1937-1938 WAL Thompson Hardware Co Catalog, c.1937, Fall and Winter, trade catalog, 168 pages, 7x10, stapled at spine, black/white illustrations, KS. Subtitled: “Wholesale Distributors of Builders’ and Shelf Hardware, Mechanics’ and Agricultural Tools, Farm, Field and Poultry Fencing and Supplies, Galvanized Steel Sheets and Roofing, Tin Plate, Rope, Prepared Shingles and Roofing, Genasco Roof Coating, Household and Kitchen Hardware, Electrical Household Appliances; Coal, Gas, Oil and Gasoline Ranges, and Heating Appliances; Cutlery, Chi-Namel Paints and Varnishes; Winchester and Mossberg Arms, US Ammunition, Fishing Tackle, Sporting Goods; GE Lamps, Admiral Radios”.
Original, fully illustrated catalogue featuring some pretty neat items such as Christmas lighting, flashlights and lanterns, Gilbert erector and tool sets, roller skates, footballs, bicycles, pedal cars, scooters, wagons and velocipedes, 4 pages of Landers, Frary & Clark Universal pocketknives, lots of Pyrex kitchenware, Lady Dover toy irons, etc, there are about 15 pages devoted to guns and ammo [NO FISHING TACKLE] in addition to appliances, cookware, utensils, tools, cleaning supplies, radios, fireplace furnishings, etc. Some of the items feature art deco styling, [this company was apparently not a fan of electric fans since none are included], black/white illustrations, index, with original prices
Condition: chipping and creasing to black silver-decorated covers as well as side margin of rear page, center pages loose from staples, margins tanned, contents complete and legible.