F. S. Harmon & Company Furniture.
Seattle. F. S. Harmon & Co., 1912-1913.
Lavishly illustrated catalogue of furniture and other domestic items bound in green cloth boards, 15 x 9.75 inches, secured with two large screw posts. Diagonal 2.5 inch loss of cloth on upper right corner of front cover, corners bumped, wear to extremities which is mostly light but with cloth worn through at lower corner of back cover. The cover page of the first section is loose and has been creased and repaired on the front with tape ("Supplement. September 1912"), the last page (featuring Bissell carpet sweepers and Fireless Cookers) is lightly creased with short edge tears. (Various interior pages are dated Fall 1911 and April 1913.) The volume contains over 600 illustrated pages in color and black and white. Contents (apart from first and last pages) are in very good condition, with very occasional short marginal tears. An uncommon furniture catalogue from a Pacific Northwest manufacturer. Contents divided by seven labeled tabs (most of which have tape repairs); each section is individually numbered (one section lacks pagination.) The tabs identify a particular line of goods: "Chairs, Rockers, Upholstered Furniture"; "Porch Furniture, Go-Carts, Refrigerators"; "Ex. Tables, Buffets, China Closets"; "Standard Library Tables, Book Cases"; "Office and Hall Furniture, Mirrors"; "Lace Curtains, Rugs, Linoleum, Drapery Sundries." A number of pictured items are stamped "discontinued." Pages for rugs and linoleum are particularly attractive (see illustrations). An impressive catalogue picturing domestic furniture, hardware, floor coverings, prams, lawn and porch furniture, refrigerators etc. from the early twentieth century. No listing for this found on WorldCat (only "Supplement to our 1913-14 general catalogue" listed at University of Washington). Item #48467