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The Electro-Chemical and Specialty Company Trade Catalogs
The Electro-Chemical and Specialty Company Trade Catalogs
Price: $25.00

Manufacturer: The Electro-Chemical and Specialty Company Location: New York Date: c1890s Pages: (3 total pieces) 2 are single fold sheets, 1 is a single page Subject Matter: Batteries There is a total of three pieces: The Atlantic Primary Battery Catalog (the" best and most economical battery for running fan motors, sewing and dental machines, and phonographs"), a catalog for various batteries, and an order form. The two catalogs have a comprehensive description and price list with some B&W illustrations of the products. The pages are toned, and the Atlantic Battery Catalog was folded at some point. Largest: 11" x 8 1/2" more info
Cutter Price List
Cutter Price List
Price: $25.00

Manufacturer: Hitchcock Manufacturing Location: Cortland, NY Date: September 1st, 1892 Pages: Single Fold Subject Matter: Sleigh, Industrial A price list for various parts to a sleigh. The cover has an illustration of a sleigh in three colors: yellow, pink and black. The text is black with accents in pink. There is some general toning to the price list, as well as crease marks from where it was original tri-folded. Additionally there are some intact tears along those fold marks, and some missing surface litho. 9 1/2" x 6 1/4" more info
Notes on New Remedies and Price List
Notes on New Remedies and Price List
Price: $35.00

Manufacturer: F. W. Schoonmaker, Manufacturing & Dispensing Pharmacist Location: New York, NY Date: c1890 Pages: 10 Subject Matter: Medical Supplies and Medicine A price list of all the goods offered. New items include a description and B&W illustration. Covers have edge wear and are toned, and is reinforced with tape in one location. Some of the edges are missing pieces. Interior pages have general toning and soiling. 9" x 5 1/4" more info
Filter Papers Trade Catalog
Filter Papers Trade Catalog
Price: $35.00

Manufacturer: Carl Schleicher & Schull; Sold by Fisher Scientific Co. Limited (Montreal, Canada) Location: Duren, Germnay Date:1925 Pages: 48 Subject Matter: Industrial, Filter Papers A catalog for high grade analytical filter paper that was the recognized 'standard' for filter paper in chemical laborites all over the world. Comprehensive description of materials sold, as well as sizing charts for the filters. Prices not listed. Samples of filter papers are in pockets on the interior front and back covers. There are a minimal amount of B&W illustrations of the products as well as B&W illustrations of  the company's registered Trademark and Watermark, so that the consumer can tell what is a genuine product of the company. The covers for have minimal edge wear and toning to them, additionally the insert tab on the front cover is slightly bent. The interior pages have toning, and there are some indents to the pages corresponding to the placement of the samples pockets. 5 1/2" x 4" more info
Leaflet - Massey's Patent Revolving Boot & Shoe Heal Protectors. Massey Revolving Shoe Heel Co..New York .1880s
Leaflet - Massey's Patent Revolving Boot & Shoe Heal Protectors. Massey Revolving Shoe Heel Co..New York .1880s
Price: $45.00

An 8" x 5" two-sided leaflet describing the merits of this heel protector.  It boasts: It will save from 25 to 50 percent in boot & shoe bills.  It will, in a great degree, prevent slipping on ice.  It will support the ankle and keep the foot erect.  It gives a neat finish to the shoe, and maintains it. etc. Includes pricing starting at 50 cents a pair. The reverse provides instructions for adjusting the protectors with detail on removing the entire heel, worn layers, etc. and how to rotate the heel.  Illustration depicts installed product and internal view. . more info
Bush's Watchmakers Catalogue Circular featuring Self- Generating Gas Blow-Pipe Lamp
Bush's Watchmakers Catalogue Circular featuring Self- Generating Gas Blow-Pipe Lamp
Price: $55.00

A 4pp circular featuring images, narrative and pricing information on the Self-Generating Gas Blow-Pipe Lamp, Bush's Wheel Protector, Roller Remover, Ruby Pin Adjuster, Movement and Fan Washrs, Material Cup, Pivot Wire and Case Spring Extractor.  For sale at Goddard, Hill & Co. Jewelry.  Pittsburgh, PA.  Measures 8 1/2"x 5 1/2". Letterfolds. more info
The Deister Concentrator Company: Manufactures of Concentrating Tables for Every Purpose
The Deister Concentrator Company: Manufactures of Concentrating Tables for Every Purpose
Price: $75.00

Manufacturer: Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana Date: 1915 Pages: 72 Subject Matter: Mining Tool, Industrial Comprehensive descriptions provided for their concentrating tables. B&W illustrations of the table, and its individual parts are included. Prices not listed. Covers show some wear, with a few intact tears along the edge. The first few interior pages have foxing on the lower portion, additionally at some point the catalog was damaged by water, some pages show a faint water stain, all are slight crinkled, but this does not effect the legibility of the catalog. One page is missing some surface litho as it stuck to the corresponding page. Some paper chalking. 9"x 6" more info
Associated Tile Manufacturers, Details of The House of Tiles Portfolio at Architectural and Allied Arts Exposition. 1925
Associated Tile Manufacturers, Details of The House of Tiles Portfolio at Architectural and Allied Arts Exposition. 1925
Price: $75.00

Manufacturer:  Associated Tile Manufacturers Location: New York Date: 1925 Pages: Subject Matter: Tile, Architecture The Exposition was held in conjunction with American Institute of Architects Convention, Grand Central Place, NYC, April 20 - May 2, 1925. A list of Associated Tile Manufacturers at base on cover.  A paper portfolio with 12 plates with images from photographs on the front and designs on the reverse.  Includes images and plans for Tudor Fireplace, Venetian Breakfast Nook, Tudor Living Room, Colonial Bathroom, Craftsman Sun Room, Exterior Spanish style decor, Spanish Dining Room, Colonial Kitchen, Spanish Patio, Italian Hall, Roman Bathroom and Shower and Spanish-American Bathroom. Measures 7 1/2" x 10 1/2". more info
Fun-Ful, the Playground Equipment Line, Catalog No. 13
Fun-Ful, the Playground Equipment Line, Catalog No. 13
Price: $85.00

64 pp, side stapled booklet with decorated covers. Hill-Standard Company, based in Indiana, was a playground equipment manufacturer, with over three decades worth of experience. They sold a variety of equipment such as slides, merry-go-rounds, bars, and swings, to name a few. The catalog shows out of focus printed black and white photographs with drawings of the playground equipment superimposed onto the image. Additionally there is a short description of each item, its weight and a code to located the price of the item on a separate price list (not included).At the end of the catalogue there is chart that list the approximate about of men, hours, and sacks of cement need to assemble and install each piece. more info
C.D. Van Allen Van Allen's Common Sense Churn Transfer of Patent. .Syracuse, NY.July 23, 1861
C.D. Van Allen Van Allen's Common Sense Churn Transfer of Patent. .Syracuse, NY.July 23, 1861
Price: $95.00

A transfer of patent certificate for the Common Sense [Butter] Churn. The churn was invented by C. D. Van Allen and patented by him in July 1861 with an O.B. Cowles purchasing shares in it at that time. This certificate is represents when Van Allen transfer his share and ownership of his invention to Jefe M. Sharp of Roxbury, NJ, in November 1861. At the bottom of the certificate it states that the It was received by the US Patent Office on November 30, 1861 and entered into their "Transfer of Patent" files. Reverse is blank.  Measures 13 1/2" x 8 1/2". more info
Commercial And Industrial Association Montgomery, Alabama: A Guide to its History, Landmarks, Industry, and Culture. Brown Printing Company.Montgomery, Alabama.c1900
Commercial And Industrial Association Montgomery, Alabama: A Guide to its History, Landmarks, Industry, and Culture. Brown Printing Company.Montgomery, Alabama.c1900
Price: $95.00

36 pp, staple booklet. This short book details the history, people  and culture of Montgomery, the capital of Alabama. The book starts off briefly describing the city's location, population, health, water supply and climate. Next it continues onto several landmarks of the city, such as the local schools, Carnegie Library and local hospital, providing a brief description and photograph of each. The book continues on to describe the agricultural and industry found in Montgomery, claiming that Montgomery "is the center or one of the richest agricultural sections of the United States and offers the greatest inducements, not only to the planter of cotton, corn, hay, rice, sugar cane, etc., but also to the general farmer, the truck gardener, the fruit grower and stock raiser..." and that "any factory employing for raw material, cotton, cotton, seed, coal , iron, clay, hard woods, pine, leather, hides, vegetables, or fruits, will do will to locate in Montgomery." The latter half of the booklet is full of advertisements from local businesses such as the 'Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company', 'Winter, Loeb & Co. Wholesale Grocers', 'Alabama Cotton Oil Company', and 'Union Trust and Savings Company'. The book contains over twenty images (not including those used in advertisements) of Montgomery, AL. Measures 9" x 4".. more info
Frank Hiram Crosby Letter from a Commission Merchant regarding Wood and Flour on French's Hotel Letterhead. .New York.1859
Frank Hiram Crosby Letter from a Commission Merchant regarding Wood and Flour on French's Hotel Letterhead. .New York.1859
Price: $125.00

A letter written by Frank Hiram Crosby, most likely a commission merchant, in New York. It is unclear who he is writing to, but in the letter he discusses the price of flour he purchased, three to five cents per pound, and the sale of wood. He goes into some about of detail regarding the wood, as it seems as though it was harvested from two different locations, one of which produced a higher quality wood, and therefore fetched a better price. The letter concludes with the recommendation that the recipient get in touch with the foreman of the lumber company to see if they can purchase next season's wood from the preferred location in advanced. The letter itself is written on a letterhead from the French's Hotel in New York, where a single room was 50 cents per day and the letterhead request that one should "not believe runners or hackmen who say we are full."  Measures 9 1/4" x 13 3/4" .. more info
Seeley's Hard Rubber Specialties
Seeley's Hard Rubber Specialties
Price: $175.00

Manufacturer: I. B. Seeley & Co. Location: Philadelphia, PA Date: 1884 Pages: 78 Subject Matter: Medical Appliances Comprehensive descriptions, some prices, and B&W illustrations of medical devices made from rubber used to relieve various ailments, such as abdominal pain, rheumatic affections, and the 'falling of the bowels.' Covers show heavy wear, along with general soiling and toning and several stains. The front cover is signed.  The string binding is loose, and there is a burn mark on the right side that continues through the majority of the book (this does not effect any text or illustrations).  There is also a faint water stain on the top corner of approximately the last 15 pages. 9" x 6". more info
Police Signal Telegraphs c1888.
Police Signal Telegraphs c1888.
Price: $275.00

22 pp catalogue, illustrated wrapper.  A promotional booklet with information on existing cities with  police telegraph system, illustrations of the various models including the Lamp Post Box, street stations and boxes and individual calls.  Also includes patrol wagon.  A comprehensive narrative describes all aspects of the police signal telegraphs, it's purpose and uses.  The book concludes with testimonials from police commissioners in major cities using the systems.  Fine illustrations throughout. Measures 10 1/2" x 7 1/2". more info
 Lightning Rod & Whaling Voyage Insurance Policies + Photographs Belonging Joseph Vera of New Bedford, MA. .New Bedford, MA.1869-1873
Lightning Rod & Whaling Voyage Insurance Policies + Photographs Belonging Joseph Vera of New Bedford, MA. .New Bedford, MA.1869-1873
Price: $325.00

A grouping of four items belonging to Joseph Vera, New Bedford, MA.  The first is an insurance policy  relating specifically to his home being destroyed by fire caused by lightening strikes.  The policy is associated with the installation of a Cleveland Lightening Rod and its proper maintenance and use.  A fine half-page vignette of a home being protected by the lightening rod adorns the 1869 policy.  The second item, a policy with China Mutual Insurance Company for his whaling ship, Bark Orlando at and from Menado to continue wherever she may go on a whaling voyage with all the usual privileges until she returns to New Bedford, dated 1873. The last two items in this collection are a pair of photographs of Joseph Vera. The first photograph shows Vera sitting with a small dog in his lap and a young boy, presumably his son or grandson, sitting next to him. This photograph measures 4" x 2 1/2" and is mounted on a board. The second photograph appears to be a duplicate of the first, however it has been cropped and enlarged to just show Vera and the dog. It is also the mirror image of the first. It measures 6 3/4" x 6". Minor wear, light penciling on reverse of policy, corner chip on photo. Commonplace items of the day for the affluent New Englander . . Joseph Vera, a Portuguese immigrant became a prominent business man in New Bedford, MA. In addition to owning a men's outfitting store, a rooming house, and a farm in Mattapoisett, was also heavily invested in the whaling industry. more info
Electric Cars and Trucks.  1892
Electric Cars and Trucks. 1892
Price: $400.00

Hard cover. 115 pp. Restored binding and end papers.  ex.Franklin Institute Philadelphia. Large format.  A comprehensive guide of electric cars and trucks available from the Brill Co.  Each product includes a comprehensive spec sheet and full page fine line engraving of the product including product name and number. Exceptional catalogue.  Measures 9 1/2" x 12".  Cover wear and discoloration.  Text block in excellent condition. more info
Joanne O'Neil Naive Watercolor - High Class Brothel Disguised as Elegant Boarding House. ..1930s-1940s
Joanne O'Neil Naive Watercolor - High Class Brothel Disguised as Elegant Boarding House. ..1930s-1940s
Price: $650.00

A 12 1/2" x 19" watercolor that at first appearance gives the impression of an elegant rooming house for young women.  Well appointed with refined furnishing of the day, various wall papers and decorative area rugs.  But wait, do salacious women lounge on the carpet in slinky streamline revealing clothing or stand around on the carpet poised wearing feather boas and with long handled  cigarettes holders; maybe not. Also note the gentleman cozily seated on the sofa hands have disappeared into the flowing robe of his companion. Finally the woman either descending or about to ascend the stairs attired in a revealing outfit with slit to the thigh  is accompanied by a tuxedoed dude observing her approvingly.  Good color composition and perspective and a charming style that allows the viewer to determine the scene.. more info
Der Bierbrauer, beer brewing magazine Germany1898-1904
Der Bierbrauer, beer brewing magazine Germany1898-1904
Price: $900.00

Collection of 237 beer brewing magazines plus 7 individual separate supplements. 29 are issued monthly and 208 are weekly. Promotion brochures inserted into some magazines with narrative description, imagery and testimonials. Covers depict brewing machinery.  Extensive advertisements included descriptions and imagery of products.   Content predominantly  technical journal articles. Der Bierbrauer Monthly Reports (Berichte) January-July 1899 no. 1-7 (missing 6) Weekly supplement (Beiblatt) January-December 1898 (missing 1, 5, 7, 9, 14, 18, 22, 27, 31, 36, 40, 45, 49, 51) Monthly Reports March-December 1898 (missing 1, 2) Weekly Supplement January-April 1899 no. 1-17 (missing 1, 5, 10, 14) Weekly Reports October-December 1900 no. 41-52 Weekly Reports November-December 1901 no. 48-51 Weekly Reports January-December 1902 no. 1-52 (complete) Weekly Reports January-December 1903 no. 1-52 (missing no 40) Weekly Reports January-December 1904 no. 1-52 (missing no. 51, double of no. 52) . All content in German, covers are flaking, some staining and water damage more info