Grand Rapids, Michigan. Leonard Refrigerator Company. 1927.
Illustrated catalog, 10 ¾ x 8 ½, 72 pp., color pictorial card wrappers, picturing and describing a variety of Leonard Refrigerators, all of them requiring ice to preserve the appliance's contents. Initial pages discuss the refrigerator's cork board insulation, porcelain lining, high quality brass or nickel-plated hinges, optional rear door for external delivery of ice. Pictured and described are numerous models for home usage, and also large commercial models with galvanized steel linings. Spine of the catalog is chipped with paper loss; numeral '13' written on front cover; numerals in pencil on rear cover, very light ripple along top free edge, several of the pictured models marked with an “x”. Contents generally in good clean condition. In 1926 Leonard was acquired by Kelvinator, the manufacturer of electric refrigerators. The present catalog likely represents the swan song for Leonard’s ice-dependent refrigerators. Item #53858