New Britain, Conn. Corbin Cabinet Lock Co., 1916.
Catalogue (the British spelling of catalog), black and white illustrations, xv+230pp, index, 11 x 8 3/4 inches, gilt lettered cloth-covered wrappers (softbound). Covers have lightly faded gilt lettering, time toning with several small spots; very light 1/4 inch water stain, barely noticeable, on free edge of front free end paper through pp. vi, approximately 8 inches in length, otherwise an uncommon item in very good condition with tight binding. Frontispiece pictures the "Offices and Factories, New Britain, Conn., U.S.A." Title page identifies Corbin as "The American Hardware Corporation Successor" and lists the variety of products pictured in the catalogue. These include Cabinet Locks, Padlocks, Trunk, Suitcase Locks and Trimmings, Miscellaneous Hardware, Automobile Locks for All Purposes, Keys and Key Blanks, Post Office Outfits and Supplies. The index (or contents page) at the front of the book lists numerous diverse keys manufactured by Corbin including Clock Keys, Key Chains and Dog Leads, Piano Keys, Sewing Machine Keys, Skate Keys, Cabinet Keys and much more. These are pictured in the subsequent pages along with images of bulk goods and key cutting machinery. Not found in WorldCat (a later, circa 1920s, item of a similar title is located at the Hagley Museum & Library). Item #47406