~ The Illustrated Catalogue & Price List of A. Coulter & Co., Wholesale Dealers in Staple Goods & Novelties, 1878(click to enlarge)"This is an article combining Pencil, Holder, Pen, Tooth Pick, Knife, Knife Eraser, Envelope Opener, Paper Cutter, Sewing Machine Thread Cutter, Seam Ripper, Hooks and Eyes and Button Cutter, Finger File, Finger Cleaner and Ear Spoon. … every one buys it at sight."

~ The Illustrated Catalogue & Price List of A. Coulter & Co., Wholesale Dealers in Staple Goods & Novelties, 1878
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"This is an article combining Pencil, Holder, Pen, Tooth Pick, Knife, Knife Eraser, Envelope Opener, Paper Cutter, Sewing Machine Thread Cutter, Seam Ripper, Hooks and Eyes and Button Cutter, Finger File, Finger Cleaner and Ear Spoon. … every one buys it at sight."

~ A Guide to the City of Baltimore, H.W. Corwin,  1869

~ A Guide to the City of Baltimore, H.W. Corwin, 1869

~ May 1937via Scott Edelman(click to enlarge)

~ May 1937
via Scott Edelman
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~ The Sunday Morning Star, Wilmington DE; April 23, 1939"Necking and petting can be blamed on the economic situation."

~ The Sunday Morning Star, Wilmington DE; April 23, 1939

"Necking and petting can be blamed on the economic situation."

~ The Illustrated Catalogue & Price List of A. Coulter & Co., Wholesale Dealers in Staple Goods & Novelties, 1878(click to enlarge)"We advise every purchaser of one to be careful of it, or he will soon have it stolen."

~ The Illustrated Catalogue & Price List of A. Coulter & Co., Wholesale Dealers in Staple Goods & Novelties, 1878
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"We advise every purchaser of one to be careful of it, or he will soon have it stolen."

~ Southern Poultry Guide or Forty Years With Poultry, by A Plain, Practical Poultryman (Cal Husselman), 1908via Internet Archive

~ Southern Poultry Guide or Forty Years With Poultry, by A Plain, Practical Poultryman (Cal Husselman), 1908
via Internet Archive

~ The Valentine Democrat, Valentine, NE; Thursday, June 10, 1897via Nebraska Newspapers(click to enlarge)

~ The Valentine Democrat, Valentine, NE; Thursday, June 10, 1897
via Nebraska Newspapers
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~ San Francisco Blue Book, 1924via internet archive(click to enlarge)"Numerology answers all your questions"

~ San Francisco Blue Book, 1924
via internet archive
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"Numerology answers all your questions"

~ Helios Automatic Carbide Lamp advertisement, May 1898via Smithsonian(click to enlarge) “Take time by the forelock”

~ Helios Automatic Carbide Lamp advertisement, May 1898
via Smithsonian
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“Take time by the forelock”

~ Hendricks Pioneer, January 29, 1903 Trolling the old-fashioned way…

~ Hendricks Pioneer, January 29, 1903

Trolling the old-fashioned way…

~ The Standard Guide to Florida, 1910via Internet Archive(click to enlarge)

~ The Standard Guide to Florida, 1910
via Internet Archive
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~ A Guide to the City of Baltimore, H.W. Corwin,  1869

~ A Guide to the City of Baltimore, H.W. Corwin, 1869

~ Griffith and Turner Co. Farm and Garden Supplies, 1907via HathiTrust Digital Library"Holds the tail firmly"

~ Griffith and Turner Co. Farm and Garden Supplies, 1907
via HathiTrust Digital Library

"Holds the tail firmly"

~ U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943via Northwestern University

~ U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943
via Northwestern University

~ The Whittier News, December 5, 1903via Whittier Digital Library

~ The Whittier News, December 5, 1903
via Whittier Digital Library