1976 Pennsylvania Booster Plates
These four bicentennial booster plates were private issues
made by the Ervite Corporation.
Most of the ones that I have seen appear to be unused and without bolt wear,
which makes you wonder how many Pennsylvanians bought these enameled plates
for the front of their cars
Perry Hi-Way Hose Company near Erie, Pennsylvania had this
1976 booster made by the Ervite Company.
Note the similarity to the other Ervite plates.
1976 Pennsylvania metal booster plate sold by the Wilton
Brass Company of Columbia, Pennsylvania.
A privately issued Pennsylvania 1976 Bicentennial souvenir
plate made by the Jarrett Company.
Shown above are the front and back of the plate. While the plate appears to
look like pewter, the company calls the metal it was made out of Armetale.
The company brochure states it this way,"Armetale Metal is a fusion in
precise proportions of ten different metals."
The plates were made through sand castings and hand pouring according to Wilton
Company information, and are cared for with Goddard Pewter care to eradicate
The design is the Coat of Arms of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
A version of this with black paint on the rim and lettering is shown below
This metal booster plate did not have a maker's mark on the
back, so I am not sure where it was made
1976 Philadephia, Pennsylvania metal booster plate
1976 Pittsburgh Syria Shriners booster plate
1976 Pennsylvania booster plate
1976 Pennsylvania anti-pollution booster plate
1976 Breezy Tavern, York, Pennsylvania advertising plate
1976 Hicks Chevrolet, Greencastle, Pennsylvania advertising plate
1976 Colonial Tavern, Pottsville, Pennsylvania booster plate
1976 Sunderland Chevrolett, Lemoyne, Pennsylvania booster plate
1976 Indiana Sales and Service, Inc. of Indiana, Pennsylvania booster plate
U.S. Bicentennial Booster plate made by Deb-Kay Company of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Lukens Credit Union of
Coatsville, Pennsylvania Bicentennial booster plate