Keokuk, IA: Keokuk Lumber Company, nd c. 1910. First edition. Staplebound Wraps. 3.5" x 6" pamphlet, opens to 3.5" x 8" to reveal roofing sample; pp. 6 of advertising text. Very Good. Item #20217
Gal-va-nite had a wool felt base, coated with asphalt waterproofing compound, and topped with a flaked mica weatherproof surface. Mica was the best insulator known, and it was impervious to heat or electricity. Since it wouldn't rust, rot, or corrode, and wouldn't need paint, it was considered the perfect protection. It was also considered an excellent sound deadener, and beating rainstorms and hail that made terrible noise on a tin, iron or wooden roof were hardly heard on an Gal-va-nite roof. This attractive advertising piece includes a sample, tucked under the man's leg on the front cover, so that the customer could appreciate its tough surface. Scarce.