Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Best Rubber Goods
Here's the front [see above] and back cover of a delightfully illustrated industrial supply catalog from the 1890's in my private collection: C.H. Ellert's Best Rubber Goods for Mechanical Purposes. In this nice little blast from the very distant past, one may purchase rubber belting (up to 6 ply!), various kinds of rubber tubing, rubber boots, rubber soling for shoes, and a bunch of other geegaws and doodads.