Sears, Roebuck home builder's catalog: the complete illustrated 1910 edition
All across America during the great building boom of the early 20th century, one of the most popular sources for home-building materials, fixtures, and trimmings was the Sears, Roebuck catalog for home builders. This fascinating volume, reprinted from a rare surviving edition of that remarkably comprehensive publication, offers a peerless view of how thousands of Americans approached the practicalities and aesthetics of homebuilding in 1910. A huge selection of materials needed to build and finish an early 20th-century home -- lumber, siding, roofing, gable ornaments, interior moldings, oak-veneered front doors, art glass windows, chandeliers, stair balusters, bronze door locks, porcelain-enameled bathtubs, furnaces for hard and soft coal, ornate porch rails and Craftsman china closets among them -- are depicted in detailed line drawings with the original advertising copy, specifications, and prices. Leafing through these pages, it quickly becomes apparent just how many readers -- and buyers -- this extraordinary book attracted. Many of the products and designs are still very much a part of the American landscape, easily recognizable in nearly every community in America today. Students and enthusiasts of American home and home-product design will find this unique publication an authentic and reliable sourcebook of early 20th-century Americana. Anyone interested in renovating houses of this era will find it indispensable.
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|display_description||Sears, Roebuck and Company's 1910 catalog of home building materials, fixtures, and accessories - from roofing and siding to chandeliers and porcelain bathtubs. Vintage ad copy, specifications, and prices provide a nostalgic look back at the way homes were built at the turn of the last century. An authentic source for restorers of homes today.|
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Architecture, Domestic -- United States -- Designs and plans -- Catalogs
Sears, Roebuck and Company -- Catalogs
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Sears, Roebuck home builder's catalog : the complete illustrated 1910 edition [electronic resource] / Sears, Roebuck and Co
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