|A photo of the framed advertisement hanging on|
our kitchen wall. Sorry about the reflection of the
|The front cover of the catalog. You can see|
"Sept. 1931" handwritten at the top left in pencil.
|The parts page appears early in the catalog.|
|The most common advertising point I've seen|
for ALL wood cookstove manufacturers was
what wonderful bakers their particular brand
of stove was. Obviously, this was of great
concern to the consumer, but I wonder which
brand truly was the best baker.
|The only small "cookstove" in the catalog is|
the one at the lower left of the above page.
The rest of them are all "ranges."
|You can tell that by 1931, the Great Depression|
was in effect because the prices on these ranges
had fallen from the previous years--in some cases
by quite a bit.
|The catalog's back cover.|
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