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Object Name Catalogue, Trade
Description Large maroon covered catalogue of plumbing fixtures called "Twyfords General Catalogue". Name is embossed on cover in gold along with logo which features a lion atop castle and a buckle wreath. Catalogue has a flap which covers the edges of the pages to protect them. Spine is rounded and also has "Twyfords" embossed in gold.

Opened the catalogue has page dividers which includes tabs with "Domestic", "Coloured" and "Public" with smaller tabs for Hotel, Hospital and Schools. Frontispieces has stamped "Dan Cosgrove Ltd P O Box 211 Timaru"

Inside are illustrations with dimensions of the items as well as possible bathroom etc layouts. Some of the pages have coloured illustrations illustrating the usually pastel colours in which some of the items were available.

There is no indication of date throughout the catalogue but the style of the plumbing fixtures is Art Deco so likely to be pre World war two which fits with the materials used (no plastic) and time that the company was owned by Dan Cosgrove.
Year Range from 1930
Year Range to 1950
Catalogue Number 2012/127.01
Dimensions W-60.96 L-73.66 D-3 cm
Search Terms Cosgrove, Dan, Ltd, Plumber, Timaru
Cosgrove, Dan, Ltd, plumbers merchant, Timaru
People Cosgrove, D (Mr) [fl 1940]