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... HSL's Guide To The Ives Corp. Paper 1900 - 1932!




Previous HSL digital archive products
have documented early 20th century toy train history. The final piece of the "Big Three" puzzle is the new HSL's Guide To The Ives Corporation Paper 1900 - 1932!

While originally founded in 1868, our story here starts in 1900. On December 22, 1900 a disastrous fire struck and destroyed the Ives & Williams Company main factory destroying the building and all of the patterns, parts and tools for manufacturing their cast-iron toys. The fire prompted a re-design for 1901 that resulted in Ives' first toy train that ran on track. In 1901, The Ives Manufacturing Company began producing the first "O" gauge trains in the United States to run on fabricated sectional track. The trains were powered by clockwork machinery inside the toy. In the end, the fire benefited The Ives Manufacturing Company as the insurance money permitted it to build a modern factory with state-of-the-art tooling.

For the next 32 years Ives produced some of the most beautiful and durable toys and toy trains available from any company. This journey is documented within HSL's Guide To The Ives Corporation Paper 1900 - 1932 via catalogs, advertising, patents, booklets, and an excellent narrative written by one of the leading Ives authorities, Dave McEntarfer.



HSL's Guide To The Ives Corporation Paper 1900 - 1932!

The Ives Manufacturing Corporation and The Ives Corporation (the name was changed in 1928) produced a sizable amount of catalogs, folders, brochures, advertising, and other paper documentation from 1900 - 1932. Much of this rarely seen material resides in a small number of collections. In other words ... prior to now, it has not been readily available!

Original Ives Manufacturing Corporation and The Ives Corporation paper was used for the vast majority of the HSL's Guide To The Ives Corporation Paper 1900 - 1932. All material has been meticulously scanned and developed into an easy to use CD-Rom consistent with other HSL digital archive products. The purpose of the archive is to provide a comprehensive collection of Ives Corporation paper. However, it will NOT include every catalog variation, advertising piece, envelope, etc. (even though many are provided). Previous HSL digital archive products have received high acclaim by customers for their ease of use, clarity, cost, and support.

HSL's Guide To The Ives Corporation Paper 1900 - 1932 contains the following material:

  • 1901 Consumer Catalog
  • 1902 Consumer Catalog
  • 1903 Consumer Catalog (red)
  • 1903 Consumer Catalog (tan)
  • 1904 Consumer Catalog
  • 1905 Consumer Catalog
  • 1906 Consumer Catalog
  • 1907 Consumer Catalog
  • 1908 Consumer Catalog
  • 1909 Consumer Catalog
  • 1910 Consumer Catalog
  • 1910 Consumer Electrical Department Catalog
  • 1910 Retail Prices Catalog
  • 1911 Consumer Catalog
  • 1911 Wholesale Prices Catalog
  • 1912 Consumer Catalog
  • 1913 Consumer Catalog
  • 1914 Consumer Catalog
  • 1914 Consumer Struktiron Catalog
  • 1915 Consumer Catalog
  • 1916 Consumer Catalog
  • 1916 Consumer Struktiron Catalog
  • 1916 Dealer List
  • 1916 New Retail Price List
  • 1917 Consumer Catalog
  • 1917 Consumer "Study this Trade-Mark Boys!" Catalog (color)
  • 1917 Consumer "Study this Trade-Mark Boys!" Catalog (b/w)
  • 1917-1918 Retail Price List
  • 1918 Consumer Ships and Shipping Catalog
  • 1919 Consumer Catalog (poster)
  • 1920 Consumer Catalog
  • 1920 Principal Dealers in Ives Toys Catalog
  • 1920 Retail Price List
  • 1921 Consumer Catalog
  • 1921 Consumer Supplement
  • 1921 Retail Price List
  • 1922 Consumer Catalog
  • 1922 Consumer Yachts Ships and Shipping Consumer Catalog
  • 1922 Retail Price List
  • 1923 Consumer Catalog
  • 1923 Retail Price List
  • 1924 Consumer Catalog
  • 1924 Retail Price List
  • 1925 Consumer Catalog
  • 1926 Consumer Catalog
  • 1927 Consumer Catalog
  • 1927 Retail Price List
  • 1927 Retail Price Sheet
  • 1928 Consumer Catalog
  • 1929 Consumer Catalog
  • 1929 Advance Catalog (Early)
  • 1929 Advance Catalog (Late)
  • 1929 Advance Dealer Catalog
  • 1930 Consumer Catalog (Black Version)
  • 1930 Consumer Catalog (Red Version)
  • 1930 Consumer Retail Price Sheet
  • 1931 Consumer Catalog
  • 1932 Consumer Catalog
Don't worry about counting ... that's 57 catalogs, folders, and flyers!!

But wait ... there's more! The following advance catalogs and price lists are also included:
  • 1912 "How Six Boys Built a Railroad" booklet
  • 1915 "The Railroad That Six Boys Built" booklet
  • 90 magazine advertisements
  • 70 Ives Manufacturing Corporation Patents
Plus, a bonus section with catalog mailing envelopes, stamps, letters, and other ephemera!

All of this in one concise, thorough, easy-to-use product! This is by far the most extensive individual digital archive edition HSL has ever produced!

HSL's Guide To The Ives Corporation 1900 - 1932 Paper Price:
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HSL's Guide To The Ives Corporation Paper 1900 - 1932 Features:
  • includes every page of every catalog
  • graphical selection of catalogs by cover and year
  • consumer catalogs searchable table of contents:
    • engines by name and number
    • sets by name and number
    • excludes accessories and individual cars
  • navigate easily between catalogs and "regular features" -- very easy to use!
  • print any page
  • HTML-based -- works with your web browser
  • compatible with both Mac OS and MS-Windows
Testimonials and User Comments: If you are not familiar with HSL, click HERE for Lionel Consumer Catalog Digital Archive comments, click HERE for Toy Trains Digital Archive comments or click HERE for OGR Digital Archive comments to see what clients are saying about HSL digital archive products!



Read the Review in the Lionel Collectors Club of America Publication The Lion Roars!


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Dear Fellow Hobbyist,

I am excited to offer you this HSL's Guide To The Ives Corporation Paper 1900 - 1932 digital archive product from HSL! If you are a fan of Ives Toys, or just interested in toy and toy train history in general, you must strongly consider this new archive! This product was developed because of the generosity of fellow train-hobby enthusiasts, Dave McEntarfer and Jan Athey and Ron Morris from the TCA National Toy Train Library among others.

It has been my pleasure to make these digital archive products available to you. They are a great way to preserve important pieces of toy train history. If you are not familiar with the Toy Trains Digital Archive and the OGR Digital Archive please check the HSL web-site home page (www.hslinc.com).

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your support.

John H. Holtmann, Jr.
TCA 06-59745, LCCA 27042
Train Hobby Digital Archive Product Author
HSL
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