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General Information: Plate Manufacturers

Currently, 40 of the 50 states have their plates made in their own
in-house prison systems.  But in the early years of motor vehicle
registration, plates were usually produced by private companies,
with contracts typically awarded to the lowest bidder annually.
Since this was public information, it was frequently published in
local newspapers.  Thanks to this, we have identified the
manufacturers of 90% of all U.S. plates made by private companies.
The first prison-made plates were in 1917 in Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.
 
LICENSE PLATE MANUFACTURERS KNOWN TO HAVE MADE U.S. PLATES 
 
Abbott Stamping Co.  Detroit, MI (Contracting company only)
OH 17 (Actually subcontracted to Bennett)
 
Acme Furnace Fitting Co.  Chicago, IL
IL 37
 
S. G. Adams Stamp & Stationery Co.  St. Louis, MO
(Became Metal Stamping Corp., Conway, AR in 1962)
Universal Metal Products Corp. was formed in St. Louis in 1960 from
two other recent acquisitions of parent company Universal Match Corp.,
one of which was S. G. Adams.  On 2/1/1961, it was reported that
Customade Products Corp., a subsidiary of Universal Match, would be
manufacturing plates at Customade's recently completed plant in
Conway, Ark.  On 3/2/1962, Adams and Stoltz purchased the assets of
Metal Stamping Corp. in Conway.  Customade had owned the equipment
of Metal Stamping until it was purchased in 1961 by G. H. Billue of
McPherson, Kansas.

AL 19-23, AZ 16, 19-20, 29, 41-45,
AR 15-21, 23-30, 32-35, 45-46, 48-52, 54-56, 58, 59 Type 1,
CO 18, 30 Type 2, DC 19-20, 25, FL 23-24, GA 16-19,
ID 16 Type 1, 37-47, IL 13 Type 2, 14-15, 32, 60-61 Type 2,
IN 15-17, IA 13, 20, 21-25, KS 13-17, 19, 21 Type 1 & Truck, 22-23,
LA 45-49, ME 16-17, 19, 22-26, MD 23 Type 1, MS 14-20, 25-28, 33,
MO 20-21, 23, 24 Type 1, 25, 26-31 Type 1, 32-33, MT 48-49 Type 1,
NE 16 Type 3, 17-18, 19 Type 1, 22-24, 26-27, 30,
NV 16, 28, NH 12, 28-29, NM 12-13,
NY 17-18, 19 Type 2, 20 Type 1, 21 Type 2, 22 Type 2,
NC 17-18, 22-23, ND 21-22, 30, OK 23 Type 3?, RI 22-27, 32,
SC 17 Type 1, 19, 22 Type 2, 23, SD 13, TN 16 Type 2, 17-18, 23, 29-30,
TX 17-22 Types 1 & 3, 21-22 Dealer, 22 Seal, 23 Type 1, 25, 26 Non-Pass., 27,
VT 16, 17 Type 2, 18, VA 15-16, WY 17-18, NF St. Johns 21, 23, NS 20
 
Aluminum Goods Mfg. Co.  Manitowoc, WI
CT 38 Tab
 
American Decalcomania Co.  Chicago, IL
IL 43-48, MT 44
 
Automatic Vehicle Tag Co.  St. Paul, MN
(May have become Gopher in late 1925)
AZ 22, KS 24, KY 23, MN 22, MT 26, NE 25 (Bid ME 20)
 
Auto Supply Company  Baltimore, MD
MD 10
 
Baltimore Enamel & Novelty Co.  Baltimore, MD
AL 14 Type 1, CT 05-09, DE 12, 14-15, 43-45, DC 08-14, GA 15,
HON 15, ME 05-10, 14, MD 11-13, MA 03-07, 08 Repl., 09 Type 1, 10,
NH 05-10, 13-14, 16, NC 13-16, RI 04, VT 05-13, VA 06-08, 10-12,
WV 07-10

Bennett Manufacturing Co.  Plymouth, MI
MI 16 (OH 17)

Borreson Mfg. Co.  St. Paul, MN
IN 18, IA 12, 14-15, 16 Type 2, MT 17-20,
ND 11-16, 17 Type 1, 19, SD 15, WI 16
 
Boys Industrial School  Pruntytown, WV
WV 23-25
 
Brilliant Mfg. Co.  Philadelphia, PA
NJ 14 Type 2, 15, PA 12-16
 
Brown & Saenger Printing Co.  Sioux Falls, SD
KY 15 Type 2, NE 15 Type 2, SD 14
 
Burdick Enamel Sign Co.  Chicago, IL
MI 10-14, WY 16
 
California Metal Enamel Co.  Los Angeles, CA
CA 16-19, WA 20 Tab and M/C
 
Center Industries  Wichita, KS
KS 76 Type 3-on
 
Columbus Marble Works  Columbus, MS
LA Ham Radio 51, 53-60, 62-63, MS 34-95
 
Continental Metal Products Co.  Chicago, IL
AL 25, TX 23 Types 2-3, 24 Seal & Dealer, 25 Dealer & Trailer
 
Custo-Made Products Corp.  Lonoke, AR
NJ 59 Type 2
 
Custom-Made Products Corp.  Pittsburgh, PA
MO 56-61 Type 2
 
Demco  Milford, DE
DE 1968-2002
 
J. F. W. Dorman Co.  Baltimore, MD
Jacksonville, FL 10/11 M/C, Muskogee, OK 14-15,
Tulsa, OK 13, 15, VT 14
 
Elwood Myers Co.  Springfield, OH
(Became W. F. Robertson Steel & Iron Co. by 1927)
KS 18  (Bid CO 23)
 
Enameled Steel Sign Co.  Chicago, IL
WV 14/15
 
Enterprise Enameling Company  Bellaire, OH
OH 10  (Bid PA 12)
 
Federal Stamped Metal & Enameling Co.  Providence, RI (or NY)
NJ 16-17
 
Horace E. Fine  Trenton, NJ
DE 09-11, NJ 08-12  (Bid NJ 16)
 
Gopher Stamp & Die Co.  St. Paul, MN  (Formerly Rudolph Stamp Co.)
Inc. 10/13/25.  Fire 1/2/37 destroyed plant and contents.
ID 33, 36, KS 27, MN 30-48, MS 29, NE 28-29, NM 27-31, 33,
ND 31-32, RI 28, 30, 36, SD 29, TN 27-28, TX 30-32,
WY 29-30, 33-37, 45-49, MB 31  (Bid MS 59)
 
Graham Tag Co.  St. Louis, MO
MS 30, 32
 
Green Bay Cornice & Corrugating Co.  Green Bay, WI
WI 12, 14 Type 1, 17
 
Greenduck Metal Stamping Co.  Chicago, IL  (Fire 2/16/24)
AZ 17, AR 22, DC 18, IL 13 Type 1, 20, 21 Non-Pass., IN 14,
KY 16, LA 15 Type 1, MI 18, MN 21 Type 2, Non-Pass., MT 21,
NE 15 Type 1, 16 Types 1-2, NJ 13, 18,
NY 19 Type 1, 20 Type 2, 21 Type 3, TN 15, 16 Type 1,
VT 17 Type 1, WY 14-15  (Bid RI 23)
 
Grimm Stamp & Badge Co.  St. Louis, MO
(Before 1913, Henry A. Grimm Co.)
AL 18, 26-27, AZ 15, 18, 36-40, AR 14, CO 22-23, FL 19, GA 20-26, 28,
HI 26 Type 1, 35, IL 19, 21 Type 1, IA 21 Truck, KS 20, 21 Types 2-3, 25-26,
KY 14, 15 Type 1, LA 15 Type 2, 16, 18-19, 29, ME 28, 30-31,
MO 11, 14-17, 22, 24 Type 2, 26-31 Type 2,
MT 13-14, NE 19 Type 2, 20 Tab, 31-32, NH 22,
NM 14-17, 18 Type 2, 19, 24-25, OK 15-16, 23 Type 2, RI 31,
SC 20, 28, TN 36-37, TX 20 Seal, 33, WY 13, AB 18, 19 Type 1  (Bid AZ 42)
 
C. H. Hanson  Chicago, IL
IL 11-12, 18, 21 Type 3, 22-27, 36, MI 15, 17, 19-21
 
R. Hardesty Mfg. Co.  Denver, CO
CO 19
 
Hemp & Co.  Macomb, IL  (Became King-Seeley in 1964)
IL 38-39, 42, 43 Truck, 49-59, 60-61 Type 1, 62-63
 
Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.  Chicago, IL
CO 20, HI 22 Type 1, ND 20
 
Hill-Standard Co.  Anderson, IN
IN 27  (Bid RI 29)
 
Ingram-Richardson Mfg. Co.  Beaver Falls, PA
CA 14-15, CT 09-12, 14-16, DC 15, KY 15 M/C, ME 11-13, 15,
MA 08, 09 Type 2, 11-15, MI 10 (/Chicago or /Fine), NH 11, 15,
NC Hire 19, 22, OH 08-09, 11, PA 06-11, VT 15, VA 09, 13, NB 11
 
Irwin-Hodson Co.  Portland, OR  (Bought by Waldale in 2005)
AK 22-35, 38-43, 52, 56-85, 89-on, AZ 24-26,
HI 61-68, 79-80, 85-91, 99-on, ID 24-25, 29-30, MS 2003?,
MT 22-25, NV 23-27, 29-31, OR 16-49, 51 Tab, 58-on,
UT 24-26, 29-36, VA 76 Bicent., WA 21 Type 2, 22,
WY 24, 27, GU 60-64, 74-80, 94-on, YK 24-33
 
Jeffries Bank Note Co.  Los Angeles, CA
WY 44
 
King-Seeley Thermos Co.  Ann Arbor, MI, but plant in Macomb, IL
                        (Structo Division - Freeport, IL)
(Before 1964, Hemp and Seeley Thermos)
IL 64-69 Type 2, 73, KS 76 Types 1-2, MA 67-68 Type 1,
MN 74 Types 1-2, OH 74 Type 1
 
Kittle Mfg. Co.  Los Angeles, CA
AZ 21, 23, 27-28, 30-35,
CA 19 tab, 20-25, 27-28, split 30, all 31, split 34-35,
HI 23-25, TX 26, 28-29, 34, UT 22-23, 27  (Bid AZ 41)
 
LaLance & Grosjean Manufacturing Co.  Woodhaven (Queens), NY
NY 12
 
Lamb & Tilden  Washington, DC  (Agent only)
DC 07
 
Lansdale Porcelain Enamel Corp.  Lansdale, PA
DE 47-48
 
Lyon & Ewald  New London, CT
CT 09
 
Macon Resources  Decatur, IL
IL 81-on
 
Manhattan Supply Co.  New York, NY
NY 13, 15-16  (Subcontracted to LaLance 16, Bid NY 17)

Marking Device Corp.  Chicago, IL
DC 27 Type 1
 
Maryland Enamel & Sign Co.  Baltimore, MD
(Before name change 5/23/1912, Southern Enameling Co.)
McPherson, KS c.09-13
 
Masonite Corp.  Chicago, IL and Laurel, MS
AR 43
 
Matthews Machine Co.  Milford, DE
DE 58

C. P. Merner Co.  St. Louis, MO
NF St. Johns 20
 
Metal Stamping Corp.  Conway, AR
(Began 1962; previously S. G. Adams, St. Louis, MO,
 became Polyvend 1976)
AR 63, 64 Type 1, 65 Type 2, 68-75, CT 74-75 Slogan,
FL 75 Type 1, HI 69-75, IL 64-69 Type 2, 70-72, 74-75,
KS 75 Types 2-3, MA 73-74 Type 2, ND 75, OK 74-75
 
Milwaukee Foundry  Milwaukee, WI
WI 05-11
 
3M Co.  Minneapolis, MN
WY 2002-on
 
National Colortype Co.  Cincinnati, OH (1917)
                        Newport, KY (1917-24)
                        Bellevue, KY (as of 3/3/20)
                        Lexington, KY (1925-26)
                        Lawrenceburg, IN (1929)
AR 31, DE 19-35, 41-42, DC 21-24, Honolulu, HI 1917,
ID 19 Type 2, 20, IL 33 Type 1, 40-41, IN 22-26, 28-30,
KY 17-22, 24-30, ME 21, 32-33 (29, 34-35?), MS 21-24, OH 18,
RI 29, 34-35, 37, SC 17 Type 3, 18, 21, 24-26, 29, TN 31-35,
TX 17-22 Type 2, 20 Dealer, 23 M/C, VT 20-22, VA 17-19,
WV 17/18-21, 22 Type 2, WY 28, 42-43, PEI 20
 
National Enameling & Stamping Co.  Queens, NY
CT 09  (Attempted bid NJ 09)
 
National Sheet Metal Co.  Peru, IL
ID 15
 
H. L. Nickels Co.  Nampa, ID
ID 14
 
New York Metal Ceiling Co.  New York, NY
DE 16-17, LA 17, MD 17-20, 21 Type 2, NY 14, OH 16,
SC 17 Type 2, UT 16-17 M/C
 
Norris Stamping & Mfg. Co.  Los Angeles, CA (Est. 1930)
CA 40-41, 43 Tab, 45-47  (Bid CA 34)
 
Northeast Tool & Die Works  Kansas City, MO
KS 43 Tab
 
B. W. Norton Mfg. Co.  East Oakland, CA
CA 26, 29, 32-33, 36-37, split 30, 34-35,
HI 40, 41 Type 2, 42 Type 1, 47-50, UT 28  (Bid CA 22)
 
Ohio Valley Enameling Co.  Huntington, WV
(Purchased Lafayette Stamping in 1913)
WV 15/16
 
Pacific Coast Stamp Works  Seattle, WA
OR 08-13, WA 17-19, 20 Type 2
 
Polyvend, Inc.  Conway, AR
(Began 1976, previously Metal Stamping Corp.; sold 1998)
AK 85-89, AR 76-98, HI 76-78, 81-84, 95-96, IL 76-78,
MD 76 Bicent., ND 76-79, OR 82-88, TN 77-80 Type 1,
WV 76 Type 2, GU 88-93
 
Charles E. Post & Co.  Los Angeles, CA  (Sold to Kittle?)
WA 16  (Bid NY 17)
 
Pres-Teel Manufacturing and Enameling Co.  Cincinnati, OH
(Went bankrupt 5/16/1922)
SC 22 Type 1, TX 21 Seal, WV 22 Type 1
 
Quayle Enamel Co.  Albany, NY
CT 13, IN 13, NJ 14 Type 1, NY 10?  (Bid OH 15)
 
S. H. Quinn's Sons Co.  Philadelphia, PA
GA 10
 
Reynolds Metal Co.  Louisville, KY
MN 49 blanks  (Bid CT 57 blanks)
 
Roberts and Son  Birmingham, AL
AL 16
 
W. F. Robertson Steel & Iron Co.  Springfield, OH
(Previously Elwood Myers Co. as of 1923)
AR 35, GA 27, 29, IL 28-31, RI 33
(Had no other contracts in 1931, none in 1932)

St. Paul Stamp Works  St. Paul, MN
MN 15/17 M/C, TX 25 M/C

Schwaab Stamp & Seal Co.  Milwaukee, WI
AL 17, WI 11, 13, 14 Type 2, 15, 18-19
 
Scioto Sign Co.  Kenton, OH
CT 17-19, DC 16, FL 18, 20, LA 20-28, 30, ME 18, 20,
MA 16-19, NV 18-20, NH 23-27, 30, NC 20, OH 12-15, Late 17,
RI 18-21, TN 19-22, 24-26, UT 18-19 M/C, VT 19,
VA 20-23, 25-26, WV 16/17, Jamaica 27-28  (Bid RI 35)
 
Scovill Manufacturing Co.  Waterbury, CT
CT 37 blanks, 47 Jubilee, 55 blanks  (Bid CT 57 blanks)
 
Screw Machine Products Co.  Portland, OR
(Bankruptcy auction 1/23/58; Irwin-Hodson bought dies, etc.)
AK 50-51, 53-55, AR 53, CT 57 blanks, Type 2 plates,
HI 51-60, NM 53 Rep./Sen., OR 50-57, UT 58 Type 2, WA 53-57
 
Charles W. Shonk Co.  Maywood, IL
(Became Shonk Works/American Can Co. by 1918)
IL 16-17  (Bid IA 23, KS 18, NE 23)
 
Shwayder Trunk Manufacturing Co.  Denver, CO
CO 32-34, NM 32
 
Stafford Auto Lamp & Number Co.  Dallas or Ft. Worth, TX
(Before 8/27/13, was Stafford Illuminated Auto Lamp & Number Co.)
TX 17 Seal
 
Thief River Manufacturing Co.  Minneapolis, MN
ND 18
 
Universal Manufacturing and Stationery Co.  St. Louis, MO
CO 16-17, MO 18-19
 
Waldale, Ltd.  Amherst, NS
AR 98-on, DE 2002-05, IL 2001-on, MS 95-on, NV 2015-on?,
NM 2000-on, OR 2005-06
 
Western Display & Mfg. Co.  Minneapolis, MN (1913-26)
Western Stamping & Mfg. Co.  Minneapolis, MN and Cleveland, OH
                            (1927-34)
ID 16 Type 2, 17-18, 19 Type 1, 21-23, 26, 32, IL 21 Type 2,
IA 16/18 Type 1, 19, MN 12/14, 15/17, 18/20, 21 Type 1, 23-29,
MT 15-16, NC 19, 21, 24, 26-29, ND 17 Type 2, 23-29, 33,
SD 16-18, 21-27, UT 15-21, VT 24, 28-31, 33, VA 14,
WA 21 Type 1, WY 19-23, 25-26, 31-32, MB 20  (Bid RI 34)
 
West Virginia Boys School  Pruntytown, WV
WV 23-25
 
West Virginia State Road Commission  Nitro, WV
WV 26-33
 
Wire & Metal Mfg. Co.  Los Angeles, CA
CA 42 Plates & Strips  (Bid CA 43)
 
W. H. Wood & Son
Volusia Co., FL 1914/15
 
W. & H. Co.  Newark, NJ
ME 15 M/C
 
 
LICENSE PLATE MANUFACTURERS WHICH UNSUCCESSFULLY BID ON U.S. CONTRACTS
 
Acme Stamp Works  Tacoma, WA
(Bid WA 16)
 
Anti-Rust Tin Plating Co.  Minneapolis, MN
(Bid ME 21)
 
Auto Home Plate Co.  Crete, NE
(Bid CO 23)
 
George D. Barnard Stationary Co.
(Bid ID 21)
 
Dalmo Mfg. Co.  San Francisco, CA
(Bid CA 32)

Louis F. Dow Co.  St. Paul, MN
(Bid MN 15)
 
Enlow Co.  NY
(Bid NJ 18)

Freidberger Sign Co.  Cincinnati, OH
(Bid OH 11)
 
Gallaudet Aircraft Corp.  East Greenwich, CT
(Bid RI 25)
 
Grote Mfg. Co.  Bellevue, KY
(Bid AZ 45)
 
Harvey Machine Works  Los Angeles, CA
(Bid CA 32)
 
George E. Hellmich Co.  Seattle, WA
(Bid WA 16)

Hiss Stamp Works  Columbus, OH (Contracting company only)
OH 08-09 (Subcontracted to Ing-Rich) (Bid OH 11)
 
Horle Arms Co.  Deep River, CT
(Bid CT 57 blanks)
 
A. D. Joslin Mfg. Co.  Manistee, MI (Chicago, IL as of 1923)
(Bid RI 27)
 
Lafayette Stamping & Enameling Co.  West Lafayette, OH
(Bid PA 10, 12)                    (Purchased by Ohio Valley 1913)
 
Larson Tool & Stamping Co.  Attleboro, MA
(Bid RI 29-30)
 
Joseph Mayer & Bros.  Seattle, WA
(Bid WA 16)
 
McGrew Machine Works  Lincoln, NE
(Bid NE 23)
 
Metal Products Manufacturing Co.  Minneapolis, MN
(Bid KS 18)
 
Meyercord Co.  Chicago, IL
(Bid MT 44)
 
Moise-Klinkner Co.  San Francisco, CA
Patrick & Moise-Klinkner Co.  (2/1/1930 - 1948)
Patrick & Co.  (1950)
(Bid CA 22, AS 37)
 
Theodore B. Nesbit  NY
(Bid NJ 09)

Novelty Enameling Co.  Cleveland, OH
(Bid OH 11)
 
Ogden Stamp Works (Ogden, UT)
(Bid NY 17, UT 17)
 
O'Keefe & Merritt  Los Angeles, CA
(Bid CA 32, 34)
 
Plastic Decal & Plate Co.  Los Angeles, CA
(Bid MT 44)
 
Sachs-Lawler Co.  Denver, CO
(Bid NM 32)
 
E. H. Simpson  Jackson, MS
(Bid AR 35)

Joseph Stolz and Sons, Inc.  New York, NY
(Bid SC 22)
 
A. G. Sundell  New Era, MI
(Bid RI 19)
 
X. L. N. T. Improvement Auto & Plate Co.
(Bid RI 19)
 
 
U.S. PRISON SYSTEMS WHICH MADE (OR BID ON) PLATES FOR OTHER STATES
IN:  ID 31, VT 32, 34-35, VI 32-34, 81-82
IA:  NE 84 Type 5, ND 80-88, SD 28
LA:  MS 31, GU 80-87
MD: (Began 1924) FL 25-26
MA:  NH 79 Type 1
MI: (Began 1922) AL 24, CO 24-25, VT 23, 25-27
    (Bid MO 22 by 6/11/21, IA 23 on 3/30/22)
NE: (Began 1933) WY 38-41
NJ: (Began 1919) VA 24
NY:  RI 78 Type 3
OK:  NM 26  (Bid SD 26, TX 23) (Tampico, Mex. 26?)
SD:  NE 91 Type 2, ND 84-88 Roosevelt
TX:  IL 79-84 Types 1-2, TN 80-81 Type 2
VA:  SC 30
WA: (Began 1926) ID 27-28
WI: (Began 1920) (Bid MT 23, NE 23, SD 23)
 
In 1929, President Hoover signed the Hawes-Cooper Bill into law,
prohibiting the sale of convict-made goods outside of a prison's
home state.  Prisons had five years to comply.  The law was
passed 1/19/1929, effective 1/19/1934, and repealed in 1978.
Nebraska was able to circumvent this law in 1938-41 by trading
plates to Wyoming in exchange for Wyoming-produced goods
such as blankets in 1940 and binder twine other years.
 
VERIFY
AL 12-13, 14 Types 2-3, 15
AK 21, 36-37, 44-49             (44 Tab like MN)
AZ 14                           (like WI 14 Type 1)
AR 11-13, 44, 47, 57,           (13, 47 in St. Louis, MO)
   59 Type 2, 60-62, 63 Type 2,
   64 Type 2, 65 Type 1, 66-67
CA 38-39
CO 13-15, 21, 31                (14 in Baltimore, MD)
DE 13, 18, 36-39, 45-47
DC 26, 27 Type 2                (like MD 21-22)
FL 21-22                        (21 like MN 20)
GA 11-14
HI 22 Type 2, 26 Type 2, 27-34,
   36-39, 41 Type 1, 42 Type 2, 46 (26-46 Kittle?)
ID 13, 34-35
IN 20-21 Type 2
IA 11                           (Eastern company, fire that year)
KY 10-13
LA 31, 44                       (44 in Chicago, IL)
ME 27, 29, 34-35                (29, 34-35 in KY, probably
                                 National Colortype)
MD 14-16, 21 Type 1, 22         (21-22 like DC 26)
MN 09-11, 20                    (09-10 Borreson?, 20 like FL 21)
MS 12-13
MO 12-13
NE 21
NV 17, 21-22                    (17 like MD Trailer 16-19)
NH 17-21, 31-32
NM 18 Type 1, 20-23             (20-23 in Los Angeles, CA)
NY 10-11                        (10 Quayle?, 11 in Albany)
NC 25
OK 23 Type 3                    (Adams?)
OR 14-15
RI 05-17
SC 27
SD 19-20                        (20 in Minneapolis)
TX Seals 18-19
VA 27-28
WA 20 Type 2
WV 05-06, 11-14

 
CANADIAN LICENSE PLATE MANUFACTURERS

Acme Signalisation  Montreal, QC
AB 81-92, BC 78-81, NB 1978-85 Type 3, NF 87-88, PE 88-92,
QC 75 Type 2, 76-82
 
Astrographic Industries, Ltd.  North Surry, BC  (Opened 1984, closed 2013)
BC 85-02, NF 96-99, 02-04, YK 91-2001, 2007-13
 
*A. Aubry et fils, Limitee  Montreal, QC
 
Canadian Assemblies, Ltd.  Amherst, NS  (Formed 1948, became Waldale 1965)
(First contracts 1950)
AB 53-55, MB 52-55, NB 50-65, NF 52-63, NS 50-65, PE 50-65, NT 52-63
 
Canadian Colortype, Ltd.  Hamilton, ON  (Fire 7/29/1941)
AB 25-52, Calgary Truck 23, MB 22, 26, 28-29, 46-51,
NB 26 Type 1, 34, 37, NS 22, 25, 35, 37,
ON 25, 27-29, 30 Type 1, 31 Type 1 (Painting), PE 27-30,
SK 27, 29-31, 33-34, 36-38  (Bid MB 53, ON 24)
 
*Thomas Davidson Mfg. Co., Ltd.  Montreal, QC
AB 12, QC 12 Dash
 
D. R. Dingwall('s), Ltd.  Winnipeg, MB
MB 32  (Bid MB 33)
 
Dorrien Plating & Mfg. Co.
ON 09-10 Report "auto markers $255.00"
 
Dunlop Tire & Rubber Co.  Toronto, ON
ON 09-10 Report "auto tags $2,868.60"
 
Roy Foster Co.  Edmonton, AB  (Became Hi-Signs by 1987)
BC 81-85
 
General Steel Wares, Ltd.  Winnipeg, MB and Hamilton/Toronto, ON
MB 30, 33-37, NB 28-30, 32, 36, 39-41, NS 28-34, 36, 38,
ON 30 Type 2, 31 Type 1 (Embossing), PE 32-48, QC 37-43, SK 32, 35,
NT 41-50  (Bid ON 29)
 
Gutta-Percha Tire Co.  Toronto, ON
ON 05-10
 
Hamilton Stamp & Stencil Works, Ltd.  Hamilton, ON
AB Calgary Truck 24, NB 31? (Company known as of 1929)
 
George H. Hewitt Co., Ltd.  Vancouver, BC
NT 51, YK 35, 37-57
 
Hi-Signs, Ltd.  Edmonton, AB  (1987, previously Roy Foster as of 1985)
AB 92-99, MB 89-97, 02-03, NF 96-01, PE 93-96, YK 01-06
 
L & M Signs
AB 90-91, 94-97
 
Lighting Materials, Ltd.  Winnepeg, MB
MB 51 TAB
 
Maple Leaf Stamp & Stencil Co.  Winnepeg, MB
MB 49 TAB
 
McClaren, Ltd.
NB 16-17
 
*McClary Mfg. Co.  London, ON
BC 13-14, ON 11
 
MacDonald Manufacturing Co.  Toronto, ON
AB 14-15, BC 15-17, MB 15-16, 17 Type 1, 27, NB 18-21, NF 27-31,
NS 19, ON 12-19, 22, PE 18, 23, SK 15-16
 
Moncrieff & Endress, Ltd.  Winnipeg, MB (Agent for Ontario Metal)
(Bid MB 36, 38)
 
Morin and Sons  Montmagny, QC
QC 56-61
 
Morin et Fils, Ltd.  Montmagny, QC
QC 64-71
 
Robert Neal, Ltd.  Topsail, NF  (Opened 1963, closed 1993)
NB 78-85 Type 2, NF 64-81, 86-88, 91-93, PE 66-68 Type 3,
NT 66-69 Types 2-3, 70-85
 
Ontario Metal Specialties, Ltd.  Bronte, ON
MB 38  (Bid MB 35, 37)

George Phillipps, Ltd.  NF
NF 45

St. Lawrence Manufacturing Co., Ltd.  Quebec City, QC
QC 72-74
 
St. Thomas Metal Signs, Ltd.  St. Thomas, ON
MB 24-25, NB 25, NS 21, 23, ON 20, 23-24, PE 24, SK 23-24  (Bid MB 37)
 
*Sheet Metal Products Co. of Canada, Ltd.  Toronto, ON
 
Signs of Canada, Ltd.
QC 33-36  (Bid QC 37)
 
John R. Tacey & Sons  Vancouver, BC
BC 18-29
 
Thompson Heating & Ventilating Co.  Vancouver, BC
BC 30
 
Toronto Stamp & Stencil Works, Ltd.  Toronto, ON
(Company known as of 1915) (Bid AB Calgary Truck 24)
 
Waldale, Ltd.  Amherst, NS  (Before 1965, was Canadian Assemblies)
AB 95-96, 99-on, BC 99-on, MB 97-on, NB 66-77, 78-85 Type 1, 91-on,
NF 82-on?, 93-95, 98-02, 05-06, NS 66-on,
PE 66-68 Types 1-2, 69-89, 97-on, YK 2014-on
 
Western Tools & Industries  Winnipeg, MB
MB 55-89, SK 57-94, NT 64-65, 66-69 Type 1, YK 78-90
 
*E. T. Wright, Ltd.  Hamilton, ON
 
The J. L. Wright Company  Hamilton, ON
AB 21-22, MB 21, ON 21
 
*On October 18, 1927, five companies merged to form General Steel
Wares, Ltd.
 
VERIFY
AB 13, 16-17, 19 Type 1, 20, 23-24       (23-24 like MB 23)
MB 11-14, 17 Type 2, 18-19, 23, 39-45    (45 like SK 40)
NB 12-15, 22-24, 26 Type 2, 27, 31, 33,  (27 like ON 26,
   35, 38, 42-49, 87-90                   42-49 like NS 40)
NF 25-26, 32-44, 46-51                   (32-37, 39-40 like SK 39,
                                          41-43, 46, 48-50 like SK 41-47,
                                          47 like NS 39, 51 like SK 50)
NS 18, 24, 26-27, 39-49                  (24 like MB 23, 26-27 like 28-34, PE 26,
                                          39 like NF 47, 40 like NB 42-49)
ON 03-05, 26                             (03-05 made in Toronto, ON,
                                          26 Hamilton or Toronto Stamp & Stencil)
PE 17, 19, 21-22, 25-26, 31, 49          (25 like ON 26, 26 like NS 26-27,
                                          49 like SK 48-49)
QC 12-32, 44-55, 62-63, 75 Type 1, 83-on (45-55 like 33-36?, 62 like 72?)
SK 12-14, 17-22, 25-26, 28, 39-56, 95-on (25-26 like ON 26,
                                          28 like NS 26-34, PE 26,
                                          39 like NF 32-37, 39-40,
                                          40 like MB 45
                                          41-47 like NF 41-43, 46, 48-50,
                                          48-49 like PE 49, 50 like NF 51)
YK 34, 36                                (Probably Hewitt)
NT 86-on