Vintage brass printing plate, ad for St. Louis Compressed Air House Cleaning, early 1900s. Type, printing, printers block, letter press

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This beautiful brass printing features an ad for the Compressed Air House Cleaning of St. Louis. The image is of a wagon with a compressor and equipment. We've included the image and text of an ad from the company from 1906 that shows a similar machine.

Compressed air house cleaning equipment and businesses were popular in the early 20th Century in large American cities. The text from an ad reads:

"It cleans houses with compressed air without dust or disturbance, cleans carpet, curtains or furniture without removing from the room. Much cheaper and more convenient than the old way. If you live in a town of over 5,000, form a company and secure the rights to use this system."

This is a wonderful piece of advertising, industrial history. The plate is fixed to a block of wood that measures 2-3/4 inches by 3-1/2 inches. The plate is in excellent condition.


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