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1908 Sears, Roebuck Catalogue: A Treasured Replica from the Archives of History Paperback – June, 1987

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Dbi Books (June 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873490185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873490184
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #769,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mark Kinsler on April 4, 2004
Format: Paperback
I am ordering my second copy of this excellent reprint because my old one has finally fallen apart. The reader will become a nuisance in snooty antique stores (no, it isn't French Provincial, it came from Sears.) You'll get a feel for all of the early technologies, and in some detail: gas marine engines, early motion picture and magic lantern shows, phonographs (with discographies,) the first flashlights, the first spark plugs. Here's how horses were harnessed, diseases of animal and man treated, and life lived. The jewelry department abounds with badges of the fraternal organizations that every man belonged to back then. The tombstones feature those for children. Building a school or church? Here's where you buy a bell (please specify size.)
The social aspects of life are there, if you look sharp. There's a 'trade watch,' which has a fancy-looking movement and case, but is mostly imitation; designed for sharpster salesmen. There are cheap revolvers for the frontiersman, leftover Civil War muskets, and the overpriced hats and uniforms required of railroad employees. Dog fur coats were acceptable, there are several listed.
But life was hardly grim: there are two pages of mandolins and a fine assortment of German band instruments, several selections of hammocks, and perhaps the most tempting assortment of food I've ever gotten hungry over.
The descriptions of more expensive items are clearly worded to be read and re-read while money is saved for the purchase: the sewing machine, the bicycle, the boy's rifle, the cream separator, the improved kitchen stove. The advertising copy here has been imitated ever since.
There are details: the brass corners to be placed on oil-cloth kitchen floors. Oil cloth? That's what they used before linoleum.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathie on August 21, 2013
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Needed information contained in this edition of the catalog. The cover was in good condition and the pages were in very good condition.
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By PHA on February 5, 2012
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This was a very fun "coffee table" book and I've had lots of comments on it. Also, several friends liked it and purchased one.
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