Thursday, July 16, 2015

Catalogs Online: Sears, Radford, Gordon-Van Tine


DAILY BUNGALOW
Daily Bungalow has a wonderful set of catalogs on Flickr, including Sears, Gordon-Van Tine, Lewis, Harris, C. L. Bowes, Liberty, Sterling, and many, many others .

Daily Bungalow Flickr Albums: click here

I have also included some of the Daily Bungalow albums directly in the lists below, where there was not an Archive.org version of that year's catalog.

NEW ON PINTEREST:
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Archive.org & Flickr

Find online catalogs for Sears, Gordon-Van Tine, Radford, Wardway, Harris, Lewis with these links.

SEARS 
(mail-order, bundled homes; pre-cut and labeled 1916 through about 1940)

1912: Sears Modern Homes -- awkward format -- no thumbnail view

1913/14: Sears Modern Homes -- album on Flickr

1916: Sears Modern Homes -- album on Flickr (Daily Bungalow / Antique Home)

1917: Sears Modern Homes - Hodgson -- album on Flickr (Daily Bungalow/Antique Home)

1917: (copyright date 11/26/1916) Sears Modern Homes -- album on Flickr (thanks, Dale Haynes!)

1921 (February): Honor Bilt Modern Homes

1921 (May): Honor Bilt Modern Homes (same cover as 1922)

1923: Honor Bilt Modern Homes (labeled as 1920)

1923: Honor Bilt Modern Homes - Daily Bungalow Flickr album

1925: Honor Bilt Modern Homes

1926: Special Supplement -- Honor Bilt Homes, "15 new models" (includes Elmwood)--Daily Bungalow

 1926: Sears Special Supplement, Honor Bilt Homes, "15 new models" (includes Sears Elmwood) on Archive.org

1927: Sears Modern Homes -- a Flickr album

1928: Special Supplement -- Honor Bilt Homes -- BARRINGTON here ... AntiqueHome.org

1928: Sears Kit Houses: Virtual Tour (Interiors, hardware, lighting) -- Daily Bungalow Flickr

1929: Sears Brick Veneer homes (10 models listed, on AntiqueHome.org)

1932 (January): Homes of Today (no Barrington)

1932: Homes of Today (edition not sure) (no Barrington)

1932: Homes of Today (edition that has no Barrington)-- Daily Bungalow Flickr album

1935: Sears Modern Homes (Homecrest on Cover-some brick veneer, too)- Daily Bungalow Flickr album

1935: AntiqueHome.org listing -- models listed by name

1936 (December):  Modern Homes

1938 (April): Modern Homes


Mantels and Fireplaces: Sears Roebuck & Co., 1910 (?)

Building Material and Millwork: Sears Roebuck & Co. 1912 

Concrete Machinery: Triumph, Wizard, and Knox Blox Machines -- 1912

Building Material (millwork, fireplaces, etc.): Sears Roebuck & Co 1929

Building Materials: Sears Honor Bilt 1930  

Building Materials, Plumbing, Heating, Paint, Lighting, etc.: Sears 1932

Sears Lighting -- original catalogs from various years, on OldHouseLights.com

Sears Wallpaper -- color images from 1916 catalog -- Daily Bungalow Flickr album

GORDON – VAN TINE
(mail-order, bundled homes; pre-cut and labeled 1916 through mid 1930s)




1919 3e (listed incorrectly as 1918): Ready-Cut Homes

1920: Gordon-Van Tine (Daily Bungalow Flickr album)


1921 8e (listed incorrectly as 1920): Gordon-Van Tine Homes

1926: Gordon-Van Tine Homes (see Wardway Homes 1926 link below, where Daily Bungalow has cross-referenced the Wardway homes with their corresponding GVT name/number.)

1927 2e: Gordon-Van Tine - Plan-cut homes


1929: Plan-Cut Homes (Daily Bungalow Flickr Album)

1929- GVT interiors, in color (Daily Bungalow Flickr Album)

1931—Plan-Cut Homes

1936 (December): Book of Homes












RADFORD
Radford Architectural Company and Wm. A. Radford 
(NOT mail-order bundles -- only blueprints)

1903 – The Radford American Homes, 100 House Plans (By the Radford Architectural Company)

1903 – The Radford American Homes, 100 Houses Illustrated(yellow, black, green cover)
(By the Radford Architectural Company)

1903 – The Radford Ideal Homes, 100 Houses Illustrated (through Montgomery Ward)
yellow and red cover – 7th edition, March 1903, order from Montgomery Ward

1907—Lumberman’s House Plan Book (Fravel Sash & Door Co., Inc., Harrisonburg, VA

1908 – Radford’s Artistic Homes, 250 designs  (Radford Architectural Company)

1908- Radford’s Bungalows (208 designs)

1908—Radford’s Bungalows (different cover – plain red) 208 designs


1909—Radford’s Modern Homes, 200 Designs (Radford Architectural Company)

1909- Radford’s Portfolio of Plans (over 300 designs, homes +)


1910 (mistakenly listed as 1902) – really 12th edition, 1910 (inside cover)

1915 – Guaranteed Building Plans with Interior Views andDetails (150 house plans, 50 farm building plans, etc.)

1915 -- Radford Farm & Building Book (a Daily Bungalow album)



1925- Home and Garden   Harwick Lumber Company, Detroit

1925: Radford Bungalows - AntiqueHome.org

1926 – Home, Fireside and Garden (various lumber companies)

1927- Colorkeed Home Plans (Wm. A. Radford)
Lundy Home News and Plan Service, Lund Lumber Company, Williamsport, PA

Speer Lumber & Supply Co., Easton, PA

1927 – Colorkeed Homes Fireside and Garden – lumber company in Hot Springs, ARK


1930 (date nowhere in book – Radford name nowhere in book)
Artistic Homes: Build a Home First

MONTGOMERY WARD / WARDWAY (mail-order, bundled homes; pre-cut and labeled 1915 through about 1935)

1915 -- Book of Homes
1917 -- Book of Homes
1924 -- Wardway Homes
1925 -- Wardway Homes on AntiqueHome.org
1926 -- Wardway Homes on Daily Bungalow -- cross referenced with the GVT name of the same house model (!). Click on the thumbnail of the house, and you'll find the GVT name/number in the notes in the white section below the catalog image.
1929 -- Wardway Homes (Montgomery Ward) -- on Daily Bungalow's Flickr page
1930-- Wardway Homes
1930 -- Building Materials (Montgomery Ward)
1935 -- Building Materials (Montgomery Ward)

HARRIS HOMES
(mail-order, bundled homes; pre-cut and labeled option)
1913 -- Chicago House Wrecking Company
1918 -- Harris Brothers, a plan book of Harris Homes (kits)
1920 -- Harris Brothers, a plan book of Harris Homes (kits)-- on Archive
1920 -- Harris Homes album by Daily Bungalow, on Flickr 
1923 -- Harris Homes Beautiful -- on Archive, one of the pages says ©1923
1923 -- Harris Homes Beautiful, Price list says February, 1923 -- slightly different
1928 -- Harris Homes album by Daily Bungalow on Flickr
BUILDING MATERIALS:
1920 -- Harris Homes Building Materials (has a homes catalog in the same scan)
1928 -- Harris Homes Building Materials AND "Plan Cut Homes"

LEWIS HOMES
(mail-order, bundled homes; pre-cut and labeled 1916 +)
1916 -- Lewis Built Homes
1917 -- Lewis Built Homes
1922 -- Lewis Homes (Homes of Character)
1924 -- Lewis Homes (Homes of Character)
1925 -- Lewis Homes - Portfolio of New Designs
1917-1925 -- Lewis Homes (Daily Bungalow Flickr album -- Friends only content)

1926 -- Liberty Homes
1927-- New! Liberty Homes 
1930 -- Liberty Homes

BENNETT HOMES
Ray. H. Bennett Lumber Company • Kit homes from northern NY State
1925 -- Bennett Homes (a Daily Bungalow Flickr album, thumbnails)
1930 -- Bennett Homes  (a Daily Bungalow Flickr album)
Various Years -- Bennett Homes

ALADDIN HOMES
(mail-order, bundled homes; pre-cut and labeled 1906 +)
1908-1954 -- Aladdin Homes catalogs 
(Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University, has all of these catalogs online.)
 

Homebuilder (plans only)
1923 -- A plan book by the National Homebuilder's Society (Possibly the original source for a number of Sears kit designs)

ASHSB  (Architect's Small House Service Bureau -- plans only)
1922   --  How to Plan, Finance, and Build Your Home
1925    -- Fifty Ways to Lower Home Building Costs
1927    -- 100 Bungalows of Frame and Masonry Construction
1929    -- July edition, Small Homes
1920s? -- Homes by the Larcomb Construction Company
1920s?  -- Better Homes in America (some time during Calvin Coolidge's presidency)
1920s?  -- Help for the Man Who Wants to Build
1930     -- Colonial Homes
1930     -- Correctly Designed Modern American Homes

Antique Home.org
Numerous years of numerous companies -- plan books and kit houses

archive.org sears gordon van tine aladdin radford



And:
My own "Favorites" on Archive.org.
My favorites are listed by catalog company, so, if you click on the white box with the catalog or lumber company name, you'll get the page with the list of their uploaded catalogs.
For Example:
Once in Archive.org, clicking on this icon on my FAVORITES list,
will bring you the list of Aladdin catalogs on Archive.org.
(Click here to actually go to the Aladdin list!)


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