[Catalogue C. The Cleveland Faucet Co. Beer Pump Makers (cover title]).

Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Faucet Co.; [printed Foreman, Bassett, Hatch Co., [circa 1900-01].

Octavo, stapled in wrappers (21.5 x 15 cm.), 32 pages. Illustrated with engravings throughout. Index of cocktails and drinks. Printed in blue and black throughout. ~ Evident FIRST EDITION. A dual-purpose trade catalogue and cocktail recipe book, issued by Cleveland Faucet Company, makers of bar fixtures, hardware, and equipment. Seventy cocktail recipes, plus additional recipes for tinctures, colorings, essences, and syrups, and prepared cocktails for bottling, and fruit wines and brandy. In 1883, three Ohio natives, Messrs. Collins, Weatherhead, and Mayer, founded Cleveland Faucet Company, a brass foundry specialized in a combination pump and faucet. Their "specialties are absolutely unrivaled for utility, quality, and adaptability to the purposes required of them and have no superiors." [Leading Manufacturers and Merchants of the City of Cleveland and Environs. (Akron, 1886), page 172]. Their first trade catalogue was issued in 1885, and a 48-page, combined trade catalogue/drinks manual was published in 1897, titled Catalogue B. It was reissued in 1899, now under the title, Catalogue B and Bartender's Guide. This catalogue falls between B and the 1902 publication Mixed Drinks, also a combination trade catalogue and drinks manual. After that, the company offered a number of smaller (24 page) catalogues with recipes, titled Fancy Drinks, or Fancy Drinks and Latest Toasts. The primary purpose of this publication is to market the products of the Cleveland Faucet Company, which include beer pumps, tap systems, ice boxes, faucets, keg coolers, work boards, hand pumps, cork pullers and lemon squeezers. But significant space is given over to the nearly one hundred twenty cocktails and drink recipes. This catalogue seems to have been produced specifically for the California market, as the "San Francisco Branch" address appears prominently at the head of the front wrapper panel, which is printed in blue and gold, and includes a decorative Art Nouveau motif with a border of hops buds. The rear wrapper panel contains an engraving of three of the manufacturer's large plants: a Finishing Plant, the Brass Foundry, and the Woodworking Department. ~ Clean and sound, though some of the bi-folds have pulled away from the staples. Still, very good in blue and gold printed wrappers. With the ownership signature of an "Elizabeth G. Harrington, Howard House" Rare. [OCLC locates no copies; Romaine, page 21 (refers to an 1894 trade catalogue by the firm); not in Noling, Beverage Literature)].

Price: $900.00