Gem Manufacturing Co Embroidery Machine Catalog, c.1900, 3.25x6.25, 50 pgs, black/white and 4 color plates, stapled at spine, Gem Mfg Co, St Louis, MO. This original catalog features the Gem embroidery “machine” (special hand-held needle that feeds embroidery thread that is punched through fabric), an adjustable frame and numerous patterns [majority of the patterns are flowers with several birds and a few animal designs]. Four color plates of different flowers are interspersed within pattern selection (presumably as guides for color choices - color plates in catalogues of this era were quite expensive to print). With original prices.
Condition: Very Good condition with light cover wear/creasing and scattered light foxing to page margins