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Old 04-08-2017, 11:53 PM
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Default Show your silk banners...Wickwire Spencer Athletic Association

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This was an interesting pick up...I first saw this Wickwire Spencer banner at the 2004 National in John Kanuit's booth...see on the page linked above...Picked it up on eBay recently...seller lives in Alaska...Tonight I opened it and looks good as it did 13 years ago in Cleveland!...Photo doesn't do it justice...In person the archaic 3-dimensional style lettering really pops!...Kind of reminds me of something you'd see in an old west saloon...The photo on eBay was dark and fuzzy...but I had a good shot of it to go on...
...The Spencer Wire Company merged with the Wickwire Steel Company of Buffalo in 1920 to form the Wickwire-Spencer Steel Company...
Turns out it's post 1920 according to the Spencer Mass history page above...I would speculate the Wickwire Spencer Company provided an athletic club as a perk for their employees...Probably the closest 24 Hour Fitness was too far away!

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Interesting Spencer Mass is 15 miles from the famous Brimfield Antiques Fair...
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