into 28 series. Every item had been assigned an “accession number,” a unique 8-digit identifier, in the format “100-xx-xxx” : the middle digits refer to the Series number, and the last three digits represent a running accession sequence within the Series. Items have been arranged by Series and numerically therein; however, there are a few exceptions where items have been transferred to another series after having been previously assigned an accession number. The collection also arrived with a descriptive database that was created and maintained by Professor Pollay's staff. The item descriptions in this finding aid represent a distillation of that database into a form more consistent with EAD-compliant finding aids. The collection has been processed with the original order maintained as much as possible. In addition, some items have been deaccessioned or retained by the donor, and only a digital image of the item exists in the collection. Those have been noted in the inventory.
Series 1: Kitchen Collectibles consists of Acme products for kitchen use: juice extractors; sifters; cast iron pans; and other utensils.
Series 2: Wardrobe and Bedroom Collectibles consists of Acme products for use in the bedroom or used as part of a wardrobe, including shoe pads, zippers, scissors, etc.
Series 3: Toys, Games, Sports and Recreation includes Acme toys and games, and other items used in sports and recreation, including model cars, toy trains, whistles, and playing cards.
Series 4: Office and School Supplies includes Acme products used as office and school supplies: erasers, staplers, rulers, pencils, etc.
Series 5: Domestic Hardware includes objects related to hardware used in homes, including wall thermometers; padlocks; iron hinges; and binoculars.
Series 6: Grocery and Store Collectibles includes grocery items such as evaporated milk, potato bags, bread bags, store signs, product display signs, and postcards.
Series 7: ACME Beer includes bottles, tins, catalogs, souvenir programs, flat advertisements and advertising objects relating to the Acme brand of beer.
Series 8: Warner Brothers consists of advertising objects and novelty items from Warner Bros. that feature the Acme label: Wile E Coyote lapel pin; Acme Optical glass case; along with clothing items like neckties, waist pouches, sweatshirts, and hats.
Series 9: Clothing Collectibles consists of clothing items featuring the Acme label and includes aprons, caps and T-shirts.
Series 10: Industrial Hardware includes industrial type objects like printing plates, radio control switches, etc.
Series 11: Bottles and Jars consists of bottles, glassware and jars featuring the Acme name or logo Also included are two colored glass slides, a baby's bottle and items in glass picture frames.
Series 12: catalogs includes various-sized catalogs, brochures, ledgers, and flyers. They are: Acme Trading Co., Acme Boot Co., and Acme Brick. Each item is individually described.
Series 13: Stationery and Certificates consists of assorted business stationery and certificates, including examples of late 19th century and early 20th century lithography on bond certificates and company letter heads. The companies Duane H. Nash Inc., Acme Harvester Co., and Acme Shear Co. provide examples of typical workmanship.
Series 14: Books and Monographs includes books, picture books, monographs and magazines that feature the Acme sign or logo or make mention of Acme.
Series 15: Specialty Advertisements consists primarily of promotional items such as blotters; small calendars; stickers; and slide charts that feature an Acme logo or trademark.
Series 16: Posters, Magazine, and Newspaper Advertisements consists of print advertisements; mounted clippings; and photocopies of stationery and other paper items. Several companies are featured, including: Acme Boot Co., Acme Card System Co., Acme Harvester Co., Acme White Lead and Color Paint Works, Acme Wagon Co., Acme Washing Machine Co., and Acme Visible Card System. Each item is individually described. Each item carries an accession number.
Series 17: Sales Oddities consists of various advertising objects that feature an Acme logo or trademark, including both printed and three-dimensional objects such as tokens, pocket items, patches and decals.
Series 18: Photographs consists of photographs, negatives, and reprints of various shops, billboard, signs, and buildings featuring the Acme sign or logo. There are several pictures from Acme News Pictures, Inc. and Acme Telephoto, both press agencies.
Series 19: eBay Files consists of printouts from eBay.com relating to Acme-branded items. Printouts are housed in binders which are arranged roughly by year.
Series 20: Acme Bail Bonds consists of mostly printed materials related to the Acme Bail Bonds Company.
Series 21: Acme Truck consists of print advertisements for the Acme Truck, predominantly dating 1918-1922.
Series 22: Audiovisual Materials consists of sound and video recordings on various formats: cassette and video tapes; CD-ROM; vinyl records; and CDs. Each item features “Acme” as a trademark or logo or as part of the band name.
Series 23: Match Covers consists of assorted matchbook covers featuring the Acme label. Items are housed in a binder.
Series 24: Telephone Directories consists of the advertising Yellow pages. The provenance of these advertisements is largely unknown. The Series reflects the order in which they were collected.
Series 25: Business Cards consists of 138 business cards from various Acme companies. Items are housed in one binder.
Series 26: Trade Cards consists of various trading cards that were produced between the late 1880s and the 1930s. The bulk of items comes from the Lautz Bros Soap Co.
Series 27: Slides consists of 232 slides of various objects, locations and businesses featuring the name Acme. Slides are housed in one binder.
Series 28: Miscellaneous Items consists of miscellaneous items featuring the Acme label, name or trademark. Includes gas masks, farm implements, etc.
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White plastic sifter with “Acme Mini Sifter” in red letters on one side; comes with original card which reads “Mini-Gadget It really works!” Verso of card lists features of sifter. Made in China.
Plastic red gum ball machine magnet still encased in original plastic packaging and card. #92001. Acme logo (black letter A with blue star in the center) found on both sides of card. Made in China.
One plastic note clip magnet designed with short, sharpened yellow pencil with “Acme 2” on it and a lined notepad with the words “note clip.” Embossed at the back: “c 1995 Acme China.” On back of magnet is a barcode label. Made in China.
Metal mini coarse grater in its original packaging and card. Front of card reads: “Mini-gadget coarse grater, It really works! #96530.” Back of card shows Acme logo and production information. In mint condition. “Acme grater” engraved on item. Made in China.
Metal juicer with text etched faintly around the spout: “Acme Juice Extractor Turn into front this way (drawing of an arrow) Made in USA Pat. Pend.” No company information on item. See 100-01-06 for the final patented product and for source of company information.
Metal juicer for oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes and apples, meant to be inserted into fruit; comes in its original box of the Acme box colors: black and orange. Box has illustrated instructions on use and cleaning of item. Box doubles as a mailing box, complete with a note to the Postmaster that “it can be opened for postal inspection if necessary.” Except for slight tear on box lid, item and box are in good condition.
Thin metal utensil with curled, pointed tip and two rings on either side of base of cutter. Seems to be missing a “T” handle. Slightly discolored. Envelope has the black and orange colors of Acme packaging. Envelope is stained, torn at corner and creased. Front of envelope reads: “The Acme Twin Cutter, tastefully served food tastes better. Price 50 cents.” Reverse side carries directions on how to use and keep it clean and bright-- “rinse thoroughly with hot water and place over a hot stove to dry.”
Thin metal utensil with curled, pointed tip and two rings on either side of base of cutter. Seems to be missing a “T” handle. Item shows discoloration. Original envelope has green and brown colors (instead of orange and black Acme colors). Text on front includes: “tastefully served food tastes better. Price 50 cents;” stamp and star of approval by “General Housekeeping Institute” on front; reverse side has directions on use and cleaning. Torn and creased in several places.
One empty coffee can with painted label; “Acme brand coffee” on one side; picture of a coffee pot and cup of hot coffee with its steam spelling out “Acme Coffee” on other side. Comes with lid with “Acme Brand Coffee” embossed on it. Background shows coffee berries and a lower panel of white dots against a red background. Dents in couple places; may have been used for other purposes. Paint scratched off in several places. American Stores Company is the distributor.
One empty brown box complete with bone shaped tin cookie cutter. Text on box includes “Dog Easy Directions” to make “34 delicious dog bone treats;” ingredient and nutritional information. Text on sides of box: “Adored by dogs worldwide regardless of breed! Manufactured exclusively for Restoration Hardware by Woofer's.” In mint condition.
One plastic blue and gray coffee mug with lid. Acme registered trademark, with the boot inside the letter “c,” is painted all over the mug. Base of the mug reads: Whirley, Warren, Penn., USA; Patent Pending; and the recycling symbol “LDPE 4.” Lots of scratches on lid.
Sportsman set with two utensils: can and bottle opener and ice pick in a clear plastic container. Both have plastic handles with red tips; ice pick has a plastic cover for its tip. Text on handles reads: “Acme Laundry Call PA 2-5250 Sales Builder Sample L-208-212.” “Patent Pend” inscribed on reverse side of opener. Handles have drawings of a man fishing (ice pick) and a man cooking barbecue (opener).
Metal flour sifter; sifter turner has wooden handle; wire strainer is intact but with couple of holes. “Acme” in capital letters is embossed on front of sifter. Item shows discoloration and rust. Seems worn out from use.
Set of 5 circular menders for repairing leaks in assorted sizes and 1 reamer wrench attached to card. Text on front side of blue and orange card includes “Rustless material, No cement, rivet or solder required, Can be used at once, No waiting.” Text on reverse side carries description of menders, directions and illustrations. Card shows minor stains and some water damage. Reamer wrench in rusty condition.
Two metal latticed-shaped cutters and garnishers with red wooden handles; attached to cards. Front side of card reads: “For: Fancy French Fries, Latticed Potatoes...Corrugated edges on Grapefruit...Sandwiches...Chopping Onions...” and includes directions. Reverse side of card gives full directions and illustrations on how to use item. On one corner is a drawing of a woman in an apron holding the item with text: “Makes any hostess a food artist.” Items show discoloration; some stains and creases on cards.
Box set consists of a garnisher, a ball cutter and a slicer and shredder; all made of metal and red wooden handles. Box in poor condition, tears on several places, one of the lids held by tape; other side of box missing its cover. Text on back of box includes instructions and illustrations on how to use the three utensils. One side reads: “tastefully served food tastes better;” other side reads: “An invaluable aid in preparing attractive dishes quickly.”
Set of decorating tips in its original box: a red plastic gadget with 5 circular metal cutters, and a plastic-lined icing cone with 5 plastic tips and 4 metal tips. Red plastic gadget is a product of Popeil Bros, Chicago, Ill. Text on box includes: “The Acme set now makes it easy to be an expert.” One side gives general instructions on use; the other side has 3 recipes. Paper box is stained and torn in several places; flaps are all that are left of the lids.
One metal mincer with cutting wheels and red wooden handle. Bottom side of orange and black box has instructions on use of mincer to mince vegetables, cut noodles and tenderize steaks; cleaning directions on other side of box. On one side of the box, text reads: “tastefully served food tastes better.” Slight tear on side of box; mincer in excellent condition.
One stainless steel chopper and slicer at its centre; with green painted metal handle. On reverse side of chopper: “Pat. Pend. Stainless Steel” and the triangle logo of Acme MGM Company. Scratches on steel chopper; paint on handle quite worn out.
One metal grater which doubles as a cake-cooling rack. Comes in original envelope. Reverse side of envelope states the safety features of the grater, its economical features, directions on use, health promotion info and list of food items it can grate. Front side of envelope carries seal of approval from Good Housekeeping Institute. Price on envelope: 50 cents. Creases and couple of tears on envelope. Slight discoloration on grater.
One grater that doubles as a strainer, dicer and cake-cooling rack; inscribed on handle: “ACME The only genuine safety grater pat'd and made in USA.” On reverse side of envelope are illustrations and directions. Stains, signs of water damage and tears on envelope. On left hand corner of envelope is a drawing of the grater under the microscope: “Cutting edges of special triangular wire used. Inferior imitations use ordinary round wire which has no cutting edge.” Item in excellent condition.
One metal splicer with screw-like tip on one end an a circular handle on the other end; Acme MGM Company triangle logo on reverse side of item. Blue and orange colors on the Acme box; front side displays blue star; reverse side provides directions on use. One side reads: “tastefully served food tastes better.” Other side has cleaning instructions. Discoloration on item. Some stains on box.
Three metal bottle caps; “Made in USA” around the little knob; traces of paint.
One empty tin from Acme Tea Company; red and gold colors and designs. Scratches, rust stains on item. Lid is shut tight.
One white, blue-rimmed graniteware mug with blue handle; on one side of mug is an illustration of a woman in a Victorian gown. Text reads: “Acme (inflated) dress improver. Worth and Pontifex, Waterproofers, Grosvenor Gardens, Trenton.” Paint is chipped in several places. Film of dirt on bottom inside the mug. Residue of glue from sticker outside of mug.
One tin pie plate with trademark of “Acme Humble Pie Company” etched in the center of pie plate. Scratches on item. Evidence of use.
One metal coal spoon with “Acme Coal Company--Phone 6-1183” on handle. Etched on spoon: “Level Full 1/4 cup.” Spoon is tarnished.
One small cast iron pan with “Pat-Acme-Nov.76.” Evidence of much use.
Text reads: “Each press makes a cookie. Select your design and out they come.” Metal cookie maker with all attachments for cookies and icing. Evidence of some rust. Box is worn and has one significant tear. Circa 1920s? Good condition.
Text reads: “Acme Coremaster. Stainless Steel. Made in USA.” Item has small plastic (?) handle. Good condition.
Varnished wooden handle, image of ice-cream pail on one side. Lettering not clear. Metal spike protrudes other end. Comes to blunt point. Rust. Good condition. Company ID taken from advertisement: See 100-12-100.
One ceramic mug with Bugs Bunny surrounded by barrels and boxes of Acme T. N. T, explosives, dynamite, fireworks and gunpowder; text reads: “My life is one big accident waiting to happen.” Bottom of mug has the Applause trademark, copyright with Walt Disney Company and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. Made in Korea.
Text reads: “Thanks! Acme Chevrolet Co. Inc., Robinson, Ill., Stainless Steel Steak Knives.” Original box contains 4 plastic handled stainless steel knives. Made in Japan.
One tin lunch box with detachable lid. Embossed on lid is “Acme” and “RD. No. 717712.” Latch on the side holds lid in place. Item is rusty.
One metal bucket with a smaller container inside it attached to a latch and handle. Directions on use are embossed on lid of smaller container; difficult to read as the lid is worn-out and rusty. Painted labels worn out and faded. Discoloration on item. Text on bucket: “Acme the 5 minute ice cream freezer;” “no gears or other complicated parts to wear out. Produces smooth velvety ice cream, water ices...with five minutes easy turning.”
One hot plate encased within a stainless steel holder with three legs. Metal holder has “Acme” cut outs on it. Item comes with electric cord. Richard Pollay did the metal work restoration. Evidence of use; hot coil with burnt marks and stains. Stainless steel holder in good condition.
Acme set of decorating tips, parchment paper, mini-bottles of food coloring, an illustrated birthday cake book of instructions, icing recipes and designs. Box and book are damaged and torn and in very fragile condition.
One metal pie plate with “Acme Toasted Pies” embossed on bottom. Little pie holes dot bottom of plate. Plate is worn out and rusty.
Folded pamphlet with recipes and product line description.
One black cast iron set of kitchen scales, with rusty tray. Markings on base of scale: “Acme 4 lbs.” Scale reader is from 0 to 16 oz. and etched on it is: “At Eatons Limited 5680.” Five rusty bolts inside hidden compartment in tray holder. No weights included.
Model #2. Carries name of “Acme” on one side. Made out of cast iron, it clamps onto a table top or kitchen counter. Comes with a wooden handle. Some rust stains, but otherwise seems to be in good condition.
Gold lettering on blue mug: “Acme--1891-1991--100th Anniversary.” Gold lettering on blue coaster: “Acme 1891-1991 100th Anniversary.”
Metal blade, wood handle. Red and black lettering on wood handle. “Another Service From Acme Oil Company.” “Higher Quality Gas and Oils” “Phone 11--Frankenmuth, Mich.” Blade has surface rust. Paint on handle worn. General use wear.
Foam aluminum can cooler. Fits 1 can. White lettering on black foam. “Acme Oyster House Since 1910” “724 Iberville St. New Orleans, LA (504) 522-5552.” 5 cm vertical tear. NOTE: much of the Acme Oyster House chain was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina on August 29th 2005. As of July '06 the chain's website reported that only three of their locations are open, and that some employees are not accounted for. See website for more current news and information.
One size 9, cork Acme insole with the trademark “Eureka Leather House. Lebanon, Penn.” Cloth bottom.
Painted on the wood is “Acme Collar-Q patents pending.” Comes with a white collar in between the slats. Text on collar reads: “Arrow-weave, Cluett, Peabody and Company, USA.” Tag attached to item reads: “071442 Collar straightener 21.00.” Collar is stained and yellowish.
One metal badge from Acme Electric and Manufacturing Company with a plastic covered ID picture of employee no. 730. Comes with receipt to Richard Pollay from D. Craig MacFarland from Kenmore, N.Y., dated 5-7-98, for the amount of $3.78. Rust on back of item. Stains on item.
Shoe brush with wooden handle and natural bristles from Acme Towel and Linen Supply Ltd. Painted lettering on handle reads: “Immaculately clean. Vancouver, B. C.” Nice varnish finish.
One pair of moulded plastic boot jacks, with elaborate flower design and “Acme” on its face. Price sticker on one of them is from Acme Boot Factory Outlet $4.99.
One stainless steel razor, with black handle from Keene Cutlery Company. Engraved on the blade is “The Celebrated Acme Razor.” Comes in black cardboard box, taped on one end, remnants of glue on the other. Razor in good condition.
One silver, velvet-lined eyeglass case from Acme Optical Company, “Satisfaction Guaranteed” on the cover. Empty. Also includes engraving of the outlines of three Looney Tunes characters. On the back of the case is: “TM and copyright 1994. Warner Bros, Inc. Made in China.” Minor scratches on case.
One tie press of walnut wood. Lacquer finish with geometric design on cover. Stainless steel hinges and ornate latch. Gold sticker inside the press reads: Acme Tie Press Pat. No. 214027. Item in good condition.
One wooden hanger with “Acme Dye Works, Expert dry cleaners 16th and Paloma” painted on one side. Faded text also includes “home phone” and “Sunset South.” Item in good condition.
Three metal and wooden pant hangers from Acme Trouser hanger, pat. June 5, 1900. Two of the hangers have “Feibel Bros, Hillsboro and Columbus” printed on other side of the hanger. Rust on metal handles, lots of evidence of use.
One large tie press with storage; made from oak. Small metal sign nailed on lid reads: “Acme tie press, Patents pending. --Knob” is a leather latch. Press comes with a box with two compartments. Minor scratches on box.
One brown colored, cloth zipper with “Acme” written on the metal handle. Strip of brown leather at the end of the zipper.
One pewter tankard with embossed design on one side showing the Acme building and the words “Acme Saw and Manufacturing Company, Cleveland, Ohio.”
Black vinyl case holds pair of Brown tinted sunglasses that fold up small. Glass is lightly scratched. Good condition.
Black vinyl case holds pair of Black tinted sunglasses that fold up small. Glass is lightly scratched. Good condition.
Black leather watch has glass face with Acme Delivery logo on it. Wind up. Original brown velvet case. “Whitehall Co. Jeweler.” Excellent condition.
One stainless steel bottle opener with “Metal stitchers, Acme Steel Company Chicago” engraved on one side. Shaped like a key, two metal staple wires on item. Hole on one end for a chain or string. Some grime on item.
One yellow and brown plastic badge from Acme Commercial Security. Triangular shaped, in the form of a yellow “A.” Metal clip attached on back of item.
One mini wooden frame with glass picture of a woman, dressed in purple hat and clothes and carrying a parasol. Text reads: “Acme Complexion Powder producing beauty--grins upon the most snarling countenances.” On the back of the frame is handwritten “D. W. 1978.”
One gray plastic belt hanger with Acme Boots trademark, “Since 1929” in blue letters. In small print: “B and G, N.Y. Pat Nos. 4,453,655.”
One white-colored, plastic hanger with no. “36” on top and the trademark of Acme Boot on the item.
One stainless steel watch, with glow-in-the-dark Arabic numerals and hands. On the face of the watch is: “Acme Shock-Resistant, Triple Tested.” Back of the watch is series of geometric designs. Meant to be carried on a chain.
One metal pocket watch, with glow-in-the-dark Arabic numerals and hands. On the face of the watch is: “Acme Shock-Resistant, Triple Tested.” Plastic cover of watch is broken. Rust on hook and hands of watch.
One dark pink, plastic cigarette kit with slip on cover. Drawing of pot marked “Acme Coffee Company” pouring coffee into a cup on lid; text includes: “Enjoy Acme Coffee. It’s flavor wins favor. No. 4a Smokit.”
One vinyl, black-colored coin purse with the “magnetic” snap; on one side of the purse is the trademark and name of Acme Federal Credit Union.
One little leather pouch with snap on cover; inside is a nail and an unstruck match inserted into the leather. On the back of the item is printed in gold letters “Acme Cleaners 3600 Hereford Peoria, Ill. No. 261-22 C.” Item is in excellent condition.
One leather tooled handbag with short strap and metal clasp. Floral and leaf design on front and back of bag. Embossed on bottom of bag: “Acme Leather Products, Sonoma.” Item in excellent condition.
Bronze metal cuff links, light brown some, rectangular shape. Acme is visible engraved on back, patented, also legible. No other identifying information is visible.
One genuine leather purse with zipper; oval-shaped. Back of purse shows a cowboy riding a rodeo horse and the trademark “Acme Leather Products S. F. Cal.” Except for a couple of little worn out spots, coin purse is in good condition.
Round metal belt buckle. White, black, and red logo in centre.
Red plastic box with 2 decks of playing cards inside. Designs of wild ducks and pheasants on cards. Gold lettering on face of box reads: The Acme Plumbing Supply Company, 500 East First Street Dayton 2, Ohio. Minor scratches on surface of box. Cards in good condition.
One “gold” cardboard box with the gold logo of the Acme Fast Freight embossed on the velvet covered lid. Two decks of cards inside the box; one deck with the logo against a blue background, the other with the logo against a red background. Lid is torn in one corner but cards in good condition.
One transparent plastic box with 2 decks of playing cards inside. Detachable lid with “Tancraft plastic coated” on top of lid. Sides and bottom of box decorated with gold specks. Minor scratches on box. Two decks of cards inside the box; one deck with the logo against a blue background, the other with the logo against a red background.
One velvet slipcase box with “silver” edges; 2 decks of playing cards inside. On top of lid is a silver paper sticker: “Plastic coated Duratone Playing Cards.” Box is torn in two corners and paper is worn out in several areas. The decks of cards are in brown and green sets, each card with “Acme Builders Supply and Hardware, Inc.” on the back.
One die cast model of Days Cone vehicle “Acme Office Cleaning Company 17” in its original box. Toy model is in white with black lettering on its side and hood. Back of box shows pictures of different models in the Days Cone series. “For ages 8 and over.” Small tear on the box. Toy car in excellent condition.
Acme Super Markets die cast model (1:64 scale), part of the Acme Markets Archives Collection, in its original packaging. Back of box shows a photograph of an Acme truck in 1950s. Bottom of box shows number “L53108 Peterbilt 260. Peterbilt trademarks licensed by Paccar, inc. Bellevue, Washington,USA. --Made in China by Hartoy, Inc.” in Florida.
One plastic toy model of the Acme big rig truck with detachable cab, free rolling wheels and 5 food packages, in the form of canned goods, that can fit in the trailer. Plastic from original packaging is open, creased, worn-out and has pen marks. Printed price on item reads: $1.99. Cardboard packaging shows interior and exterior view of an Acme Store.
One building kit of the Acme Dye Company, typical of the early 1900s and are designed to fit on the smallest layout and on big railroad empires. Overall size required is 7 1/2x6 inches. Paper label on lid of box reads: “Korber models Hometown USA.” Inside the box are: 2 1/2 instruction sheets, paper label, building frame wrapped in plastic, 4 separate parts, sealed brown envelope filled with other parts, and a Christmas card from Michael Johnson, 537 14th St, Elko, NV (702)738-1200.
Plastic toy model of an Acme Fast Freight trailer, made up of 5 cars. In its original mailing box from Fritz, PO Box 286 Holand, N.Y. Value written on box: $3.99. Each part wrapped in paper or plastic.
Bible card game in a box: 66 cards and instructions inside the lid of the box. Cover of the box reads: “helps folks get acquainted with books of the Bible and provides entertainment for church groups.” Divider inside box reads: “If you like this, try Bible lotto, Bible rhymes, bible lotto or hymn quartettes, price 50c each- 60 c postpaid.” Box is torn in several places; cards in good condition.
Wooden cribbage board with 4 pegs (2 red, 2 white) kept in a peg container beneath the board. Text “Brooks Cribbage Board” and “Registration Design No. 11544” found on face of board. Minor scratches. Not sure how many pegs were originally with the cribbage board. “Acme Made in Canada” in fine print on face of board.
One Nintendo game pak “Looney Tunes Acme Animation Factory.” Includes Instruction Manual.
One paper box of 16 Leader sparklers. Face of box shows a drawing of George Washington against a backdrop of stars and two lit torches. Back of box warns: “Caution Flammable.” Box says “8 pieces No. 8.” Also includes a seal of State of California State Fire Marshal “Safe and sane registered fireworks.” Side panels show “other cautions.” Box torn in several places, quite worn out.
Four small, red and blue boxes, each one with 5 rolls of “perforated repeating toy paper caps (250 shots). --Surefire-loud for all repeating cap pistols.” Warning on use printed on box. All boxes are in original, unopened condition except for one. See Cap Pistol 100-3-20.
One silver whistle with “The Acme, Made in England” on the face of the whistle. Whistle meant to be strung on a string.
One empty box for the “deluxe plastic folding cribbage board for two-three-or more players, No. 33.--Another Acme Quality Product.” Torn in several places, bent out of shape.
One plastic film strip viewer. Embossed near viewer: “Acme Pat. 1999133 U. S. A.”
One automatic repeating cap pistol “to be used only in states where permitted.” Comes with sheet of instructions, torn and stained in several places. Pistol is rusty and stained in several places. Comes with a blank tag. See Pistol Paper Caps 100-3-16.
Set of 3 Acme ice delivery trucks toy models. One is red and white, one is blue and white, and one is all white. “Acme Ice” on both sides of the truck. All white model has one wheel broken off.
One deck of playing cards in its plastic wrapping. Features “Acme Resin” on the back of the cards. Item in excellent condition.
One little brown packet of 100 Acme phonograph needles, “No. 2 Loud Tone,--Clearest and most natural sounding needles in the world.” Envelope is unopened. On the reverse side of the envelope is “Guaranteed to play the longest record properly and to produce a natural clear tone.”
One white golf ball; text written on it: “00 Precept MC,” “Lady” and includes the logo of Acme Alliance.
One pink fish hook with the logo of Acme Brick on both sides of the “fish.” Comes in its original store packaging. Fishing lure is a product of Cotton Cordell Super Spot but carries the Acme Brick logo. Designed, modeled and tested in the USA, assembled in El Salvador.
“Trains scaled from official blue prints.” 4 Piggyback Vans, plastic, each in original packaging, with “Acme Fast Freight” in red and black letters on van side. Housed in original box. Excellent Condition.
“Complements of Acme Chemical Co., mfg chemists. For over 50 years quality above all.” Light blue velveteen-like cover, gold edging, image of ducks on one side. Same image on cards. Cards in excellent condition.
Complete Rental and Fishing Tool Service. Color image and text. Name Tool/NL Industries Inc. Plastic coated cards, Made in USA. Company locations on reverse side. Cards made by: Brown and Bigelow Inc., the Business Builders, MN. Good condition.
Black and grey box with transparent window to view playing card. Company symbol on cards. Good condition.
Cel-u-tone finish playing cards. Light blue case, velveteen-like cover, gold edging. 2 decks of cards. Red and blue respectively. Bottom of box stamped: “D K Berry. N. Vancouver, BC.” Cover has slight marks, cards are in ex. Condition.
“Complements of Acme Door and Sash Company.” Red box. Blue and red playing cards featuring Topsail Schooner. Good condition.
“Thanks for being you.” Colored image and text. Cards made by: Brown and Bigelow Inc., the Business Builders, MN. Excellent condition.
Plastic box holds 2 unopened packs of playing cards. Image of company building on cards. Good condition.
Small pen knife. “Better dairy products.” Pearl finish. Rusting. Fair condition.
Acme Brick Company playing cards, original box is missing. Cards show signs of wear. Made by Brown and Bigelow St. Paul. Fair condition.
“86-6910 Acme Steamboat Playing cards. Manufacturing for Butler Bros. by the U.S. Playing Card Company.” “Air cushion finish.” Cards show signs of wear and small tears. Only blue packaging has company logo and image. Packaging torn, taped, dirty. Fair condition. Empty red card pack included. Info on red package slightly different, not as complete as blue package.
Novelty item. “John Michael Talbot's Portable Hole! Illusion become reality.” Instructions and deck of Bicycle Playing (joke cards) cards included. Cards opened. Good condition.
“The New three lane deluxe Cribbage Board for 2-3-4 players. Another Acme Quality product.” Wooden cribbage board, green felt on base, original wrapper and box. Excellent condition.
Slim steel pen knife. Comes in original “Zippo Pocket Knife” box. Good condition.
Small metal pen knife with “Acme Special” engraved on side, initials AA (?) engraved in monogram style on other side. Bronze and gold colors, Steel blades. Good condition. Because of small size, is housed in same bag as 100-03-39.
“Don't settle for less than the best--insist on Acme.” Original box contains panel and instructions. Panel measures: 4.5x16 cm. Good condition.
Music cylinders are metal edged with paper rolls. All are fox trots. Information example: pianist Phil Lynch, composer I. Berlin. “Down Among the Sugar Cane.” 3 Boxes are in good condition. One box falling apart. Cylinders appear to be in good condition.
One vacuum sealed lamp used for “perfect lighting for indoor movies or stills.” Text reads: “mount your camera...take the picture...the easy sure way.” Lamp comes with cord. “Acmelite” engraved on lamp stand. Lamp is by GE. Exposure guide for film and lamps on back of lamp. Bright orange cardboard box carries instructions for use and film requirements.
One track with two lamps and cord; track has a mount for a camera. Paper label in gold and maroon reads: “Acme Lite Mov-e-lite, Chicago.” On and off switch at the back. “Exposure Guide” label at the back is torn. Exposure guide reads: “Dist. By Canada Photo Products Limited, Toronto; mfg by Acme Lite Manufacturing Company, Chicago, USA.”
One button with a smiling yellow and purple sun in the center and “Welcome to Acme Summer” around it. Metal back. Several scratches on item.
One colored, cardboard prayer wheel with little hole in one corner and a pinhole in the center. Front of the wheel reads: “The Acme prayer wheel,” and “only $19.” Surface is worn out; pieces of newspaper and tape stuck on the back of the wheel.
Archery holder. For holding bows and quiver. Brown rubber. Patented. Some signs of wear but in good condition. “Acme Mich.” on item in gold lettering.
One white golf ball; text written on it: “Titleist 2,” “HVC 90” and includes the logo of Acme Mills Company.
One white golf ball; text written on it: “Pinnacle 2,” “Gold” and includes the logo of Acme Packaging Company.
One whistle with chain. “Acme Thunderer, Made in England” inscribed on the whistle.
One toy trailer in two parts; trailer missing one set of front wheels. Painted on both sides of trailer is the logo of Acme Fast Freight and the name “Acme.”
White metal Chevrolet panel truck (toy) in box. 1-800-293-4284; www.kpgraphics.com/virtual.
One toy bomb made up of wooden dynamite sticks attached to an “Acme Delivery Company” alarm clock. Alarm clock works. Item is one of Rick Pollay's teaching props. Label pasted on sticks reads: “Acme Bombs.”
One big, red cardboard tube dynamite with a white wick at the end. On the tube is a red and black label “Acme Dynamite.” Tube is empty. Used by Rick Pollay as a teaching prop.
One transparent boxed set of 2 decks of playing cards in yellow and black. Back of cards reads: “Acme Steel Safety Award.”
Orange-colored life vest in its original, but torn plastic package. Original price sticker intact “National Auto discount price 0-63, 802 LG,$3.47.” Item comes shrinkwrapped.
The object of this supermarket board game “is to be the first shopper to complete his shopping list and check out the store with his purchases in his shopping cart.” For 2 -4 players, for ages 7 to adults. Game seems to have been well-used. Lid is torn. Comes with two boards, cards, plastic pushcarts,lists, store items on cards, etc.
Brown colored toy piano refrigerator magnet. Gold label on front displays “ACME.” Back has “1998 Acme China.” Piano has batteries and when the keys are pressed down a tune plays.
“High School Music Book No. 22.” Ink markings on cover. Inscribed belonging to: L (?) T. Dixon. Dated '26.
One writing pad stripped of sheets; pad cover shows Acme logo. Price sticker reads: $.79.
One packet of ten pads in its original shrink wrapping. Pad cover shows Acme logo. Price sticker reads: $1.49.
One paper display holder for “genuine Acme scribers, dividers, pencil compasses, for carpenters, for joiners, for schools, for mechanics.” Display holder holds 9 metal compasses; three empty places in the holder. Paper holder stained, torn in several places.
One clear plastic box of push pins; box already opened. Text on box label is in English and French. Imported. Logo is a pair of scissors shaped as the letter A. Made in China.
One clear plastic box of eight (8) colored metal clips, with its original store card. Unopened. Imported. Price sticker reads: Mollie's $2.19. Imported by Acme Ruler Company Limited [Made in Taiwan].
Hand operated seal machine to make seals for the Acme Delivery Company; made of metal and brass. Label on the base of machine reads “B. C. Stamp Works.” On top of this label is a sticker with “Acme Delivery Company” typed on it. Machine in excellent condition.
One pack of 30 multi-colored push pins in its original store packaging; unopened. Card shows the Acme logo (scissors-shaped letter A); text in English and French. Imported by Acme Ruler Company, Hong Kong. Price sticker reads: $.89.
One plastic magnifier in its original store packaging, unopened, and attached to its store card. Text in French and English. Card carries the Acme logo (scissors-shaped A). Imported by Acme Ruler Company, Ltd from Hong Kong. Price sticker reads: $1.39. In excellent condition. Acme Ruler CO.
One empty box for 12 fold back clips, no. X-1412 and size 1 1/4. Box shows Acme logo (scissors-shaped A). Text in English and French. Residue of glue from price sticker on box cover.
One empty box for 12 fold back clips, no. X-1411 and size 3/4. Box carries Acme logo (scissors-shaped A). Text in English and French. Price sticker reads: $1.70. [Made in] Taiwan.
One stapler and box of No. 10 staples in its original plastic packaging, attached to the product card. Unopened. Text in English and French. Price sticker reads $1.49 from Army and Navy Store. Imported from Hong Kong. Card carries Acme logo (scissors-shaped A). Plastic starting to turn yellow.
One staple remover encased in original plastic packaging, attached to the product card. Unopened. Text in English and French. Imported from Taiwan. Card carries Acme logo (scissors-shaped A). Price sticker reads: $1.69. Glue on plastic very discolored.
One pair of safety scissors in its original plastic packaging and with product card. Card carries Acme logo (scissors-shaped A). Text in English and French. Price sticker reads: $1.39. Glue on plastic starting to discolor. Imported from Taiwan.
Set of three metal ring fasteners, “student’s tools,” glued in its original shrink-wrapped packaging and store card. Text in English and French. Price sticker reads: $1.10. Imported by Acme United Limited.
One stainless steel letter opener encased in its original packaging and store card. Engraved on handle of letter opener is the Acme logo with text: “Acme Japan. Stainless. Inoxydable.” English and French text on product card. Imported by Acme Ruler Co., Ltd. From Japan.
One pack of 6 multi-colored fold back clips (3/4") encased in plastic with its original product card. English and French text on card. Price sticker reads: $1.50. Imported from Taiwan.
One pair of scissors with blue handles; above the handle is engraved “stainless steel Japan” one side and the Acme logo. Product card is in English and French. Imported from Japan.
One math set with eight (8) pieces: plastic 6-inch ruler, plastic protractor, 2 plastic triangular rulers, a steel compass, short pencil, round sharpener and an eraser. All kept in a yellow box. Text on box in English and French. Made in China. Price sticker reads: $2.50.
One black, plastic letter opener. On handle is printed: “Greetings Acme Dairy Products Company, Massilton, Ohio.”
One white metal box, empty. Intended to hold nine (9) pieces shown on the lid of the box. Text on box is in English and French. Imported from England. Price sticker from The Bay: $2.28. Item has lots of scratches, dents; worn-out.
Clear glass paperweight; text inside the glass reads: “Acme Oil Company, refiners of petroleum, Pennsylvania and New York. Crown Acme Oil.” On the bottom of the paperweight, beneath the glass, is fine print that reads: “Pat. Sept 5th 1889, Barnes and Abrams, OO, Syracuse, N.Y.” Minor chips on bottom, some scratches, spots of dirt.
A package of 200 paper clips in its original store packaging. Unopened. Text on card in English and French. Price sticker from UBC Bookstore: $.98. Imported from Taiwan. Plastic packaging is discolored. Imported from Taiwan. Plastic package shows extreme yellowing.
One memo pad, with brown vinyl cover, with its memo pad. Front cover shows “Acme Truck Parts and Equip, Inc., Acme Lift Trucks, Inc. Ph: 466-7021 Stockton,Calif.” Cover has a slim pouch for a pen or pencil. Memo pad shows signs of past use.
One well-used foam eraser; paper label on red wooden handle reads: “Acme No. D. 115 Perfection Plastic foam eraser, To clean, rinse in water--Squeeze dry.” Small stain, probably from an old sticker.
Scale made of green plastic and metal. Scale shows post rates (?) for City, US and Air. Engraved in faded gold letters on the scale is the company name and address; also: “Tools-Dies, Experimental work, Metal stamping, General Machine work.” Comes in original red and black box. Top of box reads: Stamp- saver letter scale. Item in good condition. Box has minor scratches but in good condition.
One white paperweight made of brick (?). Engraved on face of stone is “Acme Brick.” Stain on face and discoloration on the bottom of the item. Some chipped edges. No information which Acme Brick Company this item belongs to.
One odd-sized foam eraser from Acme Ruler Company. Thick felt brown handle, with text on both sides: “Limited No. D-400-12 U. S. A.” Item has square-shaped stains on top, probably from stickers.
One well-used pencil; text painted on pencil reads: Acme Coal and Supply, 821 east 8th St, Phone 24-654. Item is badly scratched, paint has been chipped away in several places.
Two Acme University felt erasers stored in box. Both have wooden handles; One is University Eraser No. 2; the other is University Eraser No. 112. Labels on both erasers read: “Noiseless. Dustless. Cleans the board thoroughly.” The box is for D112 erasers. Box is torn in several places and has pencil markings on the lid. Box has the “lift the flap” feature on the lid.
One black, no. 85/2 unsharpened pencil; text on pencil includes “Acme Dairy Products Company, 235 Adams St, Canton, Ohio, DIAL 22-713.”
One mini slide rule from Acme Industries Inc. with its leather case. Back of slide rule carries logo of Acme Industries and includes text: “Jackson, Michigan, Manufacturers of Quality Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment since 1919.” Slide rule made in Denmark. Item in excellent condition.
One ruler with interesting lengths of measurement on either side. Along the center of the ruler is “Acme Metal Molding Company --1923 So. Los Angeles St.--LA 11 CAL--Richmond 9-3331.” Comes with leather case marked “Post.” Made in USA.
One circular slide rule with its own black plastic case. Plastic marker of slide rule is torn at the center; has a trademark of a compass and the name Takeda. Back of the slide rule is a circular conversion table. Front of black plastic case reads: “Acme Electric Corp. Limited, Transformers, Rectifiers, Power Supplies.” Black plastic case is torn.
One glass paperweight of the Aluminum Foundry Div, Acme Pattern and Tool Company, Inc. in Dayton-Ohio. The design features a black and white illustration of the company building. In one corner, in fine print is “Pat. Pending.” The paperweight also displays two little red dice inside a little circle. The bottom of the paperweight is a mirror. The paper design/mirror for the paperweight has come undone and is held together by tape. Minor scratches on item.
One raised dye ink pad with detachable lid. Text on top of lid includes: “Acme Tip Top Raised Dye Ink Pad, Persian Carpet,” and the number “5--Colors Hand Linked.” Colored strip pasted on label. Dye smudges on lid.
One wooden ruler, six inches long, with “Acme Thread and Supply Company--Trinity 4465” on it. The company name is repeated at the back of the ruler with this additional text: “Mill distributors, thread; Manufacturers Supplies, Cotton goods.” Stains on item; varnish worn out.
One used black Acme checking pencil, no. 1. Printed text on paper label includes: “An indelible pencil, made in all colors. For checking parcels, bundles and packages. Not affected by dampness, will not rub off. Guaranteed the best.” Text on pencil label is faded.
One metal pencil holder with a metal clip on. Painted on the holder is a drawing of a vintage Acme truck and “The Acme Moving and Storage Company, 178 George St, New Haven, Phone Pioneer 318.” Pencil inside the holder is tightly nested in a shiny metal tube. Some rust on the item; paint label is starting to come off.
One yellow plastic ruler with a “hologram” design that shows fractions and their decimal equivalents. Back of the ruler shows the logo of Acme Chain Corporation, Holyoke, Mass. Text includes: “Precision roller chains, serving all industries. Contact your local distributor for Acme service. For further engineering data, call JEfferson2-9458.” Item in good condition.
“A shopping mart in the valley.” Thin white plastic pen. Red tip removes. Good condition.
Pen has black body and silver top. Modern. Good condition.
“Authorized Unit Station. Sample No 25. Back Action Mechanism.” Black plastic body, silver metal tip and pen base. Modern. Good condition.
“Acme Gold Leaf Potato Chips.” Vintage pencil. Marbled yellow finish, gold metal top and base. Some rust. Pencil lead still works. Good condition.
“The standard of quality for 50 years,” Gold marble finish to pencil. Gold metal base. Black lid on top of pen. Vintage. Good condition.
“Atlas freight. Weir for service. James Weir and Sons Distributors.” Black and ivory colored body. Silver metal base. Vintage. Good condition.
“Protect your health by protecting your food.” Pencil is protected by metal cap. Removes and attaches at top of pencil to create longer pencil. Eraser attached. “American” engraved on pencil holder, along with “Dial 6181, 2nd and Main.” Good condition.
“New Location.” Pencil is protected by metal cap. Removes and attaches at top of pencil to create longer pencil. Eraser attached. Vintage. Good condition.
“Cigarette Vending Machines.” Ivory Colored body with text. Black base and top. Red ring around top. Metal tip and top. Vintage. Good condition.
Green wooden lead pencil. Company name in gold lettering, eraser attached. Used. Good condition.
“The executive Pocket Pal.” Metal ruler, folds out to 8 inches long. Information on ruler included decimal equivalents. Excellent condition.
Gold colored soft metal paper clip. Name Acme on clip. Good condition.
ivory middle of pen has company information on it. Red base, silver metal tip. “Ph: FR 0532.” Vintage. Good condition.
“Metalizing, Crankshaft Grinding, General machine Work, Seamless Metal Tubing.” Black plastic body. Silver metal tip. Modern. Good condition.
Small white plastic ruler, company information imprinted on ruler. “S. Slachman and Son.” Metric and inches provided. Good condition.
Yellow plastic body black base, metal tip. Made in USA. Good condition.
“Wood cuts, Photo refinishing, Electrotyping, Half tones, Line cuts. --Ph: Beekman 5561.” Metal (brass?) ruler. Black background. Inches only. Vintage. Good condition.
“Your Complete Staffing Service.” Blue plastic pen, modern. Lid attached. Good condition.
Ivory body with Company information on it. Metal tip, Pencil still works. “Acme Beer” appears on pen. Vintage. Good condition.
White plastic body, colored lettering, “Go With The Best.” Modern. Good condition.
White plastic pen, decorated in colors of American flag. Signs of wear. Moder. Good condition.
Black plastic body. Gold lettering. “Bic metal point.” Modern. Good condition.
White lead pencil. Gold lettering. Eraser attached. Used. Fair condition.
Black plastic pencil. Leads included. Eraser attached. Modern. Lettering in white. Good condition.
“The Acme Typewriter Ribbon. REM Portable. Acme Typewriter Exchange, Peoria Ill. Black--Red Record.” Tin is empty. Good condition.
Metal pen, green and silver. Letter A and paint roller image on top of pen. Modern. Good condition.
Rubber like body. Purple, black and clear plastic. Modern. Good condition.
Black metal pencil. Gold writing. “Made in USA. RED Point.” Vintage. Good condition.
White plastic body, metal base. Red Acme logo. Eraser on tip of pencil. “Scripto Atlanta.” Vintage. Good condition.
“Worm driven motor trucks. Seven sizes.” Wooden Lead pencil. Unused. Yellow and red design. Vintage? Good condition.
“Broiler ration, Mash or Pellets, Feeding made easy.” Wooden Lead pencil. Unused. White and blue design. Good condition.
Small wooden ruler, inches only. Made in USA. Vintage. Signs of wear but in good condition.
“Mirrors, Photo Frames, Leather Goods, Unconditional Satisfaction. Have We ever failed to deliver it?” Calendar on one side. Metric and inches. White Plastic? Good condition.
Metal ruler, company information on one side, inches and metric on other. Some rust. Ruler slides into blue leather pouch and has clip to hold in place in person's pocket? Good condition.
“Quality Building Materials.” Yellow marble like finish. Item dated and company information provided.
Brass letter opener. Also a ruler, 6 inches. Scratched, fair condition.
Stainless steel “inoxydable.” letter opener, made in Japan. Modern. Good condition.
End of letter opener has colored enamel logo of creating company. “Metal beds, Electrical conduit.” Good condition.
Letter opener is rusting, company information is raised on handle. Fair condition.
3 pens, blue plastic bodies, with white stripes. White erasers attached. Come in original package. Card inside: “Imported by Acme Mount Forest, ONT” Some ink has leaked in packaging. Fair condition.
“Acme Rents almost everything.” Wooden backing. Metal clip screwed into wood. Rust. Water stains. Scratched. Fair condition.
Wooden tape measure folds out in sections. Pencil marks. “Made in USA.” Signs of wear but in good condition. Metal tipped.
“Patronize your neighborhood laundry. --Acme Red Cap. Tops for all laundry services.” White coated metal ruler. Scratched. Metric and imperial measurement. Made in USA. Good condition.
“Efficiency refrigeration. Compact Kitchens. --Acme where inches count.” White coated metal ruler. Scratched. Metric and imperial measurement. Made in USA. Good condition.
“Garment hangers, mannequins, garment racks, plastic shoulder covers, salesman's supplies.” Green coated metal ruler. Metric and imperial measurement. Made in USA. Good condition.
“We do more than just answer your phone. We watch your business for you. Worchester's oldest answering service” Green coated metal ruler. Scratched. Made in USA. Metric and imperial measurement. Rust. Fair condition.
“Manufacturing caskets of distinction. Our Rule--Quality is our first consideration” Wooden varnished ruler. Inches and picas. Good condition.
Acme wooden varnished ruler. Imperial and metric measurements. Also French used. Made in Canada. Good condition.
“Standardized Drill Jig Bushings” Small slim steel ruler, angled at one end. Good condition.
“More and More Shoppers are Saying Meet Me at the Acme” White coated metal ruler. Scratched. Imperial measurement only. Made in USA. Good condition.
Box contains 5 boxes or original Colored card signals used by Acme Card System. Signals are color coated metal. Original packaging. Good condition.
Box of Acme metal fold back clips. Original box. Good condition.
“Your one stop shop for all your marine needs” Ruler is in inches only. Darkened wood. Smells of grease? Fair condition.
“A substitute for brush and ink. Will mark on any surface” Original box contains 12 unused (17 cm) blue marking pencils. Good condition. Box is deteriorating.
Brass. Lid opens up and has 1921 calendar under it. Rust. Discolored. Fair condition.
Steel tape measure. Blue lettering. Company information on lighter. Original plastic box: “Zippo Lifetime guarantee” Excellent Condition.
One gray, 3-ring binder with “Acme Academy, UBC MBA Core, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration” on cover. UBC logo in one corner. Excellent condition.
Pocket tape measure in the form of a Zippo lighter. On the face of the lighter is the logo of the Acme Printing Ink Company, Chicago. Pull-out tape measure has “Zippo” printed on the tape and on bottom of the item. Scratches on item.
One gray wooden display box for Acme school and office rulers. Bos has compartments for different sized rulers. Back of box has paper label on the “contents of display and how to re-order” Box is empty. Paper label is torn at the corners, pain has chipped off in certain areas, some cracks on the wooden surface, several stains on the side. Text on paper label includes: “Acme Ruler and Advertising Company, Limited, manufacturers of Acme Wood Specialities.”
One Acme C-90 (MS1000) cassette tape in its original plastic shrink-wrap. Label stuck on plastic wrap reads: “Imported by Intersave West Buying and Merchandising Services Calgary. Made in China” Text in English and French. Item in good condition.
One Acme C-90 (MS800) cassette tape with case. Made in China. Item in good condition.
One Acme C-60 cassette tape with case. Does not seem to have been used. Item in good condition.
One Acme E-180 VHS video tape in its original plastic shrink-wrap. Product information on the back of the tape is in English, French and German. Item in good condition.
One metal clipboard with adjustable slide calendar (1955-1959). Green felt backing. Instructions on using and setting the calendar on the board itself. Minor scratches.
One mechanical pencil, marble-like pale yellow finish. Silver tip. “Durolite” on shirtclip. Text on pencil: “Acme Industries, Inc. Jackson, Michigan, Manufacturing of quality air conditioning and refrigeration equipment since 1919” Logo on other end. Temp and pressure table also printed on pen. Pen does not work.
One fancy address book called “A Dress Book” Cover is made to look like a suit complete with striped shirt, vest with gold chain, necktie coat with a pink flower on the lapel and handkerchief with “Acme” embroidered on it. Several handwritten entries in address book. Label of Loncraine Broxton and Partners Limited of Stanford, England is in the inside cover. Item in good condition.
Brown colored notebook from Acme School of Drawing; front and back covers show beautiful drawing and text “Drawing taught the Acme way” Framed in glass.
White and black celluloid (?) pencil, text on pencil reads “Acme Printing Ink Company Chicago,” followed by address and phone: “Haymarket 1-0676. Chicago 7” Pencil has some discoloration. Made in USA, “Redipen” In good condition.
One wooden ruler with “Acme Feed, Seed and Fertilizer Company-101 Broadway-Prodding for your business” painted on one side and “If you want to step-up your yields, lean on us!” on the reverse side. On one end of the ruler is “No. V-463 by SAMCO” Ruler has a hole on one side, so it can hang from a hook or nail. Item in good condition.
Four black marking pencils, nos. 2 and 4. Pink paper wrappers with text: “Made in all colors, a substitute for the brush for marking boxes, barrels, packages,etc. Will not rub or wash off, Sold under a guarantee. The hardest and best oil crayon made. Manufactured by The Acme Pencil Company, Chester, Penn., USA”
One miniature brick paperweight with “Acme Brick” etched on top. Paperweight has a fake gold finish with a round gold spot at the centre. On spots where the gold paint is worn out, the actual brick color shows underneath the paint. Worn out green felt backing on the bottom. See also 100-04-27 for a similar Acme Brick paperweight.
One slim spelling tablet from the Acme School Series, with cardboard cover and lined, numbered pages. Some pages already torn out. Cover is stained; pages are yellow with age but free from any writing.
One gray colored lead pencil; stencilled on the body is “Acme Associates, Inc. Los Angeles, California, Logan 3304”
Metal and plastic mechanical pencil. Red lettering on beige background. “Acme Electric--Transformers Neon Engineering and Supply, Inc. Wichita.”
Metal mini tape measure. Red lettering on white background. “Acme Steel Credit Union--849-3113” Imperial units.
Glass paperweight. Black lettering on white background. “The Best From the West--Acme Wenatchee Valley Fruit Exchange--Apples and Pears Car Lots Only--Seattle--Dryden--White Bluffs--Hanford--Main Office Cashmere, Wash” Historical Note: White Bluffs and Hanford, WA no longer exist. They were bulldozed in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project. The sites of the towns are now within the bounds of the Department of Energy's Hanford Site, the world's largest nuclear waste site.
Metal blade with black leather sheath and handle. Silver lettering. “The Acme Plating Company--1563 East 21st Street--Cherry 1-0337--Cleveland 14, Ohio”
Green paper organizer/desk item. Two slots for holding papers. Yellow text on side reads: “Seasons Greetings--Acme Gear Company, Milwaukee.”
Flexible thin metal ruler. Black lettering on beige background. “Acme Ice Company--For Delivery Call Fairfax 8838--Ice--Solid or Crushed--Ice Cold Beer--Iced Soft Drinks”
Dark wood ruler. Gold lettering. “Acme Manufacturing Company--Makers of Genuine Tennessee Red Cedar Chests--World Fame--Acme Chests Excel Them All”
Clear plastic paperweight with token set inside. Raised lettering on token. “Acme Cleveland Corporation Centennial 1976-1976--United States of America Bicentennial 1776-1976”
2 metal blades. White handle. Black lettering. “Compliments of Acme Advertising Associates, Inc.”
White slide rule with brown leather sheath. Blue and black lettering on rule. “Acme Industries Inc. Jackson, Michigan”
Blue and red handle. Metal blades. Black lettering on blades. “Acme Titanium--#13739”
Metal ruler with leather sheath. Gold lettering on brown sheath. “Acme Bearing Service Company” Black lettering on silver ruler. “Acme Bearing Service--Fafnir Ball Bearings--Bearing Specialists.” Good condition.
Material is brass. Black lettering. “Acme Brick Company--Centennial Celebration 1891-1991” Reverse has monthly calendar for 1992.
Thin metal ruler. Brown lettering on yellow background. “Acme Auto Parts--Harrisburg, Penn.” Small monthly calendars fro July 1969--October 1970. Crease in metal.
Rubber stamp on wood block. Design is of a tray of bottles. “Acme Rubber Cement” As new condition.
Wood handle and wood base with rubber stamp. Stylized “Acme” No other identifying information.
Mechanical pencil. Tortoise shell colors. Black text reads: “Acme Sewer Cleaning Company--Cherry 3344--Clogged Pipe and Sewer Specialists--Flooded Basements Pumped.” See similar item 100-04-109.
Wood box whose lid opens and closes automatically when the box is turned upside down. Opens to reveal two compartments meant to contain cigarettes. In cardboard case. Small label reads: “The Acme Foundry and Machine Company, Coffeyville, Kansas.” Stamped inside: “Bottoms Up--Patent No. 2,316,979”
Metal painted black. Impression reads “Acme Plate Corp. Corporate Seal 1957 New York” Working condition.
Regular wood pencil. Black and red lettering on yellow background. “The Acme Guano Company--Fertilizer Manufacturers--Acme Quality in Every Bag--Baltimore, MD” Good condition.
Regular wood pencil. Red lettering on pink background. “Acme Motor Truck Company--Worm Driven Motor Trucks--Seven Sizes--Cadillac,--Mich” Metal around eraser is rusted and broken.
Survival whistle No. 649, made of plastic, bright orange color; shows logo “Acme Whistles all over the world.” Text in English, French and German. In mint condition. Whistle satisfies safety regulations and “approved for use in life craft, rescue boats.” Made in China.
A dozen silver whistles, each wrapped in cellophane, in original box. Acme logo on lid of box; text includes “Whistle Specialties Guaranteed Sound.” One side of box reads: “Every Acme is carefully tested and sounded before leaving the factory and is, therefore, returnable if faulty when purchased.” Made in England, however, label on left side of box reads: Tiderider Inc. Balwin, N.Y.
One yellow colored tin of Acme beveled faucet washers; empty; stamped on front of tin is “1/2, 2 1/2.” Other text includes product information. Lid is tightly shut; scratches and stains on tin; handwriting on lid.
One metal retractable measuring tape; tape of 16 ft. ; still in its original packaging. Price sticker reads $21.95. Text in English and French. Imported from Japan.
One metal retractable measuring tape with a short chain and hook; tape of 3 ft. ; still in its original packaging. Price sticker reads $3.95. Text in English and French. Imported from Taiwan.
One cream colored metal wall thermometer from Acme Coal and Lime Company. Glass is broken; red dye stain at the back. Metal frame is scratched and worn out. Phone Number on the bottom of the thermometer reads: C=8151.
One kit used to compare 5 types of Acme-made metal bushings against 5 bushings from other manufacturers. Paper insert tucked in inside cover. Vinyl covered box with gold locks. Text on lid: Acme Industrial Company, Chicago 7, Ill. Scratches and stains on bottom of box.
One empty, plastic bottle of glass shine. Paper label on bottle reads: “Acme Soap Company, Quality detergents since 1952.” Includes description of product and directions for use.
Acme Brick metal key tag, with card registration form, in original plastic packaging. Key tag meant to be attached to set of keys and, if lost, can be mailed to Acme Brick. Inscription on key tag reads: “Acme Brick Since 1891.”
One large brown paper bag with printed label: “More than auto parts. Auto people. Acme. Acme Auto Supply, Inc.”
One small brown paper bag with printed label: “More than auto parts. Auto people. Acme. Acme Auto Supply, Inc.”
One metal radial tire gauge in its original store packaging. “A515 BL. --Acme” inscribed on gauge holder. “Brass construction.” Item in excellent condition.
One bicycle tire gauge, A525 BL, in its original store packaging. Text in English and French. Text includes: “Acme Tire Hardware.” Company information reads: Do-Ray Lamp Company. Canada Ltd. And Acme Tire Hardware.
One set of four dome type valve caps for cars and bicycles; comes in its original store packaging. “Acme A 310 BL.”
One round sized tape measure with red pull out fabric tape. On both sides of the tape is the label for “Acme Plumbing and Heating Supplies, Manufactures and Wholesalers, Pipe, Valves, Fittings.” At the center of label is “Sam D'Amico Jr. Phone HO 5-8000.” Tape is made in Germany.
One tin of Acme valve cores, 6 pcs. ; item has a lid that slides out. Text on lid includes; “Acme for accuracy.” Text on the sides of the tin read: “Over a quarter century of progress” and “Acme Air App. Co., Inc. Hackensack, N. J.” A bit tarnished at the bottom of tin. Comes with receipt of purchase addressed to Richard Pollay for $3.00.
One boxed set of four “Acme” ball bearing casters and 18 screws. Box reads: “The best and most popular caster in the world,For industrial and domestic use A. B. C. casters,” and “Smooth running positive action.” Box is heavily stained, inside and out.
One Acme metal insect sprayer can with a wooden handle. Black and faded gold colors. Tube reads: “Acme registered quality sprayer.” Canister welded to the tube displays “Acme” on its front. At the bottom of the tube is a little hole and the words “Oil here.” Scratches, some rust on item.
One metal sprayer with a wooden handle but missing its canister. Orange and blue colors on the tube that reads: “Acme sprayers and dusters, built to last, Gold seal Acme quality.”
One 3-way photo-extension cord, 15 feet in length. Label on Green and white, tube package provides illustration, directions for use and the trademark logo: “Acme-lite your way to better pictures, makers of fine photographic lighting equipment.” “SAFE” in bold letters on one side of tube. Lid of tube is town. Several tears on label.
One metal retractable clothes line reel with red wooden handle. For use indoors. Inscribed on side is “Acme MGMC.” Some rust on metal holder.
One round metal measuring tape; Face of tape reads: “Acme Brick Company, Established 1891” in faded red letters; back reads: “No. 7566 Patented 1964280.” Printed on the metal retractable tape is: “Stanley Patented.”
One bi-folding door adjustment ratchet wrench in its original packaging. Wrench has Acme logo on the handle. Store card is in English and French. Reverse side of card shows illustrations and directions on use. Price sticker reads: Dunbar's Lumber Supply $4.55. Plastic packaging is dusty and torn in several places.
Each orange and blue tin holds 4 pcs of glass fuses. Cover reads: “SFE-30 Acme for Accuracy. Glass Fuses.” In one corner is the command “Press here” to open the lid. Bottom of lid lists the other products of Acme Air Appliance.
One dark oil stone in its own wood storage case. Label on face of lid reads: “Acme Combination oil-stone for carpenters and general mechanics tools. Coarse side for fast cutting, fine side gives keen edge. Use thin oil, Keeps stone clean.” Box is chipped in the corners, scratches on box and tears on the paper label.
One stainless steel Acme superstrip weight calculator for weights and sizes. The strip that pulls out marks the Feet and Width. The holder marks the “Lbs.” on one end and “Gauge” on the other end. On the back of the ruler are the directions for use; one corner reads “Cold rolled Colorstrip,” the other reads: “Hot rolled Electro Galv.”
One tubular extension speaker, Model TS-30, for any size TR-radios. Tube is covered with vinyl material and speaker rests on a stand with “Made in Japan” on it. Comes in its original box with paper label on the side.
Two finger door pulls in its original packaging; text in English and French. Front of card reads: “Acme Sliding Door Hardware. Finger Door Pull.” Reverse of card provides directions and illustrations for use. Price sticker reads “Lumber land $1.29.” In excellent condition.
One tack rags for cars, in its original plastic package. Front side of the package reads: “Acme Automotive Finishes Tack rag 18x36.” Price sticker reads: $0.65.
One brass Acme padlock, very rusty, and locked with no accompanying key. Both sides of lock display the Acme logo against a faded red background.
One pair of Trimm radio headphones with black bakelite ear caps, metal headband, and cloth cords. Embossed on ear caps is: “Acme Deluxe. Trimm, Chicago, USA.”
Item is a metal spoon on one end and a bottle opener on the other. Text on handle reads: “Acme Club Pale Dry Ginger Ale.” On the reverse side, text reads: “Acme Club Lime Dry Main 1457.” Item is discolored and tarnished.
One pair of binoculars with its own leather case; text on binoculars reads: “Sunscope Acme” and “7 x 50 Optical Toy N0050, 393 ft. at 1000 yds.” Comes with a brown leather strap. Case with red lining is badly stained; strap for the case is broken.
Two pairs of iron hinges. One pair has one hinge with “Acme” embossed on one side and “1 R” on the reverse; the other has “Patented” on one side and “1 R” on reverse.
One metal combination tool: glass cutter, knife and scissors and sharpener. Comes in its original box. Bottom of box shows illustrations on the different uses of the tool. More directions on side of box. Missing cover on one end of box.
One size AA battery; text on body of battery includes “Woolworth's Limited” but made in China.
One Acme transistor radio, with missing antenna. Hard plastic body with round speaker on the front. Two dials for volume and station. Transistor is badly scratched and bears evidence of much use. “Made in Japan.”
One brass bell. Inscribed along the top: “National 75 Acme 1895-1970.”
One silver whistle with chain 44 cm long. Area near the mouth of the whistle says: “The Acme Thunderer, Made in England.” Some rust stains on chain.
One hard plastic frame with the thermometer (55 x 1. 5 cm) in left hand top corner. The framed picture shows a tepee and an Indian couple with a quotation. Item is from Acme Hardware “As usual, we handle only the best--1910-1978, Acme, Alta.” Quotation reads: “Great spirit--grant that I may not criticize my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasins.”
One metal wall thermometer from Acme Sanitary Services. Text on the thermometer includes: “In Northumberland, It's Acme Sanitary Services, Septic Vacuum Pumping. Reasonable rates for Home--Farm--Business, Grafton 349-2732 (Collect calls accepted).” Item in excellent condition.
One pocket-sized tape measure, gold-plated. On the face of the tape is the logo of Acme and “1904-1054 50th Anniversary.” On the back is “No. 7566 Patented 1964280.” The retractable tape has “Stanley, Made in USA, Patented” on it. Some of the gold finish has faded. Tape measure is in working order.
One “2 in 1 Baro-Thermometer,” made of glass and dark red wood, with a big hook. Part of the machinery can be seen through the glass; in addition to numbers are weather indicators “Stormy, Rain, Change, Fair, Very Dry.” In fine print is “Reg. US Pat Off Germany.” On the wood in faded letters is “Acme Bag Company.” Glass case is loose and missing one screw. Item is not in working order.
One Zippo knife with the “Acme Gear Company” name on the handle; beside the name is a drawing of gears and clamps. The knife comes in its original velvet nest, a plastic box and a Zippo guarantee coupon which includes directions for use. Knife made by Zippo Manufacturing Company, Bradford, Penn. Item in excellent condition.
“Acme Lite. Super Quality Battery. No. 111. 10c.” Purple feathers on duster with brass handle. Item is encased by cardboard battery mock-up. “Best before 1945.” The cover resembles real batteries produced by this Company. Good condition.
2 scissors housed in original case, brown with silver metal clasp. B. W. Morse embossed on top. Scissors--gold metal. 1 marked Dressmaker, 2nd labeled Eversharp--pinking shears. Company information inside of shears. Green velvet lining to case. Excellent Condition.
Metal clasp holds wooden bars in place when pressed together. “Pat June 5 1900.” Good condition.
Wooden clothes hanger has company information stamped on it. “We operate our own plant. Delivery Service ph: 2-3775. 1747 Garfield Ave Near Huntington Drive.” Metal hook. Good condition.
White coated steel over the door hook. “Instant Space Maker.” New. Excellent Condition.
“50 Acme Full Straight Hardwood Clothespins. American Made. Polished and waxed.” Pins come in original wrapper. Good condition.
“Kleencut Sta-Sharp Scissors. Forged steel sewing scissors.” Scissors are in original packaging. Price: 59c. Excellent Condition.
Plastic thimble with “Acme Corn chips, Acme potato chips.” around edges. Good condition.
Small decorative tape measure. Wording scratched and worn off. Ph: 543-1271. Fair condition.
“Acme Bearing Service. Bearing Specialists.” Black and white case holds tiny screwdriver. Good condition.
Circular silver metal tape measure, red printing advertises Company --Acme Bedding Company. Reverse has word: “Osevoall” (?) in script engraved on it. Good condition.
Blue metal tape measure. Company information on lighter. “Carrier. Ph: 7-4454.” Edges worn and scratched. Good condition.
“A complete line of quality printing and Industrial Papers.” Tape measure is one strip of metal that winds in to itself. Company information on item. Blue printing. Good condition.
Brass locked padlock. No key. “Acme, Red” imprinted into metal. Top of lock has number “19J20” imprinted on it. Good condition.
3 unopened gauze pads. Company information on wrapping. Pads are yellowing. Fair condition.
“One time Sterile general purpose instrument tray. Contents: 2 cotton filled sponges, 2 cotton tipped applicators, 1 prep Swab, 1 alcohol Prep swab, 1 scissors.” Unopened. Expiry: 0392. Good condition.
One black colored sewer's chalk with paper label. Label reads: “Acme strop dressing. Use on rough side of strop or canvas, not on finishing side. Price 50 cents.” Chalk is chipped on one side. Chalk appears to have been used. Item comes with receipt/note from Donna and Steven Brown in a little envelope.
“Be prepared at all time. Household kit contains: gauze bandage, mercurochrome, adhesive tape, absorb cotton, adhesive bandage, gauze pads.” Items are in original box and unopened. Yellowing. Box stained and showing wear. Good condition.
Original box. 4 wooded red pegs marking inches on side. Green metal stand. Rubber hose with meal attachment. All are covered in blue chalk dust. Rubber is perished. Instructions under box lid. Box shows signs of wear. Fair condition.
Travel kit contains: gauze bandage, mercurochrome, adhesive tape, absorb cotton, Acme Cotton Products adhesive bandage and gauze pads. Items are in original packaging and unopened. Vinyl travel pack. Good condition.
“Acme 3 in. x 10 yd. sterilized bandage.” Unopened, original packaging. Excellent condition.
One brown can of putty. “Acme Putty” on can; directions for use on one side. Lid is tightly shut. Can appears to be empty. Rust, stains and spots on can.
Charcoal clothes iron with detachable wooden handle and cover. Embossed on cover is “The Acme carbon iron pat. Mar. 15, 1910.” Cast iron grate inside the body holds three pieces of coal. Holes in front and at the back of the body allow air to circulate to keep the coals hot. The wooden handle is chipped and broken. A couple of pieces have been glued back.
One Acme metal insect sprayer can with a wooden handle and a clear glass bottle. Black and silver colors on metal body. Body reads: “Registered trademark. Acme quality sprayer.” The bottom of the body reads: “Acmeline Manufacturing Company, Traverse City, Michigan. Oil here.” Rust stains on item.
One green colored, plastic mouthpiece. Instructions read: “Talk into this telephone mouthpiece in your telephone conversation, Assures privacy in your telephone conversation. A Trial order will convince you.” “Coal and Coke” in big letters on top and “Acme Coal Company. Dial 5141” on the bottom.
First aid kit filled with 4 Acme Zip strips, 1 Acme waterproof adhesive tape, 1 small roll of bandage, 4 cotton squares and 1 clear plastic case of 7 Anacin tablets. Label inside the kit reads: “Deep buff split cowhide, custom made by M. A. Doppelt.” Brown leather case is zippered. Two garter straps on the back of the case, most likely kit is meant to be held by a belt around the waist. Item in good condition.
One metal tire gauge. Etched around the top is “Acme air, pat no 1998420.” Clip holder also has “Acme” on it. Rust and discoloration on item.
One Blue Steel blade in its original paper envelope. Text on the back of the little envelope: “These blades are made of finest quality surgical chrome steel, hardened and tempered by expert cutlers...money back guarantee basis if not satisfactory.” Rust stains on item.
One yellow metal clip. Text painted on face of clip: “Acme rents most everything,” followed by four different locations and phone numbers, all in California. One location is “Hollywood No. 3-3251.” Some scratches discoloration on item.
One Zippo knife with the “Acme Packaging Corporation” in yellow print on the handle. The knife comes in its original black velvet Zippo box and a Zippo guarantee coupon which includes directions for use. Lid of box has gold Zippo logo on it.
One pocket knife with an ivory, marble-like finish with “Acme Bearing Service, Bearing Specialists” on the front. Item is tied to its red velvet backing and comes in its original box. Box is stained at the bottom. Item includes a business card from D. C. Fallis, Pres. Of Acme Bearing Service, Inc. in Omaha, Nebr.
One pet grooming brush with a leather handle and a wooden base. Inscribed on the wooden base is a drawing of a dog and text “Acme 749-69.” Store price sticker is from JJ Newberry Company.
One plastic radio shaped like a base ball. Ball carries the logo of Phillies and the Acme trademark. Handle is attached to the top of the ball. Dials for volume and radio station are through slits on the side of the ball. Item is not working. Yellow stains and discoloration on item.
One Acme-Lite metal case with metal clasps and black plastic handle. Empty. Dent, rust-stains, scratches and residue of paper stickers on metal case.
Framed print with a thermometer inside the glass frame. Print is very much faded; matte carries label “Acme Laundry, Inc. 3027 Hillsboro St, Raleigh, N. C.” Item is stained and water-damaged.
Framed print with thermometer from Acme Hardware; print includes text: “As usual, we handle only the best” and a quote “A house is made of brick and stone, but a home is made of love alone.” Print comes with a small 1974 complete calendar.
Framed print with thermometer, compliments of Acme Coal Company, Phone 71. Print of a rustic countryside scene is inside a glass case. Item in good condition.
Glass-framed print with thermometer and a small 1942 calendar attached from the back of the frame, “Compliments of Acme Furniture, complete home furnishers.” Calendar starts from July 1942.
Wall thermometer compliments of The Acme Bottling Works in Palmyra, Penn. Comes in a frame with the picture of George Washington. Rust on frame but print seems to be in good condition. Back of frame reads: Myers Manufacturing Company, Harrisburg, PA.
Wood and metal wringer. “This wringer has plain bearings. Improved guide board for spreading the clothes.” More text on bottom side. Rubber wringers have disintegrated. Wringer works.
One metal key with “Taylor USA X50” on one side and “Acme Lock” on the reverse.
One stainless steel army knife, which also includes a pair of scissors and nail file, attached to a key chain. Engraved on the front of pocket knife is “Acme Academy” and on the other side is “UBC MBA Core.” Item comes nestled in a velvet lined blue box. Made in Korea.
One yellow cardboard box of 4x30 wooden clothes pins. Text on box reads: “Acme Trademark, Selected Hard Wood, Best Quality Clothes Pins.” Box features cut out window on one side which shows clothes pins inside the box. Some oil stains on the box; slight tear on the lid.
Ivory-colored plastic thimble; features old time stove painted in black; red text “Acme Stoves, Inc.” to its left and “Dalton, Texas,” in black to its right. Comes with typewritten description and small colored picture. “Date acquired 11/80.” Thimble in excellent condition. Image is of the description sheet.
Three-ply cotton twine on cone; original brown packaging with logo “Acme Quality cotton twine.” Twine typical of those used in old general stores to wrap packages, such as cheese sliced from a wheel. Base of cone and twine is water-damaged, also evident from water stains in brown wrapping paper. Holes in packaging may have been caused by insects.
One cardboard canister of “Acme pink marking powder for Acme skirt marker.” Provides directions for use. Item inside plastic bag; some spilt marking powder in bag. Canister has drawing of woman using the powder.
Metal window sash balance devices in their original cardboard boxes; each box weighing 8 lb. Paper boxes are badly stained. Cover flaps of one box torn out. Comes with packing slip from eBay: price of both items $6.99.
Antique egg grading scale, with grades from 19--30. Made by Specialty Manufacturing Company. Image is from eBay.
Small metal keychain. White lettering on black background. “Acme Motori”
Metal plate with two coat hooks. Black lettering on red and white background. “Acme Coal Company--More Heat Per Dollar--All Grades--Waterloo, Iowa” Some chips in paint and surface rust.
Small thermometer and picture of girl with cat. Framed in white plastic. “Acme Foodland--Where Shopping is Family Fun!” Small crack in plastic covering picture.
Metal base, plastic body. Liquid mercury in glass tube. “Acme Automotive Finishes--Sample 281” Light surface rust. Working condition.
Small metal box with sliding lid. Yellow lettering on red and black background. “Acme Tire Valve Cores--Acme for Accuracy--Acme Air Appliance Company, Inc.” Box contains tire valve cores. Shows wear.
Paper packet containing 100 phonograph needles. “The Acme Phonograph Needle Of Quality--No. 3 Medium Tone--Clearest and most natural sounding needles in the world” See related item 100-03-23.
White box with red lettering. “Acme Soft Inverted gas Mantles--No. 2 Fitting--Acme Mantle Company--San Antonio, Tex. 78209.” Box contains two new gas mantles. As new condition.
Two “D” size batteries. “Acme CeLite No. 711 Extra Long Life Battery--Acme Battery Corp. Brooklyn, N.Y. Made in USA.” Good condition.
Piece of cardboard with 11 padlocks and keys attached. “12-PC Assorted Brass Padlock--$39.95--Acme Tool Corp--Made in Taiwan” Cardboard backing is worn. 1 padlock missing.
Can of “Acme Quality Enamel-Kote” paint. “A Fine Quick Drying Enamel--Interior and Exterior--136 Canyon Pink” Good condition.
Full can of Acme Quality stain. “Acme Quality Speed-D-Dry Sealing Stains--268 Driftwood (Pickled Pine)--One U. S. Half Pint” Good condition.
One mason's tool with a wooden handle and an iron base. Embossed on the metal base is “Acme 202 J Stortz and Son Phila. PA.” Concrete residue and surface rust. See similar item 100-05-92.
Glass and cardboard with metal frame. Liquid mercury thermometer marking temperature in Fahrenheit. Silver Fleurs de Lis designs on checkered brown background. Black lettering. “Acme Glass Company. Mantle Mirrors” Part of frame missing. Liquid mercury not indicating temperature properly.
White plastic case with vacuum sealed plastic. Paper label with black and blue text on white background. “First Aid Office Kit--Contains 107 Pieces--Model # 2000--Acme United Corporation.”
One comb cleaner of wood with wire strings on both sides of the cleaner. Comes in its original box with label pasted on the lid. Label shows the proper use of the cleaner on a comb; text includes “Patented March 20th, 1888.” Box is torn, stained and water damaged.
Red plastic weave bag with drawstring handle; plastic label glued around the bag reads: “Acme oyster house since 1910” followed by address and phone number of the Oyster House. Mint condition, appears to have never been used. Phone number of Oyster House: 504-522-5973.
One brown burlap seed sack; ; labels stenciled in green and yellow paint on front of sack; drawing of green leaf with “Acme brand” written on it is displayed between “McCullough's” on top and “Garden Seed” on the bottom. Number 34 painted on bottom right hand corner of sack. Big tear at bottom of sack; item in brittle condition.
One red plastic woven sack with Kraft paper label glued around sack; label painted gold, orange, green and black reads: “Acme Washington Onions Shipped by P. J. Taggares Produce Company, Othello, Wash 99344 50 lbs. net.” Sack in good condition.
One empty wooden box with separate cover; round orange label glued on the cover shows knight on a horse with castle and trees in background. Label text in blue includes: “Superior brand quality...prepared with sugar and corn syrup.” Item held together by metal snaps. Item in good condition. Stain on label.
1 white baguette bag; logo of Acme bread is a drawing of a sheaf of wheat; label information includes: “The Acme Bread Company Est. 1983,” with list of baguette ingredients on the side of bag. Bottom flap of bag reads: “A-C Paper and Supply Company, Berkeley, CA.” Creased but in good condition.
1 plastic bag used to pack Idaho potatoes; label shows a potato king holding a potato and wearing a crown with the words “Idaho 'Ida-King'.” Bilingual text on bag includes “Produce of/Produit de U. S. A.” and “Canada Grade/Qualite No. 1. Packed by Acme Produce Packers Ltd. Vancouver, B. C.” Bag is stained and dirty.
One note pad of 60 lined sheets; meant to be hang on wall; cover shows red and white Acme logo (Acme inside an eye-shaped circle). Price sticker shows cost of item: 69 cents. Item in brand new condition. Item distributed by American Stores Buying Company.
One red and white tin of ground black pepper, filled with contents. Acme logo shows the word Acme in capital letters inside a red oval-shaped circle. Item in good condition. Text on can includes: “Distributed by American Stores Buying Company, Salt Lake City, UT.”
One clear bottle, empty, with bottle cap screwed on. Red bottle cap reads: “Quality beverages.” Paper label in red and yellow glued onto bottle. Label text includes: “Sugar Free Low Calorie Red Pop.” Logo of Acme in red eye-shaped circle. Text on right side lists ingredients, nutrition information and a warning: “Use of this product may be hazardous to your health. This product contains saccharin which has been determined to cause cancer in laboratory animals.”
One yellow plastic squeeze bottle of pure prepared mustard, with red spout. Contents full. Label sticker in green and red. Left side of label lists the ingredients and distributing company, Acme Markets, Inc. Expiration(?) date on bottle is 12/10/8. Logo is the familiar Acme inside the red oval shape. Plastic label is stained and has a little tear; some dirt marks on bottle.
One tin of chunk light tuna, unopened. Green and white paper label shows design of waves and familiar Acme red logo in one corner. Label includes nutrition information and percentages of U. S. RDA per serving. Grocery price sticker price on top of tin: 59 cents. Distributed by American Stores Buying Company.
One small tin of “homogenized-vitamin D evaporated milk.” Red paper label shows Acme logo on either side of tin; on left bottom corner is an icon shaped like a drop of liquid with the words “Real.” Text also includes nutrition info, ingredients and percentages of U. S. RDA. Slight dent on tin; rust and discoloration on rim and lids. Grocery price sticker on top of tin: 25 cents.
One green and white toothpaste tube, mint flavored with fluoride. Active ingredient and dental care reminders on reverse side. Box is in green and white colors with the red and white Acme logo displayed on all sides of box. Bottom of box lists all ingredients, distributor information and the promise of “satisfaction guaranteed.” Tube and box in excellent condition. Price sticker on flap of box": $1.19.
One full can of surface spray disinfectant; Acme red and white logo on front of can; back of can gives directions and precautions on use, storage and disposal and ingredients. “Contents under pressure.” May have to be disposed of after scanning. Rust on bottom of can. Distributed by American Stores Buying Company.
One round box of salt; full; spout exposed. Red and white paper label with the familiar Acme logo; text on label includes: “This salt does not supply iodide, a necessary nutrient, Free Running.” Contents listed on one side. Grocery price sticker: 24 cents. Distributed by American Stores Buying Company.
Black-and-white postcard of Y-Mart #81 grocery store in Arlington, Akron, Ohio which opened in 1972. Reverse of postcard shows logo of Acme- Click- Y-Mart Family Stores; postcard has typewritten message, stamp and postmark. “10/12 Limited Series” printed on back of postcard.
Sepia-colored postcard of Acme #1 which opened in 1891 at the corner of Buchtel, Center and Sumner Sts. in Akron; first Acme Store. Shows a wooden store with hanging sign “F. W. Albrecht” at the entrance and “Albrechts Cash Grocery” on side wall. Woman posing in the foreground. Reverse of postcard shows logo of Acme--Click--Y-Mart Family Stores. “1/12 Limited Series” printed on back of postcard.
Sepia colored postcard of Acme Cash Store at 79 Adams St, Akron; ca. 1911. Postcard shows horse-drawn carriage and three men in their aprons unloading stuff; two other men in their suits in the picture. Reverse of postcard shows logo of Acme- Click- Y-Mart Family Stores. “5/12 Limited Series” printed on back of postcard.
Sepia colored postcard of Acme #2 at 837 South Main St, Akron; ca 1901. Foreground shows three men wearing aprons in front of the store and a horse-drawn carriage with “Acme no. 18” painted on the side of the carriage. Photo shows a wooden store with “Acme 2” painted on the top floor and “No flour quite as good as the Acme” painted on the side. Reverse of postcard shows logo of Acme-Click-Y-Mart Family Stores. Printed on back of postcard: 2/12 Limited Series.
Colored photograph of grocery pushcart with yellow plastic sign showing the Acme Markets logo. Photographed by Richard Pollay.
Front view of Acme Markets taken from the parking lot. Colored photo. Photographed by Richard Pollay.
Close up shot of “Acme” metal shelf sign. Col. Photo. Photographed by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of 2 bags of Acme sugar bags on grocery shelf. Photographed by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of Acme Tasty Bites Soft and Moist Dog Food box on grocery shelf. Photographed by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of Acme bathroom tissue packages on shelf. Photographed by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of boxes of iodized salt on grocery shelf. Taken by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of boxes of bread crumbs. Photograph taken by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph shows cartons of Acme red bean cans. Photograph taken by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of bottles of mustard on shelf. Photograph taken by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of bottles of vinegar on grocery shelf. Photograph taken by Richard Pollay.
Photo shows Acme bottles of strawberry preserves, apple jelly and sweet orange marmalade on grocery shelf. Photograph taken by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of boxes of Acme storage bags and small garbage bags on grocery shelf. Photograph taken by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of boxes of Acme trash bags on grocery shelf. Photograph taken by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of cans of orange and apple juice on grocery shelf. Photograph by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of plastic bottles of Acme root beer, birch beer and grape soda. Photo taken by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of plastic bottles of Acme cola, caffeine free cola and orange soda. Photograph taken by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph shows tubs of Acme finest vegetable shortening. Photo taken by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of boxes of Acme baking soda. Photo taken by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of tins of Acme ground black pepper. Photo taken by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of boxes of Acme pure vanilla extract. Photo taken by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of boxes and bags of popcorn, pretzels and potato chips. Photographed by Richard Pollay.
Colored photograph of packages of Acme cold cups on grocery shelf. Photographed by Richard Pollay.
Six-pack set of raisins in its original plastic wrapping; grocery price sticker $1.19.
One box of medium garbage bags; unopened. Grocery price sticker $.89.
One box of reclosable, clear plastic sandwich bags; unopened. Distributed by American Stores Buying Company.
One box of color print XR film 100, attached to its store label. On back of box: “Develop before A20 N Sep. 87 LD3 P.” On bottom of box: “Return to Acme for quality processing.” Price sticker: $2.09. Box has been opened.
One paper package of fabric softener sheets, flattened out; box empty. Price sticker reads 79 c.
Two cellulose kitchen sponges in its original plastic packet.
Colored coaster with “Join Acme's Frequent Buyers” trademark. Slightly stained, creased and a little tear on one corner. Possibly Acme Markets.
One full bottle of liquid crème soap. Acme logo and text painted on bottle. Price Sticker: $1.29.
One plastic bottle of ketchup; unopened; price sticker reads $1.19. Paper label on body of the bottle and around the neck intact.
One empty glass bottle of pickled herring in wine sauce; trademark of Acme Smoked Fish of Florida, Inc. (bespectacled fish wearing a vest and holding a cane) shown on paper label and lid. Bottle retains its broken seal.
One unopened tin can of cream of chicken soup. Paper label shows the Acme logo, nutritional information and heating instructions. Price sticker reads $.39. Slight dent on can, sticky substance on rim of lid; paper label starting to come apart. Contents need to be thrown out.
One unopened tin can of ready-to-serve Szechuan pickles. Text in English, French and Chinese. “Acme” embossed on top of can. Nothing to indicate expiration date. Label very much faded. Packed by Acme Company, Ltd. Made in Taiwan.
Pair of medium yellow latex gloves in its original, unopened plastic package. Price sticker is $1.19. Text reads: “Dist. By Skyline Distributors (Div. of Acme Mkts, Inc.) Made in Malaysia.”
Two Frequent Buyers Cheks/two coupons redeemable at Firestone MasterCare for car service or at Acme Markets for Jell-O Gelatin pops. Creating Co--possibly Acme Markets?
One paper envelope #1826 of Acme Film Developing. Unused, empty envelope.
One flattened box of snack crackers; price sticker on box $.89. Dist. By American Stores Buying Company.
One large bag of chips; empty; bright orange in color. Acme price sticker special 99 cents. Bag was greasy and dirty; discarded after scanning.
One flattened box of au gratin potatoes. Price sticker reads $.69. Serving suggestion on front of box.
One red and white plastic name tag; text reads: “Acme Your store for low prices.” Remnants of old tape on name display area. Item is worn out and discolored.
Red and white cloth patch with “Acme” machine embroidered on patch; safety pin at the back.
One empty plastic tub with lid. Acme Smoked Fish Corporation logo on top of lid label followed by text: “Smoked Nova Salmon Spread with Soya Bean Oil Added, Keep Refrigerated.” Bottom text reads: Packed and Dist. By Arcee Sales Company. Grime around the lid.
One brown bag; printed in red with Acme logo and text on one side. Text reads: “Iman Acme Frequent Buyer.” On bottom of bag: “Extra heavy duty; No double bagging needed.” Slightly stained.
One brown bag; text printed on front reads: “Acme Your store for low prices.” Back of bag reads: “Acme’s EconoBuy Products, Save up to 40% compared to national brands.” Bottom of bag reads: “Small order bag for your shopping convenience.”
One white paper bag for sour batard bread. Front of bag carries label: “Acme Bread Company Since 1983, 846 Independence Ave Mountain View CA Division 3.”
One blue and cream colored egg carton for a dozen Grade A large eggs; flattened out. Dist by The Fred W. Albrecht Grocery Company, Akron, OH. Stamped price: 61 cents. Carton made by Albert Gair Company, Inc., Egg-Safety Carton Division, N.Y.
One plastic blue bar; text on both sides of bar reads: “Acme Thank you for shopping here! Family Circle.”
One cardboard needle book. Front and back of book reads: “Acme Super Markets. Where Quality Counts and Your Money Goes Furthest.” Inside are various-sized needles stuck in green, gold and red foils. Several needles are missing. Made in West Germany.
Two almond-shaped, blue and white needle books with the “shop Acme markets” trademark on the front and back. Made in West Germany. Each book opens up to an assortment of needles stuck on a gold foil, a needle threader, and a little black packet which hides another set of fine needles. One book is missing this set of fine needles.
One empty, wooden box with detachable lid from Acme Fruit Packing Company. Lid shows a knight on a horse and text “Cavalier Brand Superior Quality, Stuffed Fruits, One pound net weight.” Stamped on the side is “Stuffed Dates.” See related item in 100-6-04.
One plastic sign for Acme Boot, World's Largest Bootmaker. Sign is rectangular, black with gold borders, with the trademark and letters in gold letters. Sticker at the back of sign reads: “KCS Industries Inc. 606 East Clybourn St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.” KCS Industries also embossed at back of item.
Bar of soap in its original paper wrapping showing a man in a suit holding an Lautz Acme soap on the front; the back of the wrapping includes: “Manufactured by Lautz Bros. and Company, Buffalo, N.Y., established 1852.” Text continues: “Manufacturers of Marseilles White, Acme , Gloss, Master, Circus Soaps, and Snow Boy Washing Powder.” Stains and discoloration on wrapper.
One three-fold needle book from Acme Finance Service of Glendale. Front cover reads “A stitch in time” and a drawing of a needle pointing to the number “9.” Inside is a packet of “Aug Thomas needle threader” and a packet of “Dix and Rands high grade sharps 3/9 finest quality.” Only one needle in packet. Printed contents of book is a reminder of the “friendly service” of loans from Acme Finance.
One needle book with a painting of a woman from the deck of a ship; inside is a packet of “Dix and Rands high grade sharps 3/9 best quality” with nine needles with this quotation on the page: “As ye sew so shall ye bake--Veribest makes baking easy.” Text inside includes “Veribest Plain and self-rising, The whitest flour in the world, packed in tea towel bags.” Back of the book has a drawing of a bag of Veribest fancy patent flour.
One three piece item held together in one corner; made of celluloid. Front page carries a black-and-white drawing of Mrs. Cleveland; text includes: “Acme Button Hole Attachment, adapted for all sewing machines, makes perfect button holes on any material.” Price $5.00. No text on middle page. Last page carries the very much faded 1877-1888 monthly calendar. Vintage item.
One black plastic needle book with a cardboard of different colored threads, two needles and a threader. Printed on the face of the book is: “Acme Delivery Company. A Transport of Delight. Vancouver, British Columbia 224-7322 or 228-2568.”
One white feed sack with black silk-screened letters; text reads “Safeway Egg Mash, made by Acme Feeds Incorporated, Forest Park, Illinois.” At the bottom is “Chase Bag Company.” Some stains on sack.
One empty cardboard box of Acme confections. Box cover shows the Acme trademark of a busy beehive surrounded by flowers. Label on one side reads: “Specialty Specialists Joyland Ring Stick 120 net count” with cartoon drawings of two Indian kids. Company identification reads: P. Echert Factory National Candy Co., Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio. Box is torn in several places and show some stains.
“Made from best quality of natural fruits. Guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded.” Bottle has liquid in it. Cork stopper. Original box. Bottle label in good condition. Box falling apart. Bottle in good condition.
One plastic bag with label which reads: “Dingo, Acme, Dan Post” on both sides of bag. Bag is heavily creased and has several holes.
“Stop and Shop. Our prices are never high.” Wooden handle with metal hooks to clip onto a glass canning jar. Staining evident. Good condition.
One wooden crate with metal hinges. “Acme Beverages Wilkes-Barre” stencilled in red on both sides of crate. Crate fits 12 bottles. Crate shows evidence of much use.
One plastic sign: “Acme Boots...Glory Bound.” Scratches and smudges on item.
One empty box of Acme Chocolates; brown paper label pasted on lid shows a print of a smiling woman in a hat with a pink rose. Label reads “Printed in Germany.” Paper doilies line the edges of the box inside. Stains on box; corners are worn out.
One colored tin can of Acme vacuum packed coffee; empty; lid missing. One pound capacity. Text in small print: Can. Pat. 1615930. Some discoloration but otherwise, tin is in good condition.
Top lid of Acme Chocolates box. Lid shows a woman holding her arms to receive a winged box of chocolates. Box corners are cracked, minor tears and stains. Fragile.
One supermarket discount coupon on the price of any ticket to Acme Sesame Street Live Family Night. “Save $3.00.”
One weighing scale with Acme Feeds in the center of the clock, featuring farm animals and a sack of feeds with the label: “The original, the old Acme reliable.” Scale has glass face and a metal frame with a hook at the top. Rust on inside and outside of the item.
One yellow tin can with a drawing of an ice-cream cone with “Acme” on it and text “400 Acme (Reg. U. S. Pat. Office) Cake Cones, Manufactured by Acme Cone Company, Philadelphia.” Comes with unpainted, rusty lid. Two rusty metal handles on each side of can. Several dents on can, rust stains inside and out, 5 hole punctures on bottom of can and 2 holes on either side of tin.
Small metal tin of Acme Licorice Pellets manufactured and sold by Young and Smylie of Brooklyn, N.Y. Orange and black paint chipped and scratched which reveals metal underneath. Back of tin reads “Great relief for colds and sore throats.” Empty tin.
White labels (9 pieces) with red and black text: “Acme Brand Ammonia for the toilet, laundry and bath. Put up by Frank E. Harris Company.” Warning text in red: “Poison, antidote sweet oil and vinegar.” Labels in excellent condition.
1 pair of miniature Acme beer bottle salt and pepper shakers. Both are dark glass bottles with bottle cap screw on lids and labels of Acme Beer. Label reads: “Acme Non-Fattening Beer.” Bottles filled with hardened salt and pepper. On bottom of bottles: Muth Pat Pend Buffalo. The San Francisco brewery (one of many breweries producing Acme Beer) closed its doors in 1958. (Source: Xcelsior Brochure, Series 100-7-27).
1 tall beer bottle, in the shape of a wine bottle, complete with ceramic bottle stopper. Dark glass bottle with fancy label etched on it; displays logos of Acme Beer and Sonoma County Museum with words “Excelsior Brewery.” Red and gold paper strip still on bottle.
1 dark colored glass bottle with col paper label and another label around neck of bottle. Label around neck of bottle carries text “Since 1861” with the Acme logo “A” between the two words; Col. Paper label also reads: “Excelsior Brewery.”
1 aluminum beer can with pin still intact; punctured bottom. Colorful sepia finish; label printed on can; part of text reads: “The joyful influence of Acme is expressed on every occasion; Good old Acme--pleasing to the taste.” Distributed by Acme Brewing Company; Image copyrighted 1914 by Acme Brewing Company.
1 aluminum beer can, opened but with pin still attached. Colorful printed label; part of text reads: “The joyful influence of Acme is expressed on every occasion; Good old Acme--pleasing to the taste.” Distributed by Acme Brewing Company; image copyrighted 1914 by Acme Brewing Company.
Rusty tin can, partly painted over with dark gold background and red and black letters; shows drawing of man on horseback. Text includes “CME Englishtown Ale Keglet...Healthful Wholesome Invigorating...Easily opened...Cool before Serving.” Item punctured with can opener. Title based on content of item.
Colored cardboard advertisement in the shape of the slim Acme beer bottle. Paper hinge on back of the advertisement meant the advertisement could be propped up on a flat base; stains and pin mark indicate it was probably stuck and glued on the wall.
1 rounded cork coaster nailed onto a wooden plaque. Text and drawing of fruit and leaves in red and black; text reads “Enjoy Acme beer.” Coaster “Made in USA by Aboreo (?) Beer Pad Co., Inc. N.Y.” Stained, probably from use.
Clear plastic electric sign mounted on wooden board; engraved text on sign reads: Acme Beer with the familiar “A” in red. Comes with lamp bulb and electric cord. Paper label stapled on bottom of base reads: Lakeside Curu-Light, Patent Pending, Lakeside Plastics and Engraving Company, Duluth Minnesota.
1 dark glass miniature beer bottle salt (or pepper) shaker with rusty bottle cap lid; bottle with grainy finish. Paper label with silver borders; yellow and green colors; Acme beer logo displays the “A” in very faded red color. Above the label is embossed: No Return No Deposit. On bottom of bottle reads: “Muth and Sons Buffalo, N.Y.” and the number “1.” Los Angeles Brewery was closed in 1957. (Source: Xcelsior Brewery Brochure 100-7-27).
Bright yellow cotton cap with black lettering and red seams; “Acme beer” printed on both sides of cap. On one side of cap is printed “Acme Breweries San Francisco Los Angeles;” on the other side is the cap size “7 1/2.” See also postcard set no. 100-7-41; one of the postcards show Acme workers in uniform.
One black carton with handle; fits six 12 oz. bottles. ; text includes “A California Tradition Since 1861,” and “One of the Ten Best Breweries in the World 1998 Beverage Testing Institute” and a bottle cap illustration which reads “World Beer Championships.” Text on handle: “Handcrafted. Microbrewed.” Acme logo (Acme with the red fancy letter A) on label of modern dressed woman with a tray of beer-filled mugs. “Brewed and bottled by North Coast Company, Inc. www.ncoastbrewing.com.” Box in good condition.
One beige carton with handle; fits six 12 oz. bottles; text includes “A California Tradition Since 1861.” Acme logo (Acme with the red fancy letter A) on label of modern dressed woman holding a tray of beer-filled mugs. Text on handle: “Handcrafted. Microbrewed.” Brewed and bottled by North Coast Brewing Company, Inc. Box in good condition.
One fancy-shaped, gold-colored cardboard sign with “Enjoy Acme Beer” in embossed big, black letters. Bottom of sign reads: “Acme Breweries San Francisco Los Angeles.” Cardboard easel back attached on back of item. Minor scratches on sign.
One bulb-shaped cardboard fan shows blonde woman holding a glass of beer. Familiar Acme logo with text “America's Favorite Lager Beer.” At the base of the fan is U. S. NRA logo with the eagle and the words “We do our part.” Hole on fan serves as handle. Text on reverse of fan: “Keep cool with non-fattening Acme Beer. Notice the distinctive, smooth, upstanding and sprightly foam which distinguishes ACME and eloquently bespeaks its superiority.” Creases, tape on tears, water-damaged stains, handwriting.
One paper label with gold borders; banner text reads: “Economize with Victory Size.” On bottom of label: “Internal revenue tax paid Net contents One half gallon.” Label shows smiling woman holding draughts of beer with background of leaves and vines. In small print in one corner of label: “Roesch Litho S. F.” Item in excellent condition.
One paper label with gold borders; banner text reads: “Economize with Party Size.” On bottom of label: “Internal revenue tax paid. Net contents One half gallon.” Label shows smiling woman holding draughts of beer with background of leaves and vines. In small print in one corner of label: Roesch Company. Litho S. F. Item in excellent condition.
One colored paper label with gold borders; bottom text reads “Brewed and bottled from original old world formula exclusively from Bohemian Distributing Company California. Grace Bros. Brewery Company, Santa Rosa, California,” on one side and “Net contents 12 fluid ounces,” on other side. In small print, Roesch, S. F. (lithographing co?).
One paper label with gold borders; banner text reads: “Economize with Party Size.” On bottom of label: “Internal revenue tax paid Net contents One full quart 1/4 gallon.” Color on label is lighter unlike similar labels. Three men wear modern clothes in background. Small print in one corner reads: Roesch Company. Litho S. F. Item in excellent condition.
Colored paper label for 12 fl. oz lager beer; different Acme beer trademark; modern looking woman holding draughts of beer against a landscape of breweries and stalks of barley. Orange tones. Stamped on the side: “CA Redemption Value.” Item in excellent condition.
One colored paper label with “Quality ACME wins again” and two logos on either side of label: the California State Brewers Institute logo and the United Brewers Industrial Foundation logo. Item in excellent condition.
Circular cardboard coaster with “It’s the Age of Acme Fine Beer Since 1860” on front of item. Item in excellent condition.
Square-shaped coaster with “Acme A California Tradition Since 1861” inside a circle. Item in excellent condition.
Colored paper card for 12 fl. oz lager beer; different Acme beer trademark; modern looking woman holding draughts of beer against a landscape of breweries and stalks of barley. Beautiful orange tones. Quote from Jeff Cox, San Francisco Chronicle on the bottom of the card: “One of the finest beers I’ve ever tasted, domestic or imported.” In excellent condition.
One black-and-white photograph of Acme Beer billboard; text on billboard: “Yeast with a heritage, The finest thing Acme ever brewed.” Also shows a woman with a hat and umbrella sitting in a garden chair, with a glass of beer beside her.
One three-fold brochure on the Xcelsior Brewery, “handcrafters of Acme beer.” Brochure provides information about the brewery and the history of Acme beer. Illustrated. End fold shows signatures of Peter N. Eierman and John C. Senkevich.
Black-and-white advertisement cut out from Family Circle. Text continues: “...Because ACME is a feast of flavour!” Bottom of advertisement: “Dietetically non-fattening – relatively so, compared with other foods...” Includes logo of United Breweries Industrial Foundation. Newsprint. Advertisement shows man in a suit carving a turkey with a glass of beer on the table.
Black-and-white advertisement cut out from Family Circle. Text continues with “restaurants and hotel dining rooms have been stripped of the waiters of yesterday. In their places are thousands of patriotic women doing their best to serve you. Let’s give ‘em a great big hand!” Advertisement shows a waitress and text: “Acme...the beer with the high I.Q. (It quenches!)” Newsprint copy.
Black-and-white advertisement cut out from Family Circle. Text continues with “She has no maid to help her prepare and serve meals...And through it all, she must remain smiling and cheerful. Stewardesses of the skyways, we salute you!” Advertisement shows stewardess in uniform and text: “Acme...the beer with the high I. Q. (It quenches!)”
Black-and-white advertisement cut out from Family Circle. Text continues with “Overnight, she has Manned the Pumps from coast to coast...she is doing her best to Keep ‘Em Rolling under difficult wartime conditions. Free enterprise is winning the production war.” Advertisement shows a woman holding a gas pump. Text includes: “Acme...the beer with the high I. Q. (It quenches!)” and a picture of a beer bottle.
The official publication of the Tivoli Theatre in California carries a full-page advertisement of Acme Beer on its back cover. Advertisement in black-and-white shows couple in their best evening clothes holding tall glasses of beer. Advertisement reads “Enjoy refreshing Acme Beer.” Item in good condition. Some handwriting on front cover. Published by the Frentrup Publishing Company.
The official program of the Geary Theatre carries a full-page advertisement of Acme Beer on its back cover. Advertisement in black-and-white shows a woman in her fur coat holding a tall glass of beer. Advertisement reads “Quality wins again!” Item in good condition. Some handwriting on front cover. Published by the Frentrup Publishing Company.
The official publication of the Geary Theatre carries a full-page advertisement of Acme Beer on its back cover. Advertisement shows a woman holding a tall glass of beer in her gloved hand. Advertisement reads “Acme...the beer with the high I.Q. (It Quenches!)” Item in good condition. Some handwriting on front cover. Published by the Frentrup Publishing Company.
This part of the souvenir program carries a full paged advertisement of Acme Beer. Top half of advertisement shows a drawing of a woman holding a glass of beer sitting on a crescent; bottom half of advertisement shows an opened bottle of Acme beer and a tall glass of beer on a tray. Text reads “Acme...the beer with the high I.Q. (It Quenches!)” Item seems to have been taken out of the complete Ice Follies program.
George Petty advertisement in black-and-white of a woman holding a phone with text: “I'm the Petty girl that all America loves. I’m going to help you sell more ACME beer, by telephoning from a billboard to let everyone know that ACME is *dietetically NON-FATTENING.” Followed by fine print: “*Relatively so, compared to other foods.” Stamped on the back of cream colored cardboard mount: “Guaranteed Old Original Paper Americana” and “C and E Enterprises 1522-98th Ave, Oakland, CA Phone 568-1790.”
Advertisement in black-and-white of a man holding aloft a tall glass of beer. Text reads: “Record production California sales of ACME BEER totaled 935,246 gallons for July...representing record production for any California Brewery since before prohibition.” In one corner: “California Brewing Association San Francisco-Los Angeles” Stamped on the back of blue colored cardboard mount: “Guaranteed Old Original Paper Americana” and “C and E Enterprises 1522-98th Ave, Oakland, CA Phone 568-1790.”
Black-and-white advertisement of a baseball player diving for one of the bases. Text reads: “Acme Beer *Dietetically Non-Fattening.” Also: “You make more sales-more profit-by concentrating entirely upon this fastest-moving, price-protected leader!” On bottom of advertisement: “Issue of July 9, 1937” and [page] 13. Stamped on the back of brown colored cardboard mount: “Guaranteed Old Original Paper Americana” and “C and E Enterprises 1522-98th Ave, Oakland, CA Phone 568-1790.”
Text continues with “When you stock and feature Acme beer and Acme ale.” Advertisement in black-and-white shows a man in a suit wearing an umpire’s vest and baseball cap and two bottles of Acme beer and ale in one corner. On bottom of advertisement: “For May 12, 1939” and [page] 17. Stamped on the back of black colored cardboard mount: “Guaranteed Old Original Paper Americana” and “C and E Enterprises 1522-98th Ave, Oakland, CA Phone 568-1790.”
Combined booklet and memo on the Army’s General Orders and Regulations for Interior Guard Duty. On back cover is a colored advertisement of “It’s Tops! Enjoy Acme Beer” with Uncle Sam’s stars and stripes tall hat in the center and beer glasses in background. Inside back cover: “Acme Beer is a Good Soldier Too! Acme Beer always obeys your order...For Acme Beer is the Good Soldier of satisfying refreshment...This advertisement does not imply endorsement by the War Department.” Item in good condition.
Postcard set of 18 colortone cards in accordion fashion. Front side reads: “Acme Sequoia Lodge, Peace, Relaxation, and Acme Beer.” Reverse side includes facts about the Sequoia Lodge and the Acme Breweries in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Postcards show scenes from the Lodge and beer making process. In excellent condition.
Newsprint advertisement shows fierce eagle with wings outstretched and talons clutching the logo of Acme Brewing Company. Text includes: “Red Eagle Quality is really the standard of excellence.” Handwritten on plastic cover: “USA 1879 eBay $19.--Philadelphia, PA. Bergwer and Engel Brewing Company. Beer Advertising Cover. CBS W19940.” In original card backing and plastic sheet.
Newsprint advertisement in red and black; shows a red fierce eagle, wings outstretched and talons clutching the logo of Acme Brewing Company. Text in German: “wer nicht liebt, wein weib und gesang: der bleibt ein narr sein leben lang.” English text follows: “Why not drink the best. You can get it when you call for Red Eagle, the beer without a peer...Red Eagle Is the Best.”
Newsprint advertisement with fierce eagle clutching the Acme Brewing Company logo in its claws. Text includes “A beer for a man and his Family, on account of its Goodness and Pureness...it is far better than most of the 15c beers now being sold. 10c per bottle anywhere---everywhere.”
One ceramic beer pump handle; brown color with gold lettering; logo reads: Acme Brown Ale.
One amber colored beer bottle with paper label “Economize with Party Size Acme Beer.” Several tears on edge of paper label; some discoloration. See also 100-7-20 for the Party size paper label. Added text include: Internal revenue tax paid. Acme Breweries in San Francisco closed its doors in 1958. Source: Excelsior Brochure 100-7-27.
One dark colored beer bottle with paper label “Victory Size Acme Beer.” Faded paper label; some discoloration; some pencil markings on label. Slight tear on label. Added text include: Internal revenue tax paid. See also 100-7-17 for the Victory size paper label. Possibility that this was a label produced after the war?
One booklet with music sheets for “Stars of the West” and “Acme Drinking Song,” words and music by Meredith Willson. Cover shows Acme Beer logo and the portraits of Meredith Willson, Orchestra director, Soprano Mary Wood, Tenor Irving Kennedy and the Acme Quartet. Photograph in booklet shows the Acme Radio Ensemble with everyone wearing the Acme Beer cap.
One souvenir program for the “Song of Norway: The Life and Music of Edward Grieg” produced by the San Francisco Civil Light Opera Association as its eighth annual season offering; staged at the Curran Theatre in 1947. Back cover of the program is a whole page advertisement for Acme Beer, showing stage actors holding tall glasses of Acme Beer; text reads: “It's the age of Acme.”
One metal plate/buckle featuring engraving of old style Acme beer advertisement on front. Brass in color. Steel? Front: “Acme Brewing Company. SF, CA.” Reverse: “Made exclusively by Hencel Products with express permission from Acme Brew. Company.” Good condition.
“Acme Beer Keg and Bottle Beer.” Metal cap opener, white plastic holder has company information on it. Rust evident. Fair condition.
Three bottle caps. 2 have indentation from being opened with bottle opener. Caps have initial A and Acme on their top surface. Good condition.
Reusable yellow metal bottle cap. Rubber seal intact. Small scratches. Good condition.
Oval shaped Acme Beer sign. Illustrated in the style of an old Acme Beer label. “Good Old Acme. Pleasing to the taste. Ideal for digestion. Cheering to the spirit.” Mint condition.
One fake million-dollar bill from the Acme Brewing Company. Face of bill shows a smiling man holding an Acme Beer bottle and the text: “This sum was invested to perfect Acme Gold Label Beer, Perfected in 1950 by Acme Brewing Company, Los Angeles.” Back of the bill shows an illustration of the Acme beer products with “Acme's new Gold Label Beer, You are assured the finest beer you ever tasted, Enjoy this lighter, drier, wonderful beer.” Bill in excellent condition.
History of the Acme Brewery Company, downloaded from www.brewerygems.com. Illustrated with examples of Acme Beer products and advertisements.
Oval shaped metal wall decoration. Gold edged, Acme Beer logo in centre, “Gold Label. Light Dry Beer.” Wooden backing. Signs of rust.
Tall clear glass with Acme Beer in blue print.
Tall clear glass with “Acme California Ales. A Tradition since 1861” printed on side.
Wooden plaque with metal disks attached that feature the Acme Beer logo. Much like an older Acme Beer label. Text reads: “Acme Beer. Net contents. 12 fluid oz.” Second disk text: “Acme breweries San Francisco CA, Internal Revenue Paid.” Both disks are rusting and scratched. Nailed to wooden backing. Backing has red felt backing. Has metal chain for hanging up.
Acme Beer plastic wall décor shaped like a tall beer bottle. Paper labels intact. Item is bent and slightly cracked. Residues of stickers on back. Label with directions on back; item made by L. A. Goodman Manufacturing Co., Chicago, USA.
Photocopied article from Sept. 16, 1947 issue of Printer's Ink entitled: “Protection of dealer's profit is keystone of Acme success.” Article talks about aggressive advertising of Acme Breweries. Illustrated. Three-hole punched on side. Good condition.
“At this sign you'll find ACME BEER the beer good taste demands.”
Cartoon images to convey: “...for every occasion...for the downtown treat...healthful says the doctor...Brings that satisfying feeling.” Each suggests: “Order a case from your dealer.” Paper is yellowing and fragile.
Silver cigarette case with lighter. Empty. Front and back of case feature colored Acme Bock Beer logo with the two-horned ram. Text includes: “Brewed and bottled by Acme Brewing Company, Los Angeles, Calif.” Case in excellent condition.
Button shows colored logo of Acme Bock Beer--the two-horned ram on the crest with bunches of grapes in the background. Text is fuzzy and faded: “Brewed and bottled by Acme Brewing Company, Los Angeles, Calif.” Excellent condition.
One round, laminated refrigerator magnet from Acme Beer. Text in red against pale orange background: “Enjoy Acme Beer. Cereal and Fruit Products, Ltd. Honolulu, Hawaii. Refrigerator made in USA by Absorbo (?) Beer Pad Company, N.Y.”
One button with text “It's the age of Acme, Fine beer since 1860. Acme Breweries. San Francisco.” Button in excellent condition.
Paper label in gold and blue with blue lions and gold grape leaves. Text around the logo includes “Brewed from an old world formula. Packed by Grace Brothers Brewing Company, Santa Rosa, California.” Label in excellent condition. Taped on back is a price sticker marked 1. 00.
Three colored refrigerator magnets from Acme Beer; one is a reproduction of an Acme magazine advertisement, the second is taken from the beer label and the third features an Acme beer in a can. All in excellent condition.
Colored reproduction of advertisement mounted on a wooden plaque; artwork is by Maynard Dixon, 1966. Advertisement shows a cowboy riding a horse; words “Acme Ale” beside a bottle of EnglishTown Acme Ale. Advertisement is torn in several places and stained.
Button showing the Acme Beer truck with “Happy days are here again” sign on the back of the truck. Image probably from the Depression period, when the song “Happy days” was popular. Item in excellent condition.
One metal sign showing a red-haired woman swinging from a rope and holding a glass of beer. Advertisement reads “Swing to Acme California Acme pale ale.” Black background. Pieces of paper on back of sign. Metal sign in excellent condition.
Paper beer bottle label. Yellow background. “Acme California Brown Ale.” Unused condition.
Paper beer bottle label. Black background. “Acme California Pale Ale” Unused condition.
Paper beer bottle label. Red background. “Acme California IPA India Pale Ale” Unused condition.
Computer mouse pad. White background, black and red lettering. “Acme Brewing Company--Enjoy Acme Beer--San Francisco, California” As new condition. It is likely that this is not a bonafide Acme Beer marketing item; rather the logo was “borrowed” and used to produce this novelty item.
Shirt transfer on letter size paper. “Acme Brewing Company--Enjoy Acme Beer” It is likely that this is not a bonafide Acme Beer marketing item; rather the logo was “borrowed” and used to produce this novelty item.
Print advertisement cut out of magazine. “Enjoy the World's Most Popular Beer--Acme Beer--Acme Breweries” Pencil mark on back marks date as 1948.
Large page of laminated newsprint from the Atlanta Constitution newspaper, March 11, 1908. Contains advertisement for Acme Brew. “Acme Brew--A Prohibition Beer--Non-Alcoholic Non-Intoxicating--Acme Brewing Company, Macon, GA” Great condition. Laminated.
Metal manual can opener. “For Opening Acme Beer Keglet. Pat. No. 1,996,550 Vaughan Chicago--Made in U. S. A” Surface rust. Patent number search (www.uspto.gov) reveals patent date of April 2 1935.
“Wile E. Coyote action figure with back firing mallet! Ouch!” Produced by Tyco. Ages 4+. Unopened. Includes Wile E. Coyote and Acme Mallet. Plastic figures. Good condition. Figurine measures at: 12 x 6 cm.
Road Runner action figure. Produced by Tyco. Ages 4+. Unopened. Plastic figure. Good condition. Figurine measures at: 12 x 11 cm.
Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote action figures. “With Acme Flight Suit and Rocket, Back pack and Bird Blasting Artillery.” Unopened. Plastic figure. Good condition. Figurines measure at: 20 x 16 cm.
Wile E. Coyote soft figure with suction cups on hands. Yellow “Yikes” star attached. Original label attached. “An Official Looney Tunes Product.” Good condition.
Looney Tunes golf bag. “Featuring the fun and practical line of golfing gifts and accessories including golf pegs and golf balls.” Includes 4 colored golf pegs and 1 golf ball. Packaging is taped on one side. Torn when opened. Fair condition.
Metal and plastic dust pan with image of Bugs Bunny type character on front. Made by J. E. Reed, USA. Dirty. Detached original card included. Good condition.
“Old Fashioned Tin Truck Collection. Est. 1935. Wile E. Coyote's Traveling Gadget Shop Manufacturers of Anything a Coyote Will Ever Need.” Red tin truck. Mint condition. Original box.
Super-Nintendo game. Original Packaging. “...Actually lets you create your own cartoon [Looney Tunes] adventures...” Good condition.
Silver metal eyeglass case. Looney Tunes characters engraved on case. “Acme Optical. Satisfaction Guaranteed.” Original packaging. Mint condition.
“Acme Workshop and Tire Gauge.” Metal object. Sylvester and Son image on box and reverse of object. Good condition.
Acme head band. “Acme Sport Collection.” Made in Taiwan. Original plastic cover included. Embroidered name and image of Tweety Bird. Stained. Good condition.
Brass like metal pin of Wile E. Coyote. “His main interest in life is fast food. No. 1 Acme customer.” Good condition.
“Looney Tunes Collector Figurine.” Produced by Shell Petroleum. Acme rocket attached to Wile's back. Original packaging. Good condition.
“Piping Hot Acme Coffee. It's the Aroma.” Cloth. Quilted. Color image and text. Image of Sylvester. Original tag attached. Price $3.00. Good condition,.
Tea Towel. Red. Wile E. Coyote image on towel. Unused. Good condition.
Tea Towel. Blue. Wile E. Coyote image on towel. Used. Good condition.
2 empty boxes featuring Tiny Tunes cartoon characters. Tiny Tune Adventures Fruit Snack. Yellow box features Acme Acres. Green box features Acme Looniversity. Product is manufactured by T. J. Lipton, Toronto Canada. Good condition.
Tea towel features Looney Tunes characters. Color images and text. Produced by Acme Homeworks. Staining evident. Good condition.
“Piping Hot Acme Coffee. It's the Aroma.” Cloth. Color image and text. Image of Sylvester. Unused. Good condition.
Child's denim jacket. Embroidered characters on back. Produced by Acme Trading Company. Metal buttons feature Warner Bros. Initials. Good condition.
Clear drinking glass featuring Tweety Bird image. “Drink 5c, Acme Cola, Good for life.” Good condition.
“Acme Fountain Service. Open 24 hours.” Plastic clock face. Made in Taiwan. Good condition.
Warner Bros. Home Video. “Stephen Speilberg Presents Tiny Toon Adventures. How I spent My Summer Vacation.” Color. 80 minutes. VHS. “Acme Looniversity.” Good condition.
Road Runner comic book. Color. Published by Western Publishing Company. Price 50c. Signs of wear. Good condition.
Road runner Comic book. Color. Published by Western Publishing Company. Price 60c. Signs of wear. Good condition.
“Tiny Toons Collectors Sticker Album.” Published by Panini. “Sticker packets applied separately.” Color. Unused. Good condition.
3 pages taken from Time Magazine. Each features Wile E. Coyote and Acme. Part of an advertising campaign put forth by Pontiac for the Grand Prix model.
“Acme frequent Buyer card. The only credit card accepted by acme and endorsed by Wile E. Coyote.” Signed by Rick Pollay. Color. Plastic. Good condition.
“Acme. The Name You can Trust.” T-shirt. Yellowing. Musty smell. Produced by Acme Clothing Company. Fair condition.
“Genuine Acme Outfitters.” Grey T-shirt with Looney Tunes characters in silhouetted in background. Worn. Fair condition.
“Acme Garage Clothing.” Cotton vest. Cloth patches featuring Looney Tunes characters. Good condition.
Sweatshirt. “Acme Filling Station for the Best Service.” Features Looney Tunes characters. Worn. Musty smell. Good condition.
“Acme The Name You Can Trust.” Embroidered figured from Looney Tunes on belt. Plastic buckles. Metal zippers. Good condition.
Silk tie featuring Looney Tunes characters. “Acme Bowl League Champ Burbank 1950.” Made in Korea. Good condition.
“Acme Trading Company. 100% Genuine Best Quality.” Embroidered Looney Tunes characters. Stained. Musty. Fair condition.
“Inside the New Warner Bros. Gallery.” Color images and text. Good condition.
Cotton apron. “Acme Brand Home-style Satisfaction Guarantee.” Looney Tunes characters imprinted on fabric. Soiled. Fair condition.
Cotton apron. “Open 24 hours. Acme's Fountain Service.” Looney Tunes characters imprinted on fabric. Soiled. Fair condition.
“Acme Extreme Sports. Do not wear if allergic to adrenalin.” Good condition.
One green, sleeveless, extra small jean jacket, with square leather tag on the hem which reads: “Acme Trading Company. Farm implements, We buy, we sell.” Brass buttons say “LTC Looney Tunes Classics.” Tag sewn on jacket is from Looney Tunes Quality Clothing. Back of jacket is machine embroidered design featuring four Looney Tunes characters, a map of the US and “The good life, Small town USA, The heart of America, Pop. 143.” Made in Thailand.
T-shirt, “Acme, the name you can trust” White, cotton and polyester, medium T-shirt with picture of Wile E. Coyote falling down with a busted parachute. Tag is from Hanes. Copyright 1987 from Warner Bros. Stains on item.
One white cap with black rim, with machine embroidered “Acme” and silhouettes of three Looney Tunes characters on the front; on the back is “The name you can trust.” Tag is from Acme Clothing Company, TM and copyright 1991 with Warner Bros. Severe stains on item.
T-shirt, Acme Extra Special. One white, large T-shirt showing the smiling faces of three Looney Tunes characters behind the Acme trademark “100% genuine, best quality Acme, extra special.” Tag shows Acme Clothing Company. TM and copyright 1991 Warner Bros. Inc. T-shirt starting to yellow.
“Acme The name you can trust” One white, cotton T-shirt, large size, with silk-screened picture of a parachuting Wile E. Coyote. Acme Clothing Company tag. TM and copyright 1991 Warner Bros. Brand new shirt.
“The name you can trust” White T-shirt, Large-size, with embroidered Acme Trading Company logo at the back and the silhouette of three Looney Tunes characters on front, with “The name you can trust.” Acme Clothing Company tag; other tag reads: Made in the Philippines. Trademark copyright 1992 with Warner Bros. Stains on item.
Green, long sleeved sweatshirt, no specific size; Large silk-screened logo with three Looney Tunes characters, “Acme Delivery Company. Please allow 9 months for delivery.” Trademark and copyright 1994 Warner Bros. Tag bears name of Looney Tunes.
One white large T-shirt with design on front showing two Looney Tunes characters and the words “Acme Looniversity Varsity Squad.” Trade mark and copyright 1992 with Warner Bros. Inc. Tag shows logo of Warner Bros. Shirt starting to yellow.
One large, white T-shirt; design covers the sleeves and the front of the shirt and features Looney Tunes characters and the words “Acme Construction Company.” Back of the shirt shows Bugs Bunny and the logo of Acme Construction Company. Tag is faded and worn-out. TM and Copyright 1994 with Warner Bros. Freeze New York. Shirt starting to yellow.
One grey and black cotton shirt, XL, with yellow collar and sleeve edges; rubberized decoration on left breast side of shirt featuring a cartoon character with an explosion in the background; text reads “Acme high voltage clothing.” Tag shows Warner Bros Studio Store; smaller tag reads “Made in Sri Lanka.”
One gold pocket watch with a Looney Tune character Taz and a railroad crossing sign on the cover of the watch. The back of the watch reads “Acme Pocket Watches.” The watch is richly decorated. The face of the watch shows the Looney Tune character Taz in the center.
One poster of Bugs Bunny wearing Acme shoes and sporting a red bandanna pierced bunny ears, eyeglasses, beads, and dreadlocks. Print in one corner reads: “Looney Tunes, characters, names are trademarks of Warner Bros. c. 1993.” Comes in original mailing tube from Mike Baker in the US; addressed to Rick Pollay; value set at $3.00.
One green baseball cap with dark blue rim. Acme Clothing Company “Acme The brand to trust” is embroidered on front of cap. Embroidered on back of cap is “Industrial strength” and the silhouettes of two Looney Tunes characters. Copyright with Warner Bros. Made in the USA. Evidence of use.
Black cotton T-shirt with color image and text printed on front and back. Front text: “Acme Instant Magnetism makes you instantly attractive. No money back guarantee. No trial period.” Text on reverse: “Caution. Not tested below a 5 mile radius.” Clothing tag reads: “Warner Bros Studio. Made in USA.”
Grey socks with black images of Warner Bros cartoon characters woven in black thread into the fabric. “Acme” is across the bottom of the socks.
Heavy metal sign with “Acme” in raised letters.
One green wool jacket with genuine brown leather sleeves; “A” sewn on the left front side. Sewn on the back is “Acme Trading Company, 100% Genuine, Best Quality” with three Looney Tunes characters. Tag is from Acme Clothing Company. TM and Copyright with Warner Bros, Inc. Made in the US. Matching cap is in 100-08-53.
One denim and cotton jacket; embroidered on back: “Acme Manufacturing Company, Work Force World Wide, Everlasting Construction, An ingenious solution for every problem;” at the center is a wheel with the world and stars and the words “Industrial Strength.” Made in Hong Kong. TM and copyright with Warner Bros. Tag is from Acme Clothing Company. Jacket well-used.
Soft cover Warner Brothers novelty book. “The Acme Catalog--Quality is our #1 Dream--Redefining Pain for Over 60 Years.” Mail order catalog of fictional Acme items. As new condition.
Paper printout of the entry “Acme Corporation” from the online encyclopedia “Wikipedia” (www.wikipedia.org). Three pages. Accessible on the World Wide Web at:
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia community. Entries can be edited by anyone.
Printout of the website “The Original Illustrated Catalog of Acme Products.” Alphabetical listing of “Acme” products used in Warner Bros. cartoons. Also gives year and title of cartoon where item first appeared. See related item 100-08-60
Pair of small decals on paper backing. “Acme Racing.” Color image of Wile E. Coyote.
Large dinner plate from the “Acme Bar and Grill.” Blue lettering on beige background. “Blue Plate Special--Acme Bar and Grill--For Family, Friends, and Fun--Burbank, California.”
Green nylon gloves, small fake pearl inset in rosettes. Original label attached. Size 6 1/2. Made in Canada. See: Advertisement, 100-16-108.
Oven mitts, quilted, unused, good condition.
One brown cotton T-shirt, large size, with blue silk-screened logo “Acme Skateboard Quality Since 1991.” Tag reads “Tultex” and “assembled in Mexico of USA parts.” Text in English, Japanese and Spanish. In excellent condition.
One grey T-shirt, Large size, with embroidered picture of Bugs Bunny and Tazmanian devil in car. Text includes: “Acme Garage Drive-Thru Service, Friendly and Efficient. On the boulevard, Burbank, USA.” Copyright 1994 Warner Bros. Made in the Philippines.
One black, cotton T-shirt, large size, with silkscreened picture of bondage woman and the words “Acme.” Tag from Fruit of the Loom, made in the USA. Small holes in shirt, worn-out item.
One blue, cotton T-shirt, large size, with silkscreened logo on the front: Acme California Pale Ale. Text in red letters on the back reads: “A Tradition Since 1861.” Text in English, French and Spanish. Tag reads Gildan Activewear. Assembled in Honduras with Canadian components. Item in excellent condition.
One grey striped shirt. Blue letters. Red embroidered: “Acme” on sleeve. Good condition.
One black, cotton Fruit of the Loom T-shirt, XL size, with silkscreened “Acme Oyster House” on front and back. Item in excellent condition.
One cotton, black and white striped, button up shirt with black sleeves and collar. “Acme Garage” machine embroidered on left breast pocket. On the back are Looney Tunes characters, the words “Acme Garage The Service Your Automobile Deserves.” Circular logo with red star and “TAZCO” at the bottom of the design. Acme Garage Clothing tag, “made in Hong Kong.” Brand new shirt.
One grey, cotton T-shirt, with silkscreened picture, Roy Lichtenstein style, of toxic waste being dumped by the Acme toxic waste disposal company. Woman screams, “Oh no, not in my backyard!” Text on bottom of picture: “The earth is your backyard. Greenpeace.” Tag reads: America's Finest. Durham Knitting Mills.
One brown striped, cotton T-shirt, medium size, with label “Acme Bilt Clothing” sewn on breast pocket. Back of clothing tag: “Acmebilt is dedicated to making fine skate clothing...Keep skating.”
One white, cotton T-shirt, large size, with Acme machine-embroidered on left breast. A picture of a terrified cat and “Acme Cat Exterminators” is embroidered on the back. Hanes tag, “assembled in Honduras with US made components.” Text is in English, Spanish and French. Brand new shirt.
One blue baseball jersey with “Kent Acme Food Sales” appliquéd in front. Faded clothing tag. “25” appliquéd on back.
One yellow, cotton T-shirt, large size, with Acme Beer, Xcelsior Brewery label silkscreened on front. “Brewed in Sonoma County.” Back of shirt reads: “Xcelsior Brewery Santa Rosa California.” Anvil clothing tag. Stains on item.
One red, cotton T-shirt, XL, with “Acme Grill Toronto Canada” machine stitched on left breast. Hanes clothing tag, “assembled in Mexico with US made components.” Language is in English, French and Spanish. Item in excellent condition.
One black, cotton T-shirt, large size, with orange spiral design on the front and “Blues Explosion Acme” on the back. Hanes clothing tag; “assembled in Mexico with US made components.” Brand new shirt.
One white, cotton T-shirt, XL, with Acme silkscreened against an orange background on the front. Hanes clothing tag; “assembled in Mexico with US made components.” Item in excellent condition.
One white, XL T-shirt, with “Club Camel member” on left breast pocket. Back of shirt shows image of a Camel on the beach, smoking a cigarette and the words “Club Camel Wish you were here.” Tag shows logo of Camel T-shirt, copyright 1992 RJRTC.
One white, XXL T-shirt with “Acme Tattoo” on the front. Tag reads “Stedman by Hanes,--fabric made in the USA, assembled in Mexico.” Stain on left sleeve.
Red basketball shirt. Black lettering. “Acme Aces.” Good condition.
Blue golf shirt. Cotton. Red embroidered Acme name on sleeve. Made in El Salvador. Good condition.
Grey T-shirt. “Acme Deliverables. www.acmedeliverables.com.” Black print. Produced by Gildan.
One orange T-shirt with “Acme Bar and Grill Sunnyvale California” sign on the front. Shirt has several holes, collar is frayed, stains on shirt.
One gray, cotton T-shirt, medium, with silk screened design on front. Design shows a globe, the words “Acme Brand” and “100% guaranteed industrial strength.” Back of the shirt shows the silhouette of three Looney Tunes characters and “Acme Brand.” Tag shows Acme Clothing Company. TM and copyright 1991 by Warner Bros. T-shirt in excellent condition.
White Acme Merit-thon Tee-shirt. “Doc Rogers Classic. Celebrate Hartford. People running for people.” Produced by screen stars. Fair condition.
One white, large, cotton and polyester T-shirt with black text across the front: “We lay the best!” At the back of the shirt is “Acme Brick Company.” in black letters. Tag shows Russell Athletic, Made in USA. Reverse shows Russell Corp Alexander City, Al. Attached to one sleeve is a blue paper tag “ML 1.00” .
One white, large, cotton and polyester T-shirt with black text on the back “Acme Brick Company.” Tag shows Russell Athletic, Made in USA. Reverse shows Russell Corp Alexander City, Al.
One blue, cotton and polyester, medium T-shirt; front of shirt reads: “an affiliate of Acme Delivery.” Tag shows Fairline trademark, “Made in Canada for Fehr and Co., West Vancouver, Canada.”
One blue, cotton and polyester, medium T-shirt; written on white letters on front: “Check out my parts, Acme.” On the back is written “Acme. More than auto parts. Auto people.” Tag is from Signal, USA. T-shirt in good condition.
One blue, large, short sleeved work shirt ; rubberized tag above left breast pocket reads: “Acme Door and Mirror.” Orange tag sewn on shirt says: Vapor wear by Work Wear, Made in USA. Some stains on shirt.
One grey, XL T-shirt; On front of shirt is a drawing of four faces with mountains in the background and text “Acmenormous Real American heroes.” Four faces show a soldier, police officer, a nurse and a fire fighter. On right sleeve is the cartoon coyote and the words Acmenormous, Acme, Wa. Tag is from Hanes.
Right pocket of shirt: Chicago Plant Acme Steel Police. Other sleeve has cloth patch featuring US flag and “Registered Emergency Medical Technician.” Soiled but clean. Clothing Label has been written over in pen “Fire.” Good condition.
One pair of large, light blue jean shorts with Acmebilt Clothing labels sewn on right hand front and back pockets. Soft leather label on the back. Tag is from Acmebilt Clothing, est. 1991. Several stains on item.
“Hosiery of enduring beauty.” Original boxed packaging contains one pair of sheer brown hosiery. Very fine. Label inside: “26 Brn. 15 Gypsy. NOLDE.” Ex condition.
One dark blue cap with machine embroidered Acme on the front. Tag is from Headmaster, made in Mexico. Item in excellent condition.
One black baseball cap with the embroidered red and white logo on front of cap, “Skateboard Quality Since 1991.” Tag is from Headmaster, Inc., made in Mexico. Item is in excellent condition.
One black baseball cap, with braided thread on the rim. Embroidered on front of cap is “Acme Oyster House New Orleans, LA.” Tag is from KC, made in Bangladesh. Item is in excellent condition.
One red baseball cap, mesh top with a badge-shaped patch on the front. Badge shows a red silo between two stalks of grain and the words “1910 Acme, Alta. 19-28-25-W4.” Gold string on the rim, three gold embroidered maple leaf patches glued on rim of cap. Foam lining inside cap is disintegrating. Severe stains on item.
“Acme” knitted on sweater of bear. White stuffed soft toy. “A quality handcrafted toy by Embrace. $9.90” Made in Hong Kong. Good condition.
One large, light yellow T-shirt with “Check out my parts, Acme Auto, Monroe” silkscreened on the front. Shirt is worn-out, stained and paint on silkscreened letters is cracked.
US Flag on one sleeve. Large cloth patch on back advertising Acme Truck Line Inc. New? Good condition.
Yellow knit sweater. Made by Franklin Mills. “Acme” embroidered in black on chest. Good condition.
One black baseball cap with red rim. Sewn on cap is “Acme Bar and Grill, Washington, D. C.” Made in the Philippines. Item in good condition.
One brown, denim baseball cap with black rim. Sewn on front of cap is “Acme Cinema Effects.” The back of the cap reads: “Spartan crew.” Made in Bangladesh. Item in good condition.
One hot pink, nylon baseball cap with black rim. Sewn on front of cap is “Acme.” The back of the cap reads: “Acme Delivery.” Item in good condition.
One red, nylon baseball cap with red rope trimming on the rim. Stencilled on front of cap: “Acme Rents Hollywood.” Made in China. Item in excellent condition.
One black baseball cap with black rope trimming along the rim. Sewn on cap is “Acme Academy.” Item in good condition.
One black, cotton baseball cap with fake brown leather rim. Embroidered on cap in yellow letters is “Acme Grill.” Back of the cap reads “Toronto-Canada.” Made in China. Item in excellent condition.
One brown, cotton baseball cap with dark brown rim. Embroidered on front of cap is “Acme Bar and Grill.” Back of cap reads: “Toronto-Canada.” Made in China. Evidence of use.
One neon yellow, nylon baseball cap with a stencilled profile of the stereotypical Indian brave with feathers on his head and “Acme Alumni.” Made in China.
One black, cotton baseball cap with black rope trimming along the rim; embroidered on front of cap: “Acme Oyster House, New Orleans, LA.” Made in Sri Lanka. Item in excellent condition.
One black baseball cap, back part with nylon mesh. Embroidered on front is “Cash Acme.” In excellent condition.
One black baseball cap, front made of polyester with foam, and back made with nylon mesh. “Acme Delivery” sewn in fancy, red letters on the front. Made in Korea. Item in good condition.
One blue denim baseball cap with “Acme Delivery” sewn in red fancy letters on front of cap. Made in China. Evidence of use.
Dark grey overalls, (polyester/cotton mix), yellow Acme label over right pocket. Back of garment has “Acme Cleaners” printed in large bright yellow text. Item is stained but clean. Clothing label reads: “BercoWear. Made in USA. 46R.”
Dark grey, lined, jacket with “Acme Delivery” embroidered in red script across back of jacket and “Acme” across front right pocket. Sliver buttons have YSS on them. Clothing tag reads: YSS Sport.
Navy blue, lined, zipped jacket. White trim, “Acme Strapping Inc.” embroidered in white across left breast. “Rudy” embroidered in white across left sleeve. Clothing tag information faded out.
Dark blue heavy polyester/cotton cloth coat. “Rick” is embroidered in white across right breast pocket. “Acme” is embroidered in large white letters across the back of jacket. Clothing tag reads: “Mark's Work Wearhouse--Made in Canada.” Coat is in new condition.
Black cloth duffle bag featuring “Acme Manufacturing Co...An ingenious solution for every problem” embroidered across on pocket. Leather patch reads “Industrial Strength World Wide.” Warner Bros cartoon images feature on smaller leather patches. Bag has white cord draw string, leather straps and metal clips.
Red and black paneled “permanent press” (cotton/polyester) shirt. Back of shirt has “Acme Theatre Productions, Home of the Misfits” printed in white on it, and an image of a jack-in-the-box. Clothing tag reads: “Cuisin (?) USA, St Lois, MO.” Very good condition.
Light brown cotton shirt has cloth patch with initials “APE” and “Acme Pest Elimination” printed on it, white background, dark text. Right pocket has “Marco” printed on a cloth patch on it. Clothing tag reads: Red Kap...Made in Honduras. Second clothing tag reads: “Mission Linen Supply” .
Heavy blue denim apron with Warner Bros cartoon characters imprinted into it. Text reads: “Genuine Acme Originals Accept No Substitutes.”
Black and white striped cotton apron with white text and images printed on it. Text reads: “Acme Food and Beverage Company Extra Special 100% Genuine, Best Quality.” Images are of Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner. Cloth is worn. Clothing tag reads: “Housewears. Made in USA...”
Light khaki shirt with red cloth patches. Patch over left pocket has image of truck and text “Acme Moving Company.” Patch over right pocket has text “Slacker.” Shirt has some green paint stains. Clothing tag reads: “Red cap...Assembled in Honduras.”
Grey cotton, short sleeved shirt bearing cloth patch with embroidered text on left front pocket that reads “Acme Protective Systems Ltd.” Stamped on the right front of the shirt in black letters is “Vuarnet.” Shirt is in good condition but showing signs of wear.
Light grey T-shirt with “Acme Liquors” printed on front in blue and white. T-shirt tag reads: “Delta. Made in El Salvador.” Good condition.
Cream T-shirt with “Acme. A California Tradition” printed top left of shirt. Back of shirt has an Acme Beer label reproduced on it. Text reading: “Acme. California Ales.” Text and images are in color. Clothing tag reads: “Gildan. Active Wear.” Item is in good condition.
Red T-shirt with “Acme” printed in black letters on front. Back of shirt text reads: “jsbx98. Blues Explosion. Judah Bauer. Russell Simins. Jon Spencer.” Shirt is worn and has small holes in it. Clothing tag is missing. CD from this band is also in this collection--See item 100-22-009.
Olive green T-shirt with “Acme” printed on it. Each letter is held up by a woman in a bikini. Logo is an Acme Skateboards Company. Image and text are in color. Clothing tag reads: “Tultex Cotton. Assembled in Mexico of USA parts.”
White cotton T-shirt, blue Acme Boot Company logo printed across front. Clothing tag reads: Delta. Assembled in Honduras of USA components.
Black cotton T-shirt with color text and images on front and reverse. Front text: “Put your ass on some class--Mfg by CMJ Marketing, Fort Worth, TX, C. 1993” Reverse text reads: “Acme Cycle. Specializing in Harley Davidson...Service Parts and Accessories...” Clothing tag reads: Emblem. Made in USA.
Light blue cotton T-shirt with “Acme Skateboards” logo printed in color on front. Clothing tag reads: Tultex. Made in USA. Sewn in Mexico.
Maroon T-shirt with color text and images front and back. Front text: Acme Only the Strong Survive. Image behind text is of American eagle and flag. Reverse: “Brenda.” Store tag attached reads: “Vintage.” Price has been crossed out. Information is missing as tag is torn. Shirt is worn and faded.
Black cotton T-shirt. Text printed across front reads “An Affiliate of Acme Delivery.” Clothing tag reads: “Fairline. Made in Canada. Frank Fehr Co., West Vancouver.”