New York. Bayer, Gardner, Himes, Company. 1908.
A beautifully illustrated catalog, 11 x 8 inches, i-v, 72 pp., decorative card covers, featuring black and white images of finely crafted decorative domestic hardware manufactured by Bayer, Gardner, Himes Company, New York City. The items pictured and described include ornate hinges, locks, bolts, espagnolettes, door knobs (including cut glass), mortice locks, s"ecret door openers," and other items of domestic hardware. The catalog's paper wraps are lightly soiled, with a former owner's name at the top of the front cover. The spine is separated from the front cover, 3 1/2 inches at bottom and 1 1/2 inches at the top. The contents are in very good clean condition. Only one WorldCat listing for this item. An uncommon catalog featuring intricately designed domestic hardware, ornate in the extreme, reflecting a long-gone era. Not for those whose tastes run to clean lines and simplicity in design. Item #53871