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Trade Catalogs

 

Rochester Trade Catalogue Collection List

 

The Local History and Genealogy Department of Rochester Public Library holds a collection of trade catalogs from over two hundred various businesses in Rochester and the Genesee Valley region. 

This list includes the company name, products, and holding dates for catalogues, and the numbered boxes they are stored in.  The catalogues are filed under company name, in chronological order when a date can be determined, and those not dated at the end of the file.  Many items were stamped with the date the item came into the collection.  While these markings remain, I have attempted to note the date of publication for each. 

Users searching for company trade catalogues should also check the Monroe County Public Library System catalogue.  Many company house publications and catalogues have been individually catalogued.  Any trade catalogues that were formerly filed in the pamphlet file (RVF-2) have been integrated with the Trade Catalogue Collection. 

 

 

 

 

Company Name

Product

Holdings

Box

Ajaks Products Inc.

Vacuum Breakers

1971

1

American Brake Shoe and Foundry

Air compressors

1950,51,1953,57

1

American Laundry Machinery Co. 

Cleaners and dryers

1940

1

     

Laundry machinery

1953

     

Anstice Co., Inc.

Castings

1952

2

     

Sterling Food Service Equipment

1941

     

Archer Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Dental  chairs

1940, 1957

2

Armstrong, D. & Co.

Balance in Motion shoes

1935

2

Artcraft Optical Co., Inc.

Eyeglasses

1941

2

Atlantic Stamping Co.

Dairy metal ware

nd

2

     

Mopping equipment

nd

     

Auburn Ball Bearing Co.

Ball bearing specifications

1964

2

Baby Bathinette Corp.

Baby bathinettes

1953, 57, 58

3

Barnard and Simonds Co., Inc.

Furniture price list

1938, 1941

3

Bastian Brothers Co.

Badges, emblem pins

nd

3

Batavia Nurseries

Fruit & ornamental trees

1940

3

Bausch and Lomb

     

Balopticons

1922, 1937, 1938

4-10

     

Binoculars , field glasses

1915, 1936, 1937, 1958, nd

     

     

Colorimeters

1930-32, 1937

     

     

Contour measuring projector

nd

     

     

Eyeglasses

1883, 1962, nd

     

     

Hospital equipment

1936, nd

     

     

Magnifiers

1936, 37, 1958

     

     

Metal working industrial optical

1937, 38, 1952, 1957, nd

     

     

Microprojectors

1879, 1884, 89, 1900, 1902, 1934-37, 1955, nd

     

     

Optical instruments

1936, 1952, 1960, nd

     

     

Photographic equipment

1902, nd

     

     

Refractometers

1936, 37

     

     

Scientific  instruments

1940

     

     

Scientific  products

1957, 1964

     

     

Spectographs

1932, 1935-37, nd

     

     

Telescopes

1932, 1936

     

     

Textile industry optical products

1931

     

Bearium Metals Corp.

Metals

1953, 1964

11

Bell  and Howell Corp.

Pumps, gauges, valves

1968

11

Bendix Corp.

Vacuum pumps

1968, nd

11

Bernz, Otto Co., Inc.

Firepots, torches, plumbing tools

1936

11

     

Portable torches

1964

     

     

Propane heating equipment

1957

     

Biological Supply Co.

Laboratory apparatus, chemicals

1941

11

Blair Camera Co.

Cameras (Hawkeye)

1905

11

Bonsignore, A.G. Co.

Monuments

nd

11

Boutell Manufacturing Co.

Apple machinery

1919, 1931, nd

11

Brazill  Fire Escape Co.

Fire escapes

nd

12

Briggs and Brothers

Flowers, plants

1870, 72, 73, 74, 76, 77, 1885, 1896, 1902, 05, 1907-1913, 1915, 1916

12

Brown Brothers Co.

Brown’s garden book

1936

13

Brown, E.C. Co.

Sprayers

nd

13

     

Tricycles

1938

     

Brownell, F.A. Motor Co.

Motor parts

1908, 1909

13

Brush, John D. & Co.

Safes

1964

13

Castle, Wilmot Co.

Hospital sterilization equipment

nd

14

Chamberlin, James R.

Rubber goods

nd

15

Chase Bros.

Seeds, shrubs

1873, 1883, nd

15

Chickering

Pianos

nd

15

Children’s Book Shop

Books

1941-46

15a

Clapp, Harold H., Inc.

Baby foods

1940

15

Clement, Frank

Band saws

1882

15

Commercial Controls Corp.(see also

        Electromode)

Office equipment

1953, 1955

15

Consolidated Electrodynamics Corp.

Test stations for leak detection

1958

15, 16

     

Field engineers

nd

     

     

Gauges, metallurgical, valves

nd

     

     

Vacuum equipment

1963

     

     

Vacuum pumps

nd

     

     

Vacuum valves, baffles, traps

1957

     

     

Recordings

1961

     

Consolidated Machine Tool Corp.

General catalog

1930, 1940, 1953, 1957

17

Consolidated  Vacuum Corp.

Vacuum & environmental test equipment

1953, 1964

18

Coon, W. B. Co.

Shoes

1940, 1953-56

19

Cooper, D. & C. and Co.

Industrial dip tanks

1945

20

Corona Typewriter Co.

Instructions & supplies

1920, nd

20

Crosman Arms Co., Inc

Guns

1955-1957

20

Crosman Bros.

Seeds

1875, 1900-1904, 1906

20

Cross Brothers & Co.

Leather machinery

nd

20

Cross Photo Paper Co.

Brochure & price list

nd

20

Crown Ribbon & Carbon Manufacturing Co.

General catalog

1940

21

Cunningham, James Son & Co., Inc.

Crossbar switches & scanners

1953, 1957-1959

21

     

Switching systems

1964

     

     

Bathroom fixtures

1953

     

Cutler Mail Chute

General catalog

nd

21

Davenport Machine Tool  Co.

General catalogs

1938, 1941

22

Dealers’ Steam  Packing Co.

General catalog

nd

22

Defender Photo Supply Col, Inc.

Photographic supplies

1937, 1938, 1944, 1945

23

Delco Appliance Division General Motors Corp.

Appliances, portable generators

1936, 1957, 1963

23, 23a

Dewey, D.M.

Plant material

1872

     

Dibble

Seeds

1920

24

Distillation Products Inc.

Vacuum manufacturing

1948-1952

24

Dollinger Corp.

Filter manufacturing

1958

24

Eastman Kodak Co.*
*A number of earlier trade catalogs have been digitized. Click here to view.

Photographic equipment

1890-1975, nd

     

25- 32

     

Medical photographic

1934

     

     

     

Movie equipment

1935, 1937, 1940, nd

     

     

     

Papers and chemicals

     

     

     

     

Photo CD systems

1991

     

     

 Eastman Organic Chemicals Dept.

Organic chemicals

1956, 1958, 59, 1964

33

Econo Products

Printing products

1964

     

34

Eimer & Amend

Chemical apparatus

nd

34

Elam Shoe Co.

Shoes

1938

34

Elbridge Engines

Engines

nd

34

Electromatic Typewriters Inc.

Electric office equipment

nd

34

Electromode (div. of Commercial Control Corp.

Heating systems

1956-58

34a

Ellwanger & Barry

Nursery products

1899-1915

35, 36

Empire Fence Co.

Fences

1955

36

Empire Graphics

Photoengraving

nd

36a

Erdle Perforating Co.

Industrial perforators

1960, 1970

36

Fairchild, E.E.

Toys and games

1937

36

Falk Machinery

Machines, drills, mill lathes

1953

36

Farley and Hoffman

General store fixtures

nd

37

Fasco Industries

Building products

1964

37

     

Fans

1953, 1957

37

     

Radio & communications systems

1964

37

Fearless Dishwashing Co.

Dishwashers & kitchen equipment

1953

37

Fish, Benjamin  & Sons

Fruits

1855, 1856

37

Fisher, J.P. & Co.

Architectural & ornamental iron works

nd

37

Flint, J. Manufacturers

Saws, plastering tools and trowels

1872

37

Folsom Graflex  see: Graflex

     

     

     

Foster, John

Farm implements

1895

37

Friden Corp.

Calculators & business machines

1964

37

     

Data processing machines

1957

     

Frost & Co.

Nursery stock

1855-1881

38

Garlock

Packing machines

1953

38

General Railway Signal

Howitzer shells

1919

38-41

     

Railway signal appliances

1952

     

     

Railway signal systems

1952

     

     

Railway signaling & safety devices, handbooks & bulletins

1913, 14, 16, 19, 1923, 1925, 26-33, 1936, 38, 1941, 42, 49, 1950, 52, 1954-56

     

     

Transformers

1949

     

Germanow-Simon Machine Co.

Thermometers

1935, 1939

42

Gioia Macaroni Co.

Pneumatic  packaging for products

1957

42

Gleason Works

Couplings  & bevel  gear machinery

1957

42

     

Machine tools for gears

1940

     

Goulds Pumps

Pumps

1906

42

Gould Brothers

Nursery plants

1878-1881

43

Graflex, Inc.

Audiographic equipment

1960-1966

43

     

Enlarge-or-printer

1938, 1938

     

     

Microfilm reader

1938

     

     

Photographic equipment

1904, 1906, 1914, 1936-38, 1940, 1957

     

Graves & Son

Vertical steam engines

1860

44

Gray Bar Electric Co.

Electrical fixtures

1953, 1957

44

Green’s Nursery

Plant Nursery

1889, 1897, 1907, 1909-11, 1926, nd

44

Gundlach Optical Co.

Binoculars

nd

44

     

Lens

nd

     

     

Microscope

nd

     

     

Photographic equipment

1899-1901, 1903, 1905, 06, 1911, 1925

     

Hall, E.H. Co.

Bicycles, accessories, parts

1903

45

Hall, W.S.

Marine steering , engine controls

nd

45

Hallauer, N.A.

Plants, flowers

1931-33, 1937, 1946-48, 1954

45

Haloid

Copying equipment , parts

1940, 1952, 53

45

Hansford, C.

Dies handling machine

1953

45

Harris, Joseph

Seeds

1881, 82, 1941, 42, 1958-1961, 68, 1980

45

Hart & Vick

Plants, seeds

nd

46, 47

Hayden Furniture Co.

Mantle pieces, furniture

nd

47

Heberle

Nursery stock

nd

47

High Speed Hammer Co.

Drilling machines

1953, 1957

47

     

Riveting machines

1941

     

Hires Turner Glass Co.

Translucent structural panels

1954, 1957

47

Holcomb & Hoke Manufacturing Co.

Coal burners

1938, nd

48

Holderle Bros.

Food service equipment

1957

48

Hooker, H. E.

Fruit & ornamental  trees

1879, 1880

48

Huther Bros.

Saws

1925, 28, 1941, 1957

48

Ideal Korsets

Women’s corsets

nd

48

Ilex Optical Co.

Lens, shutters

1940, 1956, nd

48

     

Synchro shutter

nd

     

Jackson & Perkins

Roses

1941, 42, 46, 48, 1950, 52-56, 59, 1961-63

49

Jacobs & Hughes

Carriages for children

1878

50

Keller-Heumann-Thompson

Timely Clothes for men

1935

50

Kellogg Compressor

Air meters

1938

50

Kelly Brothers

Nursery products

1917, 1933, 1940-42, 47, 1964, 66

50

E. Kirstein Sons Co.

Eyeglass cases

nd

50

Knight & Bostwick

Nursery stock

nd

51

Knowlton, M.D. Co.

Paper tubes, boxes, containers

1917, 1922, 1950s

51

Lakeview Seed Farm

Nursery stock

nd

51

Langslow Fowler Co.

Office and home furniture

nd

51

Langslow, H.R.

Turnstiles

1912

51

Lawyers Co-operative Publishing

Publications

1939, 1951, nd

52

Levis, John A. & Sons

Dog and pet products

1953

52

Light Impressions Corp.

Book catalog

1976

52

Little’s, Wm. S.

Nursery  stock

1884

52

Luitweiler Pumping System Co.

Pumps

nd

52

Mackie & Co.

Organs, music

1880

52a

McKinney Nursery

Strawberries, grapes

1910

53

McKinster & Cumings

Nursery stock

1857

53

Maloney’s

Nursery stock

1936, 38, 1947

53

Marks, Thomas & Co.

Nursery stock

nd

53

Mayo-Belden Co.

Gardening supplies

1925

53

Menihan, J. G. Corp.

Women’s shoes

1938, 39, 1940, nd

53

Michaels-Stern

Clothing

1938, 1953

53

Millers

Nursery stock

1967

53

Mills Seeds

Seeds

1947, 1948

53

Mixng Equipment Co.

Mixing equipment

1943, 1957

54

Moore, John C. Corp.

Ledgers, Filing supplies

1940 (?)

54

Morgan Machine Co.

Nailing machines, wood box printers

1936, 1953

54

Morse, C.H. & Son

Rubber stamps, marking devices

nd

54

Moses, Alfred

Flower bulbs

1956

54

Mount Hope Nurseries :   see Ellwanger & Barry

     

     

     

Mount Pleasant Seed Farm

     

1883

54

Multipost Company

Hand stamps

nd

54

New York State Fruit Testing Assoc.

     

1931-33, 1935, 36

55

Newcomb-Anderson Shoe Co.

Baby shoes

1940

55

Nichols, J.C.

Iris & peonies

1930

55

Old Rochester Nursery

Plant stock

1860

55a

Ontario  Drill Co.

Grain & fertilizer drills

nd

55

Paragon-Revolute Corp.

Blueprint equipment

1940(?)

55

Parish Enterprises

Books & games

1972

55

Pease, F. B. & Co.

Apple processing machines

1953

55

Perrin Brothers

Furniture

1875

55

Pfaudler Co.  see also: Ritter-Pfaudler

Corrosioneering News

1955-1958

56

     

Fermentation Process

1882

     

     

Glass lined steel  equipment

1935-37

     

     

Panorama

nd

     

Photostat Corp.

Copying equipment

1939. 1940, 1950, nd

56

Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co.

Brushes

1929

56

Potter, John H.

Gestetner copy machines, supplies

nd

56

Present Co., Inc.

Home & personal gifts

1961, 63, 1969-76

57

Pullman Manufacturing Corp.

Window sashes

1953

58

Purdy’s Fruit Farm Nursery

Plant stock

1880

58

Rectigraph Co.

Cameras for reproductions

nd

58

Reed, E.P.

Shoes

1940

58

Reed, F.E. Glass Co.

Glass bottles

1940

58

Reiber, Oscar C. & Son

Bird houses

nd

58

Reilly Bros.’ Nurseries

Plant nursery

1911

58

Rice Mfg. Co.

Plows

nd

58

Richardson Corp.

Candied fruit

1940

58

     

Fountain syrups & supplies

1940, 41, 1952, 57

     

     

Root beer equipment

nd

     

Ritter  see also: Pfaudler

Dental equipment, office planning

1931, 33, 35-37, 1940, 49, 1951, 52, 53, 56, 57

59, 60

Robeson-Rochester Corp.

See also: Rochester Stamping Co.

Royal –Rochester appliances & giftware

1938

60

     

Cleaning equipment

nd

     

Robinson Clay Products Co.

Building & sewer pipes

1942, nd

60

     

Crown Pottery

1953(?)

     

Robson Seeds Inc.

Seeds

1947, 1963

60

Roby, Sidney B.

Industrial supplies

1937, 1967

61

Rochester Artificial Limb Co.

Dorrance terminal devices

nd

61

Rochester Camera Co. see also Rochester Optical & Camera Co.

Cameras

1896

61

Rochester Camera & Supply Co.

Cameras

1899

61

Rochester Can Co.

Ash cans & pails

nd

61

     

Metalware

nd

     

Rochester Cremation Urn Co.

Burial urns

nd

61

Rochester Fireworks Co.

Fireworks

nd

61

Rochester Gas Engine Co.

Engine parts

1909

61

     

Farm plows

1914

     

     

Marine engines

1908

     

Rochester Germicide Co.

Sanitary & maintenance products

1940

62

Rochester Manufacturing Co.

Guages

1944, 1953, 57

62

     

Pressure switches

1957

     

     

Thermometers

1953, 1957

     

Rochester Nonrust Tinware Co.

Tinware products

1903

62

Rochester Optical & Camera Co.

Cameras & supplies

1883, 1896, 97, 1902, nd

63

Rochester Radio Supply Co., Inc.

Radio & electronic equipment

1959

63

Rochester Rubber Co.

Rubber footwear

1912

63

Rochester Stamping Co.

Household metalware

1916, nd

64

Rochow Swirl Mixer Co.

Mixing containers

1963

65

Royal Uniform Co.

Flags

1960

65

Royal Rochester see: Robeson Rochester, Rochester Stamping Co.

     

     

     

Rush Acetylene Generator Co.

Generators & supplies

nd

65

Samson Brothers Inc.

Leather goods

1953

65

Samson  United

Appliances

1940

65

     

Fans

1936-37, 1938

     

Sargeant & Greenleaf Inc.

Locks, lock systems

1927, 1931, 39, 1940, nd

66

     

School products

nd

     

     

Sash & door controls

1955

     

Schlegel Mfg. Co.

Pull fasteners

1940(?)

67

Scott, David J.

Plant bulbs

1937

67

Scrantom’s

Books

1930, 32, 33, 1946, 1952, 53

67

     

Christmas catalogs

1938, 1941, 42, 49, 1952

     

     

Office furniture & supplies

1973

     

Sear’s, Henry & Co.

Nursery Grapes

1869

68

Seneca Camera Mfg. Co.

Cameras

1906, 08, 1911

68

Selden Motor Trucks

Motorized trucks

nd

68

Simonds Co.

Saws

nd

68

Smith, F.A. Co.

Fans

1938

68

Smith, S.J.

Wheat seeds

1897

68

Smith W. & T.

Nursery stock

1930

68

Star Headlight & Lantern Co.

Lights

1953

68

Sterling see: Anstice

     

     

     

Stern’s Nurseries

Plant stock

1947, 1961

68

Stromberg-Carlson

Radios & televisions

1940, 41, 53, nd

68a-71

     

Sound systems

nd

     

     

Sturgis posture chairs

1938

     

     

Telephone systems & supplies

1919, 1937, 38, 1960, 61

     

Symington-Gould Corp.

Railroad car parts

1937, 1940(?)

71

Tandy Leather Co.

Leather goods

1962

71

Taylor Instrument Corp.

Barometers, compasses,  hydrometers, thermometers

1889, 1892, 96, 1904, 1910, 1916-20, 1923-29, 1933, 35-39, 1940, 41, 43, 47, 48, 1951

72-76

Todd Co., Inc.

Antiforgery machines

1937, 1940, nd

77

Trimble, Inc.

Baby furniture

1941, 1953, 57

77

Vick’s Nursery

Seeds

1877, 1897, 1913, 1914

77

Village Nurseries see Brown Bros.

     

     

     

Walz & Krenser, Inc.

Industrial & marine products

1953

77

Ward’s Natural Science Supply, Inc.

Fossils, minerals, rocks, biological models

1878, 1885, 1890, 1917, 1928, 1931-35, 38, 1940, 42, 43, 46, 47, 1950, 1955-57, 1960, 66, 67

78, 79

Weaver Hardware Co.

Agricultural implements, gas engines, pumps & sprayers

nd

80

Wetmore & Sugden, Inc.

Greeting cards, stationary

1957(?)

80a

Will Corp.

Metallurgical equipment

nd

80

Willsea Works

Machinery

1923(?)

80

Wood-Mosaic Flooring & Lumber Co.

Flooring

1908

80

Woodlawn Nurseries

Plant stock

1908, 1910, 1920, 1929

80

Wykcoff, Seamans & Benedict

Office & typewriter supplies

nd

80

Xerox Corp.  see also Haloid

Copying equipment & products

1954, 55, 57, 1961

81

Yaeger Floor Co.

Flooring

1947, 1953, 55, 57, nd

81

Yawman & Erbe Mfg. Co.

Library equipment

1925-1929

81

     

Steel filing equipment

nd

     

Zimmerli Business Furniture Corp.

Office furniture

1925-1927

81

     

     

     

     

 






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