Tuesday, February 21, 2012

1886 L.E. Burbank, Burbank's Standard Overalls Billhead

On Friday, January 13th, I posted a small label from Burbank's Standard Overalls. That post can be seen here. At the time the only information I could find online said that Burbank Overalls was founded in 1901 and later became the Buxton Garment Company around 1918. I recently acquired this billhead which obviously shows that Leonard Burbank's Standard Overalls was established much earlier. This piece is dated July 5, 1886. From what I've found since is that the company started out producing suspenders as early as 1878. In a 1882 New Hampshire Business Directory, Burbank is listed as an overall manufacturer along side two other prominent makers Henry W. Carter and Carter & Churchill.

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