Publication: Privately printed, 1922, NP
10 3/4" x 7 3/4" in tan printed wrappers. xvi, 369, (6) pp. 12-page Index at front of catalog. Illustrations. 3 Order Blanks attached to end of catalog. In 1868 James Keyston began Keyston Bros., making whips and lashes in the stable of his father's home on Church Street in San Francisco. Establishing a reputation for quality work at fair prices, open freighters, stage coach drivers, teamsters and cattle ranchers were soon using Keyston bullwhips, black snakes, and drivers. In 1872, James was joined by his brother, William D. Keyston, and the firm expanded the line of whips to include buggy whips. "W.D." ran the factory while James took to the road, loading the back of a red horse-drawn wagon with an assortment of whips and lashes and travel dusty roads to logging camps, small towns, trading posts, and the headquarters of the large California ranches. In time, two sons of the founder were hired, expanding the business outside California, including Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and the Hawaiian Islands. In 1906 Keyston Brothers moved into the saddle making business and bought out the J.C Johnson Co., Saddlery. Approximately 4 years later in 1912 Keyston Brothers purchased Main Winchester & Stone Saddlery also F. S. Johnson Co., Saddlery in 1914 they purchased Harpham & Jensen Leather and Shoe Findings Company. After acquiring W. Davis & Sons in 1925, Keyston Brothers was the largest manufacturer of Saddles & Harness on the West Coast. Catalog is broken down into 5 Sections .... Harness, Harness Parts, Horse Collars; Ricing Saddles, Pack Saddles, Riding Outfits, Dog Collars, Leather Novelties; Whips, Robes, Blankets, Harness Hardware, Bits and Spurs, Harness Tools; Leather, Shoe Findings, Shoe Repairers' Machinery; Leggings, Shoe Laces, Shoe Polishes, Shoe Store Supplies. Illustrations of, information for and pricing for each item. 2 1/2" x 3/4" chip and soiling to foredge to first 48 pages and with light soiling and wear to pages from use. Soling to wrappers along with scraping and wear to wrappers and spine. Good. Very comprehensive catalog.
Inventory Number: 44826