Jay T. Last Collection of Household Prints and Ephemera: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Charla DelaCuadra.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
Prints and Ephemera
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Jay T. Last Collection of Household Prints and Ephemera
Dates (inclusive): approximately 1835-1921
Bulk dates: approximately 1850-1900
Collection Number: priJLC_HHD
Collector: Last, Jay T.
Extent: approximately 7,915 items
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Prints and Ephemera
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2191
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: The Jay T. Last Collection of Household Prints and Ephemera contains over 7,900 printed items advertising household items, products, and related businesses in the United States from the 1830s to the 1920s, with the bulk of the items spanning from 1850 to 1900. The collection consists largely of lithographed ephemeral items produced for American businesses affiliated with the manufacture, distribution, and sale of furnishings, appliances, cleaning products, and related tools and supplies. Pets and pet products are also found here.
Language: English.
Note:
Finding aid last updated on January 10, 2018.

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Preferred Citation

[Item title, Call number]. Jay T. Last Collection of Household Prints and Ephemera, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

This collection forms part of the Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History, which was donated to the Huntington Library by Jay T. Last in 2005 as a gift in progress. The bulk of the beverage prints and ephemera were transferred to the Library between 2010 and 2013.

Background

The Jay T. Last Collection is an unparalleled archive of printed paper artifacts that documents American lithographic, social, and business history. The collection began in the early 1970s when physicist and Silicon Valley pioneer Jay Last moved to Southern California and started collecting citrus box labels he found at local flea markets and rummage sales. As his collection grew, Last realized that these labels conveyed important information about commercial printing, graphic design, and social history, and he expanded his collection to include other forms of American visual culture. Today this collection contains more than 200,000 lithographic prints, posters, and ephemera of mostly nineteenth- and early twentieth- century American origin and represents works by more than five hundred lithographic companies.

Scope and Content

The Jay T. Last Collection of Household Prints and Ephemera contains over 7,900 printed items advertising household items, products, and related businesses in the United States from the 1830s to the 1920s, with the bulk of the items spanning from 1850 to 1900. The collection consists largely of lithographed ephemera produced for American businesses affiliated with the manufacture, distribution, and sale of furnishings, appliances, cleaning products, and related tools and supplies. Pets and pet products are also found here.
Materials are arranged in two series: small-size items (11 x 14 inches or less) and large-size items (more than 11 x 14 inches). Small-size items are described broadly at the series level; large-size items and select small-size items are fully inventoried and all printers, artists, and publishers are indexed by name. The collection includes over 80 large-size items comprised mainly of lithographed advertising prints and leaflets for cleaning products, furnishings, tools, and appliances. Small-size items number approximately 7,835 and contain a variety of promotional materials including trade cards, handbills, leaflets, and printed billheads and letterheads with and without manuscript text.
Materials are further divided into four subseries: cleaning products, furnishings, pets, and tools and appliances. Cleaning products include soaps, polishes, bleaches and ammonias, starches, and pest control. Furnishings include lighting, furniture, clocks and art objects, tableware, doors and other architectural components, as well as the manufacturers and retailers of these goods. Pets include depictions of domestic animals as well as the supplies and products used for their care. Tools and appliances include brooms, irons, and kitchenware as well as refrigerators, freezers, sewing machines, stoves and ranges, and washers.
The collection supports various fields of research relating to home decorating, housekeeping, laundering, and washing including products used to adorn interiors and exteriors, clean and maintain clothes, polish and preserve household objects, tidy living spaces, cleanse the human body, and care for family pets. The images provide a resource for studying American domesticity and related industries in the 19th and early 20th centuries, along with the evolution of advertising strategies. The items also offer insight to consumer buying habits, brand loyalty, and popular use for a variety of household items and products. As graphic materials, the collection highlights developing techniques and trends in printmaking while documenting the artists, engravers, lithographers, printers, and publishers involved in the creative process.
Note: Food starch and laundry starch are grouped together because both were often made or distributed by the same companies and advertised together.

Note

The Jay T. Last Collection is a gift in progress. Container numbers may change as the collection expands.

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Arrangement

Items are arranged broadly by size in two series, which have been further arranged in four subseries according to product type:
  • Series I. Household Prints and Ephemera (small size)
    • Subseries A. Cleaning Products (small size)
    • Subseries B. Furnishings (small size)
    • Subseries C. Pets (small size)
    • Subseries D. Tools and Appliances (small size)
  • Series II. Household Prints and Ephemera (large size)
    • Subseries A. Cleaning Products (large size)
    • Subseries B. Furnishings (large size)
    • Subseries C. Pets (large size)
    • Subseries D. Tools and Appliances (large size)

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Genres

Billheads.
Business cards.
Chromolithographs.
Ephemera.
Ephemera -- United States -- 19th century.
Ephemera -- United States -- 20th century.
Engravings.
Leaflets (printed works).
Letterheads.
Lithographs.
Printed ephemera.
Promotional materials.
Relief prints.
Trade cards.
Views.

Subjects

Advertising -- Cleaning compounds.
Advertising -- Clocks.
Advertising -- Food.
Advertising -- House furnishings.
Advertising -- Perfumes industry.
Advertising -- Soap.
African Americans -- Pictorial works.
Babies -- Pictorial works.
Children -- Pictorial works.
Cities and towns -- Pictorial works.
Cleaning machinery and appliances -- Pictorial works.
Cornstarch industry.
Dwellings -- Pictorial works.
Factories -- Pictorial works.
Families -- Pictorial works.
Footwear -- Pictorial works.
Furnaces -- Pictorial works.
Furniture -- Pictorial works.
Gas light fixtures industry.
Horse-drawn vehicles -- Pictorial works.
Industrial buildings -- Pictorial works.
Kitchens -- Pictorial works.
Laundry -- Pictorial works.
Locomotives -- Pictorial works.
Men -- Pictorial works.
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery -- Pictorial works.
Sewing -- Pictorial works.
Sewing machines -- Pictorial works.
Sewing-machine industry.
Soap -- Pictorial works.
Starch -- Pictorial works.
Storefronts -- Pictorial works.
Stores, Retail -- Pictorial works.
Stoves -- Pictorial works.
Women -- Pictorial works.
Wringers -- Pictorial works.

Printer, Publisher, Artist Index

The following is a complete list of printers, publishers, and artists represented in the large-size items in this collection.
Allan, J. N.
Alvord, Johnson Mahalah, 1819-1863
B. Wilkins & Co.
Baptist & Taylor
Carqueville Litho. Co.
Clay, Cosack & Co.
Corr, Bernard, 1828-1923
Cosack & Co.
Crump, S. (Samuel)
DeVaudricourt, A.
Donaldson Brothers (Firm)
Eckstein, Hoffmann & Porr
Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.)
Ferd. Mayer & Co.
Ferguson, Hiram, 1828 or 1829-1912
Folger, William B.
Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
Geo. H. Walker & Co.
Graham, C. B. (Curtis B.)
Graphic Company
Hatch & Co.
Hatch Lith. Co.
Howland, Alfred R.
Hughes & Johnson Litho.
International News Company (New York, N.Y.)
J. Mayer & Co.
J.H. Bufford & Sons
Jenison, H. S.
Ketterlinus Printing House
Ketterlinus, Eugene, 1824-1886
Kollner, Augustus, 1813-1906
Krebs Lithographing Company
Kuhl, Frederick
Lakeside Press (Chicago, Ill.)
Lewis, Charles E. (Lithographer)
Liddle, John B., 1792 or 1793-
Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann
Moss Engraving Company
Murphy, W. (William)
National Bureau of Engraving (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Nichols, Thomas Parker, 1830-
Parsons, Charles, 1821-1910
Rease, W. H.
Richmond & Co.
Ringwalt & Brown
Russell & Richardson
S.N. Dickinson & Co.
Samuel S. Smith & Son
Sarony, Major & Knapp Lith.
Shearman, J. A.
Shober & Carqueville
Strobridge & Co. Lith.
Strobridge Lithographing Company
Thoubboron, J.
Van Benthuysen Printing House
W. J. Morgan & Co.
Wagner & M'Guigan
Wales, James Albert, 1852-1886
Weed, Parsons & Co.
Worley & Bracher
Wyman, Charles E. (Engraver)


Collection Contents

 

Series I. Household Prints and Ephemera (small size) approximately 1835-1921

Physical Description: approximately 7,835 items in 50 binders and 1 flat-top box

Arrangement

This series is grouped into 4 subseries:
  • Subseries A. Cleaning Products (small size)
  • Subseries B. Furnishings (small size)
  • Subseries C. Pets (small size)
  • Subseries D. Tools and Appliances (small size)
 

Subseries A. Cleaning Products (small size)

Binder  1

Ammonia, bluing, and bleach (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 50 items
Binder  2

Pest Control (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 100 items
Binder  3

Polish - shoes (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 275 items
Binder  4

Polish - stoves (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 170 items
Binder  5

Soap, A-B by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 240 items
Binder  6

Soap, C by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 110 items
Binder  7

Soap, D by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 225 items
Binder  8

Soap, E-G by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 265 items
Binder  9

Soap, H-J by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 255 items
Binder  10

Soap, K-L by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 125 items
Binder  11

Soap, M-O by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 175 items
Binder  12

Soap, P-R by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 180 items
Binder  13

Soap, S-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 245 items
Binder  14

Soap, Kendall (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 305 items
Binder  15

Soap, Larkin (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 200 items
Binder  16

Soap, Lautz (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 260 items
Binder  17

Starch, A-V by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 220 items
Binder  18

Starch, W-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 120 items
Box  1 , Folder  1

Cleaning products (between 8 x 10 inches inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 35 items

Note

Select items in this folder have been fully cataloged and are listed below.
 

 priJLC_HHD_001208  Oswego Starch Factory. Oswego, N.Y. : T. Kingsford & Son. : Incorporated, 1848. approximately 1876

Printers: Allan, J. N.
 

 priJLC_HHD_001895  The white elephant : Bell's soapona. approximately 1865-1883

 

 priJLC_HHD_001898  Mason's challenge blacking. approximately 1877-1909

Printers: National Bureau of Engraving (Philadelphia, Pa.)
 

 priJLC_HHD_001901  Dish rag soap. approximately 1881-1890

Printers: Krebs Lithographing Company
 

 priJLC_HHD_001902  Superior family soap manufactured by C. W. Smith,... approximately 1835-1863

Printers: Crump, S. (Samuel)
 

 priJLC_HHD_003800  Acme soap. The best bar soap made. ©1871 ; 1875

 

 priJLC_HHD_003806  Irish soap. ©1874

Printers: Clay, Cosack & Co.
 

 priJLC_HHD_003808  The J.B. Williams Co's barbers bar soap. ©1873

 

 priJLC_HHD_003812  Royal olive soap : Thos. Ross Columbus, Ohio. approximately 1876-1904

 

 priJLC_HHD_003818  The wonder of the nineteenth century. New and valuable discovery! Jones' chemical washing fluid. approximately 1859

Printers: Alvord, Johnson Mahalah, 1819-1863
 

 priJLC_HHD_004769  St. Crispin's vegetable paste blacking. approximately 1837-1857

 

Subseries B. Furnishings (small size)

Binder  19

Clocks, curios, and art objects (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 50 items
Binder  20

Doors, floors, walls, windows (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 160 items
Binder  21

Furniture: bedding and outdoor (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 110 items
Binder  22

Furniture: seating, tables, and other furniture (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 100 items
Binder  23

Lighting (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 115 items
Binder  24

Retailers and manufacturers, A-L by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 135 items
Binder  25

Retailers and manufacturers, M-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 90 items
Binder  26

Tableware (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 180 items
Box  1 , Folder  2

Furnishings (between 8 x 10 inches inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 15 items

Note

Select items in this folder have been fully cataloged and are listed below.
 

 priJLC_HHD_001214  All hail the happy day! : May 24th 1883. : New York and Brooklyn Suspension Bridge. 1883

Printers: Eckstein, Hoffmann & Porr Publishers: Eckstein, Hoffmann & Porr
 

 priJLC_HHD_004306  Mesrs. Jones & Sawyer Alton N.H. bought of A. K. Ballard... 1871

 

 priJLC_HHD_004307  Brown's patent baby tender, or, magic spring cradle... approximately 1864

Artists: Howland, Alfred R.
 

 priJLC_HHD_004310  Willard Everett & Co. 130, 132, & 134, North St. Boston. approximately 1865-1866

Printers: J.H. Bufford & Sons
 

Subseries C. Pets (small size)

Box  1 , Folder  3

Pets (between 8 x 10 inches inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: less than 5 items
Binder  27

Pets (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 40 items
 

Subseries D. Tools and Appliances (small size)

Binder  28

Brooms, brushes, mops, etc. (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 45 items
Binder  29

Irons and fluters (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 85 items
Binder  30

Kitchenware (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 180 items
Binder  31

Refridgerators and freezers (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 45 items
Binder  32

Sewing machines, A-D by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 215 items
Binder  33

Sewing machines, E-M by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 210 items
Binder  34

Sewing machines, N-R by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 205 items
Binder  35

Sewing machines, S-Whe by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 190 items
Binder  36

Sewing machines, Whi-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 180 items
Binder  37

Sewing machines, Singer (1) (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 150 items
Binder  38

Sewing machines, Singer (2) (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 90 items
Binder  39

Stoves and ranges, A-B by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 200 items
Binder  40

Stoves and ranges, C-D by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 150 items
Binder  41

Stoves and ranges, E-H by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 150 items
Binder  42

Stoves and ranges, I-Me by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 110 items
Binder  43

Stoves and ranges, Mi-N by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 130 items
Binder  44

Stoves and ranges, O-P by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 170 items
Binder  45

Stoves and ranges, Q-R by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 130 items
Binder  46

Stoves and ranges, S by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 165 items
Binder  47

Stoves and ranges, T-V by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 55 items
Binder  48

Stoves and ranges, W-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 160 items
Binder  49

Washers (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 95 items
Binder  50

Wringers (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 135 items
Box  1 , Folder  4

Tools and Appliances (between 8 x 10 inches inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 30 items

Note

Select items in this folder have been fully cataloged and are listed below.
 

 priJLC_HHD_001217  The Gooch Freezer Company. approximately 1881-1897

Artists: Russell & Richardson Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
 

 priJLC_HHD_004314  Parmelee's patent cooking stove. approximately 1839

Printers: Liddle, John B., 1792 or 1793-
 

 priJLC_HHD_004315  Quaker, shaker and new tariff ranges, used all over the world. approximately 1880-1901

Printers: Geo. H. Walker & Co.
 

Series II. Household Prints and Ephemera (large size) approximately 1845-1921

Physical Description: 83 items

Arrangement

This series is grouped into 4 subseries according to product type:
  • Subseries A. Cleaning Products (large size)
  • Subseries B. Furnishings (large size)
  • Subseries C. Pets (large size)
  • Subseries D. Tools and Appliances (large size)
Within each subseries, items are arranged numerically by call number and described in the following format:
  • Title of print. Date
  • Artist(s) (when known). Printer(s). Publisher(s).
 

Subseries A. Cleaning Products (large size)

priJLC_HHD_000594

Jas. S Kirk & Comp’y, : soapmakers-perfumers-chemists. approximately 1885

Printers: Hughes & Johnson Litho.
priJLC_HHD_000600

B.T. Babbitt’s best soap. approximately 1871-1886

Printers: Hatch Lith. Co.
priJLC_HHD_000629

McKeone, Van Haagen & Co. approximately 1861-1873

priJLC_HHD_000639

Oswego Starch Factory, Oswego, N.Y. Incorporated 1848. T. Kingsford & Son, manufacturers. approximately 1856-1862

Artists: Lewis, Charles E. (Lithographer) Printers: Lewis, Charles E. (Lithographer)
priJLC_HHD_000675

Kingsford’s Oswego corn starch, Silver Gloss starch. approximately 1848-1899

priJLC_HHD_001896

Dixon's carburet of iron stove polish. ©1887

Printers: Donaldson Brothers (Firm)
priJLC_HHD_001897

Annear's unrivalled Japan paste premium blacking. after 1850

Printers: Ketterlinus, Eugene, 1824-1886
priJLC_HHD_001899

Gem stove polish. approximately 1853-1886

Printers: Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_HHD_001903

White Russian soap Jas. S. Kirk & Co. approximately 1880

Printers: Lakeside Press (Chicago, Ill.)
priJLC_HHD_001904

Eureka wringer. approximately 1872-1893

Printers: Donaldson Brothers (Firm)
priJLC_HHD_001905

Bartlett’s specialties. approximately 1876

priJLC_HHD_001906

L. Martin & Co.’s superior … lamp-black. after 1860

priJLC_HHD_001907

J. Thompson's for the whole washing-compound and fancy soaps. approximately 1855-1859

Printers: Murphy, W. (William)
priJLC_HHD_001908

Washing crystal ... ball blue. approximately 1875-1900

priJLC_HHD_001909

Dixon's carburet of iron stove polish. ©1858

Printers: Sarony, Major & Knapp Lith.
priJLC_HHD_001910

Gold Dust washing powder has grown and so have we. approximately 1875-1921

priJLC_HHD_001911

Eureka wringer. approximately 1876-1884

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_HHD_001912

To get this picture unlettered send 25 wrappers of Buffalo Soap… ©1892

priJLC_HHD_001913

Use Lautz Bro’s and Co.s’ soap. approximately 1878-1891

Printers: Cosack & Co.
priJLC_HHD_001914

Santa Claus soap. approximately 1896-1916

Printers: Carqueville Litho. Co.
priJLC_HHD_001915

Smith brothers pure borax for sale everywhere. approximately 1872-1893

Printers: Donaldson Brothers (Firm)
priJLC_HHD_001916

Paris laundry soap : Shubart, Ehret & Co. Chicago. approximately 1877-1895

Printers: Shober & Carqueville
priJLC_HHD_001943

Duryeas' Glen Cove starch. approximately 1845-1870

Printers: Ferd. Mayer & Co.
priJLC_HHD_001944

Niagara starch Wesp, Lautz Bro's & Co. Buffalo, N.Y. approximately 1878-1891

Printers: Cosack & Co.
priJLC_HHD_003822

Views of the Rising Sun stove polish factory and black lead works. Morse Bros, proprietors, Canton, Mass. approximately 1872-1893

Printers: Donaldson Brothers (Firm)
priJLC_HHD_003823

Betun de Monterey. Lambrano hermamos. after 1888

priJLC_HHD_003824

Keystone stove polish. approximately 1873-1885

Printers: Graphic Company
priJLC_HHD_003825

Pears’ soap. 1895

Publishers: International News Company (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_HHD_003826

Sweet home soap J. L. Sarkin & Co. Buffalo, N.Y. ©1886

Printers: Richmond & Co.
priJLC_HHD_003827

Sweet home soap. approximately 1878-1891

Printers: Cosack & Co.
priJLC_HHD_003828

Eureka washing machine, patented August 7th, 1866, by Durant & Grissim. 1867

priJLC_HHD_004907

The services of an efficient saleswoman for nothing. after 1884

Printers: Moss Engraving Company
priJLC_HHD_004908

Gemini : a Sapolionic tale. approximately 1877

Printers: Donaldson Brothers (Firm)
priJLC_HHD_004909

Gemini : a Sapolionic tale. approximately 1877

Printers: Donaldson Brothers (Firm)
 

Subseries B. Furnishings (large size)

priJLC_HHD_000606

Cornelius & Baker, 181 Cherry Street Philadelphia : manufacturers of lamps gas fixtures &c. approximately 1856

priJLC_HHD_000607

Cornelius & Baker manufacturers of lamps, chandeliers, gas fixtures, &c. approximately 1856

Artists: Rease, W. H. Printers: Wagner & M'Guigan
priJLC_HHD_000699

W. P. Hacker, importer and wholesale dealer in china, glass, queensware & fancy goods, no. 60, North Second Street, Philadelphia. approximately 1851-1857

Artists: Rease, W. H. Printers: Kuhl, Frederick
priJLC_HHD_002482

Pratt's clocks. 1846

Printers: S.N. Dickinson & Co.
priJLC_HHD_002485

Bound for M. Hall's new store... approximately 1871-1884

Printers: Samuel S. Smith & Son
priJLC_HHD_002486

Autumn, 1885. Paine's Furniture Co. 48 Canal St. 1885

priJLC_HHD_002487

B. A. Atkinson & Co. house furnishers. 1888

Printers: Geo. H. Walker & Co.
priJLC_HHD_002488

The sylvic gas light. approximately 1884-1890

Artists: DeVaudricourt, A. Printers: Graham, C. B. (Curtis B.)
priJLC_HHD_004767

William's patent revolving and adjustable flower stands. approximately 1891

priJLC_HHD_004768

Six silver medals awarded for articles of useful invention to John T. Hammitt... approximately 1856

Printers: Kollner, Augustus, 1813-1906
priJLC_HHD_004912

Dietz lanterns standard of the world. after 1889

priJLC_HHD_004913

Dietz lanterns standard of the world. after 1889

priJLC_HHD_004920

The New England spring bed bottom. approximately 1869

priJLC_HHD_004921

Webster & Ladd's patent adjustable spring bed. approximately 1869

Printers: Corr, Bernard, 1828-1923
priJLC_HHD_004922

Open weave Palmer's arawana ... ©1899

priJLC_HHD_004923

Open weave quarter color no. 5 ©1898

 

Subseries C. Pets (large size)

priJLC_HHD_001823

Tony's Gale by Antonio -- Nellie G. 1898. 1907

Artists: Osthaus, Edm. H.
 

Subseries D. Tools and Appliances (large size)

priJLC_HHD_000622

The Howe Machine Co’s factory, Bridgeport, Ct. approximately 1865-1868

Artists: Shearman, J. A. Printers: Hatch & Co.
priJLC_HHD_000626

John H. Keyser & Co. furnaces, ranges, & stoves. approximately 1855-1881

Printers: Folger, William B.
priJLC_HHD_000651

Wheeler & Wilson’s Manufacturing Co. approximately 1860-1880

Printers: Worley & Bracher
priJLC_HHD_000671

The Howe Machine Co.'s sewing machine manufactory, Bridgeport, Conn. approximately 1867-1876

priJLC_HHD_002483

James N. Long's latest improved double oven cast-iron and steel range... approximately 1903-1909

priJLC_HHD_002484

The Adams & Westlake wire gauze non explosive oil stoves. approximately 1884

Printers: B. Wilkins & Co.
priJLC_HHD_002489

Crystal lake! Manufactured by N.P. Richardson. approximately 1856-1877

priJLC_HHD_002490

Magee Furnace Company. approximately 1862-1886

Printers: J. Mayer & Co.
priJLC_HHD_002499

Aiken Knitting Machine Co. approximately 1860-1861

Printers: Baptist & Taylor
priJLC_HHD_002500

American B.H.O. & Sewing Machine Co. approximately 1880-1898

Printers: Ketterlinus Printing House
priJLC_HHD_002501

The Wilson shuttle sewing machine. approximately 1872-1877

Printers: Clay, Cosack & Co.
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Nouvelle machine a coudre de la compagnie Singer. approximately 1898

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The Howe sewing machine. approximately 1859-1893

Printers: Thoubboron, J.
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Shaw & Clark Sewing Machine Co. Biddeford-Maine-U.S. approximately 1862-1886

Printers: J. Mayer & Co.
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White shuttle sewing machines the best in the world. approximately 1871-1908

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
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Grover & Baker's sewing machines. approximately 1849-1875

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Wheeler & Wilson's sewing machines. approximately 1853-1886

Artists: Parsons, Charles, 1821-1910 Printers: Endicott & Co. (New York, N.Y.)
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Please examine the weed family favorite sewing machine. approximately 1872

Artists: Wales, James Albert, 1852-1886 ; Wyman, Charles E. (Engraver) Printers: Jenison, H. S.
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The Keeley Stove Co. offices & foundry Columbia Penna. approximately 1881-1910

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
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Hall's celebrated double thread lock stitch sewing machine... approximately 1868

Printers: Ringwalt & Brown
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Franz & Pope, Knitting Machine Co. approximately 1867-1880

Printers: Strobridge & Co. Lith.
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Economist oil stoves Perry & Co. approximately 1879-1885

Printers: Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann
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The morning glory Littlefield's patent base burning coal stoves, and hot air furnaces. approximately 1868

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Richmond ranges and stoves cottage. approximately 1879-1885

Printers: Mayer, Merkel & Ottmann
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1881. New and improved ice chests... 1881

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The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. Wickes patent tile lined refrigerators. approximately 1885-1901

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Henderson self-feeding and base-burning furnace. approximately 1869

Artists: Ferguson, Hiram, 1828 or 1829-1912 Printers: Nichols, Thomas Parker, 1830-
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Henderson self-feeding and base-burning furnace. approximately 1869

Artists: Ferguson, Hiram, 1828 or 1829-1912 Printers: Nichols, Thomas Parker, 1830-
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The only successful ventilating stove. The famous Cortland Howe ventilator. after 1892

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The improved hot-blast Oriental with the siphon flue, the double base, and the improved mill grate. approximately 1870

Artists: Ferguson, Hiram, 1828 or 1829-1912 Printers: Weed, Parsons & Co.
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The most successful and celebrated stove on earth. "Mansard Cook," of 1874. 1874

Printers: Van Benthuysen Printing House
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Adjustable stove elbows. after 1882