BOSTON VARNISH COMPANY. Kyanize: the highest grade varnishes and enamels in the World. 40 pp. Illustrated with 75 paint and varnish samples, 8 varnished wood samples on one leaf, and colour illustrations throughout. Oblong 4to., 155 x 245 mm, bound in original embossed black and gold post binder. Boston, Chicago, San Francisco: Boston Varnish Company, 1923.
First Edition of this catalogue providing an excellent historical reference for the colour schemes of stains, varnishes, and paints for finishing Jazz Era home interiors and exteriors as well as automobiles. The Boston Varnish Company was founded in 1900 by James B. Lord, one of the early leaders in the New England coatings industry. The samples and illustrated colour schemes show Kyanize enamels for exteriors, floor finishes, and furniture; Celoid finish for artistic and sanitary floors; Kyanize varnishes for woodwork and architectural details; early automobile paints in many colours, and much more. With coloured advertisements and images of can labels.
Item nr. 151111