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|Phillip Grace, Jr. was a "dealer in choice wines liquors and cigars [with] lunch at all hours"|
S.R. Hart's card provides the only information I have on his business.
East Carolina University displays the back of this card:
East Carolina University's Digital Collections displays another of the four cards in the Toll Gate series which is reproduced below. (As you have probably observed, these cards were "puzzle cards" with hidden images. A portion of the back of the card is also reproduced to give you an idea of the challenge before you. Can your 5-year-old find all the images? If you are having trouble, refer to the original image on the East Carolina site.)
On a roll, are you? Toll Gate no.3 was just added to the Diver collection:
Got it! Here's Toll Gate no. 1:
|(reverse of card appears below)|
|Good Luck finding all these!|
Google Books carries an ad that clarifies the products made by the Buffalo Last Works:
A brief biography of Emery C. Abbey appears in this Google Books reference:
The only other reference to E.C. Abbey, M.D., I can find is below, from the NY State Assembly via Google Books:
The Catalog for the Detroit Stove Company (no.67) via Google Books yields the following picture of its founder:
|"Founder of the largest stove plant in the world, the Detroit Stove Works.|
and pioneer stove foundryman of the northwest."
As of 2015, the Detroit Historical Society has 86 archival records and 2 photo records concerning the Detroit Stove Company.
|Hub stoves were manufactured in Boston MA at 52 & 54 Union St. by|
the Smith & Anthony Stove Company.
From Harvard University Library's description of their Smith & Anthony holdings:
"Smith & Anthony Company of Boston, Massachusetts was a high end stove, fireplace and range furnace manufacturer during the late 19th century. The firm was founded by William E. Smith and Edgar Waterman Anthony in 1879 as the Smith & Anthony Stove Company, later shortening it's name to Smith & Anthony Company. Smith served as president and Anthony as treasurer. The company had two locations in Boston, an office on 48 - 54 Union Street and a double store on 35 - 41 Friend Street where it sold its famous "HUB" brand stoves, ranges furnaces, and artistic fireplaces. The company also manufactured cooking equipment for hotels, kitchen appliances, bathtubs, kitchen sinks, grates, a wide variety of heating equipment, water boilers, and steel doors. Its brass and iron foundries were located north of Boston in Wakefield. Smith & Anthony also had branch houses in New York and Chicago as well as wholesale agents in Chicago, San Francisco, and London. Among the qualities of the equipment was the designs of Elihu Vedder, which combined Yankee utility and ingenuity with the distinctive style of the Decorative Arts period. The company went out of business in 1917."
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