New Patent White Wire Clothes Line. $10,000 Reward for a Superior Article [caption title].
Fence wire, crinoline wire, music wire, clocks, and more…
A two-panel comic is seen on the back cover of Hudson River Wire Works brochure for a new clothes line style aimed at the woman consumer.
This c. 1870s illustrated circular It gets right to the point. Unlike the old corruptible cotton or rope made clothes line, the Hudson River Wire Works offered a new-style coated wire clothes lines “never break or soil the clothes, never have to be taken down, but [are] always ready for use.”
The company’s new manufacturing technology enabled an innovative use of non-corrosive and durable coated “Patent Metallic White Wire” to improve upon an ancient invention, organic fiber rope. Their innovative technology and its superiority are discussed at length.
Hudson River Wire Works also manufactured fence wire, crinoline wire, music wire, and wire for heddles, clocks, etc. The brochure solicits agents for all its new wire clothes line and other products.
Description: New Patent White Wire Clothes Line. $10,000 Reward for a Superior Article [caption title].
[New York: Hudson River Wire Works, c. 1870s]. pp. Illustrated brochure. 9¼ x 5½ inches. Very good.