Canton, OH: T.C. Snyder & Co., 1886/1885. First edition. Original Wraps, orange; & Color Illustrated Trade Card. 16 mo trade pamphlet, pp 32. b/w drawings throughout. 6" x 3 1/2" trade card w/color illustration on front 7 b/w drawings, text on back. Good+, small chips along cover edges, card - Very Good. Item #18538
This roofing company advertised that its Smith Standard Roofing sold more iron roofing than any in the world, and was used throughout the United States and Great Britain. There are wonderful illustrations of the roofers at work, iron sheets, roll caps, shutters, and pipes. In addition, several pages of descriptive testimonials from clients, installing the products on barns, stores, banks, etc. are included. The colorful trade card depicts a 3-story building with (fire-proof) iron roofing & siding, standing while surrounded by flame engulfed buildings and firemen. Uncommon and in very nice condition!