MATTHEWS & KERR, INC: Spokane Washington (restaurant and soda fountain catalogue
Spokane: Matthews & Kerr, 1938. First Thus. Soft cover. Near Fine. Item #SHEL1576
Original catalogue from what world libraries site determines is 1938. Pictorial orange and black 4to wraps. (160pp). Illus. Index. This company went out of business in the modern era, but only one copy of this catalogue shows up in world libraries, in the Spokane Library. Page after pages of b/w depictions of supplies for restaurants, soda fountains, bars. Also Matthews & Kerr were "manufacturers" (perhaps more accurately distributors (of) coffees, teas, spices, extracts, baking powders, and syrups. I found simply amazing the appliances, devices, and tools available for all these kinds of businesses, some of which, like old time soda fountains, are sparsely located in our cities and towns. Tipped in is a printed orange slip stating that "No prices are quoted with this catalog" and the reasons why. Along with the images of hundreds if not thousands of items sold by this company are mainly size descriptions of each one. A rare catalogue. Top corner of front cover with small triangular crease, else fine.