205ième année de fabrication
205 años de establecida
205th year of business
There are handwritten notes on the first page regarding the calculating of selling prices and two signatures.
"Bk 49" handwritten on p.  of cover.
Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010.
Information printed at front of catalog is in English, French, German, and Spanish.
Includes chandeliers, candlesticks, and candelabras.
Previous owner attributed catalog to Weiss & Biheller as their name is rubber stamped on p.  of cover and p.  of catalog, and is handwritten across p.  of cover. Weiss & Biheller is a dealer of lighting ware (not a manufacturer) and distributed this catalog to prospective buyer, Chandelier Makers Ltd., of San Francisco, as is evident from the letter dated April 13, 1934 from Weiss & Biheller glued at front of catalog. An additional catalog page advertising "Rock brand" opal glass was also glued at front of catalog.
As was customary for this time period, the first page of the catalog with the manufacturer's name was removed as is evident by the perforation stub. However, the type of chandeliers, format of the catalog, illustrated cover, and cover title hint of an affiliation with Palme. The Palme lighting firm was established in 1724 by Josef Pallme and was known in 1929 as Reinhold Palme Söhne. This firm still boasts of the establishment of their company in 1724.
Catalog is bound with a gold cord and appears to have had pages added at separate times. Illustrations are on the left with a smaller facing page listing descriptive and pricing information. The format of the price sheets differ in that the first ones are green with information printed over a background drawing most likely of the factory. Other price sheets are white trimmed in green.