A hardcover trade catalog by the Ross, Moyer Manufacturing Company, 235 pages. Fair condition. Blindstamped black bookcloth over the boards with the title and company information stamped in gold at the front cover. Printed in black and white on thick, slick paper with many illustrations throughout. No publication date printed, but internal evidence suggests that this catalog was produced sometime in 1890s. Spine strip mostly missing. Spine ends and corner edges bumped through the cloth. Spotting to the covers. Previous owner’s name in lead pencil in the upper right corner of the front free endpaper. Otherwise, pages are clean and free of writing. Gutter broken between pages 2 and 3; the front cover and first pages remain attached by the upper half of the boards. Title page partially detached. Lower third of pages 7 and 8 sliced out. However, the catalog remains intact and in one piece, with no other loose pages. A wonderful and wide-ranging collection of shoe- and boot-making machinery by the Ross, Moyer Manufacturing Company. With entries for “Improved Splitting Machines - Chase Pattern, With Double Rolls,” “Toe Cap Punching Machine,” “Carver Upper Leather Skiver,” “Amazeen Knife Grinding Machine,” “Wheeler & Wilson, No. 12.Twin Needle Machine,” “Watson’s Combined Turning and Beading Machine,” “Union Wax Thread Machine, Size C,” “The Reece Button Hole Machine,” “Carver Sole Evener,” “American Heel Grinder,” “Tapley Heel Beader,” “The Miller Twin Boot and Shoe Trees,” “Crispin Hammer,” “Corrugated Heel Slickers,” “Ratchet Screw Driver Set,” “Lace Cutter,” and “Revolving Spring Punch,” among many others. Each of these entries includes an illustration. Many include specifications and some include descriptions as well. Also includes a separate illustrated “Chart for Beads and Wheels” by the United Shoe Machinery Company in Boston, Massachusetts. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Illustrated Catalogue: The Ross, Moyer ...
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio: Ross, Moyer Manufacturing Company
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fair
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