Publication: Privately printed, 1924, NP
First edition. 9 3/4" x 7" in white printed wrappers with title in orange. 31  pp. Photo and text illustrations with color-tinted and metallic ink highlights. Directory. Index. Catalog of ornamental iron lightning rods and weather vanes. General information about the factory and their electro-plating department followed by descriptions and illustrations of patented Air Terminals, Tube Splicers, Improved Cable Anchors, Milk Glass Lightning Rod Balls, and even the glass slides to be shown in motion picture theaters with the local dealer’s name supplied inside. Lightning rods provided at the time essential protection for homes, businesses, and farm structures channeling the strike into the ground, and the Glass Lightning Rod Balls offered a warning system after a lightning storm, because if they were shattered, the property owner could check to see if their equipment and connections were still properly grounded. The Goshen Lightning Rod Company was originally formed in 1909 by Amasa Hoovens and partners, later incorporated in 1923 by Hoovens and his wife Emma. By the mid-1920s, the company was one of the largest manufacturers of lightning rods in the country, and following Amasa’s death, Emma Hoovens organized the West Dodd Lightning Conductor Company and would continue as owner and president until her death. Light soiling and damp-staining to covers and to some pages. Spine has been repaired using cellophane tape. Some rippling and offsetting to text block along with inner hinges repaired with black linen cloth at gutter margin. Good. Scarce.
Inventory Number: 46978