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04374-B0990EUEE- Promo Booklet- THE COLEMAN EVAPORATING & FRUIT PRESERVING COMPANY OF WESTERN MARYLAND, Hagerstown, MD. ca 1880. Don’t know if this company is related in any way to the later Coleman Co or not? Several nice engravings of this combination evaporator, baker and refrigerator (ice box). It consisted of a wooden cabinet with racks, a heat chamber and flue outlets. In several different models. They claimed it could also be used as a clothes dryer, and that it would pay for itself in four to eight weeks. Also a small engraving of an apple parer which "works on entirely new principles." Light damp stain along lower edge, otherwise very good. Delightful item! Oblong format. 8-1/2" x 6" x 8pp. $32.00


04858-M0496EOEE- Sales Pak- H. TORCHIANI, 195 Water St., near Fulton, NYC. 1898. Improved Ideal Beer Racking Apparatus. Four pieces: 1) 8-1/2" x 11" x 4pp flier in blue ink with beautiful large engraving front and back. Very good condition. 2) 8-1/2" x 11" sheet, some chips, w/engraving of another type of racking apparatus. 3) 8-1/2" x 21" long list of about 100 breweries using the equipment. 4) Sales letter w/minor chips dated December 5th, 1898 signed in ink by Mr. Torchiani. All four pieces. $32.00


06225-M0698LHEC- Catalogue- McARTHUR, WIRTH & CO., Syracuse, NY. Catalogue "A", 1900. Butcher's and Packer's Tools & Machinery. Fixtures, tools, supplies, casings, spices, large wooden showcase refrigerators and many styles of iceboxes. Knives, cleavers, scales, choppers, kerosene shop lamps, water motor, ceiling and floor column fans (the kind w/pulley, belt powered).  1 pg ice tools, 6 pp scales, much more. This item a must for anyone equipping or decorating a country store. Beautiful and comprehensive engraved art. Wrap  has chip at spine head and is age toned, light corner stain, otherwise very good condition. 7-3/4"x 10-1/2"x 84pp. $125.00


03961-M0795CSKE- Circular- JAMES W. TUFTS, Boston, ca 1900. He was a dealer in second hand soda fountains. This little single sheet circular was originally inserted in a catalogue of used equipment and features "The Crusader" Soda Fountain. Reverse encourages customer to contact company about other brands usually in stock. Quite rare. Very good condition. 4-1/4" x 6".  $28.00 (Sorry, we don’t have the entire catalogue. Wish we did!)


05925-M1097AESH - Photograph - CANDY STORE INTERIOR. 5" x 7" sepia tone on 7" x 9" mount board. Delightful! Inscription on back says NY, NY. ca 1900 to 1910. Photographer is T. Jeffries, New York. Three ladies stand ready to serve, marble-base showcases filled with all kinds of candies, candy jars, brass cash register, twisted wire fountain furniture. Signs visible say, "Only Homemade Candy Sold Here. Best Ever", and "We Deliver Ice Cream Every Day Including Sundays Until Six PM", and "None So Pure, Fresh, So Good", "25 cents lb", "50 cents lb". Photo excellent, mount has couple of edge chips. $65.00


04916-M0496CLKO- Journal- THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN DRUGGIST, Denver, CO. Vol.28, No 6, Jul 1914. Ads include: Licorice; Hostetter Bitters; Carlson's Ice Cream; Diamond Dyes; Cook's Dance Floor Wax; Armour's Bullion Cubes; Walrus Store Furnishings; cigars; more. Articles of interest to the trade. Previously bound, pierced and chipped along gutter margin, pages loose, no back cover, library stamps. All clean. 8-3/4" x 12" x 48pp. $36.00


05935-M1097ECEO- Journal- MERCHANTS RECORD AND SHOW WINDOW, Published by Merchants Record Co., Chicago, IL. Vol. XLVIII, No.1, January, 1921. An Illustrated Monthly Journal for Merchants, Display Managers and Advertising Men. Wax figures, costume forms, display furniture, backgrounds, store fronts, artificial flowers, show card materials and equipment, valances, shades, lamps, fixtures, more. Many articles of interest to those merchandising the goods. Well done and heavily illustrated. White covers foxed, rubbed and soiled. Spine end chipped, some stains. Contents generally very good. 9"x 12"x 64pp. $44.00


07415-M1110OHLK- Catalogue- CRYSTAL CREAMED ICE MACHINE CO, Cincinnati, Ohio, ca 1923. Snow sundaes and all the trimmings! For $250.00! 5 pieces: 1) 9”x 7-1/8”x 8pp catalogue in excellent condition; 2) Colorful letter of introduction; 3) Letter of testimony from The Coney Island Park Company; 4) Small Cash Order Blank for Complete Outfit; 5) Mailing envelope w/torn 4¢ Washington stamp. $37.00  Picture


07012-M1102CCRK- Journal- NATIONAL GROCER, Vol. 10, No. 1, September 1925. Byxbee Publishing Co., Chicago. O. F. Byxbee, Editor; Frank Farrington, Associate Editor; Walter N. Emerson, Managing Editor. Byxbee and Farrington were responsible for the journal, Inland Storekeeper in the early years of the 20th century. Farrington was a former storekeeper and prolific author and writer for numerous business publications during his career. Fifteen books on all subjects for the trade are here offered—window trimming, retail advertising, meeting competition, clerk’s book, etc. Articles include: Herman’s Does Things Differently, His Business is Run Right, This Way for the Big Show, Can’t Raise the Dickens with This Business, Where Your Goods Originate (A Day in a Pineapple Paradise), One Reelers By Walt, What Grocers Are Doing to Increase Trade, Big Day for Denver Grocers, Gets Young Allies, The Yeast-cake’s Rise, Don’t Duplicate Deliveries, more. Over thirty advertisers including Ford, McCaskey, Brookshire cheese, jar rubbers, Fairbanks Scales, Colgate, Burroughs, Heinz, Ivory Soap, Baker Ice Machine Co., Rhinelander Refrigerator Co., Angelus Marshmallows, McCray Refrigerators, Delmonte, much more. Well illustrated throughout. Nice color cover of US flag. Light vertical crease, otherwise very good condition. 8-1/2"x 11-1/2"x 32pp. $55.00


02355-M1193COUK- Catalogue- REYNOLDS ALUMINUM CO., New Washington, OH, Cat No. 27, ca 1927. RACO Store Equipment for Butchers, Grocers, Millers, Confectioners, Etc. Scoops, spoons, ladles of all kinds, food products; ice cream forms, funnels, liquid & dry measures, kettles, pans, stock pots, etc. Well illustrated. Discount note tipped in. Light vertical crease. 4-1/2" 6" x 24pp. $30.00


06421-M0399EKEE- Catalogue- UNION STEEL PRODUCTS CO, LTD., Albion, MI. Cat No.27, ca 1927(?), may be earlier. Union Sanitary Line Bakery Equipment. Racks, shelving, doughnut cabinets, proof boxes, casters, trucks, pan cleaning and greasing stands, dough trays, wire signs, display racks, wire baskets, oven chutes, guards, steel screens, gray iron castings, pie racks, etc. 2-color wraps, coated stock pages. Light cover soil, otherwise very good. 7-3/4"x 10-3/4"x 62pp. $32.00


07173-M0704CUOK- Catalogue- J. HUNGERFORD SMITH SALES CO INC., Rochester, NY. Sept 1, 1930. Fountain Fruits & Flavors Price List. Chocolate products, Indestructo fountain ice cream dippers, Rochester root beer barrels, glass steins, fudge warmers, marshmallow accessories, hot coco offers, orange juice dispensers, extracts, etc. Small illustrations throughout. Very good condition. 3-3/8”x 6-1/4”x 30pp. $43.00  Pictures


05389-M1196CECO- Catalogue- F. M. THORPE MFG CO, Lamar, Mo. Price List No.33, ca 1933. Paper Bag Holders, Wire Display Baskets, Broom Racks, Fruit and Vegetable Display Racks, Potato Scoop, Twine Holders. "We Sell to Jobbers Only." Every grocery and general merchandise store was outfitted with these during this period. Mostly line art with red high lights. Very good condition. 7-1/4" x 8" x 8pp. $43.00


01286-M1092ECEE- Catalogue- F. E. MYERS & BRO. CO. ,(Incorporating Ashland Pump and Hay Tool Works), Ashland, OH, Cat No . HT73, 1941. Hay unloading tools & fixtures, hay rack clamps , merchandise conveyors, door hangers, store ladders. Cover is tattered, marvelous steel engraved line art is all well preserved. 8-1/2" x 11" x 80pp. $48.00


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


04607-M0196ECRA- Catalogue- ADLER-JONES CO, Chicago, IL. 1954. Spring & Summer (Merchandising) Displays. Frolicking lambs on revolving Maypole, Artificial flowers, trees, ivy, vines, sprays, tropical plants, grass mats, screen displays, rattan, nets, etc. Seasonal theme materials. Self-mailer on coated stock paper. Light foxing. 9" x 11-1/4" x 32pp. $24.00


05044-M0696CCCO- Book- MINDING THE STORE, A MEMOIR By Stanley Marcus. Pub by Little, Brown And Co, Boston. 1974. 9th Printing. Signed by author. Neiman-Marcus store price sticker still on back dust jacket flap. Dust jacket has a few repaired tears. Hardback book in excellent condition w/underlined passages throughout by some diligent reader. Illustrated, indexed. 6-3/4" x 9-1/2" x 383pp. $54.00


05045-M0696EHOE- Book- QUEST FOR THE BEST By Stanley Marcus, former chairman of Neiman-Marcus. Pub by Viking Press, NY. 1979.  Third printing, Oct 1979. Dust jacket has one small edge tear, book fine. Illustrated, indexed. 6-1/2" x 9-1/2" x 228pp. $38.00


00029-M0576EE- Catalogue- FARNAM CO., Phoenix, AZ. 1976. Westways Western Store Fixtures & Merchandisers For Western & Farm Stores. Colorful catalogue with price list. Barrel racks, giant fiberglass store decor items and animal heads, full size fiberglass animals, interior and exterior letters, showcases; rustic wood merchandisers (wagons, peddler’s cart, buckboard, wishing well, watering trough, wheelbarrow, etc.); saddle racks, tack and boot displays, mannequins, much more. Excellent condition. 8-1/2" x 11" x 40 pages. $32.00


00030-M0676EE- Catalogue- PIERCE STORE EQUIPMENT. Nashville, TN, 1976 Featuring Reeve and Shure-Sell Store Fixture & Merchandising Components. Comprehensive w/price list. Colorful. Excellent condition. 11" x 8-1/2" x 106pp. $32.00


07021-M0686EEEE- Catalogue- HUBERT CO., Cincinnati, OH. SUPERMARKET MERCHANDISING PRODUCTS & IDEAS, 1986. "A Complete Line Of Food Merchandising Equipment And Supplies To Boost Sales In Every Department." For every department: produce, deli/meat, seafood, bulk food, cheese, bakery, wicker, case merchandising, decorations, product I.D., signage and supplies, display fixtures, clothing. Heavily illustrated throughout in color and b/w. Excellent condition. 8-1/2"x 10-7/8"x 200pp. $28.00  Picture 


05431-M1196ESCA- Book- STORES OF THE YEAR, Ed by Martin M. Pegler, Retail Reporting Corp., NY. 1989. Eighty five outstanding stores presented in over 280 full color photos with some floor plans. Eight major categories, reviews the most current "looks" in materials, design, wall and floor fixturing, decorative techniques, lighting, and merchandise display. Attractive "coffee table" hardback on heavy coated stock paper, in dust jacket. All very good condition. 9-1/4" x 12-1/8" x 253pp. $54.00                       


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