Brattleboro, Vt. Hall & Holmes Proprietors of the Patent, 1853. Item #475
Folio. 345 x 269 mm., [13 ¾ x 10 ¼ inches]. 4 pp. Text within decorative typographical border. Folded. Very good condition.
Advertising sheet touting the benefits of a newly patented butter and cream churn, designed by Orsamus R. Flyer, and lately owned by Hall & Holmes of Brattleboro. A search of the U. S. Patent Offices records reveals Patent No. 9148, July 27, 1852, which includes a design and text description of the new churn, signed by Flyer. According to the advertising sheet issued by Hall & Holmes, the machine is not only simple in its structured and easy to use, but produces more butter per gallon of milk, but it is a clean machine that saves labor and has few technical problems. They offer local dairymen a purchase policy including a trial period in which the machine can be used and evaluated. Pages 2-4 are testimonials as to the quality of the machine by dairymen as far away as Rochester, New York.
See United States Patent Office Records, 1852 part I, July 27th, No. 9,148.