Sunday, August 29, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Back to the billhead, this is one of my favorites because it is very decorative. It is for the Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia PA. Wonderful calligraphy printing which surrounds a graphic of the firm's factory. The firm manufactured hardware and was an iron founder. Some of its products were: coffee mills, juicers, tobacco cutters, and Mrs. Potts sad irons. The firm also made cast iron banks.
One of the firm's founders was John Gulick Baker. The firm was originally organized in 1866. The firm had capital of $50,000, par $100. Its officers, as listed in 1892 were: T. Henry Asbury, president; WI Seltzer, sec.; and LW Klahr, treasurer.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
After viewing the collection I was thinking how great it was that Columbia University Libraries scanned and loaded these images online. It seems like so many paper collections get lost in archives. Collectors who donate their collections should really consider making it a requirement that the facility that gets the collection put it online for all to see. Anyway, here are some example billheads that weren't in the Biggert image gallery.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
I could not find out much about this firm. In 1884, a NY Times article lists the firm as being insolvent after the firm burned down and insurance was contested. The firm’s liabilities at that time were listed at approximately $15,000. At some point the firm incorporated as the HG Razall Mfg Co. and became known for its loose leaf binding system.