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04810-M0396EEOS- Letter- R. WILLIAMSON & CO., Chicago. 2/15/1909. Manuf’s of Gas, Electric & Combination Fixtures And Dealers In Gas & Electric Globes--Miscellaneous Goods, Electrical House Lighting Supplies. Confirmation of shipping date on an order. Fantastic head--ornate name embossed in red w/nicely engraved clouds and mortise panel. Very good. 8-1/2" x 11". $16.00


02038-M0893ELEE- Book- HAWKINS ELECTRICAL GUIDE NO. 8, ca early 1920s. Theo. Audel & Co., NY. The Telegraph, Wireless Telegraphy, Electric Lighting, Bells. Flyleaf missing, front hinge cracked, shaken, some page edges stained and torn. Well illustrated. Flexible hardback. 5” x 6-1/2” x 339pp. $12.00


07011-M1102LAEE- Catalogue- LARKIN CO., INC., Buffalo, NY. 1927. Wide variety of items including clothing, furniture, kitchenware, clocks, house wares, lace curtains, bedding, toys and dolls, lamps and lighting fixtures, tools, toiletries, handbags, flatware, jewelry, small appliances, etc. Fully illustrated in black/white and  a few color pages. John Durrant Larkin’s first product in 1875 was golden-yellow laundry soap he called “Sweet Home Soap”. It’s still offered here in this catalogue of 1927. Elbert Hubbard was Larkin’s brother-in-law and his first soap salesman. (Remember him…the Roycrofter founder?) The premium merchandising method Larking grew was a remarkable success. The company ceased operation in 1967. Cover edges have some gaps and chips,  tears in page edges last 40 pgs or so, worn page corners first and last several pages. Everything is intact. 8-5/8”x 10-7/8”x 224pp. $73.00  


07054-M0503EKLE- Book- PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING by Editorial Staff of International Correspondence Schools. Scranton, PA, Vol. 240B, 1927. Plumbing Supplies, Plumbing Fixtures, House Drainage, Water Supply to Buildings, Gas Fitting.  Has 189 delightful illustrations. An entire chapter is devoted to gas lighting with engravings of fixtures. Red and green cloth binding, Gilt stamped spine. Marbleized end papers. Excellent condition. Would look nice on any bookshelf! 6”x 9”x 339pp. $44.00


03586-M0395EEHC- Catalogue- MONARCH THEATER SUPPLY, Memphis, TN ca 1929. They compare their independence and pluck to that of Lucky Lindy, with picture of Lindbergh--”We Are Not A Trust”. Holmes and other projectors, reflector arc lamps, actodectors, lens, screen coatings, auto generators (for touring theaters--it worked off a rear automobile wheel), portable power plants, transformers, lamps, carbons, picture machine motors, reels, condensers, stage lighting, opera chairs, etc. Pink self-mailer. Silverfish damage, primarily to outside sheets (touches some text but no art), edge tear. 8-1/2” x 11-1/4” x 16pp. Scarce from this mid-south company. $32.00


04142-M0995CHEE-  Catalogue-  GENERAL ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO., Evansville, IN. 1929. Virden Decorative Lighting. Romanesque, French Motif, Swedish Iron, Gothic Revival, much more. Beautiful designs and finishes! Post bound folder, coated stock sheets, some in very nice color. Price lists and discount sheet. Excellent. 9” x 11-1/4” x 29pp. $58.00


05476-M1296ESRC- Catalogue- BROWN FENCE & WIRE CO., Cleveland, OH & Memphis, TN. 1937. "Jim Brown's Bargain Book." Fencing of all kinds, farm bldg materials, roofing, paint,  baby chicks and poultry equip, radios, cream separators, work shoes, harness and collars, nursery stock, gas or electric washing machine, manual washing machine and boilers, etc., push mower, agricultural sprayers, farm and garden implements, oil and wood ranges, pumps, agricultural tools, portable farm lighting plant, air cooled engine, etc.  Gold on gold covers. Very good. Inserted envelope. 7-1/2" x 10" x 144pp. $46.00


04211-M0995AHRA- Catalogue- PHILIP CASS CO., Philadelphia, PA. Catalogue No.128, 1941. Distinctive Lighting Fixtures For Home, Stores, Offices.  Picture of delivery trucks all lined up.  Well illustrated.  Heavy coated stock.  Inserted price booklet and BR card.  Some shelf soil to cover, otherwise excellent. 9” x 12” x 88pp. $70.00


06326-M0998CEEE- Journal- FOOD STORE NEWS, Vol.1, No.2, 1948. By Electrical Information Publications, Madison, WI. Sent to store keepers in the area by The Union Electric Co. Pushes the use of adequate lighting as a means of increasing a grocer's  business. Many nice store pictures, mostly interior. New food store equipment reviews, etc. Some archival stamps and markings, otherwise excellent and apparently unused. 8-1/4"x 10-3/4"x 8pp. $28.00 


06133-M0995EREE- Book- PAIRPOINT LAMPS, A COLLECTORS GUIDE by Louis O. St. Aubin, Jr., New Bedford MA. Copyright 1974.  139 lamps illustrated and described. Reprinted from original catalogue sheets of period 1890 through the 1920s. Has been lightly damped, resulting in very light stain to cover and some pages. Comb bound, stiff covers, coated stock pages. Oblong format. 11"x 8-1/2"x 50pp. $42.00


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