Christian Times Extra. Evarts' Shingle Mill. Patented October 31, 1854 [caption title]. Illinois, Advertising.

Christian Times Extra. Evarts' Shingle Mill. Patented October 31, 1854 [caption title]

Chicago: Hays & Thompson, 1854. Broadside, 15 x 6 inches. Minor soiling. Very good plus. Item #167

A rare and unusual broadside newspaper extra advertising Evarts’ Shingle Mill, with a handsome woodcut illustration of the mill itself occupying a third of the sheet. The Christian Times was a Baptist newspaper published in Chicago from 1853 to 1865. Evarts & Butler herein advertise themselves as “proprietors and manufacturers” of the machine, claiming it “makes better shingles, and more of them than any other mill, from any kind of wood,” capable of producing “ten thousand in ten hours.” Testimonials as to the machine's efficacy and quality of the mill and its shingles occupy the lower third of the broadside. An unrecorded Pre-fire Chicago broadside advertisement.

Price: $350.00