100+ FINE FABRIC SWATCHES for TAILORED MEN'S SUITS + EPHEMERA in TRAVELING SALESMAN'S SAMPLE KIT 1941
TRAVELING SALESMAN'S FABRIC SAMPLE KIT for MEN'S SUITS.
Small hinged suitcase type box with 100+ fine fabric swatches on 78 descriptive cards laid in, approximately 39 of the cards have a single 4x7 inch swatch and 39 have two 4x3.5 inch swatches smaller swatches). The fabrics are mainly wool and meant for Men's Finely Tailored Suits.
The cost of the suit made from the various fabrics is cleverly printed beneath the swatches, meaning that a potential customer would see the fabric they like and actually touch it, before being shocked by the price, e.g. $27.95 for a suit! It's the old salesman's trick, once a potential client touches an item the odds are they're going to buy it.
Salesman's ephemera is laid-in on top of the cards, including: "Agents Price List and Bonus Offers / Fall and Winter 1941 / Do Not Show To Customers"; Order Forms, Mailing Envelopes, Measuring Chart, Receipt Book, Notepad with Company Letterhead, etc.
VERY GOOD condition: The case has wear to its edges and shows signs of use, but is still solid and working well, in fact I could go door-to-door with it now no problem; internally everything seems in very good shape, bright, clean, complete.
1941 Fabrics for Men's Suits. They don't make them like that anymore. At least not in Chicago!
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