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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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
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".
Paper Box Machinery
Price: $80.00

Manufacturer: Stokes & Smith Co. Location: Summerdale, near Frankford , Philadelphia, PA Date: c1916 Pages: 36 Subject Matter: Machinery for Sealed Wrapped Packages Comprehensive descriptions with B&W illustrations of the machines and their various parts. Additionally there are 3 color plates of illustrations of sample boxes, as well as one printed sample of a gilded and embossed box wrapper. Each page has a yellow triple-line border on it. Some cover wear, with a small stain on the front, and small indents on the bottom. Minimal toning and soiling throughout. 9 3/4" x 7.
Advertising Cover - Longman & Martinez Paints , Manufactures & Exporters - Map on Reverse. .New York City.c1900
Price: $85.00

A 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" advrertising cover for Longman & Martinex, Paints.  Pure L and M Paints logo on front. Color map of United States on reverse from Wisconsin eastward with dots annotating the 3,783 Agents representing the company.  Postally used..
Walter L Smith: Die Sinker and Engraver Trade Catalog with Samples
Price: $120.00

Manufacturer: Walter L. Smith Location: Philadelphia, PA Date: 1890s Pages: 3 (plus covers) Subject Matter: Engraving, Die Sinker This is a specimen catalog from Walter L Smith, an expert and high grade workman on die sinking, engraving and fine carving on gold. He worked for noted jewelers Simons, Bro. & Co. for ten years before starting his own company. The first pages gives a brief description of Smith's career and noted worked, the last two pages have 14 samples of his work. Blue covers with a red embossed sealed on front. The blue of the front covers have faded slightly in some places, and the interior pages have some stains corresponding to the gilding used on the sample seals. Otherwise fine. 8 1/4" x 6 1/2"
Collection of 5 Items Advertising Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association. .Boston.1871 - 1887
Price: $150.00

The five items within this collection are all ephemera dating from 1871 to 1887 from the MCMA's various exhibitions. The first item is from their 6th Exhibition in 1871 advertising various 'specimens works' which which will be shown at the fair. These works include Plain and Ornamental Needlework by Mrs Simpson, a vase of wax fruit by Miss Emma Belyea, and works of penmanship by George Stimpson Jr. An advertisment for Wright & Potter Printing, printers who handled any printing work needed by the exhibitors in 1881. Two trade cards advertising companies who won awards at the MCMA exhibitions (Merchants Tobacco Co in 1878 for their 'Purest and Best Quality Plug Tobacco' and Thos. Earley & Son in 1887 for improvements in gas burners). And lastly, a season ticket for W. G. Beamin for the MCMA Sixteenth Exhibition in 1887.  Measures 6" x 3 1/4" (Largest) ; 4 1/4" x 2 1/2" (Smallest). The Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association of Boston, MA, was "formed for the sole purposes of promoting the mechanic arts and extending the practice of benevolence." It was established in 1795 and two of its most prominent founders were Paul Revere and Benjamin Russell. The MCMA, still in exist today in Quincy, MA, has throughout is history organized numerous conferences and exhibitions devoted to innovation in the mechanical arts. All but one of the items have minor edge wear, toning and soiling due to age. The 'specimens of work' from 1871 has moderate soiling due to age. Two of the items (the Wright & Potter printing ad & the ticket) have minor damage to the backs of the card from being pasted into a scrap book.
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".
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".
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.
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.
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