Pittsburgh, PA. American Radiator & Standard Sanitary. 1939-1948.
Five ring binder, black and white photo illustrations, color tab illustrations, 262+130+62pp, 10 x 8 1/2 inch gilt lettered faux-leather binder. Binder lightly worn; ink and pencil notations to title page and a few additional pages, occasional "x" ink mark, good, clean condition. The indexed ring binder contains specifications and color and black and white illustrations detailing the vast inventory of fixtures and accessories manufactured and sold by American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Corporation. The labels of the tab inserts separating each section provide a detailed summary of the products available. At the front of the book, black tabs provide ready access to plumbing products as follows: Baths (with Color Chart); Lavatories; Closets & Urinals; Kitchen Sinks; Laundry Trays & Service Sinks; Drinking Fountains & Wash Sinks; Shower and Bath Fittings; Lavatory and Sink Fittings; Single Faucets, Stops, Hydrants, Tank Fittings; Professional Office Equipment. At the rear of the book gold tabs organize heating products under five headings: Boilers for All Fuels, Oil Heating Units, Oil and Gas Burners; Water Heaters and Heating Accessories; Radiators, Convectors, Enclosures; Furnaces - All Fuels; Winter Air Conditioners. The inserts describing specific products are dated at the bottom right, with some stating they replace similar pages of an earlier date. Thus we have wide ranging dated material, spanning more than a decade. Fixtures on some pages are X'd over, indicating a discontinued line, while glossy colored inserts promote a vision of the installed plumbing and heating units. This uncommon catalogue provides a comprehensive view of mid-20th century plumbing and heating equipment in a lavishly illustrated format. Item #47305