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United States Label Printing Establishment Specimen Catalogs

Collection ID

SCRC 206

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Description

Collection Summary

Title
United States Label Printing Establishment Specimen Catalogs

Dates
1868-1931

Collection ID
SCRC 206

Creators
David Heston & Sons
United States Label Printing Establishment

Quantity
0.75 linear feet (2 boxes)       

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.

           

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The United States Label Printing Establishment was founded in 1868, with David Heston, printer and Quaker minister, as proprietor. The company was located in Bristol, Pennsylvania, and later in Frankford in Philadelphia. David Heston subsequently led the firm David Heston & Sons, also located in Frankford.

Description of Collection

This collection contains specimen catalogs primarily for the United States Label Printing Establishment, several from David Heston & Sons, and one catalog each from the Merchants Publishing Co. and the Buckeye Stamping Co. The specimen books contain designs for druggists’ labels for boxes, bottles, and cans; prescription papers; stationary; and other items. Also included are several issues of the periodical The Druggists’ Printer, printed by the United States Label Printing Establishment, and some other ephemera.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5846445~S30

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The United States Label Printing Establishment Specimen Catalogs are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], United States Label Printing Establishment Specimen Catalogs, SCRC 206, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Related Material

William H. Helfand Popular Medicine Prints Collection, Library Company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. (Contains David Heston materials)

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Carmen D. Valentino, June 26, 2015.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in November 2015 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.

           

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal/Family Names:
Heston, David, 1827-1905

Corporate Names:
David Heston & Sons
United States Label Printing Establishment

Subjects:
Drug packaging industry -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Labels -- Specimens
Pharmacy paraphernalia -- United States -- Catalogs
Printing -- Specimens

Places:
Bristol (Pa.)
Frankford (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Philadelphia, Pa.

Material Types:
Ephemera
Lithographs
Pamphlets
Periodicals
Scrapbooks
Wood engravings (prints)

Inventory

1          1          United States Label Printing Establishment. Specimens of Druggists’ Labels          1868

1          2          United States Label Printing Establishment. Scrapbook of printers’ proofs of label specimen pages          circa 1868-1872

1          3          United States Label Printing Establishment. The Druggists’ Printer, vol. 5, no. 2          January 1873

1          4          United States Label Printing Establishment. The Druggists’ Printer, vol. 5, no. 3          April 1873

1          5          United States Label Printing Establishment. The Druggists’ Printer, vol. 6, no. 1          January 1874

1          6          United States Label Printing Establishment. The Druggists’ Printer, vol. 6, no. 2          April 1874

1          7          United States Label Printing Establishment. Specimens of Druggists’ Labels          1873-1874

1          8          United States Label Printing Establishment. The Druggists’ Printer, vol. 6, no. 4          October 1874

1          9          United States Label Printing Establishment. Specimen Book: Druggists’ Labels, Physicians’ Prescription Papers, &c.          1875

1          10          United States Label Printing Establishment. Printers’ specimen book          circa 1875-1885

1          11          United States Label Printing Establishment. Heston’s Lithographic Specimens: Druggists’ Printing          1878

1          12          United States Label Printing Establishment. Specimens of Druggists’ Labels, Prescription Papers, &c.          1878

1          13          United States Label Printing Establishment. Specimens of Druggists’ Labels, Prescription Papers, &c.          1878

1          14          United States Label Printing Establishment. Specimens of Druggists’ Labels, Prescription Papers, &c., bound volume          circa 1879

1          15          United States Label Printing Establishment. David Heston’s Revised Edition of Letterpress Specimens          circa 1880

1          16          United States Label Printing Establishment. Reduced Price-List of Ready-Labeled Pill and Powder Boxes and Specimens of Druggists’ Labels, &c.          1880

1          17          United States Label Printing Establishment (?). Reduction in Prices          1880

1          18          United States Label Printing Establishment. Sample books of physicians’ prescription cards          circa 1880

2          1          David Heston & Sons. Heston’s Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of Druggists’ Labels from the U.S. Label Printing Establishment          circa 1885

2          2          David Heston & Sons, Printers and Embossers, specimen booklet          circa 1890

2          3          David Heston & Sons, Printers and Embossers, specimen booklet          circa 1890

2          4          David Heston & Sons. Specimens of Druggists’ Labels          circa 1890

2          5          David Heston & Sons. Designs and Illustrations of Embossed Printing          1892

2          6          Frederick N. Burt. Druggists’ Labels and Boxes          circa 1895

2          7          David Heston & Sons. Specimens of Druggists’ Labels          circa 1900

2          8          Merchants Publishing Co. Druggists’ Labels Boxes and Stationary          circa 1900

2          9          Buckeye Stamping Co. Druggists’ Tin Boxes and Cans          June 1903

2          10          David Heston & Sons. Folding Carton Printing          circa 1903

2          11          David Heston & Sons. Printed circular          1931

2          12          David Heston. Catalogue and Price List of Druggists’ Boxes          undated