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.
It would be wonderful to be able to leaf through the catalog!
I collect DeVilbiss perfume bottles & worked for DeVilbiss in the Angola, In. Plant, would love to see these catalogs.