Round Oak Trade Cards
Stove companies used a wide variety of means to market their heating stoves and kitchen ranges. Trade cards, catalogs, calendars, rulers, ash trays, matches, hat pins, thimbles, pocket mirrors, puzzles are all examples of ephemera used to market the stove companies' products.
The more entertainment value the marketing tool could garner, the better. Some companies wrote short stories and poems to sell their stoves, other companies wrote sheet music to promote their product.
Following are two examples of Round Oak trade cards. Move cursor over the card to view the back side.