Full front advertising envelope from J.M. Robinson, Norton and Company, Louisville, Kentucky. The cover is postmarked September 1, 1910 from Louisville on the front and September 2, 1910 on the back from an unknown location. J.M. Robinson, Norton & Co. were the manufacturers of "Tiger Brand" Overalls and Work Shirts. This advertising envelope talks about the "Barclay Flyer" and its durability against barbed wire, green briar and blackberry bushes. It also talks about how well their overalls look even after numerous washes because they're dyed with pure indigo dye.
J.M. Robinson, Norton & Co. are probably most well known for their court battle with Royal Tailors. In 1916, Royal Tailors was denied full title of their Tiger trademark because J.M. Robinson, Norton & Co. had shown prior use of the Tiger mark dating back to 1891. The original J.M. Robinson, Norton & Co. Tiger Brand mark was two tigers pulling a pair of trousers. This was later changed to a tiger head in 1903.
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