Recent Acquisition: Art Deco Trade Catalog from DeVilbiss Company

DeVilbiss Perfume Sprays and Perfume Lights. DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company, Toledo, OH. DeVilbiss Company, c 1928. Rakow Research Library, The Corning Museum of Glass. CMGL 132359, Barcode 2000022036.
The Rakow Library has acquired a trade catalog produced by the DeVilbiss Company of Toledo, Ohio. DeVilbiss produced luxury glass items, considered elegant and sophisticated due to the tall and sleek shape of many of the glass bottles. The perfume bottles, perfume lamps, and atomizers showcased alongside vanity sets, ash trays, and powder boxes in the catalog reveal an Art Deco influence. The atomizer product line was implemented by Thomas DeVilbiss in 1907. Atomizers were sprayers originally intended as medical apparatus by Thomas’ father, physician Dr. Allen DeVilbiss. This catalog joins the Library’s collection of six original DeVilbiss catalogs with publication dates ranging from 1925 to 1939.

DeVilbiss Perfume Sprays and Perfume Lights. DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company, Toledo, OH. DeVilbiss Company, c 1928. Rakow Research Library, The Corning Museum of Glass. CMGL 132359, Barcode 2000022036.

DeVilbiss Perfume Sprays and Perfume Lights (cover).

DeVilbiss Perfume Sprays and Perfume Lights. DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company, Toledo, OH. DeVilbiss Company, c 1928. Rakow Research Library, The Corning Museum of Glass. CMGL 132359, Barcode 2000022036.

DeVilbiss atomizers c. 1928.

DeVilbiss Perfume Sprays and Perfume Lights. DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company, Toledo, OH. DeVilbiss Company, c 1928. Rakow Research Library, The Corning Museum of Glass. CMGL 132359, Barcode 2000022036.