Illustrated and Descriptive Catalog of Saddlery Carriage and Sleigh Trimmings General Store Supplies
Portland, ME: James Bailey Company, 1909. No stated edition. Soft cover. 176p, hundreds of line ills. Covers loose. First page dampstained red from inside cover. Fair. Item #30965
An interesting assortment of goods from the "largest stock of general saddlery goods in New England." The firm (established 1846) had two shops in Portland, one for saddlery and one for "automobile accessories, bicyles and sundries, motor boat supplies." Here are harness, collars, hames, and related hardware; bits; rosettes (5 pages); bridle fronts; letters and ornaments (2 pages); plumes and tail ties; robes and mats; saddles (2 pages, including a ladies' side and a ladies' astride); whips (3 pages); harness soap, oil, and dressing; stable supplies; carriage heaters, candles, and lamps (1 page); various accessories for curtains, shafts, and whips; bells for shaft, team, saddle, body, and martingale (5 pages); and more. The horse goods take up 136 pages. The last section offers 8 pages of baseball goods (gloves, balls, bats), and various automotive and bicycle supplies. One is a liquid pistol, which "throws ammonia or any liquid. A good protection for bicyclists and automobilists against dogs or robbers." Fully indexed. Scarce; this year not in WorldCat, which locates only 4 copies of other years. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.