Anamosa, Ia. . 26pp. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers worn, spine and edges chipped, soiled. Contents with some wear and soiling, moderate at times. Good. Item #1027
Illustrated catalogue for the mail-order elevator company of Kimball Brothers in Anamosa, Iowa. The company was founded in 1883 when a local grocer wanted an easier way to get potatoes to his basement. The company moved its operations to Council Bluffs in 1892. This catalogue, then, is a relatively early piece for the Iowa elevator maker. It has around a dozen illustrations showing various lifts, pulleys, dumbwaiters, and other relevant features. Interestingly, in the introductory material, the manufacturers note: "All machines are put together and tested before leaving us, thereby making them so complete that any man, even though inexperiences in elevators, can set them up with little expense. As we seldom send our men a great distance for such purposes, we send full particulars for erecting." No copies in OCLC.