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Sweet's Architectural Catalogue. Twenty Third - - 1928. 
New York:: Sweet's Catalogue Service,. 1928.. 23rd Annual Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. The essential architects' and builders' reference source, these volumes are one stop shopping for professionals in the construction trade. Prior to the publication of Sweet's, architects had no option but to consult many different catalogs from different manufacturers in order to locate needed products. These three volumes were published at the tail end of the roaring twenties, a period of great expansion in the construction industry and in manufacturing; the confidence of the period can be seen in the way products are presented here.More than 1,700 manufacturers are represented, including the big ones: Certain-teed, Johns-Manville, US Gypsum, US Rubber, Westinghouse, and many more. Products are profusely illustrated in b&w and color, both the product itself and as used in architectural drawings. Product categories include: Glass; Safes; Locks; Hinges, Cement; Steel and Iron; Skylights; Ventilators; Fencing; Wire Work; Roofing; Carpentry; Plastering; Insulation; Acoustics; Door and Window Equipment; Partitions; Tile; and Flooring.4to. Volume 1, Section A, [index 95pp], pp. 1-134. Volume 2, Section B, [index 95pp], pp. 1401- 2690. Volume 3, Section C, [index, 95], pp. 2701-4160. Each volume includes illustrations, photographs, architectural and patent figures, and graphs and tables.Three volumes bound in green cloth, title in black on cover and spine. Minor shelf wear, otherwise bright, clean copies, in very good condition for such thick volumes, usually found with split hinges.
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