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11. "The City Unburnable." The National Fireproofing Company; Pittsburgh, PA; 1906.
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In the 19th century the U.S. averaged one conflagration—a fire causing more than $1 million worth of property damage—per year. Large fires in the early 20th century destroyed large portions of...
11. "The City Unburnable." The National Fireproofing Company; Pittsburgh, PA; 1906.
06. "Seeing Red?" [advertisement for Nodis brand sanitary toilet seat covers]. Borst Engineering, Inc.; Buffalo, NY; c.1930s
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06. "Seeing Red?" [advertisement for Nodis brand sanitary toilet seat covers]. Borst Engineering, Inc.; Buffalo, NY; c.1930s
01b. "Demotte." George Joseph Demotte [antiquities]; New York, NY; c.1920s.
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Fireplaces and mantels harken back to one of humankind’s earliest and most indispensible rituals: the fire gathering. Moving indoors, it evolved into the hearths of medieval Europe, and then...
01b. "Demotte." George Joseph Demotte [antiquities]; New York, NY; c.1920s.
01. [Catalog]. Vitra; Birsfelden, Switzerland; 1993.
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Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra was founded by Willi and Erika Fehlbaum in 1957, producing classic designs by Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson, Alexander Girard and Isamu Noguchi. Charles...
01. [Catalog]. Vitra; Birsfelden, Switzerland; 1993.
01. "Carrara: The Modern Structural Glass" [sample case]. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company; Pittsburgh, PA; 1941.
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Structural glass includes many common products such as glass building blocks, reinforced plate glass, and pigmented structural glass (such as “Carrara”). Pigmented structural glass was...
01. "Carrara: The Modern Structural Glass" [sample case]. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company; Pittsburgh, PA; 1941.
05. "Modern Sanitation," Vol. X, No.4. Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company; Pittsburgh, PA; April 1913.
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05. "Modern Sanitation," Vol. X, No.4. Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company; Pittsburgh, PA; April 1913.
02. "Weldwood Prefinished Plankweld." United States Plywood Corporation; Seattle, WA; 1955.
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Plankweld—a laminated plywood promoted as “real wood paneling” that you “can install… yourself” without the use of nails or power tools—was one of many such mass-produced...
02. "Weldwood Prefinished Plankweld." United States Plywood Corporation; Seattle, WA; 1955.
06. "Forecast." Knoll, Inc. East Greenville, PA; 1997.
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06.  "Forecast."  Knoll, Inc. East Greenville, PA; 1997.
02. "Just the Touch of a Finger..." The Majestic Company; Huntington, IN; c.1925.
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Originally called “motor houses” or “automobile houses,” the earliest motor car garages—built as soon as automobiles were available for sale in the late 19th century—were...
02. "Just the Touch of a Finger..." The Majestic Company; Huntington, IN; c.1925.
03. "The Coulson Patent Corner Post and Bar for Store Fronts." J.W. Coulson & Company; Columbus, OH; c.1902.
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Technical improvements in iron and glass manufacturing led to many innovations in storefront design beginning in the 1870s with the addition of ground floor display windows. Designers sought to bring...
03. "The Coulson Patent Corner Post and Bar for Store Fronts." J.W. Coulson & Company; Columbus, OH; c.1902.
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