Historical information

Econasign kits were aimed at small businesses who could use the transparent stencils for the manufacturing of “showcards, price tickets, posters, labels, etc…..by a simple operation of printing by means of transparent stencils.


Intact printing kit used in a notable Kew pharmaceutical business.

Physical description

A kit of printing equipment for commercial small display signage. Box and contents produced by the "Econasign" Co. Ltd. 137 Victoria Street, London S.W.1. The box includes a booklet, sample blank paper signs, a brush, and a book of plastic templates. The latter indicates that the kit was distributed by an Australian Agent - J. Raeburn Miller, 8 Bank of NSW Chamber, 280 Castlereagh St., Sydney

Inscriptions & markings

Typed label on interior: "Donated by the descendants of Charles Gilbert Wood (1891-1948) Pharmacist of 235 High Street, Kew, Vic, / and / Donald Charles Wood (1920-1948) Pharmacist of 283 Doncaster Road, North Balwyn, Vic."