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Contest Letters #4131-4157

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder
Container:
Box 271, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records.
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W. Atlee Burpee & Company records / Series 2: Business Records / 2.3: Advertising and Promotions / 2.3.C: Customer Testimonials and Contest Letters / What Burpee Seeds Have Done for Me Contest
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Kryptonite Lock Company Records

Creator:
Zane, Michael Stuart, III  Search this
Kryptonite Lock Company (Canton, Massachusetts)  Search this
Zane, Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
5.6 Cubic feet (; 15 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Business records
Awards
Bumper stickers
Correspondence
Press releases
Photographs
Newsletters
Oral history
Date:
1972 - 2003
Summary:
Massachusetts entrepreneur Michael Zane purchased a bicycle lock design and its trade name, 'Kryptonite lock," in 1972. Working with members of his family, Zane developed the Kryptonite Corporation. The records consist of audio-visual materials, correspondence, design drawings, photographs, testing records, patent information, sales reports, product information, advertisements, clippings, periodicals, legal documents, and research files.
Scope and Contents:
The Kryptonite Lock Company Records, 1972-2001 document a wide spectrum of activities engaged in by the company. The records consists of audio-visual materials, correspondence, design drawings, photographs, testing records, patent information, sales reports, product information, advertisements, clippings, periodicals, legal documents, and research files. The strength of the collection resides in the marketing and sales documents. They tell a remarkable story of a small family business which created an internationally recognized brand name product. The collection also richly documents competition and innovation in the bicycle and motorcycle lock industry, through sales representative trip reports, product research and development records, and the research files on other companies. Although the collection provides a wide spectrum of documents from most aspects of the company's activities, some portions of the record are sparse and incomplete.

Series 1: History, 1973-1974, 2001, 2003, contains a company history and chronology as well as the field notes and photographs documenting the acquisition of the collection. There are two oral history interviews with Michael Zane conducted by NMAH archivist John Fleckner. The 2001 interview is an overview of the Kryptonite history; the 2003 interview focuses on Zane's description and history of the artifacts collected by the museum. There is a seven-page transcription of the 2001 interview. In addition, this series includes materials related to two companies associated with the early history of the Kryptonite Corporation, Zane Manufacturing Company (the sheet metal company owned by Michael Zane's father) and Ernest Zane and Liberty Distribution (a short-lived bicycle accessory distribution company) created by the Zane brothers to supplement and encourage the sale of their locks.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1983-2000, arranged by topic, documents some of the company's key areas of interest. The topics include customers, design ideas, media, suppliers and distributors, and sponsorships. Most of the correspondence focuses on complaints about or suggested improvements for the locks.

Series 3: Product Research and Development, 1987-2000, is arranged into three subseries, Subseries 1: Development, 1987-2000; Subseries 2: Research, 1985-1999

Subseries 1: Development, 1987-2000, is arranged by project and documents the design process of various security devices. It contains design drawings and design revisions.

Subseries 2: Research, 1985-1999, includes research on various lock patents. It also contains testing data for various locks produced by Kryptonite and outside testing companies.

Series 4: Administrative and Financial Papers, 1972-2000, includes various memos, meeting notes and agendas that thoroughly document the later part of the company's history. There is sporadic documentation of human resources activities of the company in this series. The series also includes various financial records. Sales representative trip reports are included as well. These reports are narrative accounts written by Kryptonite sales representatives to detail the state of product placement and the competition in retail stores throughout the country.

Series 5: Marketing, Advertising, and Publicity, 1972-2001, consists of five subseries, Subseries 1: Marketing materials, 1985-2000; Subseries 2: Advertising materials, 1989, undated; Subseries 3: Publicity materials, 1973-2001; Subseries 4: Crime-related materials, 1982-1996; and Subseries 5: Liz Zane files, 1990-1998 and is the most comprehensive series in the collection. It documents the marketing, advertising, and publicity efforts of the company.

Subseries 1: Marketing materials, 1985-2000, includes marketing materials, such as product sheets describing each of the company's products, and promotional materials, such as posters, bumper stickers, and postcards. Market research undertaken by the company is also included.

Subseries 2: Advertising materials, 1989, undated, contains various advertisements dating from the earliest lock designs to the merger with Ingersoll-Rand. Of particular note is a retrospective advertising notebook illustrating the numerous advertising campaigns undertaken by the company from its creation in 1972 to 1989.

Subseries 3: Publicity materials, 1973-2001, documents the multi-faceted publicity efforts of the company. Included are company newsletters, press clippings, reprint notebooks, various printed materials, press kits, and press releases.

Subseries 4: Crime-related materials, 1982-1996, consists of materials that document theft prevention activities. Included are claim reports that Kryptonite used to develop new designs and to generate an annual list of the top twenty cities for bicycle theft. Also included is the report on bicycle theft undertaken by the company in response to a sharp increase in the number of claims filed in New York City in 1988; ultimately this report resulted in the repeal of the lock guaranty in that city.

Subseries 5: Liz Zane files, 1990-1998, contains materials documenting Liz Zane, wife of Michael Zane, founder of the Kryptonite Corporation. She served as the Communications Manager for the company in the 1990s. Included in this series are press kits, her correspondence with law enforcement officers, and various research files related to publicity activities.

Series 6: Other Companies, 1985, 1991, 2001, undated, includes the Kryptonite Corporation's files documenting its patent infringement suit against Ming Tay, a Taiwanese competitor. Also included is information about the company's relationship with Trek and the company's merger with Ingersoll-Rand. In addition, the research files contain catalogs and advertisements of the company's competition.

Series 7: Visual Materials, 1988, 1996, 1997, undated, consists of black and white and color prints, slides, contact sheets, negatives and two 1⁄2" VHS tapes. The prints, slides, contact sheets and negatives document Michael and Peter Zane, the factory, a motorcycle lock, and promotional prints featuring the lock in advertising and being used. The 1⁄2" VHS tapes include a New York City Channel 4 News piece about bike theft (April 1988) and an Inside Edition, (October 1996) and Dateline (October 1997) programs on the Kryptonite Corporation.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized into seven series.

Series 1: History, 1973-1974, 2001, 2003

Subseries 1.1: Chronology and company history, undated

Subseries 1.2: Field Documentation, 2001, 2003

Subseries 1.3: Zane Manufacturing Company, undated

Subseries 1.4: Liberty Distribution, 1973-1974

Series 2: Correspondence, 1983-2000

Series 3: Product Research and Development, 1987-2000

Subseries 3.1: Development, 1987-2000

Subseries 3.2: Research, 1985-1999

Series 4: Administrative and Financial Papers, 1973-2001

Series 5: Marketing and Sales, 1972-2001

Subseries 5.1: Marketing materials, 1985-2000

Subseries 5.2: Advertising materials, 1989, undated

Subseries 5.3: Publicity materials, 1973-2001

Subseries 5.4: Crime-related materials, 1982-1996

Subseries 5.5: Liz Zane files, 1990-1998

Series 6: Other Companies, 1985, 1991, 2001, undated

Subseries 6.1: Ming Tay lawsuit, 1985

Subseries 6.2: Relationships with other companies, 1991, 2001

Subseries 6.3: Competition research files, undated

Series 7: Visual Materials, 1988, 1996, 1997, undated

Subseries 7.1: Photographs, undated

Subseries 7.2: Video cassettes, 1988, 1997
Biographical / Historical:
In 1971, Michael Zane read a newspaper article that sparked his imagination. He discovered that bicycle mechanic, Stanley Kaplan had designed and built a new bicycle lock, which he named the Kryptonite lock. Zane and Kaplan quickly became partners. Aided by the metal manufacturing experience of Ernest Zane, Michael's father, the partners began to produce and market the locks amid a rapidly growing bicycle industry. In this first year, the company sold approximately 50 locks.

In 1972, Zane bought the lock idea and the company name from Kaplan, and founded the Kryptonite Corporation with $1,500 from his personal savings. Using his father's sheet metal business, Zane Manufacturing Company, as a subcontractor for the metal work, Michael Zane's Kryptonite Corp. began manufacturing a slimmer, stronger lock made of stainless steel versus the original hardened steel version. Concentrating in the Boston area where the company was based, Zane started selling the lock to local bike shops. Realizing the need to expand his market and having no money for national advertising, Zane decided to undertake an experiment. He locked a bicycle to a parking meter with a Kryptonite lock on the Lower East Side in New York City for a month. By the time he retrieved the bike, it was completely stripped except for the part attached to the lock. The press was alerted to the experiment, and the resulting publicity helped move Kryptonite locks into New York City bicycle shops, as well as those in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Michael's brother, Peter, joined the company in 1974. Peter concentrated on exporting and legal matters, while Michael handled marketing, design, research, and manufacturing. In this same year, to supplement and encourage their lock sales, the brothers started Liberty Distribution, a bicycle accessory distribution company. It was also at this time that Kryptonite began guaranteeing its locks—if your bike was stolen while secured with a Kryptonite lock, the company would send you up to $500. The guarantee quickly became a selling point.

The next year the company received another free publicity boost; Consumer Reports awarded the Kryptonite's U-lock its highest bicycle security device rating. Distribution expanded to Chicago and Los Angeles, and the company sold approximately 25,000 locks.

In 1977, Kryptonite introduced the K-4 lock. Michael Zane refined the company's basic U-shaped lock by creating a bent foot on one end making the lock easier to use and simplifying the design. This design gained the Kryptonite K-4 U-lock a place in New York's The Museum of Modern Art permanent design collection in 1983 and won both Japan's Good Design Prize and Germany's Museum of Utilitarian Art Award in 1988.

In 1978, Kryptonite expanded into the motorcycle lock market and began exporting its product into European markets. In the late 1980s, just as Kryptonite began to offer a newly designed mountain bike lock, anti-theft guarantee claims began to increase dramatically in Manhattan. This increase in theft forced Kryptonite to stop offering the guarantee in Manhattan and spurred the Zane's to redesign their locks. During this same time, Kryptonite was under constant competition from various domestic and foreign competitors. Many of these competitors adapted Kryptonite's U-lock design. Some so closely mimicked the Kryptonite design that the company took legal action.

In 1992, in response to an increase in thefts and ongoing competition, Kryptonite introduced its Evolution series of locks. This new design placed the locking mechanism in the middle of the crossbar of the lock, rather than at the end, making it less susceptible to breakage.

The next year Kryptonite entered the automobile security market. In its first year on the market, the Kryptonite Steering Wheel Lock was named one of Motor Trend magazine's top ten innovative car care products for 1993. Kryptonite's entrance into automobile security generated interest from Winner International Corporation, the maker's of The Club automotive lock, resulting in a number of court battles.

Kryptonite introduced the New York Lock in 1994. This newly designed lock allowed Kryptonite to reestablish an anti-theft guarantee for $1,000 in Manhattan. The company recreated its earlier publicity event by successfully locking bicycles throughout New York City to prove the efficacy of its locks. Kryptonite also issued a top ten list of cities with the most bicycle thefts (based on its claim reports) and expanded its involvement in theft prevention activities.

In 1995, Gary Furst became CEO of the rapidly growing company. In the following year, Kryptonite celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary and developed a program called Flex Security, focusing on innovative locking systems for homeowners and contractors. In addition, Kryptonite entered the computer security market by creating locks for desktops and laptops.

With its expansion into new markets and rising sales, larger companies became increasingly interested in Kryptonite. In 2001, Ingersoll-Rand, a leading industrial firm, bought Kryptonite.
Related Materials:
Materials held at the National Museum of American History

The Division of Work and Industry holds related artifacts. See accession 2003.0234.

2003.0234 Bicycle lock collection—Kryptonite Brand

2003.0234.01a, b, c Earliest Kaplan design lock, metal bar, U shape with padlock; ca. 1971; 22cm x 15.8cm x 4 cm

2003.0234.02a, b Second generation design, stainless steel bar with combination lock; ca. 1972; 24cm x 17cm x 4cm

2003.0234.02c Crossbar plate marked "SK Associates"; 14.5cm x 3.75cm x .25cm

2003.0234.02d "Sesamee" brand combination lock for use with .02a; 8.5cm x 5cm x 2.4cm

2003.0234.03a, b, c, d Kryptonite-2, improved version of lock with changed lock cover; 24cm x 18cm x 4cm

2003.0234.04a, b, c Kryptonite-2, lock with attached padlock; 21cm x 17cm x 4 cm

2003.0234.04d Cross bar samples tested with bolt cutters; 14cm x 3.8cm & 10cm x 4cm

2003.0234.04e "Dynalock" brand, key operated padlock; 7cm x 4.5cm

2003.0234.05a, b, c Competitor style lock, "Citadel" brand, ca. 1973; 26cm x 17.8 cm

2003.0234.06a,b Kryptonite-3 (K-3) integrated lock eliminated need for padlock; 18cm x 25cm x 4cm

2003.0234.06c, d Sample of integral lock and cover used on K-3 lock; 7cm x 4cm x 8cm

2003.0234.06e Bracket for attaching to bike to carry K-3 lock; 10cm x 3.2cm x 1.5cm

2003.0234.07a, b, c Kryptonite-4 (K-4) made of rod rather than flat steel; 27cm x 19.6cm

2003.0234.08a, b, c Motorcycle version of K-4 lock; 41.3cm x 22.3cm

2003.0234.09 Vinyl lock cover branded "Secur-a-Glide by Harley Davidson"; 28.5cm x 2.5cm d.

2003.0234.10a, b, c Die stamp for lock cam, example of cost saving part; small metal parts

2003.0234.11a Steel lock carrying bracket for attachment to bike, in retail package; 9.5cm x 7cm x 4cm

2003.0234.11b Plastic lock carrying bracket for attachment to bike, retail package; 8.5cm x 4.5cm x 4cm

2003.0234.11c Punched, flat steel plate to be formed into item .11a, bracket; 21cm x 7cm

2003.0234.12a, b, c "Velo Racer" lock; 18cm x 13.4cm

2003.0234.13a, b, c "Evolite" lock with cut-away to show lock mechanism; 25cm x 16cm

2003.0234.13d Sample of lock mechanism opening from side rather than end of cross arm; 7.5cm x 2cm d.

2003.0234.14a, b, c, d K-4 lock and bike bracket in retail package targeted to Mountain Bikers; 27.5cm x 19.7cm

2003.023415a, b, c Heavy weight lock branded "New York Lock"; 32.5cm x 16.5cm

2003.0234.16a, b, c Uncoated metal prototype of "New York Lock"; 27.5cm x 16.3cm

2003.0234.17a, b, c "New York Lock" in retail packaging; 25.5cm x 14cm

2003.0234.18a, b, c Heavy weight chain and Kryptonite EV Disc lock for motorcycle; chain 97cm x 3.7cm x 6cm; lock 9cm x 9.8cm

2003.0234.19a, b, c "Evolution 2000" lock with prototype titanium U bracket; 27.2cm x 16cm

2003.0234.19d Titanium U rod of lock tested to destruction; 60.7cm x 1.3cm d.

2003.0234.20a, b, c, d Computer parts manufactured by Zane family before manufacturing bike locks, 4 small, metal items
Provenance:
This collection was donated to the National Museum of American History by Michael Stuart Zane III and Elizabeth Zane on June 3, 2003.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Bicycle theft -- Prevention  Search this
Bicycles -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Locks and keys  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Marketing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Business records -- 20th century
Awards
Bumper stickers
Correspondence -- 1970-2000
Press releases
Photographs -- 20th century
Newsletters
Oral history
Citation:
Kryptonite Lock Company Records, 1972-2003, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0840
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Online Media:

[Trade catalogs from Macy's]

Company Name:
Macy's  Search this
Related companies:
R. H. Macy & Co. Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
OVERSIZE. Glassware : Straus rich cut glass. Department store ; housewares ; groceries ; food products ; household needs ; cosmetics ; drugs ; toiletries ; wines and liquors ; "Marceau", "Red Star", "Lily White", and "York House" brand foods ; clothing and accessories ; sporting goods ; horse harnesses ; books ; "Macy's Youth Centre, U. S. A." ; fur ; other products ... this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
29 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Camping equipment  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Cleaning tools and supplies  Search this
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Department store; dry goods and mail order catalogs  Search this
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Leather products; tanning and equestrian supplies  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Printing; publishing; paper and bookselling (including type specimens)  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Toys and games  Search this
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Book industries and trade  Search this
Camping equipment industry  Search this
Candles  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Cleaning compounds  Search this
Cleaning machinery and appliances  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
Games  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_29150
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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[Trade catalogs from John Wilkinson]

Company Name:
John Wilkinson  Search this
Related companies:
John Wilkinson Co.  Search this
Notes content:
One envelope OVERSIZE ; Machine tools and woodworking equipment ; scroll saws ; lathes ; drills ; "velocipede saw" ; bow drill ; hardware ; tents ; hammocks ; engraving supplies ; drawing instruments ; clocks ; carving tools ; target guns ; air guns ; bows ; archery equipment ; baseball equipment; croquet equipment ; velocipedes ; "bat and trap" sets ; roller skates ; "Eureka" parlor rowing machine ; lawn tennis supplies ; catalog includes an engraving of "The First Grand Annual Meeting of Archers. Under the control and management of THE NATIONAL ARCHERY ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES" which took place in 1879 ; "Graves' Patent Target Gun" ; "Bradley's" game of "Authors" and "The Checkered Game of Life" [ Milton Bradley , Source: http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=ci_history_mb ] ; blocks ; "Crandall's" toys ; "dissected" puzzles ; models ; play sets ; mechanical banks ; wagons and carts ; sleds ; sporting goods ; other toys and games ; bicycles ; bicycle accessories ; tennis supplies ; shooting supplies ; poker ; police badges ; pocket knives ; shaving equipment ; fishing supplies ; exercise equipment...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
5 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bicycles  Search this
Camping equipment  Search this
Curios; novelties and souvenirs  Search this
Firearms  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Metalwork products (architectural and ornamental)  Search this
Police and Prison Equipment and Supplies  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Toys and games  Search this
Woodworking machinery and wood crafts  Search this
Topic:
Amusements  Search this
Architectural metal-work  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Camping equipment industry  Search this
Collectibles  Search this
Correctional institutions  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Firearms industry and trade  Search this
Games  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Hobbies  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Novelties  Search this
Outdoor recreation  Search this
Police -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Prison industries  Search this
Recreation industry  Search this
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Tools  Search this
Toy making  Search this
Toys  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_28433
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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[Trade catalogs from Frank W. Whitcher & Co.]

Variant company name:
Est. 1826  Search this
Company Name:
Frank W. Whitcher & Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Hand cut fancy wheels for ornamenting leather. Shoe manufacturers' and shoe store supplies ; bicycle holder...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
6 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bicycles  Search this
Leather products; tanning and equestrian supplies  Search this
Retailers equipment and supplies  Search this
Shoe and Footware Machinery  Search this
Topic:
Bicycles  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Footwear industry  Search this
Leather industry and trade  Search this
Retail trade equipment industry  Search this
Shoe machinery  Search this
Tanning  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_28129
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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[Trade catalogs from Diamond Machine Co. (PA)]

Company Name:
Diamond Machine Co. (PA)  Search this
Related companies:
Fort Wayne Electric  Search this
Notes content:
Fort Wayne electric rock drill, Diamond bit sharpener and solid helve, electric hoists, platform and self dumping cages, bicycle sheaves, and gathering pumps. Electric rock drills and equipment ; "Fort Wayne" electric rock drills ; polishing machinery ; grinding machinery...this comprises the uncataloged portion of Diamond Machine Co. of Monongahela, PA.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
4 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Monongahela, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Machine-tools  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_12685
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_12685

[Trade catalogs from Peck & Hills Furniture Co.]

Variant company name:
New York, NY (1922) ; Philadelphia, PA  Search this
Company Name:
Peck & Hills Furniture Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Catalog from 1922 for retailer (or wholesaler?) of home furnishings ("Hoosier-style" kitchen cabinets, bedroom suites, fold-up beds, wicker furniture, Davenport sofas, trays, clocks, tables, lamps, Egyptian-revival stools, pianos, children's furniture) ; trunks ; baby carriages ; bicycles ; invalid wheel chairs ; sewing machines ; dinner dishes ; school furniture ; church furniture (for pulpit and pews) ; washing machine ; electric vacuum cleaner ; rugs and linoleum. Catalog from 1954 for home furnishings (sofas, mattresses, ashtrays, cabinets, tables and dinettes) ; small appliances (carpet sweepers, toasters, waffle irons, coffee percolators) ; carpet ; kitchen cabinets ; luggage and office furniture. 1922 flyers for basswood and cedar furniture (matting covered commode box, utility box) ; Queen Anne-revival bedroom furniture. Aug. 1922 circular for retailers filled with "Open stock suggestions."
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
5 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Appliances (household)  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Luggage; travel; travel services and traveling accessories (including trunks; briefcases; and other traveling accessories)  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Retailers equipment and supplies  Search this
Sewing machines and equipment  Search this
Smoking and tobacco accessories  Search this
Textiles and textile machinery  Search this
Topic:
Briefcases  Search this
Candles  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Glass  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Lamps  Search this
Lighting  Search this
Luggage  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Porcelain  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Retail trade equipment industry  Search this
Sewing machines  Search this
Smoking paraphernalia  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Textile machinery industry  Search this
Tobacco industry  Search this
Tobacco jars and boxes  Search this
Tobacco pipes  Search this
Travel  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_29509
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_29509

[Trade catalogs from Peck & Snyder]

Company Name:
Peck & Snyder  Search this
Related companies:
A. G. Spalding & Bros. ; Ward B. Snyder ;  Search this
Notes content:
Catalogs dated 1883 and 1885 for manufacturer, importer and dealer of sporting goods (equipment and uniforms for rugby, shooting, skating, tennis, baseball) ; games ; magic lantern projectors ; slides ; home telegraphs ; model engines ; toy steam and sail boats ; printing presses ; tricycles ; chemistry sets ; cameras ; scroll saws ; magicians' equipment ; knives ; toy trains ; typewriter ; pantograph ; whistles ; masks and disguises and iron savings banks in fanciful shapes ; also see in the monograph section: GV747 .P36 1881 ;
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1800s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bicycles  Search this
Costumes and regalia  Search this
Curios; novelties and souvenirs  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Leather products; tanning and equestrian supplies  Search this
Metalwork products (architectural and ornamental)  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Printing; publishing; paper and bookselling (including type specimens)  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Telephone; telegraph and telecommunications equipment and supplies  Search this
Toys and games  Search this
Woodworking machinery and wood crafts  Search this
Topic:
Amusements  Search this
Architectural metal-work  Search this
Art metal-work  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Book industries and trade  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Collectibles  Search this
Costume  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Games  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Hobbies  Search this
Leather industry and trade  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Novelties  Search this
Photographic industry  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Recreation industry  Search this
Regalia (Insignia)  Search this
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Tanning  Search this
Telecommunication systems  Search this
Telephone  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_29523
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_29523

[Trade catalogs from A. C. McClurg & Co.]

Company Name:
A. C. McClurg & Co.  Search this
Related companies:
A. C. McClurg  Search this
Notes content:
One envelope OVERSIZE. Department store distributor ; books ; gifts ; tableware ; prints ; novelties ; cosmetics ; stationery ; sporting goods ; "Buck Rogers 25th Century caster" lead toy casting set ; clocks ; seasonal decorations ; holiday decorations ; Christmas cards and wrapping paper ; masks ; school supplies ; office supplies ; furniture ; toys ; play sets ; train sets ; dolls ; lawn furniture and toys ; kitchen and electric appliances ; "Universal" vacuum cleaners ; housewares ; ceramics ; ceramic figurines ; World War II wartime publication ; marbles ; phonographs and records ; musical instruments ; other products
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and samples
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
Paper samples : wrapping paper , crepe paper , ruled writing paper
Physical description:
77 pieces; 10 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Appliances (household)  Search this
Artists; drafting; crafts materials and supplies  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Business services (advertising; marketing; organizational management; etc.)  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Cleaning tools and supplies  Search this
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Curios; novelties and souvenirs  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Department store; dry goods and mail order catalogs  Search this
Educational institutions; equipment and supplies (includes playground equipment)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Flags  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Library equipment and supplies  Search this
Luggage; travel; travel services and traveling accessories (including trunks; briefcases; and other traveling accessories)  Search this
Measuring; calculating and testing devices  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Packaging materials and shipping  Search this
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Printing; publishing; paper and bookselling (including type specimens)  Search this
Radios and radio equipment  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Smoking and tobacco accessories  Search this
Sound recording and playback equipment (including phonographs; microphones; and phonograph records)  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Toys and games  Search this
Topic:
"Schools -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Adhesives  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Audio equipment industry  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Book industries and trade  Search this
Briefcases  Search this
Business  Search this
Calculators  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Cleaning compounds  Search this
Cleaning machinery and appliances  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Collectibles  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Commercial catalogs  Search this
Cosmetics  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Department stores  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_30300
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_30300

[Trade catalogs from Stratton & Terstegge Co. Inc.]

Company Name:
Stratton & Terstegge Co. Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Anchor Stove & Range Div.  Search this
Notes content:
wholesale hardware ; automobile accessories ; mechanics tools ; farm and garden tools ; paints ; coatings ; door locks ; plumbing fixtures ; roofing supplies ; sporting goods ; bicycles ; furniture ; floor coverings ; household appliances ; watches ; clocks ; "Anchor" stoker
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Appliances (household)  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Heating; ventilation and air conditioning  Search this
Locks and safes (including alarm and security systems)  Search this
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Adhesives  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Air conditioning  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Heating  Search this
Heating and ventilation industry  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Household appliances  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Locks and keys  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_23473
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_23473

[Trade catalogs from Huffman Mfg. Co.]

Company Name:
Huffman Mfg. Co.  Search this
Related companies:
George P. Huffman ; Davis Sewing Machine Co. ; Huffy Corp.  Search this
Notes content:
Huffy outdoor power equipment: lawn mowers, push and riding; snow plows; trimmers; oil cans; etc. Bicycles ; Dayton Special Roadster
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
17 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Date range:
1800s-2000s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bicycles  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Bicycles  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_20156
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_20156

[Trade catalogs from B. F. Goodrich Co.]

Company Name:
B. F. Goodrich Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Aeronautical Div.; B.F. Goodrich Chemical Co.; B. F. Goodrich General Products Co.; B. F. Goodrich Tire Co.; Engineered Systems Div.; Environmental Products; Industrial Products Div.; Mechanical Div.; Miller Rubber Industrial Products Div.; National Accounts Div.; U.S. Army Training School. ; B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co.  Search this
Notes content:
OVERSIZE. Geon polyvinyl materials: resins, plastic compounds, lattices, latex, polyblends. Hycar rubber products: dry rubber, lattices, cements, vinyl blends, hard rubber, phenolic blends, latex. Good-rite placticizer. Industrial rubber clothing; rubber transmission, conveyor belting; air, water, steam, suction, oil, gasoline, hydraulic hoses and couplings; tubing; packing; mats and matting; rubber springs; sponge products; anode rubber covering molded goods; rubber cement; vibro insulators; sheet rubber; electronic rip detection system for belting. PVC conveyor and elevator belting; protective clothing; power transmission belting; trolley guard; sheet rubber; abrasive resistant rubber linings; fire hoses; matting. Tires: zero pressure tires for tractors, graders, mowers; rubber tired wheels for industrial trucks; farm tires; industrial tires; wireless truck tires; off-road tires. Data books; maintenance manuals. Airplane de-icers; tires and accessories; brakes. Cutlass bearings; Koroseal flexible plastics; Rivnut rivets and bolts; rubber footware; Flexseal pit and pond liners; vinyl cores for wastewater treatment. ; bicycle tires ; motor trucks ; Palmer tires ; rubber printing plates National Accounts Div. bulletins on client companies: Aetna Life Insurance Co; Aetna Casualty & Surety Co.; Automobile Insurance Co.; Standard Fire Insurance Co.; American Bakeries Co.; American Can Co.; American New Co., Inc.; Armour & Co.; Beatrice Creamery Co.; Borden Co.; Carnation Milk; Coca-Cola; Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.; Continental Automobile Co.; Continental Oil Co. (CONOCO); Crane Co.; Cudahy Packing Co.; Dairymen’s League; John Deere; E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.; Fleishmann’s Yeast; Foremost Dairy Products Co.; Galion Iron Works & Mfg. Co.; General Foods, Inc.; General Mills Corp.; General Motors Corp.; Golden State Co., Ltd.; H. J. Heinz Co.; Samuel Insull; Kingan & Co.; Kraft-Phenix Cheese Corp.; Libby, McNeill & Libby; P. Lorillard Co.; Mid-Continent Petroleum Corp.; Morton Salt Co.; National Biscuit Co.; National Dairy Products Corp.; National Refining Co.; NuGrape Co. of America; Pacific Lighting Corp.; Pillsbury Flour Mills; Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co.; Procter & Gamble Co.; Pure Oil Co.; Quaker Oats Co.; Railway Express Agency, Inc.; Reo Motor Co.; R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.; W. A. Riddell Co.; Standard Sanitary Mfg. Co.; Stone & Webster, Inc.; Swift & Co.; Texas Corp. (Texaco); United States Dairy Products Corp.; United States Steel Corp.; Western Dairy Products Co.; Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co.; Wilson & Co. Promotional and historical documents on “the wonder of rubber” and B.F. Goodrich Co. Books of advertisements run between 1939-1945. “The manufacture of rubber goods: Notes from mimeographed book prepared by Dr. J. W. Schade”
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
Tire rubber; vinyl.
Physical description:
285 pieces; 8 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Akron, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Printing; publishing; paper and bookselling (including type specimens)  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Book industries and trade  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Chemicals  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Mining machinery industry  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Refuse and refuse disposal  Search this
Refuse disposal industry  Search this
Water -- Purification  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_18076
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_18076

[Trade catalogs from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc.]

Company Name:
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc.  Search this
Related companies:
Goodyear Aerospace Corp. ; Goodyear Aircraft Corp. ; Goodyear Rubber Co. ; Goodyear’s Rubber Mfg. Co. ; Goodyear’s India Rubber Glove Mfg. Co. ; Goodyear Rubber Products Corp. ; Goodyear Zeppelin Corp. ; Industrial Products Div. ; Engineered Products Div. ; Motion Picture Dept. ; Pliofilm Sales Dept.  Search this
Notes content:
Aircraft analog computing equipment ; zeppelins or dirigibles ; Food and material and fiberglass handling bins. Tires: bicycles ; farm ; tractor ; automobile ; automobile racing ; off-road ; trucks ; buses ; trailers ; earthmover-grader and special purpose ; motorcycles. Belting: sawmill ; mining ; v-belts ; endless ; transmission ; variable speed ; conveyor ; food processing ; elevator ; grain. Hose: flexible metallic ; wrapped ; hand-built ; braided ; woven ; air ; air drill ; pneumatic tool ; steam ; welding ; sanitary ; brewers’ ; garden ; acid ; suction ; spray ; paint ; fire ; hose fittings. Packing: asbestos sheet packing ; rubber sheet packing. Misc.: mats and matting ; washing machine wringer rolls ; molded and lathe cut goods ; printers’ supplies ; industrial rubber rollers ; rubber bands ; air suspension springs ; industrial brake lining ; flame resistant rubber ; rubber for noise abatement ; motion pictures primarily promoting Goodyear industries. Rubber gloves and boots. Dock fenders ; dunnage bags. Vinyl flooring, counter tops, wainscoting ; rubber tile ; Pliofilm food packaging wrap ; Pliotron air filters. Company histories ; ‘story of tires’ ; employee relations handbooks. 1800s documents: waterproof clothing and footwear ; druggists’ and medical tools ; fire fighting equipment.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual, samples, photographs and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
Pliofilm.
Physical description:
176 pieces; 7 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Akron, Ohio, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Clothing (including hats; shoes; accessories; etc)  Search this
Computers and computer equipment  Search this
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Firefighting and fire engines  Search this
Foods and beverage products and processing equipment (including brewing; distilleries; beer; wine; etc.)  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Mills and milling supplies  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Packaging materials and shipping  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Beverage industry  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Computers  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Distilleries  Search this
Dress accessories  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Fire fighting equipment industry  Search this
Food industry and trade  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_18154
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_18154

[Trade catalogs from Pope Mfg. Co.]

Variant company name:
Founded 1877 ; Hartford, CT ; New York, NY ; Boston, MA ; Philadelphia, PA ; Providence, RI ; Washington, DC ; Watertown, SD  Search this
Company Name:
Pope Mfg. Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Pope Mfg. Co. of California (San Francisco, CA) ; Pope Motor Car Co. ; Pope Tube Co. ; American Bicycle Co. ; Westfield Mfg. Co. ; Columbia  Search this
Notes content:
Unique. Images of 1912 Columbia Bicycles catalog located in Library Images database. "Imperial" motor bicycle ; "Pope-Hartford" automobiles ; "Pope-Hartford" trucks ; Columbia Bevel-Gear Chainless Bicycle ; Hartford bicycles ; Vedette bicycles ; Columbia bicycles ; "Dakota" open wheel grip tractors ; "World" typewriter ; "Pope-Tribune" automobiles ; Shipman Automatic Steam Engine ; Company history, 1877-1907 ; bicycle accessories ; bicycle & automobile supplies and tools
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
29 pieces; 4 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Engines  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Motors  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34319
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34319

[Trade catalogs from Outboard Marine Corp.]

Variant company name:
Ole Evinrude, President. Waukegan, IL ; Galesburg, IL  Search this
Company Name:
Outboard Marine Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Outboard Marine International S.A. (Nassau, Bahamas) ; Johnson Motor Co. ; Johnson Motors (div.) ; Trade Winds Co., Inc. (subsidiary) ; Elto Outboard Motor Co. ; Elto Div. ; Shop-King Div. ; Evinrude Motor Co. ; Evinrude Motors (div.) ; Cushman Motor Works ; Cushman Motors (div.) ; Bicycle Motor Div. ; Lawn-Boy Div. ; Oluf Mikkelsen (distributor) ; Outboard Motors Corp. ; Lockwood Motor Co. ; OMC-Lincoln  Search this
Notes content:
Lawn Boy power mowers ; "OMC" boats ; "OMC" industrial engines ; "Hobby Gardener" to hoe, weed, till, and edge ; "Elto" and "Evinrude" outboard motors ; "Speedibike" motor bikes ; "OMC Snow Cruiser" snowmobile. Shop-King Div.: ciruclar saw ; disc jointer ; woodworking and metal working machinery. "Pioneer" chain saws. Small engine-powered vehicles: police vehicle ; refuse vehicle ; delivery/pick-up vehicle ; haulster vehicle ; flatbed vehicle ; Minute-Miser vehicle ; Titan vehicle ; executive vehicle
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
54 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Engines and motors: steam; oil; gas; etc.  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Motorcycles  Search this
Police and Prison Equipment and Supplies  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Waste Management (including water treatment; recycling; refuse collection; industrial waste; etc.)  Search this
Woodworking machinery and wood crafts  Search this
Topic:
"Recycling (Waste, etc.)"  Search this
Amusements  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Correctional institutions  Search this
Engines  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Hobbies  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Motorcycle supplies industry  Search this
Motors  Search this
Police -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Prison industries  Search this
Recreation industry  Search this
Refuse and refuse disposal  Search this
Refuse disposal industry  Search this
Ships  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Tools  Search this
Water -- Purification  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_30781
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_30781

[Trade catalogs from Dart Truck & Tractor Corp.]

Company Name:
Dart Truck & Tractor Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Dart Mfg. Co. ; Galloway Co. ; Dart Motor Truck Co.  Search this
Notes content:
Farm tractors and motor trucks ; The Dart Truck and Tractor Corporation was organized as a manufacturing concern in 1890. For several years bicycles and various similar articles were produced. At the beginning of the automobile industry it began the manufacture of automobile motors and chassis for use with the ordinary carriage or buggy, marketing them in all parts of the country. Subsequently, the company devoted its efforts exclusively to the manufacture and sale of motor trucks and tractors ; Their line includes one ton, two ton and three and one half ton trucks. All are four cylinder, L-head type motor, cast enbloc, with pressed channel steel frame, and worm drive. Types of trucks manufactured include: fire trucks, trucks with express, stake, top and screen top, high side rack, oil tanks, hydraulic hoist with steel dumping body, and various other kinds of bodies ; Tractors include: 3-plow tractors based on a combination worm and gear drive, operated direct through worm and gear on plow speed. ( http://www.waterloopubliclibrary.org/wloo_history/advertisements/DartTruck.html )
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
3 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Waterloo, Iowa, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_13052
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_13052

[Trade catalogs from E. C. Stearns & Co.]

Company Name:
E. C. Stearns & Co.  Search this
Notes content:
hardware ; lawn mowers ; incinerators ; fine grey iron castings ; Warner's Patent sliding door hangers ; folding mitre box and saw guide ; Stearns Bicycles
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
19 pieces; 2 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Syracuse, New York, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Garden and lawn equipment and supplies  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Woodworking machinery and wood crafts  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden tools  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Tools  Search this
Wood-carving  Search this
Woodworking industries  Search this
Woodworking machinery  Search this
Woodworking tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_22451
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_22451

[Trade catalogs from Simmons Hardware Co. Inc.]

Variant company name:
Philadelphia, PA ; Sioux City, IA ; Minneapolis, MN ; Atlanta, GA ; Toledo, OH  Search this
Company Name:
Simmons Hardware Co. Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
Manufacturers and distributers: Keen Kutter tools and cutlery ; equestrian equipment ; automobile accessories ; sporting goods ; farming tools ; lock sets ; sewing machines ; clocks ; bird cages ; electro silver plated ware. "Simmons Hardware Co.'s Exhibit at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition" (1915) ; Laclede Bicycles for 1905
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
9 pieces; 6 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Automobiles and automotive equipment (including trucks and buses)  Search this
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Fairs and exhibitions  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Leather products; tanning and equestrian supplies  Search this
Locks and safes (including alarm and security systems)  Search this
Sewing machines and equipment  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Veterinary and pet supplies  Search this
Topic:
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Fairs  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
Hardware  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Leather industry and trade  Search this
Locks and keys  Search this
Motor vehicles  Search this
Pet supplies  Search this
Safes  Search this
Security systems  Search this
Sewing machines  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Tanning  Search this
Tools  Search this
Trade shows  Search this
Veterinary instruments and apparatus  Search this
Veterinary medicine  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_19679
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_19679

[Trade catalogs from A. G. Spalding & Bros.]

Variant company name:
Chicopee, MA ; San Francisco, CA ; Established 1876  Search this
Company Name:
A. G. Spalding & Bros.  Search this
Related companies:
Playground Dept. ; Gymnasium Contract Dept. ; J. E. Porter Co.  Search this
Notes content:
sporting goods ; playground apparatus ; gymnasium apparatus ; athletic handbooks: lawn tennis, basketball ; Spalding's 1909-10 (catalog) ; Spalding bicycles
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
14 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date range:
1800s-1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bicycles  Search this
Educational institutions; equipment and supplies (includes playground equipment)  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Topic:
"Schools -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Bicycles  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Playgrounds  Search this
Sporting goods  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_21410
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_21410

[Trade catalogs from Elliott Addressing Machine Co.]

Variant company name:
Established 1899  Search this
Company Name:
Elliott Addressing Machine Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Elliott Machine Co.,(Newton, MA) ; Stewart Elliott ;  Search this
Notes content:
"Elliott" addressing machines ; "Cardvertiser," the automatic advertising machine ; pamphlet stitching machine ; "The story of a father and son, or unscrewing the inscrutable" : a sometimes humorous brief history of some of the company's innovations, such as the history of the addressing machine invented by Sterling Elliott and son, Harmon Elliott ; Elliott Quadricycle ; Eliott lace cutter ; Elliott hickory safety bicycle ; Elliott pamphlet stitching machine ; cutting-off tool ; drill press ; "True Inwardness by an honest man," humorously illustrated brochure of company's products ;
Includes:
Trade catalog and histories
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
13 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Bicycles  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Packaging materials and shipping  Search this
Printing; publishing; paper and bookselling (including type specimens)  Search this
Topic:
Bicycles  Search this
Book industries and trade  Search this
Cycling  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Packaging machinery  Search this
Printing machinery and supplies  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_15436
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_15436

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