New York. Centre Brass Works Inc./ Hearth Centre Fireplace Accessories. No date. Ca. 1945.
Booklet, black and white illustrations, unpaginated, 3 1/4 x 6 inches, pictorial paper wrappers. Light soiling to covers; good condition. Somewhat breathlessly, the firm describes their products: "Here are decorator-styled fireplace accessories, each selected from the world's famous HEARTH-CENTRE collection of fireplace furnishings, to give your home and hearth the 'stay at home--play at home' harmony that binds the family circle. Here are the accessories so lovely that they will be the envy of all your guests...so lovely that they will pass from generation to generation as treasured heirlooms." The reader pauses momentarily to reflect on the family member whose face will brighten upon learning that he or she has inherited the andirons. Pressing on in the well-illustrated catalogue, we are shown Firesets (Selected Firetools of Rare, Lifetime Quality), Fireplace Screens, Rails and Fenders, and various other accessories, including Girondole for the mantle. The booklet, in good condition, offers the fireplace enthusiast options galore when it comes to accessorizing. This booklet was distributed by Stark-Davis Co. of Portland Oregon. Item #47355