Tuesday, October 23, 2012

1903 Freeland Overall Manufacturing Co., Invoice


Over the next few days I'll be posting invoices from the Freeland Overall Manufacturing Company which show pretty big design changes over the years. Even though they were a small company out of Freeland, Pennsylvania, they always seemed to be one of the companies that experimented with different forms of marketing and design.

The first invoice we'll take a look at is dated February 11, 1903. When I first looked at this piece, the thing that jumped out at me was there was no address for the company. From all the information I've seen, it should have been at Foster and Cunnius Street. Later they moved to Ridge Street. The company originally started as the Blass Overall Company around 1896. After several different partners, The Oberrender brothers took over the company and formed the Freeland Overall Manufacturing Company.  It's also interesting to see that the company also advertised awnings, flags and aprons.

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