For sale is a vintage SHANNON & COMPANY ADVERTISING PAPERWEIGHT from the Shannon & Company, 1744 Market St, Philadelphia, PA. This heavy metal block features the same design as the Shannon & Company logo: a keystone shaped badge in recognition of the company’s founding in Pennsylvania, the keystone state. The paperweight measures about 2 3/8 inches by 2 1/2 inches and 1/2 inch thick. The paperweight weighs about half a pound. This paperweight is believed to date to the 1920s. A great advertising collectible.
The Shannon & Company sold mill, mine, and railway supplies from the 1800’s through the early 1900’s. The company was manufacturers and dealers in derricks, machinery, supplies and tools for railroads, contractors, mines, mills and quarries.