Burlington, VT: 1871.
Printed billhead (35 x 21.7 cm.), Illustrated with an etched image of A.K. Ballard’s pottery business and factory. Pre-populated billhead features jugs, molasses jugs, covered cream pots, butter pots, cake pots, preserve jars, tomato or fruit jars, churns, pudding pots, flower pots, plain pitchers, stove pipe safes, bean pots, and Rockingham ware each accompanied by small image of product. Alfred K. Ballard (? – -1874) founded his company in Burlington, Vermont circa 1867, though various pottery businesses had existed in its location since 1830. The company continued after Ballard’s death until 1896. The billhead is made out in blue ink and records the purchase of Jonathan Buxton (1830-1878) of south Weare, New Hampshire. Light creases beyond document folds and slight stains to edges, otherwise very good.