Cornercard of of a Boiler Factory

[Factory Illustration]

This is the image of the return address portion of a cover from a boiler factory. It dates from the 1890's. There are many old jokes about boiler factories, primarily due to the level of noise coming out of them. In fact, in the age of steam, boilers were of primary importance, and any town with some amount of industry had its boiler works.

Printers often had "generic" images (called "cuts") of factories, buildings, or businesses, that they could modify for a customer. This appears to be a custom job specific to a boiler works, since there are several boilers sitting outside the factory. The company appears to be the "T. McGregor" works.

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Based on Code by Louis Lazaris. See article and original inspiration.


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