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(1873) Catalogue of Superior Stencil Dyes

(1873) Catalogue of Superior Stencil Dyes

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1873 - Battleboro Stencil Die Works (Vermont)
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SUPERIOR

STENCIL DIES,
MAM
FAiTIIIKI) AT

Brattleboro, Vt,

BRAITLSBORO:

HOUSEHOLD BOOK AM) JOB
1873,
Entered -„w^.^.... s to r-.»i wi uvniKigi, v. according w Act of Congress,
in

PRESS.

the ma

year jrcai

1873, IU/J,

l-f^W^gpo

LAS,

at the Office of the Librarian of

by E. M. UUUU ,f>^ . .J. UJ l_. IVI D0UG-^-^T3J^^^^B " Congress. =*&. > OfeW
.

8
I

£M$).
Springfield, Vt,, Jan.
1,

1878.

have

this

day disposed of
all

my

entire interest in the Stencil Bu-

siness,

including

machinery,

tools, stock

and patents,

to Mr. E.

M.

Douglas, of Brattleboro, Vt., and would very cordially recommend

him

to

my

customers as a
in

man

of long experience in the Stencil Die

manufacture, and

every way worthy of their utmost confidence

and

respect.

A.

E.

GRAHAM.

C/

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THE STENCIL
No
ments to young men with small

BUSINESS.

S u^abt°" suitable employment : for merely leisure hours.

other business at the present time offers so great inducecapital as that of cutting stencils It is very easily learned, takes but little capital, brings its returns immediately, and is pleasant, healthful and useful. It can be cona 8Cal by mea " S f agents, or is a °

^^

"***«« «*
it,

thousands to work and make money at
increasing

demand

There is room for and there is a constantly

for the plates.

Advantages
less

of the Business.
The
tools cost

It requires only a small outlay to begin with. than for almost any other trade or occupation.

fifty dollars will

procure from us
,

all

stock enough

more than pay j„r the tooh and stock, and you have all the tools left. Then, a few doMars will pay for as much ink, brushes, brass, etc as you will need or would want to carry. Besides, you can travel hrough the country, visit all the
knowledge of the habits and customs of the people than you could lit staying at home for a
lifetime.

when

Twenty-five to the tools a man needs, with

sold at the usual prices for stencils, to

places of interest,

get

more
time

in a short

The Constant Demand
There
is

for Stencil

Work.

a necessity for a neat, convenient and quick method of mark.ngcloth.ng, umbrellas, books, blankets, tools, robes, and
in fact all personal property,

liable to

be lost or stolen.

plates arc

acknowledged

Stencil
this

to be the best

Patented articles must be marked with date of patent; and many of these articles, such as plows, corn-shellers, bee-hives, mowing-machines, horse-rake* washing-machines, churns and machinery of endless variety are invariably marked with stencils. Ihisincss men in all branches of

are also extensively used to designate the contents of boxes, barrels, bundles, and the like, as brands of flour, kinds of fruit, quality of liquors, species of grain, etc. Tobacco, medicine, butter and cheese boxes are marked by means of stencil plates which are valuable as a medium for advertising.

demand.

They

means for supplying

trade have adopted the stencil as the only satisfactory

way

of

mark-

ing goods of every kind

when shipped

as freight.

means of
as she

Elegant braiding and embroidery patterns are "stamped" by stencils. Any lady can make and "stamp " such patterns

may

fancy, given

present day.
of stencilling.

Or

a

in the numerous ladies' magazines of the good business may be established in this branch

There is a demand for stencil work in every and hamlet throughout the country and world.

city,

town, village

The
The

Profits are
a

Very Large.

materials for

mime

plate,

frame, ink and brush with directions for using

— stencil-brass or zinc — cost from four and
silver,

a /a/If to six cents, according to the size of frame and brush used.

The name plates sell at from fifty cents to two dollars each, depending on the lettering and ornamentation, leaving a profit of
forty-four cents to one dollar

and ninsty-four
letter.

cents on every plate.

.Business stencils sell at four to eight cents per letter while the

stuck costs only one-half cent per

from two to three cents each, and sell, when Stamped with mime and address, from twenty-five to fifty cents each. The time required to make a name plate is from five to fifteen minutes. Key checks can he stamped in about the same time.
cost

Key checks

Business stencils can he cut at the rate of fifty to seventy-five
ters per hour.

let-

These figures we guarantee you can

realize.

It is Easily Learned.

Any
stencil

pci-son with ordinary ingenuity can learn to

make

a

good

with an hour's practice, by the aid of our improved Stencil
full

Gauge, and

instructions sent with each outfit.
is

The

business

suitable for ladies as well as gentlemen and they

are often very successful in obtaining orders for plates.

The Business
considerations of

is

Suitable for Everybody.

.Many persons are compelled to change their habitation from To such the Stencil business offers the health.
to settle
at

power

Young men

school, farmers

and be self-sustaining in any part of the country. ami others who have a few spare

hours occasionally, can turn such time to profit with the aid of our Stencil Outfit. We have known young men to pay all expenses of

study by lliis means alone. Jewellers, gun-smiths, hardware dealers, and others engaged in permanent avocations can add the stencil business with great advantage. In*faet all persons who wish to make more money will find this trade worthy
a i'uir.conrsc of

stationers,

of their consideration.

A
Some
to

Local Business.

persons have permanent situations which are more agreethem than canvassing for plates. Such may have an outfit of tools and do the manufacturing only, ami employ agents to take orders and deliver the work. This may be made very profitable as the plates can be cut during odd moments and not interfere with any regular employment or trade. In such eases it is customary to
able

allow the agents one-half the
tising

retail price.

Anotherway

is

by adver-

Many

through the papers for work and sending the plates by mail. have been very successful by this means.

The Advantage
It
is

cf

Good Tools.
to

evident that
first

if

anyone wishes

do

first

class

work they
letters

must have
stencils.

class

tools.

Ami
ill

it

is

especially true of cutting

The

die

gives shape to the letter.

Well formed

cannot therefore he made with
very hest cutting qualities.

shaped dies. .Ml the dies of our manufacture are evenly formed and of the

The larger dies are hollow
blow of the hammer.

faced, the

edge being

like

a knife, and will cut readily through

any proper
are war-

stencil material with a single

They

ranted to he of the hest quality, equal to anything made.

Complete Outfits.
to select such articles as are

Persons unacquainted with the business would find it difficult needed by beginners; hence we have
lists

prepared

of suitable tools, together with materials sufficient to
start.
in

make

a

good

perience had,

Great care has been exercised and a long exarranging these so as to have everythiug'complete,
all

and we are confident that
their merits.

who

use

them

will fully

appreciate

plates

that of making name marking clothing, ami that of cutting large brands for grain bags, robes, and general merehandi

The business comprises two branches;
for

Key
The Key cheek business trade but closely allied to it.
cult;

Checks.
is

The stamping

not strictly a part of the stencil of checks is not diffi-

with the aid of our improved stamping block is very easy. for these checks is great, as they can be readily attached to trunks, valises, traveling bags and blankets and many

The demand

other articles not readily marked with pocket-book or bunch of keys.

a

stencil,

as

well

as to a

Each of these occupations can be conducted alone, or combined
with
profit.

We

lowing

will

show

have arranged the outfits accordingly. The the size and style of dies, designs of plates,

fol-

etc.

THE
B-8 inch, price, with figures, complete, $28.

VERY
1-2 inch, price £30.

BESI
3-4 inch, price $33.

DIES
1

inch, price £35.

The

dies are all set in neat covered cases as

shown by

cut on next page.

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The

Twenty-five Dollar Outfit.

To beginners in the stencil business this outfit will be found to, be very complete as it contains everything necessary " to go right to work." Roman or upright dies are put in, as for general use they are found to give the best satisfaction. The following is the
list

of articles
1.

A
An

complete alphabet of one-eighth inch
alphabet of the small or

Roman

capital

letters.

lower case n letters. Figure Dies. 4. These are used for set of border or flowering tools. making the borders to name plates and other ornamental work. 5. A neat case of black walnut t<> hold all the above dies and border tools. A block of Lignumvitse to cut the plates on. This will 6. last with occasional dressing, to cut several hundred names. A small hammer, suitable for using with the dies. 7. A Stencil Gauge. This is attached to the cutting block 8. and by its use the most inexperienced can cut a name on a true line, besides greatly expediting the work. It can he used for cutting names on a curve equally well, by the aid of curved patterns.
2.
3.

A A

full set of

0.

10.

A Bel of scroll curves, used with the stencil gauge. A Framing chisel and burnisher, for framing .the plate and
smoothing
it

also in

down

after striking the diei

through.

An improved rubber countersink for sinking the face of 11. the plate into the frame. 12. small stone for smoothing the plate before framing. 13. pair of shears to cut the metal plate. 14. boxwood rule. Very convenient for laying out the

A
A A

work.
15.

A
A

pair of

compasses, useful in spacing and marking for

curved work.
16. 17.
18. 19.

steel scraper for

smoothing

off

A box of tine grained powder used in polishing the plates. A brush to use with the polishing powder. A piece of Chamois leather. This will give the plate a
polish.

the cutting block.

nice

smooth
20.

zinc plates, for smoothing, framing and polishing the stencils on. 21. Thirty bottles of Indelible Ink. Warranted to be perfectly indelible in every instance, when used according to directions. 22. Full directions for using the Ink. 23. Fifty name plate brushes, of two kinds enumerated in

A pair of

price

list.

24. 25.

Fifty assorted zinc frames mostly for
plates.

name

plates with a

few large or business

A
A

quantity of

name

plate brass (No. 40)

enough for

at

least fifty plates and some besides to practice on. 26. German Silver for fifteen name plates.

pocket order book with pencil. It contains impressions plates of different designs, also several sample plates and everything complete for taking orders. 28. quantity of posters for advertising in places where you locate. Also printed designs of various styles of name and business plates to aid in cutting. 29. Full and complete instructions for making name plates, cutting with large dies and chisels, also, in stamping Key checks. to keep the dies in order, and for those who desire to make their own ink, recipe for the same. It will contain other recipes also, which are valuable to the stencil cutter, and last but not least, hints to canvassers and how to conduct a local business. These instructions are sent only with this Outfit, and other complete sets of Dies. neat chestnut trunk, in which the whole Outfit is packed. 30. It is fitted with a handle, lock and key, compartments for ink and brushes. The engraving on the opposite page will show the trunk
27.

of

name

A

How

^

A

with

tools, etc.

This Outfit
license

is

warranted to be just as

it

is

of any kind required, but persons purchasing or locate wherever they choose.

represented. AT) this can travel

sold at usual prices for plates, will bring a sum entire Outfit, and this can often be done in one or two days. The trunk with contents weighs nearly nine pounds. All the tools and materials are carefully packed, so as to prevent their being broken or injured when sent by express.
sufficient to

The stock when

pay for the

The

Thirty-five Dollar Outfit.
all

This comprises

the tools necessary for

making name

plates,

and stamping key checks. It consists of the following: One complete Twenty-five Dollar Outfit. Set L-16 inch Key Check
1

" "

"
«,
<>f

^

-

Figure

Border Tools.

black walnul for holding (lit- Dies. key check stamping block, complete. One hundred Key Checks, assorted styles. " Small rings for checks. Doz. Large kl assorted sizes.

A A

case

The
One
"

Fifteen Dollar
Set, L-16

Key Check
Dies.

Outfit.

-

"

inch "

Key Check
Figure

" " M

11 Border tools. Black walnut rase to hold the Dies. Key Check stamping block with guage. Small hammer.

Two Hundred Key
"

('hecks assorted styles.
split rings.

Small steel

One Doz.
" "

assorted large steel rings. Order book with pencil and rubber. Chestnut Hand Trunk to hold all the above.

The Ten
One
« " " M
Set

Dollar

Key Check
Dies.

Outfit.

L-16 inch

Key Check
figure

Border tools. Case for holding the Dies.

« K

«

«

Hammer.
Stamping block with guage.

"

Seventy-five

Key Checks; assorted. Small steed rings.

One Doz.

assorted large steel rings.

The Key Check Dies are made with especial tare, so as to have the letters true and uniform, and when stamped on the check, will make a very neat and distinct letter. The improved stamping block with gauge, will be found invaluable, and is believed to be the best arrangement tor stamping checks that can be made.

PRICE LIST
Stencil Dies.
Size.

3-32 inch Roman, upper and lower case, figures and " Backslant, " 3-32 " <<.^ " 3-32 Gothic capitals, » 1-8 " Roman, upper and lower case,. ."
.

1-8 1-8

3-10 3-16 8-16
1-4 1-4 1-4 3-8

" " " " " " " « "
;;

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1

"

« " Roman, upper and lower case, ... " " capitals, » " Gothic « Roman, upper and lowercase,..." " « capitals, Gothic,....« Roman,..." hollow-faced,..." " " " !! M ••" " " ..." "
1.1

Forwardslant, " Gothic capitals,

"

Single letters from 30 cents to $1 each.

4 border tools,. .$22 00 « 4 18 00 << 4 !.!!!! 8 00 " 4 15 00 « 4 15 qq «< 4 ! 10 00 « 4 35 00 «c 4 21 00 4 "......... 1200 "........! 45 00 4 « 4 27 00 4 «...:.:::: i 6 oo " 4 28 00 " 4 300 ° m 4 33 00 a 4 3500
.
'.

'.

'.

'.

'.

Key Check Stamping
1-20 inch letters, figures
I- 1 **

Dies.
^6 00
6 00

"

."

1-12 1-8 3-16 1-4 3-16 1-4 3-8 1-2

u
';

" " "
" "

and four border tools, " " " " m " M u
" "

" "
"
•••••.'

600 600 800
1000
2 00

figures only,

"
I!

250 350
6 50

Stencil
1 set, 1 "
1

Ornamenting

Tools.

$2 25 " :::::: 375 " " V 7 00 These are for making borders for nameplates and a great variety of other ornamental work. Single tools 25 to 50 cents each.
20 «>

10 border tools, assorted,

"

Stencil

Nameplate Stock.
per hundred per bottle per bottle per hundred
$3 00 2 00

Indelible Ink, small bottles, with directions, " quart bottles, " Pint "

125
1

Brashes, nameplate "A," " "B," _ " Brass nameplate, best, No. 40, " " 38, „

50

perhundred
per pound. per pound per pound per per per per

100
70 58 2 00

German
"
„.

P Directions for Indelible Ink,
Stencil Gauge,

" " Frames, various sizes, Paper boxes, to hold plate, ink and brush, Ligmimvitse blocks, 2 to 5 pounds each, Paper samples of nameplates, " otn "

Silver, first quality,

Zmc

perhundred hundred 40c hundred pound

100
to 4 00 2 00 15
1

hundred perhundred per hundred

00
26 75

150
00

"

"

mounted, with block,

1

Zinc Frames.
No.
1

2
•'

11

M " "

.." « .." « ..« « " 15 ..« T « "10 .." 8 « A sample of each size, numbered, will be sent for 25 cents.
««

3 4
5 6

price per hundred, " .." M • •" " .." " .." " .." " ..« " .."

$0 40
45 50 65 60 70 80 90

No. 9 price per hundred, " 10 " 11
12

....

$1 00
1
1

20 30

"13 -14

140 160 200 300 400

Stock for Large Stencils.

Brass for large plates, 6 inches wide, No. 35 12 to 16 in. " " 35 " Copper 6 to 14 in. " " 35
Stencil board,

marking paste, black, " " red, blue and green, Large stencil brushes, 14 sizes,
11

11

Liguumvitae blocks, large, Chisels and gouges for cutting large brands,

per pound per pound per pound per sheet per box per box per dozen per pound
1

$0 53
55 85 25
10 15

90c to 6 50
10

set, 10 pieces,

1

"

20

i

" sa

" «

4 00 6 00

iooo

Large Stencil Brashes.
No. 00 per dozen " " " " " " 1
11

$0 90

No.
» " " " "

"
M
'•

2 3

" "

»

*
B

"
"

" " "

110 120 130 150 175
2 00

" "7 per dozen " "
6

«2 25

8 9 10
11

12

" " » "

" "
««

250 300 400
5 00

« "

575
6 50

Brass Alphabets and Figures.

Send 50 per
by mail.

AAiiA
cent, in addition to these prices

when you wish them

sent

Alphabets.
1-4 in.

per set

$0 25
25 25 28

80 40 50 60
,;il 1

00

Figures. per set " " " " 1-2 " " «« 3-4 " «« «« " 1 11-4" " " 11-2" " «« 13-4" " " " " " 2 m ^ 2 1-2"
1-4 in.

3-8 "

$0 14
14 14 15
1( ;
'>o

25

30 80
50

Key

Checks.

Eagle, Oval, Plain Shield,

German
"

Silver, per

hundred

Fancy Shield, American Shield,
Keystone, Ornamented, Keystone, Plain,

Goddess of Liberty, Seven Boys, Trunk Plates, Wentworth,
1

11

" " " " " " " " " "

No. 1 Round Brass checks, u " " 2 " for baggage,

per hundred " .... per hundred " per hundred " per hundred M per hundred " per hundred " per hundred " per hundred " per hundred " per dozen " per gross per hundred per hundred

"

$S 50 2 00 2 00
2 00 3 00 2 50

2 00 3 00 4 00 7 00 1 00 10 00 1 25 2 25

Key Cheek
Small, in boxes, Medium, on a card,

Rings.
per gross per gross per dozen
20 40 20

two

sizes,

Large,

"

assorted,

Steel Stamps.
per letter 20 cents. or 1-8 inch Larger or smaller letters cost more. Special rates to agents and those who take orders and send for six or more at a time.
1-20, 1-16, 1-12,

Notice.
On orders amounting to $50 or more we will send 10 per cent, of the sum In additional stock or dies. Orders of $100 or over, a discount of 15 per cent, will be made.

TERMS:
Cash in full with orders preferred, by P. O. Order, Draft on New York or Boston, Registered Letter, or by Express, prepaid, and at our risk. Goods will be sent, however, on receipt of $5 to secure us against express charges, and the balance, including expense of collection, collected on delivery. By sending full amount in advance it will save you the expense of returning the money by express. Give your P. O. address plainly, also to what point you wish the goods shipped. Address,

E.

M.

DOUGLAS,

Brattleboro, Vermont.

REFERENCES.
Hon.
F.

HOLBROOK,
Ex.-Gov. of Vermont.

Brattleboro, Vt.

J.

ESTEY &
S.

CO., Brattleboro, Vt. Manufacturers of the celebrated " Estey Cottage Organs."
Brattleboro, Vt.

GEO.
E.

DOWLEY,
Cashier Vt. Nat. Bank of Brattleboro.

CROSBY & CO.,
Wholesale dealers
in flour

Brattleboro, Vt,

and grain.
Brattleboro, Vt.

WILLIS BEMIS,
Agent Am. M. U. & U.
R.
S.
ft

Canada Express.
Brattleboro, Vt.

W. CLARKE
Postmaster.
E.

GEO.
S.

CROWELL,
Editor and publisher of " The Household."
Esq.,

Brattleboro, Vt.

B.

ROCKWELL,
BABCOCK,
S.

Middlebury, Vt.
Albany, X. Y.

C. L.

Esq.,

Phoenix Mutual Life Ins. Co.

Capt.
R. O.

BENTON THOMPSON,
Principal Franklin School for boys.

No.

1

Pemberton

Sq.,

Boston.

LINSLEY

Topsham, Me.

COL. C. G.

THOMSON,
Pork and Beef Packer and wholesale dealer

Lafayette, Iod.
in provisions.

A. B. C.

DOUGLAS,
Deputy Treasurer Wabasha Co.
Esq.,

Wabasha, Minn.
Plainview, Minn.

A. Y.

FELTON,

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

mum
013 972 770 8

loipllti Stencil and fay {tyeck fulfill.
The Best and Cheapest ever
\7^r-AJEUEl-A.axr ,I, 3ESI3 ttx
offered.

ETrJHnY RESPECT.
specimen of the work done with
fifty

Any

one desiring to sec

a

the Dies in these Outfits, before purchasing, can, by sending
cents, get a plate,

— any desired

name

— with

Indelible

Ink,

Brush,

Etc.,

by

mail, or for twenty-five cents, a

Key Check, stamped

with

name, town and

state.

Address communications

to

STENCIL DIE WORKS,
Brattleboro, Vt.

\
L1B RARY

OF CONGRESS

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