Reading Hardware Company catalog
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Reading Hardware Company catalog

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Reading Hardware Corporation.
Title: Reading Hardware Company catalog
Dates: 1896
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet (one half document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS810

Biographical/Historical Note

The Reading Hardware Company was based in Reading, Pennsylvania, with warehouses and sample rooms in New York City, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Chicago, Illinois. Additional historical information about the Reading Hardware Company has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one illustrated catalog belonging to Reading Hardware Company of Reading, Pennsylvania. The catalog, Door Locks and Lock Trimmings, contains 271 pages of detailed sketches of each item and includes the name of the design, materials which it is made from, size, and cost per dozen.

Index Terms

Catalogs, Commercial
Hardware stores--Pennsylvania--Reading

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Reading Hardware Company catalog, MSS 810, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1973


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




11Reading Hardware Company, I llustrated Catalogue of Door Locks and Lock Trimmings, 1896