FORM LETTER ON HEADED PAPER Together with accompanying order form and ‘Rules for Measuring for Inguinal and Scrotal Appliances’. Brooks Rupture Appliance Co., 508 East State Street, Home Office & Factory, Marshall, Michigan. 1907.
1907. Together two sheets, larger 4to typed form letter on headed paper including two half tone illustrations 280 x 215mm, with 8vo sheet 218 x 140mm, printed on both sides with small woodcut illustrations; both documents with evidence of previous folds, two small nicks at head of form letter with slight loss, with a small dampstain, with two small tears at outer margins along one fold of the ‘Rules’; paper a little browned. A forceful advertising letter, together with an accompanying measurement and order form, from the Brooks Rupture Appliance Co., Addressed to one Mr. Glidden, the letter begins: ‘We have written you several times trying to persuade you to buy one of our celebrated rupture appliances, and are unable to understand why you have not ordered; you certainly were not satisfied with what you were wearing, or you would not have written us.... Our appliance is the best thing in the world for rupture, and is making more cures and producing more solid comfort than all the common trusses in existence’.
Bibliography: Atwater S. 177.2 for a small 24 pp promotional pamphlet.