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William W. Harding (Philadelphia) 
Harding's Patent Flexible Chain-Back Album 
1867 
  
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LL/34967 
  
Published in "Philadelphia and its Manufactures: A Hand-Book of the Great Manufactories and Representative Mercantile Houses of Philadelphia in 1867" by Edwin Troxell Freedley (Philadelphia: Edward Young & Co., 1867), p.152.
 
Harding's
Patent Flexible Chain-Back Album
 
The superiority of " The Harding Palant Chain-Back Album," over all others heretofore manufactured, will, upon the allghtest examination, be apparent to all.
 
CONSTRUCTION AND ADVANTAGES.
 
The links will not break or cut by opening and closing the book, as each link forms a half-circle around the edge of an intervening leaf when the book is closed, and is nearly straight when the book is opened.
 
The leaves are Interlocked in such a manner that they are held firmly in their places, and cannot slip over each other, or move in any other direction than the way intended for opening and closing the book, and when opened wiill lay perfectly flat, without regard to the part of the book which is opened.
 
The back, although possessing greater strength, is more elastic and flexible, than that of any other Album now offered to the public, and is constructed in such a manner, that it will always keep its original shape, so long as it is not torn to pieces, thus presenting a neater and more beautiful appearance when opened than any other Photograph Album made.
 
The materials used are of the best selections. The leaves are beautifully printed on the finest cards; the bindings are of the best Philadelphia styles, new and beautiful designs, bound in rich Turkey morocco, fine extra gilt clasps, chased edges, and pearl ornaments, to protect the covers.
 
A large assortment of Photograph Albums made in the usual manner.
 
Purchasers will find it greatly to their advantage to examine the stock of Photograph Albums before purchasing.
 
Catalogues sent by mail when requested.
 
Purchasers are assured that the above books are all of the best Philadelphia manufacture.
 
WILLIAM W, HARDING, Publisher,
No. 326 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. 
 
 
  

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