John Underwood & Co. Note Pad

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Company Name & Address:

          John Underwood & Co.

          30 Vesey Street

          New York, NY

Estimated Price Range:   $10.-$25.

Dimensions:   2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″

Colors:   W/Bk

Weight:   .3  oz

Picture Credit:   HDVD

Description:   John Underwood was the most prolific typewriter company in giving away these celluloid note pads from at least 1891 to 1900. Here are 4 examples. They all have Underwood’s seal, say: “Compliments of”, advertise their Caligraph & Hammond ribbons, carbon papers and typewriter supplies. They also list their Chicago & Toronto offices. They all have 2 silicate pages to write on. Only the 1893 pad indicates who the maker was: Thos. Jay Cole & Son, 112 Liberty St., New York.