'Property of Masonite Corporation'. A substantial leather-bound quarto binder (a ''W-J' Thong Binder with posts') containing a large quantity (90 mm thick) of company literature and trade catalogues issued by Masonite Corporation, or by companies dealing in related products
'Distressed by the enormous amount of wood wasted in sawmills, W.H. Mason decided to do something about it. Then ... an accident gave the world a brand-new building material' in the mid-1920s. The bulk of the material in the collection dates from the 1930s and early 1940s; some reproduced typescript dates back to the later 1920s. We noticed in passing that one catalogue (for Marsh Wall Products) has a small bottom portion excised from two leaves, and that one large folding plan is torn and a little creased, but overall the contents are in fine condition, with the leather binder a little scuffed and marked.