RARE 1900-01 T. M. Roberts Supply House Mpls Retail Sale Catalog 1325+ pp VIDEO
1900-01 T. M. Roberts Supply House Minneapolis Catalog Original Retail Wholesale. Shipped with USPS Media Mail.
This is an AMAZING find. Original T. M. Supply House catalog, Winter 1900-01. 1325+ pages. Measures 12-1/2" x 9-1/4" x ~3".
The catalog contains illustrations and descriptions of innumerable items offered for sale by the T. M. Roberts Supply House. They were housed on Nicollet in Minneapolis. From what I can glean on the internet, they went into receivership in 1901, so catalogs are surely rare. This is the only one I have seen anywhere for sale, or that has been sold. It is a priceless reference for history research.
The catalog offers products running a wide gamut - household, kitchen, furniture, jewelry, accessories, shoes, hats, clothing, fabric, lace, corsets, buggies, surreys, saddles, silver, household, wheels, health, men women & children goods, tools, musical instruments, books, prescription drugs, farm implements and on and on. For researchers of old cast iron, kitchenware, toys, stoves, musical instruments, watches and whatnot, they are in here. I have taken photos of the index and placed them in this listing so you can get an idea of what all is in this catalog.
The catalog is extremely fragile. It had been stored in the box in which it will be shipped - an old Montgomery Wards "fashion" box. It has virtually no binding (see video). The pages are discolored. Some are torn, some are folded. I ran across an occasional pressed flower or leaf in this catalog when I looked at it - I did not disturb them, so they are still in the catalog.
This catalog is in poor condition, but the content is amazing. I made a video so that you could view the condition for yourself. Please carefully examine it and the photos. Consider the photo and video to be part of the description, please.
We realize the price is significant, but we had to pay a significant amount to buy this amazing piece of history.