I’ve christened a new section of Rare Victorian that will house Adobe Acrobat versions of original manufacturer catalogs that I have collected. Right now there is only one – The Dawley Furniture Company from 1897 – but hopefully there will be more coming soon. You can access it from the Reference section on the far right sidebar.
I will require that everyone register with Adobe Online Center so that I can secure these documents, if needed in the future. You will be able to download, save and print the catalogs, but only if you have a username and password from Adobe. Instructions are on the Catalog page.
If you are interested in making catalogs that you own available to Rare Victorian visitors, I will be able to put security around printing, saving, and copying while permitting viewing, if you prefer. The Dawley catalog is fully open.
As this section is new, please provide your feedback and I’ll try to make adjustments as needed.