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Page 1.  Retail Price List from 1875-6.

This Retail Price List advertises:-

Pure Silk-Woven Book-Markers' in 400 varieties containing Religious Subjects, Hymns, Scriptural Texts, Verses on the Affections, Birthdays, Christmas, New Year &c., from Byron, Burns, Moore, Tennyson, Hood, Eliza Cook, George Eliot, Longfellow, Wordsworth, Cowper, &c., &c.

Also Good Templars, Teetotallers' and Hebrew Markers.

Contractors (by appointment) to H.M. Royal Navy for the supply of Gold Wire Woven Hat Ribbons, Gold and Silver Lace, for Army, Navy, Police, Railway and other Uniforms.

Manufacturer of Silk-Centred Valentines, Christmas Cards, Scent Packets, &c,; also Mechanical Cards and Copyright Fans.

Ancient Order of Foresters' and Odd Fellows' Emblamatical Sashes.



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Page 2.  Retail Price List from 1875-6.


SILK SCENT SACHETS - 400 Varieties - Priced 1d to 3s/6d
BIRTHDAY, VERSE and OTHER CARDS - 1d to 2s/0d
ALBUM FRONTISPIECES - 6d
CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR'S GOODS
CHRISTMAS CARDS - 1d to 2s/0d
NEW MECHANICAL CARDS - 6d to 2s/0d
PROGRAMME TASSELS - 1d
CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR'S ILLUMINATED SCENT PACKETS - 1d to 3s/6d
STEVEN'S NEW COPYRIGHT FANS - 12 Verses - 1s/6d
LADIES' EMBROIDERED NECKTIES, SASHES, &c. - 6d to 12s/0d
FORESTERS' and ODD FELLOWS' SASHES - 8s/0d and 14s/0d
BOOK-MARKERS; New Series for CHILDREN - 15 Varieties - 6d
BOOK-MARKERS; Christmas & New Year - 4d to 1s/6d
BOOKBINDERS; For Bibles, Prayer Books, Poets &c - 8s/0d per Gross upwards
SILK-CENTRED VALENTINES; in boxes - 1s/0d to 21s/0d

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Page 3.  Retail Price List from 1875-6.


BOOK-MARKERS - 25 Varieties - 4d
SETS OF BANDS - 3 Varieties - 4d
BOOK-MARKERS - 40 Varieties - 6d
SETS OF BANDS - 11 Varieties - 6d
BOOK-MARKERS - 31 Varieties - 9d
SETS OF BANDS - 8 Varieties - 9d
BOOK-MARKERS - 50 Varieties - 1s/0d
SETS OF BANDS - 6 Varieties - 1s/0d
BOOK-MARKERS - 22 Varieties - 1s/6d
SETS OF BANDS - 5 Varieties - 1s/6d
MISCELLANEOUS - Psalms, Collect, Communion, Pulpit & Bible Ribbons &c. - 1s/3d to 16s/0d

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Page 4.  Retail Price List from 1875-6.


Extracts from Eulogiums passed upon these Goods by various Journals.

1862
Art Journal - Very Graceful Book-Markers...being a new branch of art manufacture - Aug 1st 1862
The Leisure Hour - Much admired in France...Among triumphs of textile art - Dec 1862

1863
Salem Register, US. America - Among the triumphs of modern skill and ingenuity - Oct 8th 1863

1864
The Derby Mercury - Undoubtedly the best specimens of weaving we have seen - Mar 30th 1864
Derbyshire Advertiser - Cast into shade everything previously seen - Apr 1st 1864
The Leeds Mercury - They are really clever specimens of skill - Apr 29th 1864

1867
Coventry Standard - They are the most beautiful things we ever saw - Feb 8th 1867
The Royal Leamington Courier - Coventry Exhibition...The most prominent object of the machinery department...Stevens's marvellous loom - Jun 22nd 1867

1868
Coventry Herald and Free Press - The credit of creating and establishing a trade to himself - Jan 31st 1868
Coventry Times - Ingeniously woven in silk - Feb 5th 1868

1870
The Silk Supply Journal - Mr Cobb, Hon Sec of Silk Supply Association says...One loom especially ...superior to anything he had seen previously - Apr 14th 1870
Birmingham Gazette - Delicacy and perfection probably never equalled in this particular kind of manufacture - Jul 16th 1870
Illustrated Times - More beautiful productions...are not to be found anywhere - Jul 23rd 1870
The Financial Reformer - Seven years ago, it would have been impossible for this country to have produced such looms, or such work - Aug 1st 1870
The Glasgow Herald - Exhibition comments...Coventry silk-weavers need no longer fear French competition - Aug 14th 1870
The Bookseller - Coined the phrase "Textilographs" - Aug 1870
Le Beau Monde - Never yet been equalled - Aug 1870
The Bradford Observer - Great Horton Exhibition...The most curious piece of mechanism - Sep 27th 1870
The Builder - Workmen's International Exhibition...No other machine has had half the interest... or the squeezing and battling to get a sight of it - Oct 20th 1870
Art Journal - London International Exhibition - Oct 1870
Daily Telegraph quoting Mr Gladstone in Speech - referring to Stevens productions says "Coventry under pressure has discovered such excellence, skill and resources, as I venture to say, any manufacturer thirty years ago would have said was impossible - Nov 2nd 1870

1871
The British Trade Journal - Articles for which Coventry has long been famous - Feb 1st 1871
The Tablet - Are in reality illuminated ribbons...the lettering being part of the fabric - Apr 8th 1871
Catholic Opinion - Workrd in rich patterns - Apr 8th 1871
The Weekly Register - Triumphs of textile art - Apr 8th 1871
Lette's Shippers Monthly Circular - They are marvels of cheapness - Jun 1st 1871

1872
The Reliquery - They are indeed true works of art - Jan 1872

1873
Journal of Society of Arts - South Kensington Exhibition..."Mr Stevens evidently possesses a restless spirit not easily subdued and if the tide threatens to leave him for a time, he digs out a new channel for himself and thus he has created a trade peculiarly his own. I have taken unusual interest in his productions, not only in the goods but in the looms producing them and I find that to make a 'Forester's Scarf' as exhibited, 2 1/2 yards long and 6 1/4 inches wide, requires the use of 16,000 perforated cards to make the figure which is 15 inches long and for the plain part 14,000 cards, making a total of 30,000 cards. The number of threads in the warp of each scarf is 1,800 and there are 15 different colours in the shutes: the numbers are multiplied by the number of pieces being made at once; so that if 10 pieces were making, 18,000 threads of warp would be in the loom. Hence the involved and to the untrained eye, the inextricable confusion of threads, as shown in the harness of the loom". - Aug 8th 1873
The Draper - The looms possess some original features...add some sterling features thereto... surpassing ordinary achievements of mechanical invention - Aug 1873
The Lithographer - Flourishing trade and maintains position at head of it - Dec 15th 1873

1874
The Reliquary - The same remarks will apply to the Sachets, in which loom pictures are introduced - Jan 1874



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