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page 80 -- Philip Grace Jr., S.R. Hart, E.C. Abbey M.D., the New Jewel, Hub stove, Smith & Anthony Stove Company

updated 2 October 2018
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Phillip Grace, Jr. was a "dealer in choice wines liquors and cigars [with] lunch at all hours"
S.R. Hart's card provides the only information I have on his business.
Puzzle cards fascinated Victorian families for hours. The Tollgate series below is one of the most famous, but it was just one of many featured on advertising trade cards. Here's a puzzle distributed by Carters, makers of Liver Pills, etc.:

East Carolina University displays the back of this card:

The text of  The Sexual System and its Derangements is available from the Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health, together with information which puts the contents in proper historical context.

East Carolina University's Digital Collections displays another of the four cards in the Toll Gate series which is reproduced below. (As you have probably observed, these cards were "puzzle cards" with hidden images. A portion of the back of the card is also reproduced to give you an idea of the challenge before you. Can your 5-year-old find all the images? If you are having trouble, refer to the original image on the East Carolina site.)

On a roll, are you? Toll Gate no.3 was just added to the Diver collection:

Got it! Here's Toll Gate no. 1:

(reverse of card appears below)
Good Luck finding all these!
From the Huntington Digital Library:

Google Books carries an ad that clarifies the products made by the Buffalo Last Works:

A brief biography of Emery C. Abbey appears in this Google Books reference:

The only other reference to E.C. Abbey, M.D., I can find is below, from the NY State Assembly via Google Books:

Jewel stoves were made by the Detroit Stove Works. The following excerpt from Google Books' version of Michigan: a History... gives one an idea of the importance of the industry as a whole to the Detroit area before it became known as the primary producer of automobiles in the U.S.A.

The Catalog for the Detroit Stove Company (no.67) via Google Books yields the following picture of its founder:

"Founder of the largest stove plant in the world, the Detroit Stove Works.
and pioneer stove foundryman of the northwest."
Detroit Stove Company Catalog #91 (almost 200 pages!) is on the site. Page 4 gives this view of the Detroit Stove Co. complex in 1911 (I wasn't able to find any remaining buildings on Google Street View in  2015):

As of 2015, the Detroit Historical Society has 86 archival records and 2 photo records concerning the Detroit Stove Company. 

Hub stoves were manufactured in Boston MA at 52 & 54 Union St. by
the Smith & Anthony Stove Company.

From Harvard University Library's description of their Smith & Anthony holdings:
"Smith & Anthony Company of Boston, Massachusetts was a high end stove, fireplace and range furnace manufacturer during the late 19th century. The firm was founded by William E. Smith and Edgar Waterman Anthony in 1879 as the Smith & Anthony Stove Company, later shortening it's name to Smith & Anthony Company. Smith served as president and Anthony as treasurer. The company had two locations in Boston, an office on 48 - 54 Union Street and a double store on 35 - 41 Friend Street where it sold its famous "HUB" brand stoves, ranges furnaces, and artistic fireplaces. The company also manufactured cooking equipment for hotels, kitchen appliances, bathtubs, kitchen sinks, grates, a wide variety of heating equipment, water boilers, and steel doors. Its brass and iron foundries were located north of Boston in Wakefield. Smith & Anthony also had branch houses in New York and Chicago as well as wholesale agents in Chicago, San Francisco, and London. Among the qualities of the equipment was the designs of Elihu Vedder, which combined Yankee utility and ingenuity with the distinctive style of the Decorative Arts period. The company went out of business in 1917."
The 1894-95 catalog for Smith & Anthony is in the public domain and can be downloaded (mouse over the "i" in the upper right of the page for various versions) as a PDF, Kindle, etc. courtesy of the Internet Archive.

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Jeff Diver said…
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you'll return to visit this and other posts again. Our newest post starts with a 19th century card with a familiar theme and ends with a series of images telling the story of the company that distributed the card. [ ] There's also a place name that no longer appears on the map. If you know where it is, please leave a comment on that page.