Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

[See A Crown Sewing Machine Before Buying Any Other]

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The front of the trade card features two drawn colored illustrations. The illustration on the left hand side contains a woman showing her friend that the temperature in her home is 90 degrees while using the Florence Oil Stove. The illustration on the right hand side contains a little boy wearing a green hat checking the outside temperature. There is a sign above the thermometer that reads "See A Crown Sewing Machine Before Buying Any Other." The back of the trade card is plain.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Printer: Donaldson Brothers (Five Points, N.Y.)

Brand Name: Florence Oil Stoves

Publisher: Florence Machine Co. (Florence, Mass.)

1885 (ca.)

8.3 x 13.7 cm

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Language: English

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Copyright: This item is in the public domain.


Citation: [See A Crown Sewing Machine Before Buying Any Other]. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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